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Sprint 3 – February 25, 2018

About These Release Notes

This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements available in the Sprint 3 release. If you have any questions about these features, please contact your Account Manager.

New Features and Enhancements

Applicant Portal Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for the Applicant Portal as part of Sprint 3.

1. Invitation Codes for Individual Program Deadline Extensions

Note that this enhancement is a configurable, optional feature available to all CAS's for the next cycle launch. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

You can now offer invitation codes to applicants who request a deadline extension. Invitation codes are specific to the organization; they can be used by applicants to apply for a closed program within that organization, or to add a closed program within that organization to their application and then apply to it.

Invitation codes must be requested from your Account Manager or Customer Solutions Manager, who will send them to you in a file. When an applicant requests a deadline extension, you can then send the applicant the invitation code to enter in their application.

WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for WebAdMIT as part of Sprint 3.

1. PCAT CID Added to List Manager and Export Manager

Note that this enhancement is available immediately for all CAS's that collect applicant-reported PCAT scores.

We are happy to announce that the PCAT CID field for applicant-reported PCAT scores is now available to search by in the List Manager and export from the Export Manager. This field is located under the Applicant Reported PCAT field grouping in both tools.

2. Invitation Codes for Individual Program Deadline Extensions

Note that this enhancement is a configurable, optional feature available to all CAS's for the next cycle launch. Please see your Account Manager for more information.

If you offer invitation codes to applicants who request a deadline extension, you can use both the Export Manager to export the invitation codes used and the List Manager to search by the invitation codes used. This new field is named Invitation Code and is located under the Designation field grouping.

In a later release, the Invitation Code field will be featured in the Designation panel on applicant pages in WebAdMIT.

New Documentation

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

Event Details
Configuration Portal Guide This guide reviews the CAS Configuration Portal, a tool that enables you to customize your program in the Applicant Portal.
Application Coupons Reference Guide This document provides information on application coupons and coupon codes, which are available to both UniCAS clients and schools that are members of Liaison-powered CAS’s, including BusinessCAS, EngineeringCAS, and GradCAS.
Date Field Reference Guide This document explains the various date fields displayed in WebAdMIT.
Sandbox Environment Reference Guide This article describes the WebAdMIT sandbox, an environment that can be used for testing and training purposes.
SSN Documents Reference Guide This document reviews how social security numbers (SSNs) can be retrieved in WebAdMIT.

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 27, 2018 (updated from 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.

6 WebAdMIT To-Dos for a Successful Cycle Wrap-up Webinar

March 14, 2018

In this session, we’ll cover six things you can do in WebAdMIT to help you successfully wrap-up your current cycle and prepare for the next. We'll discuss:

  • Tying local statuses to final decision codes
  • Running exports and reports for end-of-cycle data
  • Downloading PDFs in bulk
  • Deactivating templates that will not be used in the new cycle
  • Using the transfer settings feature
  • Adding the new cycle to user accounts

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET. The webinar will be recorded.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

April 2, 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.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Regional Training in San Diego, CA

April 19, 2018

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants live training in San Diego, CA. 

Participants will learn how to make 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 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

To learn more about this class and our other training resources, visit http://webadmit.liaisonedu.com.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Regional Training in Atlanta, GA

May 22, 2018

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants live training in Atlanta, GA. 

Participants will learn how to make 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 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

To learn more about this class and our other training resources, visit http://webadmit.liaisonedu.com.

Resolved Issues

Applicant Gateway

The following issue was resolved in the Applicant Gateway as part of the Sprint 3 release. The code in parentheses corresponds to the identifiers in our issue tracking system.

  1. An issue preventing states from appearing in the State/Province/Region drop-down for certain countries was resolved. (UNCAS-16061)
WebAdMIT

The following issues were resolved in WebAdMIT as part of the Sprint 3 release. The codes in parentheses correspond to the identifiers in our issue tracking system.

  1. An issue causing inconsistent results when using the search filters in Admissions Users was resolved. (WA-5261)

  2. An issue preventing Work Group selections from saving when editing another user’s account in an alternate cycle and/or CAS was resolved. (WA-5274)

  3. An issue causing error codes to appear for scoring models using OAT scores was resolved. (WA-5290)
     

 

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