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Working with Local Statuses

Local Statuses allow you to categorize and track applicants throughout the application cycle. Local Statuses can be created to match the different stages of your admissions process.Optionally, Local Statuses can be matched to AMCAS Admissions Action Codes (Decision Codes).

Changing an Applicant's Local Status

Once Local Statuses have been created, they can be assigned to applicants individually from the Designations panel on the Applicant Details page. They can also be assigned in batch via Lists, Searches, or the Clipboard. Local Statuses are created by a WebAdMIT Administrator, but anyone with the Change Local Statuses permission enabled in their Work Group can assign or update an applicant's Local Status.

If Local Statuses are linked to Action Codes, changes to an applicant’s Local Status will automatically update their Action Code.

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

Updating an Applicant's Status Individually

To change an individual applicant’s status, navigate to the desired Applicant Details page and select the new Local Status from the Local Status drop-down. The available Local Statuses are only those that are linked to valid Action Codes based on Transition Rules (or those with no Action Code linked). Note that applicants in the Received Application Status cannot be placed in an Action Code.


Where applicable, after selecting a Local Status, you’re presented with a window prompting you to select an Effective Date for the Action Code change. For applicants being Accepted, you’re also required to select a Program Type.


If the new Local Status is associated with an email template, another window prompts you to select an action. Click Send to send the email to all applicants, excluding those who already received it.

Updating Applicants' Statuses in Batch

Local Statuses can be changed in batch using List Actions, Search Actions, or Clipboard Actions.To make the Local Status Change, click Change Checked Applicants' Status. You may exclude applicants from your change by unchecking them prior to running the Batch Status Update. Note that applicants in the Received Application Status cannot be placed in an Action Code. Attempting a batch Local Status change where this would occur results in an error.

When using the Change Checked Applicants’ Status feature, a window appears to guide you through three steps.

  1. Select the programs this change applies to, then click Next. Among the checked applicants, only those who applied to programs you select here will have their Local Status changed.
  2. Select your desired new Local Status and click Next. The available Local Statuses are only those linked to valid Action Codes based on Transition Rules. The options are also limited based on the Local Statuses that are enabled for the designations you selected in the previous step. The applicable applicants will be changed to the new Local Status you select here.
  3. Next, where applicable, complete the Required Additional Information area. An Effective Date is required for all decisions. When adding a Matriculated decision, the Accepted Program Type, Campus, and Projected Graduation Date are also required. This information only applies to applicants with a change in their decision. Click Save to confirm your changes.

After clicking Save, you may be presented with a Batch Status Exceptions window. This identifies any applicants whose status could not be changed due to rules violations or invalid entries in the Required Additional Information area. Violations may occur when included applicants experience a change while you are completing the steps outlined above. Click Exit to close the window.

You may also run a Batch Status Update after completing a search by using the Search Actions button. The same options also appear in the Clipboard, when using the Clipboard Actions button.

Reverting an Incorrect Local Status Change

Each applicant’s History panel keeps a record of all Local Status changes. If a Local Status is incorrectly changed, it can also be reverted from the History panel. To revert a Local Status, click Revert to Previous. When the confirmation window appears, click Yes.


Reversions are tracked alongside Local Status Changes in the History panel.


Applying Action Codes to Applicants that Change Their Program Type

When an applicant changes their program type, their previous program is listed in WebAdMIT for AMCAS with the Application Status of Deactivated. To ensure the correct Admissions Actions are reported, please follow the steps below. This allows you to make the needed changes while following transition rules.

When the Applicant Was in a Non-Final Action Code
  1. Change the new (active) program type’s Local Status to one tied to the Admissions Action of “Hold for Information”.
  2. Then change the Local Status again, this time to one that is tied to the correct Admissions Action for the applicant’s active program type.
When the Applicant Was in a Final Action Code
  1. Use the Revert to Previous feature to place the deactivated program type back in a non-final Admissions Action. You may choose to place the applicant in a Local Status that is not tied to an Action Code.
  2. Change the new (active) program type’s Local Status to one tied to the Admissions Action of “Hold for Information”.
  3. Finally, move the new program type’s Local Status to one tied to the correct Admissions Action.



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