Require Materials

Inserting Submission Requirements

Hard and Soft Fails can be added to an application through the Application Logic function within Slate:

  1. Click Database on the navigation bar and select Application Logic.
  2. Click Insert.
  3. Enter the following configurations for each desired submission requirement:
    • Status: Set to Active.
    • Folder: Keep your records organized by putting them in a folder. Select Other to create a new folder.
    • Type: Set to Submission Requirement.
    • Name: Provide the name that will appear if the applicant is missing information.
    • Warning: Select Hard Fail or a Soft Fail.
    • Group: Optional. Add a group here to quickly restrict the requirement to only the applicants who meet the group criteria you set up earlier. Slate automatically includes the filter criteria for the group in the requirement rule.
    • Base: Select Applications.

    Select the Light Bulb   for a complete listing of all setting descriptions.

Require a Material

This submission requirement prevents submission of the application if the applicant has not uploaded a specific material.

Within the Application Logic configuration, set the following:

  • Section: Select the custom application page
  • Filters
    • Material Count by Type (with Dates) - Returns applicant records based on having a material uploaded to their record, a specified count and a date range of when the material was uploaded. The Start and End dates are optional, so when left blank, the submitted dates of the materials are ignored. Select "< 1"

  Who will see this submission requirement?

Applicants who do not have an Essay material.

Require at Least One Material on a Page

This submission requirement prevents submission of the application if the applicant has not uploaded at least one of the specified materials.


Within the Application Logic configuration, set the following:

  • Section: Select the custom application page
  • Filters
    • Material Count by Type (with Dates) - Returns applicant records based on having a material uploaded to their record, a specified count and a date range of when the material was uploaded. The Start and End dates are optional, so when left blank, the submitted dates of the materials are ignored. Select ">= 1"

  Does this require both?

An applicant only needs to have one of the material types submitted. Once one of these materials exists for an application, the application will no longer meet filter criteria and this submission requirement will not appear on the Review page. Think of the " , " as an inherit "OR" within the filter.

Who will see this submission requirement? Applicants who do not have either the Essay Option 1 material or the Essay Option 2 material.

Important

Modify for your needs! If your institution allows applicants to choose a single essay among a number of options, use this example for your submission requirement.
Require Multiple Materials on a Page

This submission requirement prevents submission of the application if the applicant has not uploaded the minimum number of materials, based on material type.

Within the Application Logic configuration, set the following:

  • Section: Select the custom application page
  • Filters
    • Material Count by Type (with dates) - Returns applicant records based on having a material uploaded to their record, a specified count and a date range of when the material was uploaded. The Start and End dates are optional, so when left blank, the submitted dates of the materials are ignored.

  Why Material Count?

If you require at least two essays to be submitted on your Essays page, use the Material Count by Type (with dates) filter to ensure that at least two of the selected material types exist for the application.

Who will see this submission requirement? Applicants who have less than two of the selected materials uploaded on the Essays page.

Important

Modify for Your Needs! If your institution allows applicants to choose a single essay among a number of options, use this example for your submission requirement.

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