TurnitinÂ® for Admissions Surpasses 100 College and University Customers
As college and university application deadlines approach, many applicants will have their application essays checked for plagiarism by
TurnitinÃ‚® for Admissions
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — iParadigms, the leading provider of plagiarism prevention and detection solutions, today announced that more than 100 organizations that require original writing as a part of their college application process are using Turnitin for Admissions to help them verify the authenticity of documents and discover plagiarism in admissions materials. Many colleges and universities are using Turnitin for Admissions via two very successful integrations with Hobsons Inc.’s and Liaison International, LLC’s application systems.
One customer, Johns Hopkins University, uses Turnitin for Admissions integrated with Hobsons’ ApplyYourself application system to verify applications to their graduate schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering programs.
“In Turnitin for Admissions, we found a powerful tool that employs self-service and flexibility. In the last few years we have moved to a paperless graduate admissions process and we wanted to provide a mechanism by which our 34 departments could make informed admissions decisions about their 6,500 domestic and international applicants, ” said Anna De Cheke Qualls, Director, Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions at Johns Hopkins University. “After surveying the market, we found that Hobsons’ ApplyYourself application system integrated with Turnitin for Admissions is unparalleled in providing integration between an online application and the authentication of electronic documents submitted by applicants.”
“The problem Turnitin for Admissions solves is present in every type of application process,” said Jeff Lorton, Product and Business Development Manager at Turnitin for Admissions. “We are now working with Ivy League undergraduate programs, graduate and postgraduate programs, scholarship essay contests and providers, and even verifying sermons submitted as part of the application to become ordained ministers.”
Turnitin for Admissions compares submitted documents to an extensive database of Internet content, online sample essay banks, subscription content, and other documents to create a comprehensive Similarity Report. Application essays and other applicant-created documents are verified to help reveal plagiarism, recycled submissions, purchased documents, and other unethical content.
iParadigms, LLC is the world’s leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention. The company’s services include Turnitin for Admissions, a service used by admissions professionals to help make more informed decisions when evaluating candidates’ applications. The company’s solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, CA with an international office located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus. http://www.iparadigms.com and http://www.turnitinadmissions.com.
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