Why CAS™ Onboarding Was a “Fantastic Experience” at The University of Tennessee at Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) is a comprehensive public university providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs to students from West Tennessee and beyond. It offers graduate degrees in Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Teaching, Family and Consumer Sciences and Strategic Communications. UT Martin recently joined BusinessCAS™ and GradCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) Communities for graduate management education and graduate education, respectively. Shortly thereafter, Liaison spoke with Joseph Mehlhorn, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, and Jolene Cunningham, Student Services Specialist, to learn more about their experience with the CASs so far. Read more…


MTSU graduate students wave at loved ones cheering them on inside Murphy Center before the university's spring 2017 commencement ceremony for the College of Graduate Studies Friday, May 5. Two undergraduate commencement ceremonies are set Saturday, May 6. (Photo: MTSU photo by a Road Map Toward Greater Graduate School Enrollment | Opinion

The recent decline in international student applications and enrollment in graduate schools is nothing less than shocking.

When graduate school leaders from around the country gathered in Nashville for the Dec. 4-7 Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting, many asked themselves the same question: How will it be possible to achieve the goal, shared by nearly half of recently surveyed graduate education management professionals, to increase enrollment by at least 10%? Read more…


Broader Applicant Pools, Quicker Decisions, a Streamlined Process: The GradCAS™ Formula

American graduate education finds itself at a crucial crossroads.

Across academic disciplines, concern about application volume is particularly high when it comes to international students. According to a Council of Graduate Schools survey released in February 2019, international graduate applications fell by 4% from Fall 2017 to Fall 2018, including sharp declines in engineering (16%) as well as in physical and earth sciences (9%). Read more…


More Than 25 Graduate Schools Join Liaison’s GradCAS™ Community in Its First Year

Liaison International, the leading provider of higher education admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions, today highlighted milestones reached in the year since the launch of GradCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for graduate schools and programs. When they join GradCAS, graduate schools and programs gain access to a marketplace designed specifically to meet their admissions needs. The service includes an intuitive, modern application and application management and review software, along with document scanning and verification services supported by an applicant live support center. The comprehensive combination enables graduate admission staff to focus on more value-added tasks, such as recruiting and advising prospective students. Read more…


Let’s Talk About Smarter Graduate Admissions Technology. 

IT professionals in higher education have a lot to manage. You’re supporting students, faculty, staff and parents with greatly varied needs. You’re maintaining student information systems, classroom technologies and online learning tools. You’re setting up integrations between disparate systems, possibly wrangling department or program-specific software and applications — and trying to stay on top of advances in your field. Read more…

JUNE 2018

Liaison Seeks Nominations for GradCAS Advisory Board

Liaison International today announced that it is seeking graduate education enrollment experts to participate on its GradCAS™ Advisory Board. Working with Liaison, the board will help ensure that the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) meets the needs of all graduate admissions stakeholders. This group will influence policy, procedures and standards for the CAS. Read more…

APRIL 2018

The Common Application Endorses GradCAS

Liaison International today announced that The Common Application has endorsed GradCAS™, Liaison’s recently launched Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for graduate programs. By endorsing GradCAS, The Common Application, a nonprofit focused on promoting access, equity and integrity in the college admissions process, has agreed to serve on Liaison’s product advisory board for GradCAS, and provide referrals to Common App Member Institutions in need of a non-discipline specific graduate application solution in a global community of graduate programs. Read more…


Liaison Introduces GradCAS

Liaison International today announced the launch of GradCAS, which will be showcased at the CGS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Centralized Application Service (CAS™) is available to graduate programs where there are no national affinities or professional associations. Read more…