Last Updated: June 16, 2010
August 2009
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Electronic Application Production Underway
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Work on 2010 electronic applications is well underway, and many of you have submitted your documents to us and completed your participation forms. If you want your application to be available online on September 1, time is running out! September 1 is the most popular date for applications to become available, so please get your materials to your regional support team right away.

Remember, we need at least six to eight weeks to process an application once we receive all of your application documents and participation form.

Remember also that you now have some new options for your e-apps:

  1. Require any field. If you choose to use this feature, the applicant will be unable to Check Out or Submit the application until the required fields are completed.
  2. Specify a maximum field length for fill fields. For single-line fields, when the text the applicant types reaches the field limit, he or she will be prohibited from typing any additional information. For multiline fields, a Help message will display when the applicant attempts to save his or her application, stating that the number of allowed characters has been exceeded. The applicant can then revise the answer.
  3. Designate drop-down lists for certain fields. You can now have predefined responses that will display as drop-down lists on your electronic application for fields like Visa Types, Military Rank, or Residency Status.

As usual, a member of your regional support team will be sending you a data-flow sheet that will outline the data flow from your electronic application to ACES² or ADMIT-M. This flow sheet will allow you to choose specific fields you would like to require, specify a maximum field length, and create drop-down fields. Your regional support team will be able to advise you on how to best utilize these new options. Don't hesitate to contact us—we are happy to guide you through the process.