This article will walk you through how to successfully set up an application stage in your site. When you first create a program, an Application Stage with basic settings will automatically be created for you in your workflow. In some cases, however, your processes may require more than one Application Stage.
In order to create a new application stage:
To access the Settings section of your stage:
You can set up basic details about the stage in the Settings section:
|Title||Edit the Title of your Stage. This is an alternative to the inline process.|
|Include Instructions||Provide instructions for your applicants that enter this stage. Use the text editor to style the text to make it more customized within your site.|
|Application Open Date/Time||Enter the date/time the application will open.|
Applicants will not be able to edit any tasks until this date has passed.
Enter the time you wish for the application to close.
|Application Close Date/Time||Enter the Date/Time the application will close.|
Applicants will no longer be able to access tasks within the stage after the deadline. For more information refer to How to Set a Deadline on a Stage.
|Grace Period||The Grace Period is in HOURS. This setting provides applicants with additional time to complete tasks within this stage.|
The grace period is not displayed to applicants and is an internal setting to determine when to close the program.
|Allow Editing After Submit||This setting allows applicants to continue editing applications after they have submitted it.|
This will allow Applicants to edit if their application remains in the same stage. If the application is moved to the next stage upon submittal the applicants will no longer be able to make edits.
|Set Status||Display a status to applicants when their application enters this stage.|
To access the Tasks section of the stage:
An Application Stage requires applicant tasks for applicants to complete.
To add a task:
There are 6 different types of applicant tasks available:
This section allows you to create messages that will be displayed to applicants and recommenders upon completion of the stage.
Following the submission of their application, applicants will also be presented with the option to navigate to...
Following the submission of their recommendation, recommender will be presented with the option to navigate to:
Within the Stage Visibility section, you can set:
This stage allows you to set which tasks are visible to all applicants that pass through the stage. Each task within the stage will be available to configure the visibility.
If you have multiple application stages you can also enable whether the applicant should be able to View the tasks in the other stages.
Additionally, you can also determine which applicant tasks will be viewable to your recommenders that are able to view the application. This can be useful, for example, if you want your recommenders to be able to view certain application tasks but not others.
Stage automations allow you to create an automatic action within the stage. Common examples are sending emails, moving applications to the next stage, or hiding tasks from applicants.
When the stage is created it will be automatically populated with a few automations to get you started:
This section contains the Name of the Task, the current status (Active/Inactive), and Actions you can take on the automation.
To Edit the Automation:
For More Actions:
The actions you can take are: