NursingCAS Dispatch

Stay Connected & Informed


February 2024

The NursingCAS Dispatch is a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS. The newsletter features:


2022-2023 Cycle Closed on January 31

The 2022-2023 cycle closed on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Review the email sent from NursingCAS on January 16 for important information on end-of-cycle processes and associated timelines. Schools are encouraged to follow up with applicants ASAP with program-specific requirements (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Questions about end-of-cycle processes/dates? Contact the WebAdMIT Client Support Specialist Team at (857) 304-2020 or


Staff Changes? Update WebAdMIT ASAP

Have you had staff changes in the past year? A best practice is to review WebAdMIT permissions quarterly (or more frequently!) to ensure only appropriate team members are receiving NursingCAS data. Instructions for adding and editing users can be found in the WebAdMIT Help Center.


2023-2024 NursingCAS Application Coupon Codes Available

NursingCAS Application coupon codes are application fee discounts that participating NursingCAS colleges and schools can use to pay an applicant’s initial fee, incentivizing applicants to apply. Coupon codes are available for undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional information can be found in the NursingCAS Application Coupon Codes FAQ.


NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter & Recruitment Event Calendar

The Applicant Newsletter, provided by AACN, is emailed to 115,000+ NursingCAS applicants the third week of every month. This newsletter is for programs in NursingCAS only. Program submissions are FREE and due on the Friday prior to publication. However, posts must relate to one of the three topics below or they will be removed. Please submit an announcement using the form on our website.

Here is some additional information on how schools can leverage each section of the Applicant Newsletter:

  1. Open Seats: Use this section to provide notifications to applicants about NursingCAS programs that have available space. You can share information about one specific program or multiple programs in one announcement. You can highlight the program by providing information relevant to your nursing school, specific program requirements, location, accreditation, program cost/scholarships, specialties, etc.
  2. Deadline Extensions: Use this section to share announcements about deadline extensions for your NursingCAS programs. You can share info about the program, the new deadline, and any requirements that might have changed (if applicable).
  3. New Programs: Use this section to highlight any new programs that have joined/launched in the Application Portal since the last newsletter.

We recommend including contact information for representatives or links to your website/NursingCAS application within the announcement. Visit the Newsletter Archive for samples of previous submissions.

The NursingCAS Events Calendar is a great platform for publicizing your program’s recruitment events. These can be student information sessions, virtual fairs, open houses, and other recruitment events that can help your institution engage with potential applicants. You can submit items to the Events Calendar using the Applicant Event Form. This calendar is distributed to 115,000+ students each month.


Save the Date! Experience: LIAISON | Anaheim

Registration for Liaison International’s Experience: LIAISON | Anaheim is opening soon! This three-day event will take place on June 10 – 12, 2024. Join Liaison’s community of higher education admissions and enrollment professionals as they celebrate, connect, discover, and grow. Learn more and join the waitlist to be the first to receive notification when registration officially opens. Interested in speaking at this event? Submit your proposal to share your story, showcase your insights, and be a catalyst for positive change in higher education.


WebAdMIT Sandbox Environment Refresh

Are you utilizing the WebAdMIT Sandbox? If not, you should be! Sandbox is a duplicate test platform useful for testing and training purposes; any actions performed in Sandbox will not affect the live data in production. This tool provides users with a safe, “near-production” environment for testing or training purposes. For example, you can submit test applications and run sample exports. The WebAdMIT Sandbox is a copy of the WebAdMIT production environment with sensitive applicant information (such as surnames, email addresses, etc.) obfuscated.

The WebAdMIT Sandbox is refreshed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET every Monday. If Monday is a US or Canadian holiday, deployment is the next business day. This deployment includes all system changes from the preceding release. The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment is refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current Sandbox will be overwritten.


Support for WebAdMIT School Users

As always, the dedicated WebAdMIT Client Support Specialist Team is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET to assist with questions about WebAdMIT features. The team can be reached at (857) 304-2020 or webadmitsupport@liaisonedu.comTraining is also available via webinars, on-demand courses, and the Liaison Academy. Please visit the WebAdMIT Help Center for further information.

Make sure and sign up to receive important notices through the Liaison CAS Status page for updates on future CAS and WebAdMIT outages.


Job Posting: Director of Application Services

AACN is hiring! The open Director of Application Services role directs the overall strategy, product development, management, and growth of NursingCAS, and seeks out opportunities to establish new strategic partnerships for AACN. This is a hybrid position, based out of the Washington, D.C. area. As AACN seeks to fill this position quickly, please share the  with your colleagues.



Top Feeder Colleges in the 2022-2023 NursingCAS Cycle

These 20 colleges were the top feeder schools in NursingCAS for the 2022-2023 cycle. NursingCAS received applications from 14,020 students who attended one of these colleges. Overall, 53,235 students submitted applications to NursingCAS in the 2022-2023 cycle.




This section provides monthly updates on new features and enhancements available within the Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, WebAdMIT, and information on upcoming training opportunities. Please note that these are only a few highlights of Liaison’s recent enhancements. A complete list of recent WebAdMIT Release Notes is available.


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Export Up to Four Degrees for Each College Attended

While entering their College History, applicants can enter as many degrees as needed for each college. With this enhancement, you can now export up to four degrees for each college attended. Previously, this was limited to two degrees per college. This change does not impact the Education panel on the Applicant Details Page, as all degrees remain visible there.


Updated Colleges Attended with Degrees Report

In WebAdMIT’s Report Manager, you can download the Colleges Attended with Degrees Report to review information about an applicant’s colleges, attended dates, and degrees earned. Now, if an applicant has earned a third or fourth degree from a single college, that information will be included in both versions of the report (for all colleges and primary colleges only). Previously, the Colleges Attended with Degrees Report only included up to two degrees.


New Filters on the Search Applicants Page

A new filter, Start Term, is now available on the Search Applicants page in WebAdMIT.


If you have any questions, please contact the NursingCAS Team at