St. John Fisher College is a small liberal arts college offering 35 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, education and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and a variety of master’s and doctoral programs. Located in Pittsford, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, the college is situated on a park-like 154-acre campus that provides a welcoming environment for nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students.
The application process at Wofford has always been a 3-part form with some electronic and some paper components. Part 1 is for basic student information, Part 2 is a summary of high school activities and essays, and Part 3 is a request for additional student information and a recommendation from their high school counselor.
Four admissions offices within Texas Tech University were considering membership in ApplyTexas – a clearinghouse for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions in Texas. While this centralized application form is convenient for students, the form’s EDI files require customized technology to upload applications into Banner, TTU’s overarching student management software.
In 2007 NOVA needed a technology solution to successfully load Hobsons’ online college application, Apply Yourself, into the university’s overarching Banner® student management software. Additionally, for almost every area of study there was a unique centralized service application process.
At higher education institutions around the country, Admissions departments are required to process voluminous amounts of forms every year for student files. This data may originate as hard copies (paperwork), electronic forms or data loads.