In Doha, we welcomed 14 participants from 7 schools on February 17, 2015 at the International School of London Qatar for our very first OpenApply Social.
Head of Admissions at the International School of London Qatar, Nivin El Aawar, presented on the history of the school and the transition in the admissions office to using OpenApply. An online system became critical for the department as the volume of applications rose increasingly each year. This year they are crossing 2,000 applications. Nivin and her team rely on OpenApply to automate many routine followup questions, and centralize their correspondence with families, leaving them with more time to work with individual families.
The following discussion among admissions directors ranged from how to manage demands from the Qatari Supreme Education Council, to organizing workflows, to the best practices for scheduling tours & assessments.
We appreciated the chance to meet so many of the admissions directors in Doha, and we look forward to our upcoming socials and conferences!