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Managing Local Statuses

Creating Local Statuses

Local Statuses allow you to categorize and track applicants throughout the application cycle. You can create as many Local Statuses as needed to match the different stages of your admissions process.

Optionally, Local Statuses can be matched to Decision Codes (AMCAS Admission Action Codes) so that when you change an applicant’s Local Status, WebAdMIT for AMCAS automatically updates the Decision Code. It isn't mandatory that each Local Status be linked to a Decision Code, but you can only set a Decision Code on an applicant by placing the applicant in a Local Status linked to the desired Decision Code.

AAMC uses two sets of business rules that dictate 1) which Decision Codes an applicant can be placed in based on their current Decision Code, and 2) which Decision Codes applicants can be placed in based on the program type they applied to. WebAdMIT for AMCAS honors these Action Sequence Rules when users attempt to change Local Statuses.

To create a Local Status:

  1. Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Local Status.

  1. Click New Local Status.

  1. Enter a name and select whether the status is active.
  2. Select the related Decision Code.  
  3. Choose a color to visually represent your status.
  4. Select an Email Template to link to this Local Status. When an applicant is moved into this Local Status, a dialog box prompts you to send, edit, save as a draft, or do not send the linked email template. Note that this option only appears when email templates exist.
  5. Enter a description, select the programs associated with this status, then click Submit.
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