Engineering: Today & Tomorrow | Summer 2020

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Reengineers Its Admissions Process by Sending Paper to the Scrap Heap

Targeted, personalized communications

to those interested in a program; decreases decision-making times by providing a processing team to scan transcripts and package application components as an extension of an admissions staff; and provides insight into enrollment trends and performance on a campus through robust analytics and reporting tools. Indiana-based RHIT had limited experience with an online application before joining EngineeringCAS, but the previous system fell short of Downing’s expectations. “Students would ask for an application, and they would stop by and get one, or we’d mail it out to them,” he said. “Then

B efore Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) joined Liaison’s EngineeringCAS, application processing and enrollment management were handled through “pencil and paper, literally,” recalls Craig G. Downing Ph.D., associate dean of Lifelong Learning and head of the Department of Engineering Management. Shortly thereafter, RHIT’s only remaining hard copies — backup records on students following their admission — were “ripe for the shredder,” he said. EngineeringCAS significantly improves admissions office processes while also allowing engineering institutions to allocate financial and staff resources more efficiently each year. Its platform is the manifestation of one of Liaison’s partnerships with over 30 professional associations across academic disciplines. Each of these partnerships has introduced discipline-specific versions of Liaison’s Centralized Application Service (CAS™), the cloud-based student admissions platform that has helped tens of thousands programs on more than 1,000 campuses revolutionize their application and enrollment processes — at no cost to their institutions.

For applicants, EngineeringCAS offers a single portal that streamlines their process for researching and applying to multiple programs of interest, offers a modern application experience that guides them through the process and provides 24/7 access to real-time

application status updates. For programs and institutions,

EngineeringCAS drives awareness of engineering programs through a streamlined application process and communication tools that enable targeted, personalized communications

Craig G. Downing Ph.D., Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning,

Head of the Department of Engineering Management. Chair of the EngineeringCAS Advisory Board

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Engineering: Today & Tomorrow | Summer 2020

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