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Release Preview – 2019

Preview of Upcoming Enhancements

Disclaimer: for your convenience, this page provides a preview of new features and enhancements currently planned for future releaseNote that these are planned updates and may be subject to change. For a complete summary of changes, please refer to the full release notes document that is available after each release. Additionally, note that the implementation of any enhancements may be impacted by a CAS's launch cycle(s) and may require coordination with the CAS’s respective Account Manager.

Product

Planned Feature/
Enhancement

Status (subject to change; see below for definitions)

Availability (see below for quarter definitions)

Details

Applicant Portal

External Program Directory

Evaluating

To be determined

Currently, applicants must create or sign into an account in order to view participating programs and program information. This enhancement will allow applicants to browse available and future programs, and see program details, without creating or signing into an account.

Applicant Portal

NextGeneration ACCUPLACER Test

Designing

Quarter 3 2019

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in your next cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs in your next cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

Applicants will be able to self-report their NextGeneration ACCUPLACER test scores in the application.

Configuration Portal

Kira Talent Integration

Evaluating

To be determined

Kira Talent offers on-demand, timed video and timed written assignments that can be combined with the standard admissions process. Programs can link to a Kira Assessment through the Program Materials section.

Configuration Portal

Ability to Reorder Documents

Designing

Quarter 2 2019

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

You will be able to reorder all document types enabled for individual programs in the Configuration Portal.

Configuration Portal

Allow Multiple Deadlines for a Single Program

Designing

Quarter 2 2019

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in your next cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs in your next cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

Currently, programs can only be configured with one deadline. This enhancement will allow you to establish multiple deadlines for a single program.

Configuration Portal

Allow Multiple Fees for a Single Program

Designing

Quarter 2 2019

This enhancement will only be available for CASs where each program sets its own program fee.

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in your next cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs in your next cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

Currently, programs can only be configured with one fee. This enhancement will allow you to establish different fees for a single program based on an applicant's response to the Extended Profile or questions under Program Materials.

Configuration Portal

Add Custom Transcript Instructions

Designing

Quarter 2 2019

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

You will be able to add custom instructions when selecting your program's transcript and coursework requirements in the Configuration Portal if you choose not to collect transcripts through the CAS.

WebAdMIT

Hide Program-specific Questions in Full Application PDF

Designing

Quarter 3 2019

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in your next cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs in your next cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

Programs will be able to hide program-specific questions from the full application PDF. These questions will still display on the Applicant Details page in WebAdMIT.

WebAdMIT

Lookup Table Updates

Delivering

Quarter 2 2019

This enhancement will be 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.

Some CASs ask applicants to identify their geographic area for HRSA data. The lookup value for "Large Town(population 10,000 to 49,999 population)" will have an extra parenthesis removed from the end. If you pull this data into an external SIS/ERP system, you must update your data integration.

Deployed Enhancements

The following table includes a running list of features and enhancements that have been deployed.

Product

Planned Feature/
Enhancement

Status (see below for definitions)

Availability (see below for quarter definitions)

Details

Applicant Portal

CAS-level Source Tracking with Google Analytics

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 5

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the current cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

By providing unique URLs to our clients, we can track applicant behaviors as they find and access our applications. This can aid programs with their marketing efforts.

Configuration Portal

Ability to Reorder Prerequisites

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 4

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

You can reorder all prerequisites enabled for individual programs in the Configuration Portal.

Configuration Portal

Program- and Organization-Level Questions Available for All Programs

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 4

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in your current cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

Currently, you must select if you want to configure program- or organization-level questions in the Configuration Portal. This enhancement allows you to configure both types of questions for all programs.

WebAdMIT

Professional Transcript Entry (PTE) Status Flag

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 3

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the current cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

If an applicant chooses to pay for and use the Professional Transcript Entry (PTE) service, a PTE status flag appears on their Applicant Details page in WebAdMIT.

WebAdMIT

CAS- and Program-specific Questions Preserved in Exports Templates During Transfer Settings

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 4

This enhancement will be 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.

CAS- and program-specific questions now carry forward in export templates during a transfer settings. Previously, these fields needed to be readded to export templates in the new cycle.

WebAdMIT

PDF Manager Templates Added to Transfer Settings

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 4

This enhancement will be 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.

PDF Manager templates are included in the Transfer Settings feature.

WebAdMIT

Institution Manager Search

Delivered

Quarter 2 2019 – Deployed in Release 5

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

You can search for institution managers in the Admissions Users feature. Institution Managers can grant other users access to WebAdMIT and add new CASs and cycles to other users' accounts.

Status and Quarter Definitions

Review the following status definitions to better understand how the following enhancements are categorized. If you have any questions, contact your Account Manager. 

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Liaison defines the following quarters for the Release Preview as:

  • Quarter 1: January – March
  • Quarter 2: April – June
  • Quarter 3: July – September
  • Quarter 4: October – December
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