Here are some reasons you may need to revert the Common Application:
- You need a student to answer a new question you added on the Common Application.
- The student did not answer an eligibility question correctly, which affected the Opportunities they qualified for.
Use caution when reverting the Common Application and only do so if you need the applicant to answer additional questions.
Understand that the applicant is able to change any questions on the Common Application, which can affect the opportunities they qualify for. You should caution the applicant to only edit the question you need changed. Changing other questions may change their eligibility for other Opportunities.
- After an applicant re-submits their Common Application, their responses will be run through the eligibility rules again. If they qualify for additional opportunities, requests for those opportunities will be created.
- If they qualify for the same opportunities again, new applications for those opportunity requests will not be created. This is why you should not delete or abandon existing opportunity requests when you revert the Common Application.
- If they no longer qualify for an opportunity that they previously qualified for, that opportunity request will remain on your dashboard unless you choose to delete or abandon the opportunity request. After the applicant has re-submitted their common application, you can use the eligibility center results to compare against the applicant’s request history.
When you revert the Common Application, make sure to notify the applicant that it has been sent back to them. They are not automatically notified.
Revert the Common Application
Navigate to the User Summary page.
Access the User Summary page by clicking on the applicant’s last name in the user search page or from the submitted status by clicking on the applicant name.
Click the Request History tab, then click [View Request] next to the Common Application.
Scroll down to the Advanced Options on the Request tab, select Application Draft from the Revert Status drop-down, then click Revert Status.
Make sure to notify the student to go in and make the changes to the application and re-submit.