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University of Medicine and Health Sciences Program User Guide

This guide provides you with documentation, reference guides, and direct links that answer common admissions questions about the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, and WebAdMIT. It also contains resources that may help you work more efficiently throughout your admissions process. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact your Account Manager and Client Success Manager.

Cycle Timeframes

Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal opens in mid-January and closes in early September, over a 2.5 year period. You can view the specific cycle dates, including final processing dates (e.g., last date to submit transcripts, last date to request letters of recommendation, etc.), on the UMHS Application Cycle Dates page.

Configuration Portal

Configurations are entered in the prelaunch environment. The Account Manager, Client Success Manager, and University of Medicine and Health Sciences review submitted configurations.

WebAdMIT

You can view new applicants and initiate a transfer settings shortly after the new cycle opens in mid-January.

Program Participation Requirements

University of Medicine and Health Sciences requires all programs to designate two contacts at your institution who will receive all communication from UMHS, including the configuration, application, and WebAdMIT launch notifications.

Applicant Portal

The first three sections of the UMHS application (i.e., Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information) compose the core application. They contain questions that are commonly asked of applicants across all participating programs, such as an applicant's biographic information, standardized test scores, and experiences. The fourth section of the application is Program Materials, which is customized by you through the Configuration Portal (discussed in the next section).

You can access the UMHS application and UMHS Applicant Help Center to review the applicant experience. You can also create a test application in the Applicant Portal; we recommend creating a new account and adding "test" to your name (e.g., TestJohn TestDoe).

For a general overview of the applicant experience, review the following documents:

  • Applicant Processing Reference Guide: learn how applicants move through the application and Liaison processes applicant materials, such as transcripts and official test scores.
  • Application Statuses Reference Guide: review what each application status means and how you can interact with applicants at different stages.
    • Requirements for the UMHS Complete application status can be found here.
  • UMHS Quick Start Guide and FAQs: a suggested timeline for completing and submitting the application, links to important pages including cycle dates and fees, and a FAQs section. 

You can direct any applicant inquiries related to the application to UMHS Customer Service.

Configuration Portal

Use the Configuration Portal Quick Start Guide to make sure you configure your program(s) efficiently and completely in the prelaunch environment. Be sure to check out your CAS's configuration options and review the best practices found throughout. If any optional sections of the application are required for your program (e.g., experiences, test scores, etc.), you'll want to note this on your program home page.

Once you've configured your program, you'll need to have it approved by the Account Manager, Client Success Manager, and University of Medicine and Health Sciences before it is available to applicants. If your program is reviewed after the cycle launches, University of Medicine and Health Sciences will approve it.

WebAdMIT

Review the WebAdMIT Manual for any questions related to working in WebAdMIT. The Documentation and Reference Guides and WebAdMIT Training and Support sections are additional resources as you configure WebAdMIT for your needs. Documents commonly requested include:

The Release Notes feature new enhancements in the Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, and WebAdMIT, in addition to upcoming training opportunities.

For any questions, contact the Client Support Specialist Team.

Cycle Enhancements

2020-2021 Cycle

The table below contains enhancements for UMHS for the cycle timeframes noted at the top of this page. Note that some sections have multiple enhancements. If an action is required by participating programs to use the enhancement, click the links under Enhancement Details to learn more. Additional enhancements may have been automatically released; review the Release Notes to learn more.

Portal

Section

Enhancement Details

Implementation

Availability

Applicant Portal

Academic History – Colleges Attended

Applicants can add and edit their colleges after they submit their application.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Add Program Page

The Start Term column has been removed from the program table.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Personal Information – Biographic Information

Personal Information –  Contact Information

The instructions text are updated to better assist applicants.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Reapplicant Page

Applicants who created an account in the previous UMHS application can choose to carry forward some of their application into the new cycle.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Supporting Information – Documents

The names of document types have been updated to:

  • Additional Document
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Supporting Information – Recommendations

The minimum number of recommendations that an applicant is required to request has been reduced to zero.

The instructions have been updated to reflect this change as well.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Submit Application Page

The Submit Application page lists the term on each program’s tile. Previously, applicants needed to click the additional information icon to view the program’s term.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Assignments

Previously, when a reviewer was assigned an Assignment in WebAdMIT, they received an email the next day, listing all Assignments given to them, regardless if the reviewer already completed them. Now reviewers only receive the daily Assignment email if they have incomplete Assignments from the previous day.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Report Manager

A new Applicant-based report is available: Local Status History. This report includes the applicant’s:

  • CAS ID
  • Name
  • Designation
  • Designation WebAdMIT Label
  • Local Status
  • Local Status Changed Date
  • Local Status Changed By
  • Decision Code
  • Decision Code Changed Date
  • Decision Code Changed By

Every Local Status change for an applicant is listed on one row. If an applicant has multiple Local Status changes, the report will include multiple rows with this information. This information can still be accessed under the History panel on the Applicant Details page.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

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