Allow Updates to Recommendations After Application Submission

Within the Checklist and Checklist by Section portal widgets, there is an option to "Allow Edits to Recommenders". This setting allows students to access the reference page and edit recommendations that have not yet been submitted. The reference checklist section will not populate on the portal if all recommendations have been submitted for the applicant. So, if you want applicants to be able to make changes to their references after they've submitted their application, you'll need to provide them with a link to the application's reference page.

To create the link:

  1. From the navigation, select Database. Then, select Portals. 
  2. From the list, select the portal you'd like to edit.
  3. Click the view you'd like to edit.
  4. From the portal widgets menu at right, insert a Static Content block into the view.
  5. Give the block a name (for example, "Reference Page") and create a link in the body text. The link should go your institution's domain followed by the URL slug /apply/ref


  6. Click Save.

When the student accesses their status portal and clicks on the link you just made, they'll head directly to the reference page, where they can see the references received so far, add new references, exclude references that have come in, and send reminders to awaiting references.

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