Carnegie Mellon University Moves to Paperless Admission: Lean and Green

Share Article

Carnegie Mellon University counselors read anywhere, anytime with FolderWave's Web-based application.

FolderWave has found a tremendous partner in Carnegie Mellon and Mike Steidel.

Carnegie Mellon University, one of the nation's premier institutions of Higher Education, has significantly enhanced its admission processes by implementing FolderWave's 'software as a service' (SaaS) infrastructure and Undergraduate Admission Module. Carnegie Mellon has committed to completely automating its admission process utilizing FolderWave's Web-based offerings in order to simplify, improve and accelerate the admission process. This has enabled Carnegie Mellon to tailor incoming class demographics and provide for future growth while reducing costs. In addition, Carnegie Mellon continues its commitment to be environmentally friendly by virtually eliminating the copying and printing typically done in admission offices.

"We have made some great improvements in the Carnegie Mellon admission processes," said Michael Steidel, Director of Admission. "After successful evaluation by our Information Security Office, we have gone full speed ahead with reading in an online paperless mode. The ability to read wherever and whenever we want has positively impacted our process and staff. In addition to the enormous improvement in the admission process, Carnegie Mellon is well on its way to creating a truly paperless admission office, which is good for the environment, too."
"FolderWave has found a tremendous partner in Carnegie Mellon and Mike Steidel." said Bob Burke, president of FolderWave. "The success of Carnegie Mellon University's FolderWave admission system, coupled with the reliability and security our solutions provide, is further confirmation that the FolderWave services model can clearly contribute to improving the efficiency of the University."

About FolderWave
FolderWave, Inc, of Westford, MA provides secondary and higher education institutions with a fully integrated family of 9 Web-based complete processes. FolderWave is a unique Web-based company offering products and services designed to significantly improve complex, high-volume time-dependent process and data management operations in many operational areas in higher education. The FolderWave strategy is not limited to technology or process but focuses on a complete approach to the problem. Employing Web technologies, outsourced services, document-management, case-management, content-management, and work-process automation in a single fully integrated solution set delivered via the Web. FolderWave has proven it can offer rapid deployment to address a complex problem while demonstrating a significant ROI.

FolderWave currently has the following fully integrated modules in full production:

  •     Inquiry
  •     Online Application (e-forms with multiple uses)
  •     Undergraduate Admission
  •     Graduate Admission
  •     Financial Aid
  •     Transcripts
  •     Development Office (fundraising)
  •     Student Academic Folder
  •     Contracts and Grants

Planned modules include: Health Services and Faculty Recruiting, for more, visit

Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon is a global research university of more than 10,000 students, 70,000 alumni and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university.

At Carnegie Mellon, core values -- innovation, creativity, problem-solving and collaborative teamwork -- provide the foundation for everything Carnage Mellon does. Guided by these values, Carnegie Mellon students experience a distinctive education that gives them tools to pioneer solutions through an approach that values both teamwork and leadership. The effect is both far-reaching and close to home. Its real-world impact is visible within local communities, across the country and around the world.

The University consists of seven schools and colleges: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, H. John Heinz III College, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science, and the Tepper School of Business.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

FolderWave, Inc.
978-392-2055 ext. 201
Email >
Visit website