When building out the Slate-hosted application, several techniques are available to manage application deadlines, including round settings, prompt settings, or filters within custom application pages and/or submission requirements.
For the Slate-hosted application only, a deadline can be configured on an application round. If a deadline is set, applications in the round cannot be opened, edited, or submitted by the applicant after this date and time. The deadline also applies to the application fee, although a grace period can be set allowing application fee payments for a defined number of days beyond the deadline for application submission.
Setting a deadline on the round works well if there is a broad-based deadline for a large group of students, such as first-year or transfer applicants, or if rounds are program or term specific, such as "2019 Fall First-Year" or "MBA."
To set a deadline on a round:
Conditional Logic in Application Pages
The display of available program of study and entry term options can be managed using conditional logic on a custom application page within the Slate-hosted application. By configuring prompt conditions, deadlines for specific programs can be set and the available entry terms can update conditionally based on an applicant's selection for program of study (major).
Prompts using this conditional logic will appear available for selection as long as the current date is before the date specified.
To configure a deadline via prompt conditions within an Application Page scoped form:
To display a prompt within a set date range, add the Current Date filter a second time and set the operator to > the first available date. Setting the filter to 'Current Date > 07/31/2018' displays the prompt from August 1 to January 1.
To enforce deadlines at the point of application submission, use similar logic as outlined above, but instead create hard fail submission requirements in the Application Logic tool for each prompt value. For more information, refer to the Submission Requirements.
Prompt Effective & Expiration Date/Time Settings
Prompts can also be configured with Effective Date/Time and Expiration Date/Time values to specify when a prompt should appear in ANY form or application page where it is being used. Note that Effective Date/Time and Expiration Date/Time are set in Eastern Time.