“McLennan Community College switched from another software vendor in July of 2014. Prior to AcademicWorks, applications were collected online but reviews were still being conducted via printed applications and paper review sheets. The information was gathered from the reviewers and manually entered into a spreadsheet. The flexibility and online scoring offered by AcademicWorks were a big part of the reason we made the transition.
I was the main person responsible for implementation of AcademicWorks, with some assistance from IT. I spent about 8 hours entering our scholarship descriptions and about 40 hours setting the qualification criteria for our 300 scholarship awards.
Thus far, I have received very positive feedback from both applicants and reference providers. We have not really gotten into the reviewing process yet but I am hoping that it will be much less time consuming for our scholarship committee than in the past.
My experience with the service and implementation team has been great. Everyone at AcademicWorks has been very receptive, supportive and knowledgeable.
I would definitely recommend AcademicWorks to a peer institution. I would tell prospective clients that implementation, while time consuming, is worth it and that the feedback, training, and support is what makes the system so user friendly!
Shelley Cotten, Coordinator, Operations & Scholarships
McLennan Community College Foundation”