Like Postbaccalaureate Education Itself, PostBacCAS™ is the Missing Link

At its heart, postbaccalaureate education is all about finding the key ingredients for change. Students who already possess an undergraduate degree yet fall short of the requisite coursework to pursue a graduate degree in their preferred field turn to postbac programs as the missing link. Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: The Transcript Revolution and a Hard Look at Teaching Soft Skills

The transcript revolution High schools across the country are focusing less on letter grades and GPAs and more on qualitative factors that point to student success post-graduation. The Mastery Transcript Consortium, which began in 2017, launched the “mastery transcript” to support this move. The transcript Read More

Graduate Business Admissions Leaders Share Strategies for Success 

Liaison recently hosted a panel discussion featuring experts in graduate management admissions and enrollment. The group shared their perspectives on some of the challenges currently facing the industry, along with creative ways they’re responding to help their institutions succeed. See how your school’s challenges compare. Read More

July 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 in Higher Ed: The Fear of Losing International Students and the Average Six-figure Cost of an MBA

The challenge of quantifying program grad rates “How can higher-ed institutions measure their graduation rates?”  This question can be answered with IPEDS, the “Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System… of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).” Read More

In the Cutting-edge Biomedical Sciences Field, BioMedCAS Drives an Admissions Revolution

It’s an exciting time in the biomedical sciences, with the recent 2019 Pew annual meeting revealing biomedical researchers’ cutting-edge explorations of new approaches to flu, cancer and cell division. In the quest to cure disease and enhance human health, the biomedical sciences sector appears to Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: MBA Rankings and the Working Student

Making the FAFSA a requirement A few states have contemplated making the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, mandatory. Texas will become the second state to require high school seniors to complete and submit the Federal Application for the 2020-21 academic year. Read More

Less Paper, More Data, Better Work: How Postbac Programs Rise to the Admissions Marketing Challenge

Applicants to post-baccalaureate programs are looking for an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials in order to continue pursuing a career in health care or medicine. To attract the best of those students — and to help transform departmental operations at their institutions — today’s Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Help for Food-Insecure Students

When preparing for a new job, college is only a part of the equation Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly creeping into everyday lives and the impact on American jobs is a regular topic of discussion. A recent survey of American adults showed that less than Read More

GEM Professionals Take Note: Application Deadline for Liaison-Sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — And Fellowship — Is Almost Here

Liaison and NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, today announced that the final opportunity to apply for the upcoming Liaison-sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — and to apply for a Fellowship that will cover the cost of attendance — has been extended to August 1. Read More