The Common Application Recommendations

The CommonApp Recommendations file contains data points from school forms and submitted recommendations.

  • Many institutions elect not to map this file. Remember that all of the data from the CommonApp Recommendations file is also imported as a PDF material. As such, your readers will be able to access this information in the Slate Reader even if you do not map this file.
  • All data points from the data feeds are associated with a student record, even if those data points are not mapped to a field.
  • Most institutions find that mapping only the Slate Common App ID (which has been pre-mapped) is sufficient for this source format.

Important

If you elect to map this file, do not map any Person-scoped unique identifier pairings such as first name, last name, email, or date of birth. The Slate Common App ID serves as the unique identifier for the appropriate application record.
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