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For Colleges: Configuring Your Application

Customer Support Team Updated by Customer Support Team

This article only applies to Coalition colleges who accept applications from Scoir.

Learn how colleges can customize the information students are required to include in their applications.

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How to Configure Your Application

To get started, go to Application > Configure and click Edit Configuration in the upper right hand corner.

Only users with the Application Manager role will be able to make changes on the Configure page.

Applicant Types

Next, choose which applications your college wishes to accept from Scoir. This can include First Year Students and/or Transfer students. You can enable or disable these by using the toggle. Toggling this off for one of the options (for example, toggling 'Transfer' applicant types off) will disable the corresponding sections.

Application Details

This section includes information your college may wish to require from the applicant. The configurable sections are shown first and can be checked or unchecked depending on whether you'd like to receive that information.

These sections include:

  • Demographic Information (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • 9th-11th Grade Coursework (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • 12th Grade Coursework (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • In-Progress College Coursework (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • Completed College Coursework (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • Additional Exams (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • English Proficiency Tests (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • Honors and Distinctions (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • Activities and Experiences (See how this appears for students in the Application Profile here)
  • Coalition Essay

Core sections of Application Details are all set to required and cannot be edited, as shown below:

For a detailed breakdown about what information is collected in each section of Application Details, see our Application Profile Specification. This is also linked within Application Details for easy access.

Standardized Test Scores

In this section, you'll set your institution's standardized test policy and indicate whether or not your school allows for or requires self reported test scores. There are three options for the standardized test policy:

  1. Requires Scores
  2. Test Optional
  3. Test Blind

To indicate your institution is test optional, you must set your Standardized Test Policy to 'Test-Optional.' If your school will accept self-reported test scores, you must then select the checkbox. Both steps need to be completed.

Selecting the 'Accept self-reported test scores via Scoir application' checkbox to 'Yes' when you have selected 'Requires Scores' for your Standardized test policy requires that scores be self-reported.
Selecting the 'Accept self-reported test scores via Scoir ' checkbox to 'Yes' when you have selected 'Test-Optional' for your Standardized test policy makes it optional that scores be self-reported. This indicates that you will also accept test scores through other methods than self-reporting, such as through Scoir.

If you do choose to accept test scores, when students complete their Application Profile, they'll see this:

You can also see in further details about how this looks for students here.

Explore other scenarios and their impact to the applicant experience below:

Scenario

Test Policy

Self-Reported?

Applicant Experience

1

Required

Yes

The SAT/ACT section requirement must be satisfied. Highest scores are sent to your college when the application is initiated.

2

Required

No

The SAT/ACT section is hidden from the student.

3

Test Optional

Yes

Similar to Scenario 1, but the student can indicate if they'd like to share their self-reported test scores with the college. If they indicate that they'd like to share scores, highest scores are sent to your college upon initiation.

4

Test Optional

No

The SAT/ACT section is hidden from the student.

5

Test-Blind

Disabled

The SAT/ACT section is hidden from the student.

Additional Tests

Indicate if you'd like to include Additional Tests in this section. If you choose to enable this section, you'll also be able to enter additional details for the applicant.

English Proficiency Tests

Indicate if you'd like to include English Proficiency Tests in this section. If you choose to enable this section, you'll also be able to enter additional details for the applicant.

Profile PDFs

Here, you can indicate if you would like to include Race & Ethnicity details and/or SAT/ACT scores in the Application Profile PDFs. Note that the option to include SAT/ACT scores will be selected by default.

Fee Waiver Details

Choose the application fee-waiver criteria that will be supported by your institution:

Be sure to select one option for each, even if that is 'not applicable'. Each row must be complete.

Students who qualify for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Students who have received a College Board, ACT, and/or NACAC fee waiver

Students who are participating in TRiO programs

Students who receive a Pell Grant

Students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. Armed Forces

Students who self-identify as the first in their family to attend college

Students whose family receives public assistance

Students enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families

Students who live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless

Students who are a ward of the state or an orphan

Students who receive need-based scholarships elsewhere

Students who are being assisted by any college or university access program

You can see how this looks for students here.

Supplemental Details

Indicate any required college essays or additional questions that need to be completed by the applicant. You'll also be able to enter additional details in the Supplement Essay Prompts about the supplemental essay. All of this information will be shown to students.

Additional Details

Any notes or further instructions about your institution's application requirements can be added to help students better navigate.

Admissions Contact

Enter the primary point of contact information who Scoir can contact with any questions regarding your application settings.

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