Success Story: Oklahoma State University

Slate form builder enables administrators to better engage with prospective students as well as support those who are currently enrolled

Before adopting Slate, staff at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology managed events and non-credit course enrollment with inefficient manual processes. Admissions staff registered attendees for events with phone and email exchanges, manually creating registration lists that didn’t accurately reflect the dynamic nature of registrations. Furthermore, predicting final attendance for non-credit courses was a struggle because Banner only worked for credit-bearing enrollment.

Since adopting Slate, OSU Institute of Technology has created a form to handle non-credit enrollments, which has helped the university solve its enrollment problem by managing enrollment for non-credit courses. Forms have been leveraged to create classes, enroll students, and collect tuition ahead of time using Slate Pay. All of these improvements have made their risk manager and VP of fiscal services very happy.

Slate has also helped OSUIT overcome its event challenges with it’s drag-and-drop form functionality. Using forms, OSUIT’s event staff can employ mobile check-in and track event melt. Previously, check-in took more than 10 minutes per student, so even if students arrived ahead of time, they often still missed part of their event. Now, check-in takes less than 3 minutes so students can arrive on time and never miss valuable content. Beyond check-in, staff can also now manage events much more efficiently by tracking who has registered and paid.

Forms are just one of Slate’s fundamental data-gathering tools. In addition to communicating with prospective students, schools like Oklahoma State are also harnessing the power of this data to support the success of their currently enrolled students.

Using a survey form, we collect information from every new applicant on the areas of concern that might prevent them from finishing their education. Each year, we review the responses, and then identify local, state, and national resources and send students those messages. If you self-identify on the survey as food insecure, for instance, you will receive a message about the Okmulgee Deep Fork Foundation with a link to complete an application to determine eligibility for food vouchers that can be used at Okmulgee County food banks.
— Ina Agnew, VP for Student Services, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

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