Before Howard University joined Liaison’s Centralized Application Service (CAS™) communities, some programs within the University had their own applications and others used an online platform to supplement primary application forms, recalls Kyron Carter, manager of enrollment analytics. Still others used paper applications.
The manual labor created a protracted process. The admissions office would give faculty members in each department spreadsheets listing all applicants. From there, faculty would review the materials and decide to admit or reject each student.
Adding insult to injury, the disjointed and protracted process carried a hefty price tag: $50,000 annually for the online platform.
While attending the member conference of the Common App, one of Howard’s employees met Liaison’s staff and discovered that Liaison’s CAS solution is available to academic institutions at no cost. The rest is history.