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SMS FOR ENROLLMENT AND RESULTS
In college admissions, SMS texting is a must. According to research, today’s students prefer text messaging and rarely respond to traditional phone or email marketing. While enrollment and retention rates are important indicators, higher education texting has many other advantages.
The modern communication landscape is dominated by text messaging. And no place is this more apparent than on college campuses. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that things are different. But you might be surprised at how far it’s gone.
According to recent studies, 95% of 18-24-year-olds own cell phones and 97% of them use text messaging frequently. This demographic sends an estimate of 110 texts per day, or over 3,000 text messages each month.
These figures are nearly double for those aged 25 to 34 and triple for those aged 65 and up. SMS text messaging has grown exponentially and is now a pivotal part of higher education marketing, according to concrete indications.
One of the most frequent criticisms among university administrators is that they are unable to communicate with their students. They often don’t return phone calls or emails. Many students prefer to communicate solely through texting.
According to estimates, 97 percent of text messages are read in three minutes or less.
IMPROVEMENT OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND RETENTION
Admissions is a complicated process that necessitates collaboration between several departments, including admissions, registration, and financial aid. Regrettably, issues arise when one hand does not understand what the other is doing.
Records are misplaced, deadlines are missed, and students and their families suffer as a result.
SMS texting is a strong solution because of this. Advanced options are available on operational platforms, allowing for efficient communication between all parties. Universities can be up and running the same day by utilizing a cloud-based messaging platform, which requires no technology investments or development.
ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT MADE EASY!
Admissions and enrollment staff can seamlessly switch from large scale notifications to one-on-one personalized texting conversations with students across various departments.
To address problems faster and create a completely smooth integration, university staff can all chime into the same texting thread with the student. Students, on the other hand, only need to make one application to to get all of the assistance they require.
SMS MESSAGING BENEFITS IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS
The advantages of incorporating SMS text messaging are unquestionable, both for students and for the college or university. Students receive the help they need in near real-time communication, as well as timely reminders concerning upcoming events, deadlines, and submission criteria.
SMS messaging can also be used to schedule interviews with staff members and to quickly organize scheduled events. This helps eliminate the back-and-forth that typical phone calls and emails entail.
REAL-TIME RESULTS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS messaging can also help higher institutions notify students of their results. Because each student has an admission number, they can easily receive results notifications in the privacy of their phones.
TEXTING HAS A MUCH HIGHER RESPONSE RATE THAN CALLING OR SENDING AN EMAIL
Students can get quick and easy answers to their questions by using their preferred mobile device. It is also easy to keep the discussion going and build rapport because students are completely familiar with texting.
Support staff can take advantage of such opportunities to inform parents and students about academic scholarships, as well as providing guidance and mentoring services. They can also urge students and parents to partake in networking events.
In university and college admissions, SMS texting is a huge advertising channel with a high return on investment. Universities that use this technology indicate higher levels of engagement, enrollment yield, retention rates, and service quality. Not to mention significant time savings and better job performance.
Higher education texting, on the other hand, must be done correctly in order to make it work.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes of course. You can register anytime and try our service. 20 SMS will be added to your account for free to test our service. Click here to open your account.
While we are exclusively focusing on huge demands, with 50euros you can get prepaid sms credits and start sending your sms to your contacts. Please check our pricing page for all bulk sms packages. Remember. The pricing depends on the country, the type of sms and the quantity.
No, your prepaid credits don’t expire. Your SMS credits remain available in your sms dashboard account for as long as you need them.
Yes of course. Once you have created your sms, you can select a time and date for to send your text message.
You can start sending your sms campaigns from your web dashboard, SMPP or use our API or plugins to integrate it in your web or mobile app, e-commerce website (prestashop, woocommerce, etc.).
Instantly. But depend on the volume, it can take some delay. However sometimes congestion in network may cause unavoidable delay.
No. you don’t need to use any phone number. You need to set up SENDER ID only in order to be able to send your sms campaigns. But you cannot receive a response from your customers. In case you want 2ways, you need to buy a phone number that you will use to send your sms from. Once your contacts reply, you can read and send a response directly from your web dashboard or via your own app.
You can submit for approval all SENDER IDS you plan to use in your account for yourself or your clients. Once approval you will have the option to choose one of them when sending your sms message. Trademarks and already registered third party company names are not allowed. You can use any character in these ranges a-z, A-Z and 0-9. 11 characters maximum
You will find in the REPORTS section of your dashboard all your messages which have been delivered ornot. A status will be marked at the SMS such as pending or invalid number or any other error.
Yes. You can.
Just type the mobile phone number without + or 00 with the country code. For France, start from country code 33. You will have 337650xxxxxxxx. In case, if you wish to send a message to multiple mobile numbers, separate the number with a coma (,) or space.
160characters per message. Don’t copy and paste your SMS message from applications like MS Word, Outlook, etc. because it can insert non-GSM or unicode characters in the message inadvertently. Use notepad or any other simple txt editor. Double check special or unicode character before sending your message.
Long codes are your standard 10 digit numbers and toll-free numbers are the typical numbers with area codes 800,844,866,888, etc…In the United States and Canada, long codes are best used with 2-way communication when the SMS conversation is taking place both ways. Toll-free numbers can also be used for 2-way communication, but are also intended for A2P traffic and great for business uses like marketing and notifications.