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Release 9 – September 26, 2021

New Features and Enhancements

CAS Application Enhancements

Liaison’s suite of portals work together to help you collect and manage applications. The CAS application, also referred to as the Applicant Portal, is the system where applicants find and apply to your programs. You receive these applications in WebAdMIT or Admissions by Liaison, where you perform your review processes. The appearance of your program and your requirements are customized in the Configuration Portal, where you establish the program-specific elements that your applicants will interact with. Additionally, your program may use one or more of the following tools and platforms:

  • Analytics by Liaison: a data reporting tool.
  • API: a data integration tool.
  • Applicant Gateway: a platform for applicants who have already submitted their CAS application to complete and upload additional materials requested by their programs.
  • EMP: a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Letters by Liaison: a platform for evaluators to submit their letters of recommendation.
  • SlideRoom: a platform for collecting digital portfolios.
  • Time2Track: a platform for tracking, verifying, and managing experiences.
    Programs Can Request Foreign Transcripts Separately from Domestic Transcripts

For CASs that offer program-level transcript requirements, this enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the next cycle. If activated, this enhancement will be available for all participating programs in the next cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

A new Foreign Transcripts Accepted section has been added to the Configuration Portal as a feature that can be turned on for program-level transcript requirements. This allows you to decide if you want to request foreign transcripts or foreign evaluations and, if so, what type.

You can use the following options when configuring your foreign transcript and evaluation requirements:

  • Official Foreign Evaluation (WES, ECE, or other approved vendors)
  • Official Foreign Transcript (applicant mails their transcript to Liaison directly)
  • Applicant Uploaded Unofficial Foreign Evaluation (applicant uploads evaluation)
  • Applicant Uploaded Unofficial Foreign Transcript (applicant uploads transcript)
  • Custom Instructions (you provide your own transcript and evaluation instructions to applicants)
  • None

See the Configure College Transcripts Settings page for more information and tips.

With this change, applicants will see new options in the Applicant Portal for uploading or sending in their foreign transcripts and evaluations.

Additionally, WebAdMIT now identifies the document type under the Documents panel, Transcripts subpanel.

  • If the applicant submits an official electronic foreign evaluation through World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Foreign Evaluation will be listed in the Document column and the service name will be listed in the Source column.
  • If the applicant submits an official foreign transcript or paper foreign evaluation, Foreign Transcript will be listed in the Document column and Official will be listed in the Transcript Type column.
  • If the applicant uploads a foreign transcript or evaluation in the application, Foreign Transcript and Foreign Evaluation (respectively) will be listed in the Document column and Unofficial will be listed in the Transcript Type column.

Lastly, a new GET Application property, transcripts.isEvaluation, is now available in the CAS API. This property identifies if an applicant's foreign document upload is an unofficial transcript or evaluation.

New Documentation

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

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Getting Started with... content

To help you navigate through WebAdMIT's various functionalities, we created a Getting Started with... section within each page of the WebAdMIT Manual. These sections include suggested steps, workflows, related reference guides, and best practices.

Coming Soon!

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

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Sandbox Environment Refresh

September 27, 2021

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.

WebAdMIT Webinar Series

Various

Liaison Academy offers WebAdMIT training 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.

Power (Half) Hour: What are Release Notes?

October 13, 2021

Liaison's Product Team is constantly evolving the software you and your applicants use. About once a month, updates to products like the CAS Applicant Portal or WebAdMIT are made available for you. You can view these updates in the Release Notes. 

This 30-minute webinar will cover:

  • What's a product release
  • What are Release Notes
  • Where do I find the release information
  • How to submit a feature request

If you aren't familiar with the Release Notes or the product release process, this webinar is for you!

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Virtual Training

October 19 – 28, 2021

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).

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy Virtual Training

November 30 – December 9, 2021

Register now for our Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy virtual training course that intertwines reporting strategies with WebAdMIT functionality.

Participants will explore practical approaches in creating a data reporting strategy that supports their organization’s goals. This strategy includes using data available in WebAdMIT. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

December 20, 2021 (updated from December 6, 2021)

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.

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