EC.001.1 Admissions to Matriculation

User Acceptance Test Overview

Applicants can enter the PeopleSoft system using different paths. If the person record is already established in PeopleSoft, the admissions process can be used to update the Person Record or else it creates the Person Record and establishes a User ID for the applicant. Most students will use the Online Admissions Application- Portal  (OAAP) to apply for admissions. Based on questions entered as the applicant applies to establish the type of student they are (general admissions, running start, Basic Education), different types of data are gathered which can include: Applicant Biographical and contact information, applicant program of interest, admit term, citizenship and visa data, prior education data, emergency contact data, residency data, etc. After the applicant submits their application the system runs a search process to determine if their person record exists in the system and either updates or creates the user. If a possible match is identified but not clear, the application can go to a suspense table for the colleges to evaluate prior to matching to an existing user profile or creating the new user record. This application suspense process is important to prevent duplicate records being entered from the Online Admissions Application.

Once applications have been entered they will need to go through a process called Matriculation which establishes their student program record in PeopleSoft. The creation of the student program in PeopleSoft is important for many downstream processes such as activation for a term, enrollment appointments, financial aid processing, enrollment and eventually program completion. Applicants will also need to add or validate residency information as residency has a downstream impact on tuition calculation. The final step in the admissions process is sending admissions letters to students, communicating with them that they have a student profile established and giving them the next steps in the process toward enrollment.

To use this UAT guide first review the business process flow diagram below, which outlines the various steps to complete the test activities.  Note that the business process flow diagram has distinct places where one can start testing this process, noted by a green 'Start' circle.  Use the diagram, following the arrows to each step that must be executed.  Use the Quick Reference Guide (QRGs) links, also below, to find the instructions on how to execute each step.  The Quick Reference Guides are numbered to match each box on the flow diagram to assistant testers with following the flow of the business process.  Once testing is complete for each box on the flow diagram, click the link in the Next Step (Tier 2) in the High Level UAT Framework section to access the next UAT Guide.


Minimum Test Case (Data) Scenarios:

  • A New Student applies via OAAP
  • A Returning ctcLink student (with an EMPL ID) applies via OAAP
  • Running Start applicant applies via OAAP
  • Transitional student applies via OAAP
  • Student Applies through OAAP and the application is suspended (post go-live
  • An applicant has an existing OAAP registration account but can’t remember the password, creates a new account using a different email and applies
  • Managing Suspense Management

An applicant on OAAP selected the wrong admit type (staff member needs to update the admit type and validate Residency and Student Group coding)

An applicant on OAAP selected the wrong admit term (staff member needs to update the admit term and perhaps the effective date on the application)

An OAAP applicant states that their residency is coded incorrectly (Use Application search to review residency answers, gather residency evidence and update residency)

Links to User Acceptance Test 'How To' Information:

Overview of User Acceptance Testing

Security Matrix Mapping Information

The information below provides those  completing the Security Matrix Mapping templates with the Menus, Pages  and Role names needed to execute the User Acceptance Testing relevant to  this UAT guide.

EC.001.1 - Create an account in OAAP

MENU: External Link
ROLE NAME: No role needed to apply using OAAP

EC.001.2 OAAP General Application w/Fee Waiver

MENU: External Link
ROLENAME: No role needed to apply using OAAP

EC.001.3 OAAP General Application w/ Fee

MENU: External Link
ROLENAME: No role needed to apply using OAAP

EC.001.4 OAAP Submitting an Admissions Application

MENU: External Link
ROLENAME: No role needed to apply using OAAP

EC.001.5 Suspense Management

MENU: Student Admissions> Application Transaction Mgmt> Application Transactions
MENU: Student Admissions> Application Entry> Add Application

EC.001.6 Matriculate Applications:

MENU: Student Admissions > Application Maintenance > Maintain Applications

EC.001.7 Manage Residency:

MENU: Campus Community> Personal Information> Identification> Residency Data
ROLENAME: ZZ CC Personal Info Student

EC.001.8 Send Admission Letter:

MENU: Campus Community> 3C Engine> Run 3C Engine

PDF Version of Flow Diagram for Printing


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