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Creating Field and Composite Lists


WebAdMIT for AMCAS allows you to group and manage applicants by common criteria. These criteria are organized into field groupings, and field groupings are listed alphabetically in the List Manager. Click the arrow to the left of the field grouping to expand the list and view all selectable fields.

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Once you create a list, you can access it as needed and perform various actions. Lists are dynamic and update as your applicant pool changes.

Using the Menu Bar, open the Applicant Lists panel, then click List Manager.

Creating a Field List

Use field lists to search for applicants using and/or criterion. For example, you can create a list that contains female applicants who are in-state (i.e. female and in-state), or a list that contains applicants who reside in a regional area (i.e. MA or CT or VT or RI).


  1. From the List Manager page, click the New Field List button.
  2. Name the list and determine whether or not it appears on the Menu Bar under the Applicant Lists panel (this option provides you with quick access to run the list).
  3. Use the Work Groups drop-down to decide which other groups of users are allowed to view the list. Click the green plus sign to allow all Work Groups to view it.
  4. Determine if you want your query to match all or any of the rules you will subsequently establish. You can think of this as AND/OR logic, except in WebAdMIT for AMCAS and = all and any = or.
  5. Next, create a query by selecting a field, an operator, and criteria.
  6. If applicable, click the plus and minus signs to add or remove criteria. When you are finished adding criteria, click Submit.


Note: for fields with many options, WebAdMIT offers a “type ahead” criterion field. Once you begin typing, suggestions appear to complete your criterion.


Using List Operators

The fields you select are associated with several operators, as follows:

Field Type

Available Operators

All Field Types

  • Equals

Lookup, String, Numeric, and Date

  • Does Not Equal
  • Is Null
  • Is Not Null
String Only
  • Contains
  • Does not contain
  • Begins with
  • Does not begin with
  • Ends with
  • Does not end with
Numeric and Date
  • Less than
  • Less than or equal to
  • Greater than
  • Greater than or equal to
Date Only
  • Within last... days

Excluding Null Values

When searching your applicant pool, consider including a second operator of Is Not Null if you wish to ignore empty fields. This ensures your resulting list includes only those applicants with data in a given field.

For example, if you want a list of applicants who reported Experiences outside of the United States, but you don’t want to include the applicants who did not report any Experience at all:

  • Include applicants who match all your rules, and
  • Use the operators does not equal and is not null.

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Fields with Multiple Values

Some applicant questions may result in multiple answers. For example, an applicant could report speaking multiple languages, having multiple ethnicities, or having multiple parents.

When you create a list on a field with multiple values, the resulting list includes any applicant that has at least one value meeting the defined conditions. For example, if you would like to see all applicants who have a parent from a country other than the United States, create a list on the field Country of Legal Residence in the field group Parents/Guardians and include the operators:

  • Country does not equal United States
  • Country is not null

The resulting list includes all applicants who have at least one parent that meets these conditions, but this does not mean that all parents are from a non-US country.

Creating a Composite List

Use composite lists if you need to create a more advanced search that uses multiple sets of query criteria. Specifically, composite lists allow you to combine ‘any’ and ‘all’ functions in one list. For example, you can create a list that contains:

  • All applicants residing in NY and in the Hold for Information AMCAS Action code, and
  • All applicants residing outside of NY and in the Alternate List Decision Code.
  1. Before creating a composite list, follow the steps above to create the necessary Field Lists.
  2. From the List Manager page, click the New Composite List button and begin customizing your new list.
  3. Use the Work Groups drop-down to decide which other groups of users are allowed to view the list.
  4. Select the appropriate query options, including whether you want the applicant to appear in the list. You can select up to five lists.
  5. When you are finished adding your criteria, click Submit. 



Note: search queries are case-insensitive. Additionally, when searching on numeric fields such as GPA or hours, you can only use numbers and decimals. For example, search 1000 instead of 1,000, or 3000.00 instead of 3,000.00.

List Actions

Once your list has generated, a List Actions button appears. List Actions allow you to complete a batch action on all applicants included in the list.


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