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Release 6 – June 30, 2019

About These Release Notes

This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements available in Release 6. If you have any questions about these features, please contact your Account Manager.

New Features and Enhancements

Applicant Portal Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for the Applicant Portal as part of Release 6.

    Display Password Requirements in Applicant Portal

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.

Applicants can now view password requirements on the following pages:

  • Create account
  • My Profile
  • Re-applicant
  • Reset Password

As applicants meet password requirements, the requirements will be marked as complete.

    View Program-specific Transcript Instructions

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

Applicants can view program-specific instructions for transcript requirements in the Colleges Attended section.

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Configuration Portal Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for the Configuration Portal as part of Release 6.

    Updated Transcript Options

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

The transcript collection options have been updated under College Transcripts:

  • Official Transcripts Sent to CAS: formerly Official
  • Applicant Uploaded Unofficial Transcripts: formerly Unofficial
  • None
  • Custom Transcript Sending Instructions

You can use Custom Transcript Sending Instructions to guide applicants in your custom transcript requirements (e.g., sending transcripts directly to your institution). For programs that have already been configured, only the transcript option names will update; all other configurations remain the same.

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WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for WebAdMIT as part of Release 6.

    Local Status History Report

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

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.

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    Lookup Table 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.

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)" had an extra parenthesis removed from the end. If you pull this data into an external SIS/ERP system, you must update your data integration.

This enhancement will become available in Release 7, scheduled for July 21.

New Documentation

Please review the list of new reference guides, all accessible in the WebAdMIT Help Center.

Document

Details

6 Advanced Tips for Working with the Export Manager

Are you developing exports to import into a Student Information System (SIS) or some other enterprise solution? This video provides some tips for working with these advanced exports.

Coming Soon!

Please review the list of upcoming events, including scheduled downtime/maintenance, product updates, and regional training opportunities.

Event

Date

Details

Sandbox Environment Refresh

July 1, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) was refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox were overwritten.

Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage Virtual Training

July 2 – 23, 2019

Register now for our Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage virtual training course. 

Participants will explore practical and realistic concepts and ideas to help them establish key communications goals and incorporate relevant technologies. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

New WebAdMIT Webinar Series

Various

Liaison Academy now offers new WebAdMIT webinars. Each one-hour webinar focuses on a specific WebAdMIT feature and offers best practices, tips, and tricks for working with that feature. 

To learn more about these webinars and our other training resources, visit http://academy.liaisonedu.com.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

July 22, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) will be refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox will be overwritten.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Virtual Training

August 7 – 28, 2019

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants virtual training course. 

Participants will learn how to make the best use of the Assignments and Interviews features in WebAdMIT through a series of hands-on exercises led by a WebAdMIT expert. They will learn how to rank applicants and pinpoint the most qualified candidates while networking with peers to learn how others are using WebAdMIT to achieve their admissions goals. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

WebAdMIT Session Timeout

August 18, 2019 (updated from July 21, 2019)

If your WebAdMIT session is inactive for more than three hours, you will automatically be logged out. This aligns with industry standards and security best practices.

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.

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