Colleges see competition in streamlining data

Many campuses have seen student applications spike.

Legions of filing cabinets have become casualties of higher education’s war for students.

Computer-based admissions and financial aid systems are not nearly ubiquitous in higher education, with many schools shuffling reams of paper from office to office, costing precious time and staff hours while competing colleges process their decisions as many as several days earlier.

Campuses with paper-based admissions and financial aid processes are at a distinct disadvantage in their always-heated competition for students applying to many schools every winter and spring.…Read More