High School students in Greece are admitted to public Universities based on their final exams during their senior year. They are submitting forms with their information and a selection of schools they want to attend. Last year the ministry of education of Greece decided to simplify the applications procedure by making it web only. Two teams of programmers were formed one managed the web platform for students who finished high school in Greece and another for Greek or foreign students who finished high school abroad.
I was part of the second team which consisted of only two people. I was in charged of building the web platforms and Athanasios Rouskas was something like the project manager bringing me all the specifications and dealing with other departments delays and bureaucracy.
Below you can find screenshots from http://mixanografiko-eksoterikou.opengov.gr/ where the application is hosted.
The web platform was used again this year, with no updates. The second application, which had minor changes to meet the state criteria for foreign students, was actually completed by Rouskas who had never seen php code before but he was so damn eager to learn and he learnt. That application was also used this year here http://mixanografiko-alodapon.opengov.gr
I am actually very proud to see that both platforms are online this year again, 3 years and counting (2011-2013).
The application was build with Zend Framework/MySql/Jquery. Below you can also find the sample documents the system creates with Zend_Pdf for the users to verify that everything went fine.