Welcome to the NursingCAS Dispatch – a monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date with current happenings at NursingCAS. The newsletter will feature:
Historically, January and February are the busiest months for NursingCAS. Application submissions typically increase substantially during January and February due to the high volume of deadlines during these months. Please keep in mind that with the increased application volume, transcript verification times may take longer, but we will still strive to keep turnaround time within a 2 week timeframe. Additionally, applicants may experience longer call wait and email response times. Two tips to share with applicants during this busy season is to remind them that NursingCAS processes electronic transcripts and the Applicant Help Center is a helpful resource should they have questions when completing their application.
The first Academic Update (AU) period of the 2018-2019 application cycle begins on December 13 and ends on February 15. AU allows applicants to update their coursework section to include newly completed or planned courses, read more about how this works for applicants. Note that AU applicants are flagged in WebAdMIT. You can find more important dates for the 2018-2019 cycle here.
Please note that NursingCAS Customer Service will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Normal hours will resume on December 26 and January 2. The NursingCAS team wishes you a very happy holiday season!
As admissions professionals, you know better than anyone that plans and deadlines can change on short notice, sometimes leaving you with the need to adjust deadlines. The good news is that NursingCAS makes it easy for you to change your program deadlines in five minutes or less.
Once you have changed the program deadline, we recommend that you add an entry to the Applicant Newsletter to inform applicants of this change.
More detailed instructions can be found here.
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