WATERTOWN, Mass.--()--Furthering its mission to ensure orthotic and prosthetic educational programs exceed quality admissions standards, the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is pleased to announce the first centralized application service for orthotic and prosthetic program applicants. Launching this month, the Orthotics and Prosthetics Centralized Application Service (OPCAS) is currently enrolling schools with accredited O&P programs into the service. The following institutions will utilize OPCAS for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle:
“Ultimately, the service provides direct access to all participating O&P schools in one convenient, online location. The participating schools are excited about the benefit this will bring to future students and look forward to seeing an enthusiastic response from the first group of applicants”
- Baylor College of Medicine
- California State University – Domiguez Hills
- Loma Linda University
- St. Petersburg College
- University of Texas – Southwestern
- University of Washington
BENEFITS OF THE SERVICE
OPCAS will streamline and simplify the application process for prospective students applying to multiple programs, thereby reducing both time and cost. The applicant will submit a single application through OPCAS and select his or her schools of choice. Those who apply through OPCAS submit only one set of transcripts, essays and reference letters. The application may be completed all at once or over multiple sessions, and the application fees are payable via e-commerce transaction. Student applicants may then monitor the progress and status of their application online, via phone or email support and a mobile application will be forthcoming.
“Ultimately, the service provides direct access to all participating O&P schools in one convenient, online location. The participating schools are excited about the benefit this will bring to future students and look forward to seeing an enthusiastic response from the first group of applicants,” stated NCOPE Executive Director Robin Seabrook.
In developing OPCAS, NCOPE has chosen to partner with Liaison International, the premier provider of centralized application services for health professions associations. Liaison has a successful, twenty-one year track record in the industry, and is known for providing exceptional support services to college applicants. “Liaison is proud to partner with NCOPE. We look forward to a successful launch of OPCAS,” added George Haddad, president & CEO of Liaison International.
The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. NCOPE has the following responsibilities:
- Promote education in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and raise the standards of education in the field;
- Develop standards for, and accredit orthotics and prosthetics programs;
- Establish accreditation and evaluation procedures in orthotics and prosthetics education;
- Aid the development of new orthotics and prosthetics programs;
- Publish and annual report on orthotics and prosthetics education
For more information about NCOPE, visit http://www.ncope.org.
Liaison International, a privately-held company based in Watertown, MA, was founded in 1990 and has grown significantly in the past twenty-one years. Liaison clients are educational associations/organizations and educational institutions who seek proven and focused solutions. The company’s core competencies are 1) Centralized Application Services™ (CAS) for educational associations, 2) Accreditation Management Systems (eAccreditation) for professional and specialized accrediting agencies, and 3) Annual Survey Systems for the collection of institutional data on behalf of our clients.
For more information about Liaison International, visit www.liaison-intl.com.