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Major Institutions Report High Reliability with Online Admissions System

CollegeNET Application Processing Maintains 99.999 Percent Uptime

Portland, Ore., October 28, 2013

As college applicants and admissions offices across the country struggle with a broken online application process, many others are reporting the opposite experience: a successful, trouble-free application season. These institutions — including James Madison University, Clemson University and University of Kansas — are among 500 colleges and universities using the web-based Intelligent Connections® admissions application processing system from CollegeNET, Inc. Based on CollegeNET’s patented SaaS technology for higher education, the Intelligent Connections system has maintained a record for highest reliability — nearly 100 percent uptime — since it was first developed in 1995.

Joe Manning, associate dean of admissions at James Madison University, said, "We’ve been using CollegeNET’s online admissions systems for 15 years and we are 100 percent satisfied with how the system has performed. Our applicants and administrators have been extremely happy with the system. We’ve had zero downtime and the data collection is always seamless. CollegeNET’s continual upgrades of student-facing applications ensure that our applicants can easily and successfully navigate the application process."

The Intelligent Connections application processing system is part of CollegeNET’s suite of SaaS solutions for online admissions, which streamline and simplify the entire life cycle of the application process, from first inquiry through evaluation and decision.

"We feel very fortunate to be working with CollegeNET," said Bob Bennett, senior associate director of admissions at Clemson University. "The Intelligent Connections system is very reliable. We’ve been consistently pleased with its performance and the trustworthy data it provides. I can’t speak highly enough about their technology and IT staff."

"I can’t imagine using any other system," said Lisa Pinamonti Kress, director of admissions at the University of Kansas. "KU has partnered with CollegeNET for more than 10 years and we continue to enjoy excellent service. The online admissions system works extremely well for our students and prospects. In 10 years, we’ve had no downtime or any glitches in processing applications."

"Admissions standards are set by the faculty, and admissions professionals make selections accordingly. When the process of applying is fast, reliable and efficient, it creates a strong first impression and reflects positively on the faculty and the institution," said Jim Wolfston, CEO of CollegeNET.

For more information about Intelligent Connections admissions systems, please contact CollegeNET at 503-973-5200 or at

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About CollegeNET, Inc.

CollegeNET, Inc. builds on-demand SaaS technologies that help institutions improve operational efficiency, enhance communication with constituents and save money. The company's systems are used by 1,300 institutions worldwide for event and academic scheduling, prospect and admissions management, Web-based tuition processing, instructor and course evaluation, and alumni development. Additionally, CollegeNET operates a fast-growing social network through which students create topics, write about them, and vote to determine who will win scholarships. Today,, is one of the Internet's most popular destinations for scholarship seeking students. The company is headquartered in Portland, Ore.