Case Study: Helsinki Summer School

Helsinki Summer School

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Helsinki Summer School is organised annually in August by the University of Helsinki. It is an international, Summer School offering courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics.

How were things done before DreamApply?

Before DreamApply, we used an online, form creator to build an application for our summer school students. The form was connected to both our database and e-mail systems.  

Why did you decide to use DreamApply as your application management system?

Our previous database system, made by our in-house team, was discontinued and as our needs became more complex and diverse, we decided to upgrade our entire system with an outside resource.

We had to find a new way to handle the Summer School applications as well as the course applications from the teachers. After reviewing several options, we found DreamApply to be the best solution for us. We’ve been pleased since making the change. It has been delivered upon our needs and wants.

How have the results been with DreamApply?

We use the system to organise both a course proposal application round and the student application round, including student selections. With DreamApply, handling applications is quick and easy and much of the communication with student applicants has been automatized.

Course coordinators (teachers) can easily review student applications in DreamApply. Coordinators will receive a notification by email once a new application has been flagged for them to review.

DreamApply has provided tracking which simplifies our ability to manage at every stage of the funnel (from first page visit to enrolment) allowing us to prioritise and focus our marketing efforts.

How would you describe DreamApply’s configuration, usability, and support?

From the beginning, it has been straightforward and stress-free. Configuration was quick and thorough and updating the system for annual application rounds is quite easy, as well. While minimally needed, the Client Happiness team is always there to support us in a responsive and attentive manner.

We’re very satisfied with the DreamApply system and it’s working very well for our purposes. We’re happy to recommend the Dream Apply system to any Summer School.

Helsinki Summer School
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