VSAS® Training for Host Institution Staff

Let the VSAS team prepare you for the upcoming cycle of visiting student applications. Whether you are a brand new staff member at your institution looking for training, or a returning user looking for a refresher, we have an opportunity for you. Our trainings are available for brand new users and returning users who work in VSAS. Find out more information on the sessions below.

Application Processing Training

Do you work in VSAS and review incoming applications? Maybe you only schedule electives for your department, or you approve applications that have been scheduled. If you are involved in any part of processing incoming applications, then we have a training for you!

These one-hour sessions cover how to process your incoming visiting student applications. This includes indicating if applicants meet your institutional requirements, scheduling or denying elective requests, and notifying applicants of decisions. These sessions will not cover the setup portion, or elective catalog management.

This is a great session for department users who are brand new to VSAS or are looking for a refresher.


These training session may cover sections of the software you do not use or need to use.

Date Time Register
Friday, June 30, 2017 10-11 a.m. ET Register Now
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2-3 p.m. ET Register Now
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2-3 p.m. ET Register Now
Monday, September 11, 2017 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET Register Now

Please note: Once you complete the Registration link, you will receive an email with the WebEx information 3 business days before the scheduled session.

Full System Training

These sessions are designed for users who will manage the entire system. This includes the setup of VSAS, as well as processing your incoming VSAS applications.

This session is not for users who will only use a portion of VSAS.

Date Time Register
Monday, July 10, 2017 2-4:30p.m. ET Register Now
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET Register Now

Please note: Once you complete the Registration link, you will receive an email with the WebEx information 3 business days before the scheduled session.

Departmental Training Sessions

Will departmental staff use VSAS to process, schedule, and/or approve applications?

If yes, VSAS can provide a shorter, institution-specific online training session for your departments. Please contact our Training Team at vsastraining@aamc.org for additional information and to schedule a session!

Contact VSAS Training

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

How to Use VSAS® for Host Institutions

This is a a general guide of how to use VSAS®. Since each user is set up to view and complete different host institution tasks in VSAS, the following steps will not apply to all users.

Resources for Staff at VSAS® Host Institutions

These resources are for staff at host institutions of the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®).

VSAS® FAQ for Staff

Get answers to questions frequently asked by staff at institutions participating in the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®).