Date of Award

Spring 7-1-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Ronghua Shan

Second Advisor

Michael Tu

Third Advisor

Stephen Krebsbach


Students planning to pursue higher education often require researching various factors and the available option for getting into Universities based on their test score. At the same time Universities or Educational Institutions need a real time system which is capable of keeping track of data like the number of students applied and their individual details. The main idea of this project is to develop a web application as a solution for the above stated problems. The main purpose of this project is to create an application which acts as a standalone web interface between the prospective students and the educational institutions. This project eliminates the need for the student to personally visit the university to find out the real time availability of the admissions. It is very common for universities to develop a web application and host it on one of their servers and make it available to the users. The problems with this approach is the amount of resources required, high maintenance and setup cost, skilled professional to maintain, crash and error prone data storage etc. The application is required for the institutions only a few times a year and it will sit idle all the rest. With the advances in technology and the availability of concepts like Cloud computing it is very optimal to create software as a service and host it a third party server and access it when required. This provides a very cost effective and highly efficient solution for all the problems stated above. This current project is an attempt to integrate both cloud and web counselling application which indirectly results in overcoming the above discussed problems. This project is proposed to isolate problems that are associated to the existing system and improvise the entire counselling process to a better efficient one.