San Diego State University selects DecisionDesk to provide exceptional admissions experience

Institution will also benefit by eliminating time-consuming, manual tasks in the admissions process.

Jul 14, 2015, 10:20 ET from DecisionDesk

LAKEWOOD, Ohio, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DecisionDesk, an admissions management solution provider, announced today that San Diego State University (SDSU) has selected DecisionDesk to improve the admissions experience for its prospective students and faculty.

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"We selected DecisionDesk to provide our graduate programs a product that can be customized to each department's needs," said Matt Brown, Director of Information Technology, Graduate & Research Affairs at San Diego State University.  "Additionally, DecisionDesk provides applicant review for our faculty — both on campus and at our partner institutions — which was a big factor in our selection process."

With over 100 graduate programs that drive approximately 10,000 department applications and 20,000 letters of recommendation per year, SDSU needed a centralized solution to automate the department admissions process and to share applications with partner institutions that are part of SDSU's Joint Doctoral Programs. DecisionDesk will simplify the application experience for applicants and letter writers so each program has a highly intuitive, attractive, and clearly-branded application form. Faculty and staff will benefit from an online review process with near real-time insight into each program's applicant pipeline. Another key consideration for SDSU was DecisionDesk's long-standing commitment of providing technical support to both applicants and staff.

"We are thrilled to have SDSU as such an enthusiastic partner," said John Knific, CEO of DecisionDesk. "Freeing up staff time from manual and administrative tasks in the admissions process will enable SDSU to spend more time shaping its world-class graduate programs."  

About DecisionDesk
DecisionDesk is an application and enrollment management solution that streamlines any digital admissions process through intuitive submission, review, and decisioning technology. DecisionDesk liberates statewide campus systems, undergraduate and graduate schools, and individual programs and scholarships, by providing ease of integration with transcript delivery, CRM, SIS, and other SaaS solutions. More than 100 institutions and programs partner with DecisionDesk to achieve their enrollment goals by creating an incredible admissions experience for prospective students, administration, and IT teams. Visit for more information.

About San Diego State University
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 84 areas, master's degrees in 76 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 31,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. For more information, visit

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