Now Available: Research Results on College Recruiting Abroad

Noel-Levitz and CollegeWeekLive Survey Uncovers Need to Stay Engaged with International Students Throughout Admissions Process; Online Chats and Live Video Webcasts Cited as Popular Ways to Stay in Touch

Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 - CollegeWeekLive, the leading channel where students and colleges meet online, and Noel-Levitz, a higher education consulting firm that helps campuses achieve their goals in enrollment management and student success, today made the e-expectations trend report, "Recruiting Abroad: Understanding the Expectations and Behaviors of Prospective International Students" available.

The report includes results of a February 2013 survey of college-bound high school students from 146 countries and reveals the influence on where these students apply, such as the ranking of resources for the search process and communication preferences. The survey also highlights concerns international students have about studying abroad and specific elements of the application process where they may need assistance.

With college enrollment by U.S. citizens projected to level off through 2020, many colleges and universities are interested in increasing their recruitment efforts to the growing number of international students applying to U.S. colleges, but want to better understand what causes these students to apply and subsequently enroll and what resources they rely on when researching colleges. Like their domestic counterparts, international students and their families have questions throughout the college application process, before they apply, after they are accepted and before orientation, but have a more limited ability to connect with colleges.

For example, when international students were asked to rank communication methods for engaging with college representatives, electronic alternatives to expensive in-market college fairs such as email, live chats and live video webcasts were revealed as popular communication alternatives. For colleges with limited marketing budgets, these results demonstrate how effective a college can be by engaging students through a mix of electronic communications, particularly if that engagement is maintained throughout the college search, application, admission and enrollment process.

"Our survey showed that international students have questions throughout the admissions process, from deciding where to apply, to how to complete college applications, to deciding where to enroll and literally how to get there," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO and President of CollegeWeekLive. "It is in any higher education institution's best interest to stay in contact with prospective students every step of the way."

To receive a copy of the report, please visit the E-Expectations Research page at CollegeWeekLive. To learn how your college or university can start utilizing CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com. If you are a student, parent or counselor you can register for CollegeWeekLive at no cost. If you have questions, contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.

CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges meet online. More than 1,200,000 students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admission. This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with hundreds of colleges. Students turn to CollegeWeekLive to gain insights from current students, admission representatives, and leading experts, whether they are narrowing their choice of schools or making post admission decisions. Through live text and video chats, students, parents and counselors engage directly with colleges at every stage of the enrollment process with CollegeWeekLive.

Noel-Levitz is a recognized leader in higher education consulting and research. For 40 years, they have partnered with more than 2,800 campuses to optimize enrollment management and student success through experienced consultation, advanced analytic tools, and campus assessments.