You now have access to the GradCAS Configuration Portal and can set up the program configurations for your school’s application(s). Please review the Configuration Portal guidelines and unique instructions here.

What do I need to do with the Configuration Portal?

If this is your first time enrolling in GradCAS, you need to complete a set of one-time configurations. Review the Before Configuration section to get started. You will need the following information to complete your program page:

  • Program deadline(s) for the application
  • Any information your program collects from each applicant, such as custom questions, program- specific document uploads, or letters of recommendation requirements
  • Text and photo branding from your program's homepage that is used in the application 

How do I access the Configuration Portal?

To access the Configuration Portal, please log in to your WebAdMIT account in the  Prelaunch environment at

Username: your email address

Password: contact the WebAdMIT Support team at 857-304-2020

This environment is used only for configuration.  All information here will be promoted to the production environment just prior to the launch of the application.

Make certain that correct GradCAS cycle is selected from the drop down menu on the top right of the screen (ex. 2018-2019). Expand the Management panel on the left side, and click on the CAS Configuration Portal link. This will open the Configuration Portal in a new tab.

When the new tab is open, click on the GradCAS link on the left side, followed by your institution’s name, and the appropriate cycle link.  This will take you to a list of all your institution’s program designations in GradCAS.  Hover your mouse over the date in the Last Update column to bring up a menu where you can click on Details and start editing the page.

How do I complete my program configurations?

  • To edit your program’s basic information, including deadline, open date, or start term and year, click the Edit button at the bottom of the page.
  • To edit the homepage text or image for a program, click on the paint palette icon at the top of the page, then the Edit link for the item you wish to edit.
  • To edit the program-specific application content, including questions, prerequisites, and documents, click the small window icon at the top of the page, then select the name of the section you wish to update.

After you have made and saved your edits, you can preview them by clicking your institution’s name on the left side of the screen, hovering your mouse over the date in the Last Update column, and clicking on Details again. Click on the eye icon in the Preview column to see exactly what each section will look like to applicants.

To complete the process, click the Submit for Review button at the bottom of the page.

If this is not your first year in GradCAS, how do I roll over and edit program pages from the current cycle?

All program pages from the current cycle will be automatically rolled over to the new cycle and available for editing. Review the Configuration Manual for more information about how to edit pages that have been rolled over.

Do I need to submit my configurations when I finish making edits?

Yes! Once you have completed edits for a program, you must send an email to Elicia Shea, customer solutions manager for GradCAS, to review. She will make sure you have not duplicated any content and have provided accurate instructions for each section (if needed).

To do this, click the Submit for Review button at the bottom of the page with preview icons and the Edit button. Program designations cannot and will not go live on the GradCAS application until you have clicked this Submit for Review button, and no edits to your configurations other than edits to your homepage content or deadline can be made after submission to GradCAS.