Banner Student Project Goes Live This Summer

Posted: June 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new online admissions application will be available to prospective George Mason students this summer when the Banner Student project is implemented. This is the most visible change that the university community will experience when the admissions module goes live on Aug. 29.

Applicants for the fall 2004 semester will be able to enter a secure area on the George Mason web site to apply, pay their application fee electronically, and check the status of their application. They will also be able to complete the entire application at once or finish portions and return at a later time.

Employees who work in undergraduate and graduate admissions offices will learn how to navigate Banner, safeguard data, process applications, communicate with prospective and admitted students, and develop admissions-related reports.

The goals of the Banner Student implementation are to move student information from the university’s mainframe to a platform that offers greater long-term stability and capacity, and to provide faculty, staff, and students with access to administrative functions from the web. In addition to the admissions module, the Banner Student project also includes a financial aid module (scheduled for January 2004) and a registration module (scheduled for April 2004).

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