The Wall Street Journal has reported that for the class of 2013 MIT Sloan Admissions will no longer use physical applications to evaluate candidates but are switching to iPads.
This move is estimated to save the school about $10,000 a year and will help create a more efficient process.
MIT is no stranger to adopting to new technology as one of the first top business schools to require online applications.
It would be interesting to see how the admissions process unfolds with this new approach.
At the very least, I see many of the admissions board members breathing a sigh of relief from having to log hundreds of florescent folders between their homes and the school.
I’m sure many other top schools will be watching how this unfolds. Perhaps we are looking at the new phase in the admission world.