The OCAS International Application Service (IAS) was specifically designed to streamline and centralize international application and admissions processes. Built with direct input from college admissions and recruitment teams, and leveraging a modern, flexible technology framework, the system has been steadily nurtured since its 2017 launch to continue to bring value and efficiency to college users, international agents working on behalf of applicants, and international applicants themselves.
One seamless solution that simplifies the international admissions process:
A College Portal through which College admissions staff can efficiently review and manage applications, documents, and offers for international learners; an Agent Portal to support international agents working on behalf of learners; and an Applicant Portal to enable international learners themselves to apply directly.
Wide Range of Services
Onboarding support to get up and running and successfully manage the change; IT, Contact Centre and Finance services to monitor system performance and support day-to-day use after launch; and quarterly releases to continuously improve the system over time to meet users’ evolving needs.
Available 365 days a year and in all countries. Colleges, agents, and applicants are able to access their respective portals anytime, from anywhere, on any device.
Including 24/7 monitoring and security controls for protection against unauthorized access and disclosure of information and routine checks on the collection, usage, retention, and disclosure of personal information.
Real-time tracking of documents, offer conditions, and admissions data, and communication of status changes and offers with agents and applicants through self-service portals.
Powered by Microsoft Power BI, data and insights including real-time application metrics to assist in strategic planning and confident, data-driven decision making; access to historical data for reliable reporting on performance by program, country, or agency; and valuable insights into market trends.
Eliminate incomplete or lost applications, reduce duplicates and errors, and provide a more rewarding and efficient experience for college staff, agents and applicants.
Including the ability to synchronize with status changes in a college Student Information System; configurable program, intake, and agent management; application flow management through staging the opening and closing of intakes.
Since its launch in 2017, half of Ontario's colleges have signed on to the OCAS IAS.
“The College Portal has allowed us to move our international admissions processes from a manual effort into a convenient, secure, automated solution.”
– Miriam Wall, Dean, International Education