Setting up your common and unique programs is a very easy process. First, you'll want to create your common program. The common application will contain all of the questions you need to ask of all applicants. Once you have this program set up, you will need to flag it as a common program.
On the Program Page, click "Edit Program" and scroll down to Common Applications & Matching section. Check the box next to "Is this a Common Application?". Now your common application can have unique programs linked to it.
To create the unique programs, create a new program and add whichever questions that need to be asked specifically for this program. In the case of unique scholarship opportunities using a common application, if you do not have any additional questions to ask of the applicants you can create a "Submission Agreement" question to give the applicants something definite to confirm that they're applying to the unique program.
This example question is created using the Multiple Choice/Multiple Option question type with "Yes" as the only answer option.
Once your unique program is created, you can link the program to the common program by going to the Program Page and clicking the "Edit Program" button. Scroll down to the Common Applications & Matching section and check the box next to "Link to a Common Application?". This will provide you with a drop-down list of all of the programs in your account flagged as a common program. Select the appropriate program from the list and save.
Once the Program Page for the unique program is refreshed after saving, you will see a link to the linked common program in the Common Applications & Matching section. This not only will help refresh your memory as to which is your common application, it is a clickable link that will help you easily navigate to the common program.
Note that the common portion of your applications can only be edited from within that common program. The common portion cannot be accessed or edited within the unique programs.