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Standard Application Online (SAO)

Streamline your admissions work flow by integrating with the Enrollment Management Association (EMA).

Streamline your admissions work flow by integrating with Enrollment Management Association.

For schools accepting the SAO, Finalsite's integration with EMA means students can apply without filling out a separate application, allowing schools to process a greater volume of applications efficiently.

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What is the SAO?

The Enrollment Management Association created the Standard Application Online to ease the application process for students and schools. It allows families to use a single website to submit applications to a variety of independent schools that align with their interests, while schools can collect all information including biographic information, teacher recommendations, and transcripts online with the opportunity to customize the application with their own supplement.

Students have submitted more than 200,000 applications to independent schools around the world using the Standard Application Online. There is an average 20% growth in applications for schools who adopt the SAO.

Finalsite Apply seamlessly integrates with SAO so you don't have to worry about applications being in two places and so you can use all the features and functionality you need to manage your application process!

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