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Releases 10 & 11 – December 19, 2021

New Features and Enhancements

CAS API Enhancements

The following enhancements are now available in the CAS API. All enhancements are automatically available to all CASs and participating programs using the CAS API. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. If you have any questions about these features, contact your Account Manager or support.

    New POST and GET Applicant APIs

You can now create CAS applicant platform accounts using these new endpoints:

  • POST Applicants (CAS-scoped)
  • POST Applicants (Org-scoped)
  • GET Applicant (CAS-scoped)
  • GET Applicant (Org-scoped)

The new POST APIs create a 10-digit CAS applicant ID, which uniquely identifies an applicant on the CAS platform. The new GET APIs return details about the applicant, including the applicant's CAS ID, profile information, and contact information.

For more information, visit the CAS API technical reference page.

    CAS, Cycle, and Program-Specific Attribute Lookups in GET Lookups API

The GET Lookups APIs for both CAS- and Org-scoped endpoints now:

  • Return CAS-qualified results. Moving forward, the API response will only include the lookup sets that are enabled for a specific CAS and cycle.
  • Include program-specific attribute lookups and values under a new top-level JSON node called programAttributeLookups.

For more information, visit the CAS API technical reference page.

    New Childhood Residency Properties in GET Application Response

The GET Application v1 and v2 APIs include the following properties:

  • environmentalFactors.childhoodResidency.stateAbbreviation
  • environmentalFactors.childhoodResidency.stateISOCode2
  • environmentalFactors.childhoodResidency.countyAbbreviation

These properties are enabled by the query parameter expand=all or expand=lookups. If this parameter is omitted, the properties will not be returned in the response.

For more information, visit the CAS API technical reference page.

    New API Support Email Address

You can now contact the Client Support Specialist team via apisupport@liaisonedu.com. This new, API-specific email address ensures that your inquiry is immediately tagged as API-related, so it's processed faster and you receive a quick response.

CAS Application Enhancements

Liaison’s suite of portals work together to help you collect and manage applications. The CAS application, also referred to as the Applicant Portal, is the system where applicants find and apply to your programs. You receive these applications in WebAdMIT or Admissions by Liaison, where you perform your review processes. The appearance of your program and your requirements are customized in the Configuration Portal, where you establish the program-specific elements that your applicants will interact with. Additionally, your program may use one or more of the following tools and platforms:

  • Analytics by Liaison: a data reporting tool.
  • API: a data integration tool.
  • Applicant Gateway: a platform for applicants who have already submitted their CAS application to complete and upload additional materials requested by their programs.
  • EMP: a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Letters by Liaison: a platform for evaluators to submit their letters of recommendation.
  • SlideRoom: a platform for collecting digital portfolios.
  • Time2Track: a platform for tracking, verifying, and managing experiences.
    Date of Birth Only Listed in Birth Information

This enhancement was originally released for select CASs in June's Release 5. It is now available for all CASs in this release.

    Fee Waiver Eligible Status

This enhancement was originally released for select CASs in June's Release 5. It is now available for all CASs in this release.

    Fee Waiver Eligible Status Updated

This enhancement was originally released for select CASs in August's Release 7. It is now available for all CASs in this release.

    Show or Hide Required Documents in Supporting Information Section

This enhancement was originally released for select CASs in July's Release 6. It is now available for all CASs in this release.

    Personal Pet Animal Type Added to Experiences

This enhancement will be automatically available for use by VMCAS in the next cycle. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

A new Personal Pet animal type is available for the Animal and Veterinary experience types. This helps applicants distinguish personal and professional experiences, as they can use this new animal type for animal-related experiences outside of professional settings.

Applicant Portal

When entering an Animal or Veterinary experience, applicants can select Personal Pet for their animal type.

CAS API

No changes are required to include this animal type in your existing API calls.

WebAdMIT

You can view the Animal Types Personal Pet and Veterinary Animal Types Personal Pet fields in the experience details under the Experiences panel. Additionally, you can access these fields in the List Manager and Export Manager.

    New International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Tests

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs that collect International Baccalaureate tests in the Standardized Tests section. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Four math tests are now available in the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL

Applicant Portal

For CASs that allow applicants to self-report their International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores in the Standardized Tests section, applicants can now select these tests.

Admissions by Liaison

Where applicable, these tests appear in Admissions by Liaison in the Standardized Tests panel.

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CAS API

No changes are required to include these tests in your existing API calls.

WebAdMIT

You can view these tests in the Standardized Tests panel on the Applicant Details Page. These tests are also available in the List Manager and Export Manager.

 

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