Creating an application system to accommodate the unique needs of Graduate Programs
February 27, 2018, 3:00 pm EST
Teri Hern, Vice-President, CAGAP and Manager, Graduate Admissions, University of Western Ontario’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
In April 2011, Western began the active engagement of the community in order to determine how an admissions process could best meet our administrative needs and the interests of our applicants. After a two and a half year process of consultation and development our new admissions system was released on October 7, 2013. The new application allowed us to meet the unique needs of graduate program including the ability for programs to customize messages, questions and required documentation from applicants. We were also able to create a process that better facilitated the decentralized nature of admission decisions within Graduate Studies.
This webinar will review the Graduate Admissions project from initial consultation to release to process improvements, and lessons learned. It will present how Western currently manages applications from guest user registration up to application submission. Teri will also discuss the upgrades and improvements we have made to our application in the years since launched. Teri is also interested in feedback from other schools on how they manage their admission process.