Highlights from Higher Ed: Four More Schools Adopt a Holistic Approach to Admissions and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Their Ties to Communities

Four more schools adopt a holistic approach to admissions Four more schools — Colorado College, Elms College, the University of St. Thomas and the Rhode Island School of Design — have decided to go test-optional in regards to their admissions requirements. Mark Hatch, vice president Read More

Why BusinessCAS™ is “A Good Move for Our Industry”

Graduate business and management programs face a host of challenges that would have been hard to fathom even 10 short years ago. Many colleges and universities are having a hard time attracting and enrolling the international students they once depended on to fill seats. A Read More

Money Marketing Matters: How to Effectively Share the Value of Financial Aid Packages

How important is money — and your school’s financial aid package — to today’s college applicants and their parents? According to one study, 53% of families considering which institution a child should attend decided not to look at certain schools based on perceived cost alone, Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: How Some Schools Are Combating Summer Melt and What Required Math Prerequisites Can Mean for Students

New quantitative reasoning requirement proposed for CSU admissions The California State University (CSU) system has proposed implementing a new quantitative reasoning requirement to qualify for admission. The proposed requirement, which involves taking “one more year of quantitative reasoning to be considered for CSU admission,” could Read More

How to Set Up and Customize Your CAS With the WebAdMIT™ Configuration Portal

Ensuring that your program has the potential to achieve its full range of recruitment and enrollment goals becomes a lot easier when you customize your Liaison-powered Centralized Application Service (CAS™) with the easy-to-use tools in your WebAdMIT configuration portal. Regardless of the unique nature of Read More

Anatomy of a 360° View of GME Applicants

An Interview with Evelyn Tate, Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business Should we change or drop standardized test requirements? Ask for letters of recommendation? Check applicants’ LinkedIn profiles? Extend our admissions’ deadline to accommodate late Read More

How to Build Your Best Architecture Class Yet with Liaison

The graduate-level architecture admissions landscape has been shifting in recent years — and not necessarily for the better. For example, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2018 – 2019 Budget and Enrollment Survey revealed that just over half (55%) of schools offering M.Arch degrees Read More

August CAS News and Notes

By Mike Margitich, Liaison’s Vice President of Centralized Application Services™ (CAS™) Products Liaison International is committed to providing our clients with the greatest possible transparency regarding recent Centralized Application Service (CAS™) updates. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this version of our monthly “CAS News Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Are Student Loans At a Turning Point? And Off-Campus Housing and Its Hidden Risks

Are student loans at a turning point? Defaulted student loans now surpass all other types of “severely delinquent” household debt including credit card and mortgage debt, according to a recent report. New York Federal Reserve researchers define “severely derogatory” as a kind of past-due loan Read More

CAPCSD Grows a Community with CSDCAS™

Before Megan Woods assumed the role of Director of Centralized Admissions at the Council of Academic Programs in Communications Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) in 2018, the organization relied on an internal advisory board to oversee its Liaison-powered online admissions portal, CSDCAS™, the Centralized Application Service Read More