Jazzee is the new Graduate Admissions application and review system for UC Berkeley which will 'go live' September 1, 2011. Jazzee was developed and has been used at UCSF for the last several years. The new admissions system is outlined in the Jazzee Diagram.
UCB will implement Jazzee according to the UCB and UCSF Collaboration agreement. The two campuses anticipate that, in the future, additional campuses may want to join the Jazzee Collaboration. A Jazzee Governance structure has been proposed and will be refined in the fall of 2010.
The Jazzee Project at UC Berkeley has two parts: Applications in Jazzee and the Admissions Review in Jazzee.
Applications in Jazzee uses the base code from UCSF to deliver a web-based application to prospective students and an online tool for recommenders to submit their letters on behalf of the applicants. In addition, applicants can upload documents required by Graduate Division and specific documents required by departments. All application data and documents will be stored in the Jazzee database.
Admissions Review in Jazzee, being developed by the UCB Graduate Division, allows departments to view, sort and organize application data and documents for review by their admissions committees – online. Admissions committee members will be able to view their applicants, comment on their credentials, and provide a departmental rank or score of all applicants. Once the committee decisions are made, admission recommendations and denials will be entered to the Jazzee database.
The Jazzee Project Charter outlines the scope and structure of the project.