Broadcasts for Applicants! * About the new Broadcast emails * Incomplete Application Reminder * Not Started Reminder * Missing Requests Reminder About the Broadcast Emails for Applicants SmarterSelect has released another much-requested feature: the ability to send reminder email broadcasts to a single applicant or groups of applicants, all at once! This new feature, available at Enhance level and above, offers you three new ways to contact applicants about their application status. Not only does this feature save you time and energy, but it's also a great step towards cutting down on your number of incomplete applications! Broadcast: Incomplete Apps You can cut down on the number of incomplete applications for your programs with our new broadcast reminder-- simply select the applicants you wish to notify, click the "Broadcasts" button at the bottom of the applicants table, and choose "Incomplete Application". This will send a message to the applicants reminding them to finish their app, along with a direct link that will take them to the application in question! This email broadcast reminder is especially useful for applicants because it outlines exactly what they're missing from their application: in their email, they will see a list of the pages on their app where they are missing required questions. This not only lets them know that they have apps outstanding, but it tells them exactly what they're missing, so that they can collect the information they need and come back to the application to finish. Only pages with required questions will show up, so make sure to mark essential items as required! Broadcast: 'Not Started' Apps Those of you using SmarterSelect's matching feature or creating SmartApps will already be familiar with the "Not Started" applicant status. With matching, this status lets you know that the applicant has saved one of your programs to their "My Applications" list but has not started it yet. With SmartApp, this means that the applicant has been invited to apply for your program but has not yet begun. Because the application process hasn't begun yet for these applicants, they can easily forget that they've "bookmarked" this program with the intent of applying, which means that you may be missing out on qualified applicants. Our new "Not Started" broadcast reminder sends a message to applicants with this status, reminding them that they have outstanding applications to begin. The message will also remind them of the deadline for submitting all materials, and the applicant will also get a link that they can click to return directly to their "My Applications" table and get started. Broadcast: Requests are Missing from App We know just how frustrating it can be to see an application that's been completed but has stalled pending receipt of a recommendation/information request. To help with this, we're providing you with an email broadcast reminder specifically aimed at these applicants. This reminder will inform the applicants that you select of each outstanding request. The applicant will receive one email per outstanding request, giving them crucial details such as contact information and deadline so that they can take responsibility for getting all their materials in on time! You'll find the button for this broadcast on the Requests table page.