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The Admissions Dashboard is a great tool used to see an overview and statistics of your admissions data for the current admissions year and compares it to the data of the previous two admission years. It can be found in the Reports Section of the Admissions Homepage, under the “External Links” Header.
The years shown on the dashboard represent the “Applying For” years, so all data is relative to the item being reported on based on the “Year Applying For”. This means that the “Totals” charts are reporting on the following data points relative to the “Year Applying For” on the given Inquiry/Application/Visit records found in your system:
- Visits Scheduled
- Visits Attended, Applications
- Completed Applications
In the “Totals” charts, the “Final” bar/number indicates the total number of inquiries or applications in your school’s database with a “Year Applying For” of the given year. The “YTD” bar/number represents how many of the Final number of records are/were in the system relative to today’s date. This is so that that you can have a comparison on how you are performing in the current admissions year at this point in the actual year relative to past years at this point in the year.
Completed Applications counts the number of Applications that have/had all the required checklist items marked as complete. The “YTD” value in this case is relative to the date at which the last required checklist item for a given application was marked as complete.
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