By Libby Brandt, Social Media & Communications Manager, Chancellor University
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Chinese Philosopher Lao Tsu said it best. Chancellor University Admissions is working to make that step easier than ever.
When a student makes the decision to start or return to school after a long absence, it can be a life-changing and stressful process. Chancellor’s Admissions department operates as a facilitator to students from the first moment of interest through the enrollment process and beyond.
“We’re here to make it ok for you to start,” said Antoinette Daniels, Program Development Manager and Admissions Representative at Chancellor University. “Students rely on us. If I can help them in any way, I do.”
Antoinette has been working in the Chancellor University Admissions department for more than a year and a half. Like a lot of admissions reps, she goes above and beyond to get students the help they need to start on the right foot. Unlike a lot of admissions reps, Antoinette has gone through the entire process herself – she’s an MBA student at CU.
“I’ve been there. I know how it works from the inside out and I use that knowledge to help them,” she said.
Whether that means assisting with the initial application process, clarifying requirements for different majors or clearing up outstanding financial balances, Antoinette is there to provide answers and support.
“I hadn’t been to school in six years,” said Nathan Boone, a current Chancellor University graduate student. “It was like having a friend on the inside who genuinely cared about me starting out the best at Chancellor.”
Antoinette and the Admissions team at CU work regularly with each student to clear the path to class. When a problem arises with an application, as was the case with Nathan, the team makes a point to call the student to pinpoint errors and troubleshoot.
“If it hadn’t been for Antoinette, I wouldn’t be in school this semester,” he said. “She was very proactive in getting information over to the people I needed at CU.”
Accepted students can also rely on their admissions advisors to work with them to schedule the right classes and provide insight about how online education really works.
“A lot of students are nervous about learning ‘online,’” Antoinette said. “We go through it with them, make sure they understand the functions of the online community and how to get the most out of it.”
Building confidence in the online process allows new students to begin their educational journey at Chancellor University with a foundation of confidence. The CU admissions team makes themselves available to students for walkthroughs at work, online, through phone, even on weekends.
The mentorship and guidance don’t stop just because class begins, either. Admissions representatives maintain contact with students throughout their careers at Chancellor to ensure they’re keeping on track personally and academically. This unique approach allows students to feelconnected in a nontraditional setting that can otherwise feel a little challenging.
“At other schools, the onus is on the applicant. If you don’t get it done or follow up, you don’t get in,” Nathan adds. “That’s what makes Chancellor great. Taking care of people and making sure they’re getting what they need.”
For more information about Chancellor’s Admissions Department or to apply to Chancellor University, please visit: https://www.chancelloru.edu/admissions.aspx.