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Sprint 1 – January 21, 2018

About These Release Notes

This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements available in the Sprint 1 release. 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 Sprint 1.

1. Extended Profile Feature Available

Note that this enhancement is a configurable feature option available to all CAS’s and UniCAS’s for the 2018- 2019 cycle. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

The Extended Profile feature enables CAS’s and UniCAS’s to create CAS-level custom questions that, based on an applicant’s responses, will impact the specific question tiles displayed to the applicant. These Extended Profile questions appear after an applicant initially creates an application and before they move to program selection.

2. Automatic CAS Fee Waivers

Note that this enhancement is a configurable feature option available to all UniCAS’s for the 2018-2019 cycle. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

This feature is for UniCAS clients that want to offer unlimited fee waivers over an entire cycle. Eligible UniCAS’s can now create a custom question that triggers an automatic fee waiver. If the applicant selects an answer to the question that deems them eligible for a fee waiver, then they will receive a fee waiver for all programs, without any Liaison or program involvement needed. If the applicant selects an answer to the question that does not deem them eligible for a fee waiver, then the automatic fee waiver will not apply.

3. Organization-Level Coupons

Note that this enhancement is a configurable feature option available to CAS’s and UniCAS’s that support Program Fees (Coupons) and do not use other fee structures (e.g., two-tiered fee structures) for the 2018- 2019 cycle. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

We are happy to announce that coupons for program fees in the Applicant Portal can now be designated for specific organizations within a CAS. If an organization offers a coupon to an applicant, that coupon can be used only for a program within that organization; it cannot be applied towards application fees for programs at another organization. If an applicant attempts to submit a coupon incorrectly, the Applicant Portal will alert the applicant to the error.

Organization-level coupons continue to meet the guidelines listed in the Application Coupon Reference Guide. This includes the following:

  • The coupon total for an organization will not exceed the fee total for that organization.
  • If the applicant’s coupon total equals a higher sum than the fee total, the applicant will forfeit the balance and not be able to apply it towards other organizations.
4. Conditional Custom Questions*

Note that this enhancement is a configurable feature option available to all CAS’s and UniCAS’s for the 2018- 2019 cycle. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

CAS’s and UniCAS’s can now create conditional custom questions in specific sections of the Academic History and Program Materials quadrants. Conditional custom questions allow the answer to one custom question to control the display of another custom question.

For example, if a CAS requires applicants to choose an Academic Department, Major, and Concentration, the applicant’s answer to the Academic Department will conditionally display the Major question. Their answer to the Major will then conditionally display the Concentration question.

Note: If you would like to use conditional custom questions for your program in the Program Materials quadrant, you will need to contact your Account Manager with this request. Conditional custom questions are not currently a selectable option in the Configuration Portal.

*This release note was updated on January 26, 2018, to clarify that a request must be submitted to your Account Manager if you would like to use conditional custom questions in the Program Materials quadrant.

Configuration Portal Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for the Configuration Portal as part of Sprint 1.

1. Configurable Evaluation Forms

Note that this enhancement is a configurable feature option available to all CAS’s and UniCAS’s that use Evaluations in the Configuration Portal for the 2018-2019 cycle. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

We are happy to announce that CAS’s and UniCAS’s using the Evaluations feature in the Configuration Portal can now choose to configure different evaluation forms which applicants can select from in the Applicant Portal. The CAS can determine which evaluation form types are available, and programs will have the option to use those forms when configuring the Evaluations feature in the Program Materials section.

WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for WebAdMIT as part of Sprint 1.

1. New WebAdMIT Password Requirements

Note that this enhancement is immediately available for all CAS’s and UniCAS’s. No configuration is required.

When users create passwords for their WebAdMIT accounts, they must now adhere to all the standards listed below. Passwords must:

  • Be 10 characters in length or longer,
  • Contain at least 1 number or special character, and
  • Avoid words or patterns that can be easily guessed (e.g., first name or company name).

Users who already have a password for WebAdMIT are not required to update it to these standards at this time.

Targeted 2018 Release Dates

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Sprint Number Projected Release Date
Sprint 1 January 1, 2018
Sprint 2 February 4, 2018
Sprint 3 February 18, 2018
Sprint 4 March 4, 2018
Sprint 5 March 18, 2018
Sprint 6 April 1, 2018
Sprint 7 April 15, 2018
Sprint 8 April 29, 2018
Sprint 9 May 13, 2018
Sprint 10 May 27, 2018
Sprint 11 June 10, 2018
Sprint 12 June 24, 2018
Sprint 13 July 8, 2018
Sprint 14 July 22, 2018
Sprint 15 August 5, 2018
Sprint 16 August 19, 2018
Sprint 17 September 2, 2018
Sprint 18 September 16, 2018
Sprint 19 Septmeber 30, 2018
Sprint 20 October 14, 2018
Sprint 21 October 28, 2018
Sprint 22 November 11, 2018
Sprint 23 November 25, 2018
Sprint 24 December 9, 2018
Sprint 25 December 23, 2018
Sprint 26 January 6, 2019

Coming Soon!

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

Event Date Details

Updates to College Coursework Credit Value Entries

Winter

For CAS’s that collect college coursework, the Applicant Portal will be updated to allow applicants to enter course credit values in one numeric field. This field will also limit applicants from entering more than two digits after a decimal.

Currently, applicants are required to enter course credit values in two fields: a numeric field for the whole course credit and a drop-down including preset fractional values.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

February 20, 2018

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 when the refresh occurs.

Resolved Issues

WebAdMIT

The following issue was resolved in WebAdMIT as part of the Sprint 1 release. The codes in parentheses correspond to the identifiers in our issue tracking system.

  1. The Force Fulfill option in Requirements now saves a user’s selection. (WA-5269)

 

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