Position Title:Admissions Processor
Reports To:Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Purpose of Position
Responsible for advising undergraduate students for admission to Texas A&M University-Commerce in accordance with the prescribed admission policy as outlined in the University‚??s Policy and procedures Manual and the Undergraduate Catalog. Responsible for advising students regarding the obtaining of financial aid in accordance with federal and state financial aid regulations.
- Exercises independent judgment in assessing the qualifications of each applicant for admission. Assessment involves evaluation of high school transcripts, junior and or senior college transcripts and college entrance exam score reports.
- Determines after assessment of credentials, the admissibility of a student according to the University’s admission policy.
- Counsels with prospective students, parents and counselors regarding admissibility.
- Counsels with students denied admission regarding options for preparation for future admission to A&M COMMERCE.
- Counsels with accepted students regarding orientation requirements, required diagnostic testing, TASP (Texas Academic Skills Program test required by the State of Texas) status, academic advising and registration procedures.
- Corresponds by mail, phone or in person with prospective students and enrolled students regarding required documents to complete admission procedures. Processes acceptance packets with includes letter of acceptance, schedule of classes, testing, orientation and registration information.
- Codes the admission application for data entry into the Student Information System, an integrated software system. The data entry of admission information is the initial point of entry for a student’s individual data base.
- Responsible for the data entry of admission information into the Student Information System. Data entry involves entering information onto six separate screens. Responsible for the accuracy of information entered into the integrated software system.
- Prepares admission folders for each student who applies for admission to the institution. Collects the relevant documents required for completion of the packet. Collection involves updating the Student Information System as documents are received.
- Evaluates electronically, junior and senior college transcripts of transferring students to determine admissibility and equivalency of transferring courses.
- Advises and counsels students in the areas of federal , state and university policies and procedures that relate to the financial aid programs.
- Exercises professional judgment regarding student’s dependency status, special conditions, and approve or disapprove aid eligibility appeals.
- Reviews file for general eligibility, satisfactory academic progress and documentation requirements.
- Determines eligibility and awards federal and state aid.
- Responsible for final input into the Student Information System and confirmation of the accuracy of previous data entry.
- Public speaking engagements including financial aid presentations, admission presentations and coordinate and conduct loan entrance interviews.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Bachelor‚??s degree or sufficient equivalent experience of 3-4 years will substitute. A thorough and working knowledge of federal, state and Texas A&M University-Commerce laws, regulations, practices and procedures pertaining to student financial aid and admissions. A high level of interpersonal and oral communications skills. A thorough and working knowledge of computerized student information system (SIS). The initiative to keep abreast of all changing regulations. Must have analytical skills.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises student worker.