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Liaison and Cal State University Launch “Cal State Apply Early Giveaway”

Nov 14, 2017

Graduate admissions leader and the nation’s largest university offer $5,000 prizes for students who submit application via Cal State Apply before November 20th

WATERTOWN, Mass. (November 13, 2017) – Today, Liaison announced that in partnership with the California State University (CSU), they will offer three $5,000 prizes in the Cal State Apply Early Giveaway. The giveaway, designed to reward applicants who apply early (more than ten days before the end-of-cycle deadline on November 30th), is open to all applicants of the CSU system. The prize can be used for any qualified educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, housing, and transportation at any of the twenty-three CSU campuses. All applicants who have already submitted their Fall 2018 application are automatically entered to win. Winners will be selected at random.

“Applying early is a best practice we will always be eager to promote,” said April Grommo, Director of Enrollment Management Services at CSU. “We are thrilled to have Liaison as a partner and we are grateful they have developed this giveaway with the CSU system.”

The CSU launched Cal State Apply this year and expects to process over one million applications. Developed by Liaison International, Cal State Apply has replaced the existing application system, CSU Mentor.

The CSU joins over 7,000 programs at more than 800 campuses across the United States which rely on Liaison for their application management services. UniCAS, Liaison’s admissions management and analytics solution for colleges and universities, offers schools a way to maintain the unique admissions requirements of individual programs while collecting compatible and comparable data across programs on one easy-to-use platform. In addition to offering an exceptional, intuitive, and highly responsive application experiences for prospective students, UniCAS saves admissions officers valuable time through integrated applicant services which removes much of the burden of time intensive manual administrative tasks like transcript authentication, coursework verification, and GPA recalculation.

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Over the last three decades, Liaison has helped over 40,000 programs on more than 1,200 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary application processing and support services. The higher education technology leader supports its partner institutions’ total enrollment goals by pairing CAS with its Enrollment Marketing (EM) platform as well as the recently acquired TargetX (CRM) and advanced analytics software Othot.