Best Practices with Managing Your Applicant Pool
If you're just getting started with managing your applicants, we recommend you review the following information.
- Track applicants during each stage of your admissions process. Review the Local Statuses Best Practices page for additional tips.
- Feature select fields and add an applicant photo to the Applicant Header.
- Add and manage internal admissions notes to applications.
Depending on your CAS, you may also have access to these additional features:
Manual Designations in WebAdMIT
Some application services allow admissions users to add additional designations, or programs, to an applicant. This causes WebAdMIT to treat the applicant as if they'd applied to the added program without the applicant needing to return to their application and submit on their side.
This is generally done when the admissions user would like the applicant to be considered for a program other than the one(s) they applied to. Where applicable, this also prevents the applicant from being required to pay an additional application fee. This feature should be used with caution, as adding a manual designation cannot be undone within WebAdMIT.
Adding Manual Designations
To add Manual Designations, an admissions user must have the Designations panel added to their Work Group.
- Go to the Designations panel on the desired Applicant Details page.
- Click the Add Designation button.
- In the window that appears, select the desired designation and click Submit.
- The new designation appears with Manual listed as its Application Status. If you added Manual Designations to applicants before 2022 Release 4, additional data will appear once the applicant's data is retransmitted into WebAdMIT.
Note that admissions users with access to the newly added Manual designation, but without access to the applicant-selected designation(s), can access most of the applicant's information, including the full application PDF. However, they cannot access GPAs and they will see the Unverified tag in the Applicant Header.