What better way is there to receive college information than through the mail, especially if you’re an out of state student? How many letters of correspondence and program packets does one high school student receive their senior year from schools though? Enough that after the second week of mail, they begin giving each piece of mail a cursory glance and then tossing it in the trash can if they don’t see anything they like. You can make sure your school and program gets a second look, though, by sending a package in the mail the student has, guaranteed, never received before. You could send a custom flash drive attached to your school’s lanyard to potential students.
You would design the outside of your flash drive to highlight your school. You can do this a simple way by choosing for the flash drive to be your school’s colors and adding your mascot’s name or the school logo. Or, you can go above and beyond by creating a one-of-a-kind swivel flash drive that those potential students have never seen before. You can work with the staff at CFgear to create a custom flash drive that looks like your school’s mascot. This will certainly grab their attention and probably make them curious enough to check out what’s on the flash drive by the end of the night.
Inside the flash drive, you can include information on the programs available, any outstanding awards or titles your school or programs have won, and the basic information every college student wants to know, such as teachers to student ratio, male to female ratio, public or private campus, coed dorm rooms, the cost of tuition, etc.
To go along with the tuition statistics, it doesn’t hurt to include information on financial aid available, including deadlines of when forms are to be turned in, tips on filling out the FAFSA, and payment plans or work study options available to those students still finding it difficult to afford the tuition. This would also be a good area to include any forms that would need to be printed out and returned should the student wish to attend the school.
Lastly, a photo can say a thousand words, so make sure there are photo viewers for people to watch. If you can get one designed, it’s a really good idea to include a virtual campus tour, as well, showing as many pictures and including as much information as possible.
The first step to a student’s admission is by gaining their attention, and sending out flash drives that make a statement and provide all of the necessary and preconceived information a potential student would want shows that your college is a top choice for that student to consider.