OCAS Launches New International Application Service for Ontario’s Colleges
GUELPH, ON, January 16, 2018 – After launching the first phase of a new application system in May, OCAS is now pleased to announce the rollout of their complete International Application Service (IAS) – a unique platform designed to simplify international application and admissions processes for Ontario’s colleges and international agents.
OCAS is renowned in Ontario for delivering a modern, efficient application experience, and now that same experience is available to the world. The OCAS IAS offers one seamless solution that consists of three distinct portals tailored to the needs of admissions and recruitment teams at Ontario’s colleges, international agents working on behalf of applicants, and international applicants themselves.
The three portals form an efficient, effective, and easy-to-use service that brings colleges, agents, and applicants together, providing automated offer and communications processes, secure data exchange with college Student Information Systems, and analytics. It also helps colleges save time and money, while significantly improving the speed and quality of service for applicants.
“The OCAS IAS quite literally opens up a whole new world for our organization and for Ontario’s colleges,” says Karen Creditor, President and CEO of OCAS. “Not only does it build on our reputation for delivering innovative, cost-effective technology services, it also furthers our mission to create new doors and pathways for college applicants. Canada continues to be a premiere destination for international students, and with this new service, we’ve made it easier for both agents and students to apply to Ontario colleges.”
The OCAS IAS was developed in consultation with 15 Ontario public colleges; Confederation College in Thunder Bay and Cambrian College in Sudbury were the first to opt in to the new service. Conestoga College and Sault College will be next to come on board with the IAS launching this winter.
For more information, visit: ocas.ca/international.
At OCAS, we’re lucky enough to leave our mark on the world every day, providing the pathways and support that help over 200,000 individuals every year as they take the first step toward a brighter future. As a shared service provider, we also leverage the power of data, people, and partnerships to deliver leading-edge systems, dependable technology, and cost-effective solutions across the higher education sector.
We care a lot about what we do. Learn more about us at www.ocas.ca.
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