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Release 8 – September 11, 2022

New Features and Enhancements

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 Liaison Outcomes, 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 and Othot: advanced analytics solutions and data reporting tools.
  • 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.
  • Enrollment Marketing and TargetX: customer relationship management (CRM) systems for student lifecycle management.
  • Liaison Letters: 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.
    Annual Fall 2022 Lookup Updates

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Many fields in the Applicant Portal contain predefined answer values that applicants can select; for example, the Country and County fields both have predefined answer values. These values are housed in shared "lookup tables." Periodically, we update these tables to include additional response options.

The new lookup table values are now available in the Applicant Portal.

These lookup table updates impact the following portals, some of which you may use. If you created a "crosswalk" from our portals to your local data in your SIS/CRM, you may need to update this crosswalk for the newly added options. For guidance on optimal implementation of the new values, review the Shared Lookup Table Updates for Fall 2022 page.

  • Admissions by Liaison
  • Analytics by Liaison
  • API
  • WebAdMIT

Admissions by Liaison Enhancements

The following enhancements are now available in Admissions by Liaison. All enhancements are automatically available to all CASs and participating programs using Admissions by Liaison. 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.

    Decision Letters Available to Send via Email

With this enhancement, you can now send an email containing a URL that links to the decision letter you’ve generated for the applicant. To email a Decision Letter, first generate the letter for the applicant, then send them an email with the decisionLetter.publicLink variable. Creating an email template with this link allows you to send the letters easily when needed.

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New Documentation

Please review the list of new reference guides, all accessible in the Admissions by Liaison Help Center.



Unify Responses from Different Questions to Appear in a Single Field If you've created custom program-level questions for your applicants, there may be some instances where separate questions are used to collect the same information. For example, you may have several programs where you ask the applicants about their desired start term. Since you're using program-level questions, the responses are stored in separate fields. This configuration allows you to combine responses to these custom questions into a single field in Admissions by Liaison.
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