Want to increase the quantity and quality of the students who apply to your program? Programs that participate in ATCAS have national exposure to students who might not otherwise consider the program. The CAATE has dedicated this page as a resource to provide information on how to sign up for ATCAS, and additional materials for Program Administrators who are interested in learning more about the benefits of ATCAS to their Program.
Benefits of ATCAS Participation
- For Students
- Single online application
- Easy, intuitive interface
- 24×7 access
- Real-time updates
- One point of contact for support
- All application material managed in a single portal
- Time and cost savings when applying to multiple programs
- For Programs
- Application and management software provided free to schools and programs
- Exposure to a wider applicant pool
- Benchmarking vs. national or identified cohorts
- Ability to maintain individual workflow and admissions standards
- For the Profession
- Real-time data and common standards
- Accurate statistics on the professions
- Assists with workforce projections, future trends and recruitment
Here are some key items to consider:
First CAATE has identified this process as the preferred mechanism by which students would apply to graduate programs in the discipline. As more schools join, students will expect this as the basis for applying to athletic training programs.
Second Evaluate the benefit of the tool itself. It’s powerful. It provides the ability to review, evaluate, score, assign and communicate from within the CAS. It eliminates the need for paper files or documents of any kind and your ability to be transparent with internal constituents is greatly enhanced. Since applications can be reviewed by more than one member of the admissions committee at the same time, speed to decision is increased.
The application is intuitive and user friendly. It makes a great impression on students and with the advent of the 3.0 student platform, and allows for customization and configurability at the program level that does not exist in the campus current application.
The collection of all transcripts, letters of recommendation and any other documents associated with the application is no longer done by the school/department. GPAs are calculated across many parameters with the added flexibility of developing gpa calculations to suit your program. The granular data provided by the CAS allows for more thorough and easier response to state and national surveys and data requests as well as accreditation and self-study surveys. Additionally, now official GRE scores can be collected within ATCAS as well as foreign transcripts from WES.
Comparative aggregate reports allow you to assess age, race and schools that your applicants previously attended as compared to applicants across the ATCAS universe.
It is a free tool. There is no charge or licensing fee for use. Through data exports and the data and document pdf API enhancements available this summer, the integration of data into your SIS will be facilitated.
Developing programs that have registered and paid for e-Accreditation access may also use ATCAS at no charge. Programs must use the following language in their ATCAS application pages. _______is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 20XX. Submission of the self?study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.
Programs already participating can login to the dedicated ATCAS WebAdMIT™ portal by clicking on the logo below.
For more information on how your program can participate in this service, please contact Brittany Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org