Admissions data is captured almost entirely on paper. In fact, 85% of respondents said that less than 3% of their applications are filled out online.
In an ideal world, offering online admission paperwork should encourage families to submit information in an electronic format which would provide much more flexibility for record keeping and documentation.
Although some of the communities we interviewed for our study offer an online admissions form that can be downloaded, filled out and mailed back, this option it is almost never used.
One survey respondent said, “I would like to have a system that is online and will not allow a form to be missed; they cannot continue with the remainder of the agreement until the page is initialed or signed.”
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