Tip: Please contact your Account Executive for details about installing this integration. There is an annual fee to use this integration.
Many independent and private K-12 schools accept the Standard Application Online (SAO). It enables students and families to submit a single, online, application form to participating schools. It reduces the need for families to enter duplicate information and makes it easier for families to quickly apply to multiple schools. It's managed by The Enrollment management Association (TEMA) (formerly known as the Secondary School Admission Test Board or SSATB).
When an applicant applies to your school using SAO integration, the application is handled by the 'Blackbaud's Education Management' products. Admissions managers process SAO applications from Enrollment management using the same user interface and workflow process as regular application forms. Likewise, users can print SAOs, just like they print other application forms.
A platform manager can manage this integration. From Core, select Settings. Then select Integration settings and then Standard Application Online (SAO).
Before getting started, here are a couple of details to keep in mind:
The Enrollment management current year needs to match SAO's current listed year.
The SAO candidate biographic record must first be complete in order for the application to sync.
Enter your school's Consumer secret and Key from SAO.
Enter your School Code.
Select Enable SAO Integration.
Select which roles should participate. See Manage roles .
Tip: Enrollment managers can sync applications submitted prior to the integration installation. From Standard Application Online (SAO) under Integration settings, edit and change the Start date which will sync everything after the entered value.
If your database uses terminology that differs from that on the SAO form, you'll need to map their terms to the corresponding ones in your database.
From Enrollment management, select Admissions, Admissions Setup, and then SAO settings.
For each field whose values you need to map
For each SAO value, select the name to map to in your database.
When you're done mapping, select Save.
Note: Although you can edit existing mappings, any data that was previously entered into your database based on older mappings, remains unchanged. If you do not use a Grade Level, select We do not use this grade when you map it.
An advanced list manager can create advanced lists which filter list data based on the origin of applications, such as
An application form
You can use Criteria to filter worklists based on Origin of Applications, such as
Enrollment management application form
See Work lists.
If letters of recommendation are included in the Standard Application Online, the integration does not convert them into Enrollment management ones. However, the letters are included in the printable Adobe PDF version of the SAO application form, which you can access from Enrollment management when you process the applications.