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Mystery Shopping Results

Norton Norris’ 20 years of experience in reviewing enrollment practices has added substantial value to admissions processes at campuses nationwide. Mystery shopping is the primary tool used to provide recommendations in five key compliance areas. Below is how Norton Norris helped one school improve over the span of a few years.  

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Why Free College is a Bad Idea

Why Free College is not a Good Idea! On Wednesday, January 3, the New York Times reported that Governor Cuomo was following the lead of Oregon and Tennessee and unveiling a proposal to make public college free to New York residents under a specific income level – with one twist. Unlike Oregon and Tennessee, which […]

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Bad News – Beware of Buying Education Leads from Vendors

I’m not sure when lead vendors surfaced in the educational vertical. Was it before or after insurance and mortgage? Or was it around the same time when “credit repair” and “work from home” offers started surfacing. Maybe it was in the late ‘90s after Google and search engines gained traction. At any rate, their inception […]

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October Tales from the Trail: Eclipsing Noncompliance

Did you know that compliance best practices drop by 35% during a solar eclipse based on our studies? Well, not really! But we sent out a staggering amount of exception reports this quarter, all of which just happened to align with the eclipse. From grumpy FA reps to overly aggressive admissions reps, everything was just […]

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August Tales from the Trail: We’re Not Ready to Enroll!

We’ve noticed along the trail that a variety of tactics are used to encourage prospective students to enroll. We go into every interview expecting representatives to be focused on building relationships, answering questions, and highlighting the great things the school has to offer. Most of the time, that’s exactly what happens! We’ll have a great […]

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April Tales from the Trail: Fun with Smartphones

Students that are part of the younger generation really like to use their smartphones – for everything besides phone calls! Since it can be difficult to reach students on the phone, admissions representatives should be working to engage in ways that are most comfortable for them. In our trail travels, we’ve come across more than […]

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How Career Colleges Can Regain Public Trust (and Why It Matters)

You may have heard of the recent issues facing Volkswagen after it designed cars to cheat on tailpipe emissions tests. The bigger problem arose when company representatives blatantly lied about it. Writing in The New York Times, Danny Hakim observed: “The reaction to the scandal has been swift. A recent Harris Poll of Americans’ attitudes […]

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January Tale from the Trail: The First Admissions Interview

2016 is saying goodbye at last! It’s time to move on to a new year and take with us all we learned. We all want to start off on the right foot and set the tone for 2017! The first person that most prospective students interact with at the school is an admissions advisor. They’re […]

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5 Major Themes to Turn Career Colleges Around

Professionals working in the higher education industry like to use acronyms. There seems to be one for everything, especially for higher education conferences. But what can we say? They make our life easier and website links shorter. As for us at Norton Norris Inc., if you can name an acronym used by a higher education […]

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