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Where to Find New Applicants

There are three main ways to find new applicants:

  1. Daily Digest
  2. Latest Activity
  3. Applicants Roster

Daily Digest

The Daily Digest is an email that any admin user can receive on a daily basis. It includes information on the Inquiries, Applicants, and Admitted Students from the previous 24 hours, as well as on other activities in the system such as submitted forms and documents, interviews scheduled, etc.

Configuring Daily Digest Settings

Navigate to Settings > School Settings > Academic Information to choose what time of day the Daily Digest is sent. Click Save Changes.

Each admin user can subscribe to the Daily Digest, or it can be enabled for them, via Settings > Staff Directory and click on the name of that user.

Scroll down to the Notifications section and check the box for Send Daily Digest Email & Scheduled Export. Click Save Changes.

Latest Activity

At the bottom of the Admin Dashboard, under the Latest Activity, you will see a summary of the most recent activity in OpenApply. This will indicate:

  • New applicants, who have recently applied
  • Changes in Admissions Status (e.g. Students who are admitted)
  • Notes from Interviews or Internal Notes between Admissions Staff
  • Updates to Applicant Profiles (e.g. Family updating their address, transcript uploads)

All activity is shown by default, with the most recent activities at the top.

Click the Filter dropdown to view specific types of activity (e.g. Student Message, Comment, Status Change).

Applicants Roster

Click on Inquiries or Applicants on the left panel. The applicants are displayed with key information in columns.

  1. Click the three dots icon to customise which columns are shown
  2. Choose to show the Application Date (and/ or Enquiry Date) column and click Save to display this column
  3. Click the small arrow icon on the Application Date column to sort by Application Date. Click again to show the most recent applicants first