For many students, “10 applications is now commonplace; 20 is taking on a familiar ring; even 30 is not beyond imagining,” according to the New York Times1. Along with the increasing amount of applications, colleges and universities are also seeing the number of students seeking higher education at record highs. These two factors combine to create information gridlock in your university admissions departments.
Admissions information comes to colleges and universities in a number of ways, from online forms, to email, to fax, to mailed-in envelopes. Getting information from these disparate sources into one, streamlined workflow challenges admissions departments across the country. At the same time, digitization — and slow, manual processes for it — raise questions about how you're protecting the personal data prospective students send you.