Jenzabar SONIS Product Sheet

Jenzabar SONIS Product Sheet

A Scalable Student System Designed for Campus Growth

Jenzabar SONIS is a powerful and configurable cloud student information system that enables specialized and growing institutions to improve staff efficiency, student engagement, and institutional success. Jenzabar SONIS powers your admissions, registration, grading, billing, course management, financial aid, and other administrative departments. With specialized functionality for medical, faith-based, career and technical schools, and international and continuing education programs, Jenzabar SONIS helps growing institutions do more with less.

At a Glance

Jenzabar SONIS’ modern interface and robust built-in communications enable you to bridge the gap between students and staff and ensure you can deliver the frictionless experience that students have come to expect. Jenzabar SONIS also enables students to register for courses, pay bills, conduct degree audits—and more— at any time, from any device, thereby providing learners with the agency and tools they need to succeed. Admissions staff can better handle their prospect pipeline with a comprehensive suite of recruiting and admissions tools, including an online application, automated communications, and tracking plans.

With a centralized database and the flexibility to integrate with your preferred third-party systems, Jenzabar SONIS also enables you to eliminate silos and make data-informed decisions that can drive campus growth.


  • Connect students and staff through an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly cloud platform.
  • Securely manage student data, share academic records, and make data- informed decisions with advanced query tools and over 280 preconfigured reports.
  • Engage students and increase meaningful outreach to applicants and prospects with personalized, automated communications.
  • Improve staff efficiency by optimizing business processes, streamlining workflows, and automating manual tasks.
Jenzabar SONIS

One of the top benefits for us is just how easy it is to use Jenzabar SONIS; it’s easy to teach, and it’s easy to learn. But the other thing I appreciate is just how much leverage you get out of Jenzabar SONIS for the dollars you’re spending. It’s absolutely phenomenal.

Austin Blair
Director of Admissions and Registrar
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Configurable Technology to Transform Your Campus

Strengthen student engagement and keep operations running smoothly without overburdening your staff.

Drive Student Success

Your students lead busy live and require the ability to engage with multiple departments across campus at any time, from anywhere. Jenzabar SONIS provides 24/7/365 access to vital services through an easy-to-use, mobile-first interface.

With its robust communications capabilities, Jenzabar SONIS lets you and your students seamlessly connect. You can support students throughout their entire lifecycle—from interested prospects to committed alumni— with personalized communications. Automated workflows let you send the right message through the right channel at the right time.

Improve Campus Operations

Jenzabar SONIS’ user interface can improve staff engagement and operations. With a centralized database, you can provide wider access to data so teams across campus can make more informed decisions and eliminate silos.

With advanced query tools, preconfigured reports, and an integrated business intelligence solution, Jenzabar SONIS equips you to make data-driven decisions. The preconfigured reports—including prospect reports, marketing reports, admissions reports, financial reports, donor reports, student roster reports, and more—cover all departments.

Configure Jenzabar SONIS to Your Needs

Jenzabar SONIS provides unmatched flexibility. Accommodate any program credit structure or start and end dates. Define courses the way you want to. Configure your system with the values and terminology that work best for your institution. Upload your school logo to represent your brand and control which features are enabled in the system.

Expand your capabilities via pre-built integrations to other Jenzabar solutions, including Jenzabar Financial Aid, Jenzabar Recruitment, Jenzabar eLearning, and Jenzabar Chatbot. You can also integrate with many commonly used third-party systems for learning management, payment processing, accounting, and more.

Jenzabar SONIS is making the university functional from every aspect, making sure the administrators have the pieces that they need and that they have the data they need to make the right decisions.

Devona Sewell
Director of Registration and Records
University of Saint Mary of the Lake

A Modern Student Information System Built to Power Your Digital Campus

Recruitment and Admissions

Jenzabar SONIS can be configured to personalize and automate the way you connect with students. Improve engagement and increase efficiency while ensuring no prospective students fall through the cracks.

  • Design targeted campaigns with automated communications.
  • Manage prospect cards, to-dos, and notifications from a centralized dashboard.
  • Configure online inquiry pages and enable multiple online applications.
  • Empower applicants to monitor their progress and upload/download documents directly from the applicant portal.
  • Allow applicant references to electronically send recommendations directly to the school.
  • Create enrollment and applicant tracking reports and assign recruiters in bulk.
  • Integrate with Jenzabar Recruitment and other popular third-party systems.

Financial Aid

Jenzabar SONIS can help you automate the entire financial aid process, eliminating hours of tedious paperwork and increasing the amount of time your staff has available to help students.

  • Personalize award letters and send automatic disbursement notifications.
  • Capture and track student loan information as well as manage defaults.
  • Enable students to view, accept, reject, or modify awards online.
  • Import multiple ISIR data files at once and use native award processing or import awards and disbursements from Jenzabar Financial Aid, EDExpress, PowerFAIDS, Regent Award, and others.
  • Easily calculate the cost of attendance and potential aid for each student, improving your ability to offer support.
  • Automatically calculate Satisfactory Academic Progress to determine eligibility.
  • Integrate with Jenzabar Financial Aid.

Student Billing

Simplify the student billing process and make education more affordable by providing learners with a wide range of payment options. Jenzabar SONIS supports flexible billing capabilities so you can handle a variety of enrollment scenarios. On the back end, Jenzabar SONIS can make the internal billing process more streamlined and intuitive for staff.

  • Enhance your tracking abilities by automatically posting fees to student financial records.
  • View billing histories in real time, customize billing statements, and print and export 1098-Ts directly to students and send efiles to the IRS.
  • Process transactions in bulk, import transactions, and automatically generate charges for standard tuition and fees.
  • Adapt charges to student attributes and create custom budget and payment plans.
  • Support 6 online payment gateways and export to 8 general ledger systems.
  • Build reports and drill down into full student ledgers.

Student Information

Jenzabar SONIS provides you in-depth insight into your students, allowing you to view and update their biographic records as you closely track their academic journey.

  • Increase student retention by accessing more than 280 out-of-the-box reports, including a new at-risk report and alerts.
  • Manage the entire student lifecycle through an easy-to-use document management system with more than 80 student record pages.
  • Automate course management and perform degree audits.
  • Centralize student health records, registration, and transcripts.
  • Track housing assignments, dorm and room details, related charges, and parking.
  • Deliver personalized career and placement services.
  • Integrate with Jenzabar Chatbot, our award-winning online chatbot.

Course Management

Provide the learning management resources your faculty needs to deliver courses in a way that matches how today’s students learn across modalities.

  • Support credits/clock hours and design competency-based curricula.
  • Update course materials and syllabi and view or edit student rosters.
  • Create and manage online assignments, tests, quizzes, and forums.
  • Enter grades, take attendance, administer course evaluations, and communicate with students.
  • Integrate with Jenzabar eLearning and other popular third-party learning management systems.


Formulate and execute winning development campaigns that incorporate automated communications to engage alumni and nurture lasting relationships with donors.

  • View donor interests, as well as employment, volunteer, giving, and event attendance histories.
  • Track donor activity and gift management and assign personalized giving levels based on donations.
  • Manage donor pledges, payments, and fundraising events.
  • Centralize alumni and fundraising reports.

Flexible Technology to Support Multiple Institution Types

Jenzabar SONIS is perfectly designed for specialized or growing schools with staffing and resource constraints.

2-Year and 4-Year Colleges or Universities

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an established institution, Jenzabar SONIS can help you run your operations smoothly without breaking the bank.

  • Whether your school is just starting up, is growing, or has plans to grow, Jenzabar SONIS will scale with you.
  • Maximize staff efficiency by automating traditionally manual tasks and business processes.
  • Manage student data and share academic records securely on a modern cloud system.
  • Easily integrate with other campus systems already in place.

Career and Technical Education Schools

Jenzabar SONIS offers the flexibility to launch and manage competency-based education (CBE) and other specialized programs for non-traditional students and the business community.

  • Capture student clock hours, credits, and/or CE credits.
  • Enroll students into programs with subsequent milestones and competencies.
  • Enter gradebook scores regardless of start date or level.
  • Support a wide array of majors, programs, and courses.
  • Support local business community sponsors of apprentice programs.

Continuing Education Programs

Jenzabar SONIS allows students and community members to access continuing and community education courses by removing the admissions process as a barrier to entry.

  • Provide easy to use registration, billing, and payment options for CE students in their own portal.
  • List your courses by area of interest and allow for multi-course/bundle discounts.
  • Award certificates to your students upon successful completion.

International Schools

Jenzabar SONIS has built-in language translation functionality, making it an ideal student system for institutions around the globe.

  • Keep users connected no matter where they are by enabling web-based access.
  • Unite your multi-cultural community by supporting multiple languages.
  • Accommodate unique, international course requirements.