Visualizing the Applicant Experience from CommonApp through your SlideRoom Portal

This post is to help Common App member schools visualize an applicant’s workflow, particularly when the applicant links from Common App to a school’s SlideRoom account for adding an art supplement. Note that the pictures below are only accurate for Exclusive II members of Common App, which has this integration turned on.

Choose "Yes" to the art supplement question

In Common App, applicants answer a question about their intention to provide an art supplement. This turns on a section at the bottom of the left sidebar.

When the applicant opens the section labeled Art Supplement, a link takes them to that school’s specific SlideRoom portal for accepting media. The picture below uses Stonehill College as an example.

Login to the School’s SlideRoom portal

The link in Common App brings them to a branded page for your school, like the one below. They can login to their existing SlideRoom account or create a new account. Behind the scenes, specific Common App data is saved to the applicant’s SlideRoom account (CAID, CEEB, Name).

Choose a Program

Once the applicant logs into your school’s SlideRoom portal, they are shown a list of the various programs you have created. They identify the correct program and click "begin." If the applicant comes to your SlideRoom portal directly instead of via the Common App link, they will be prompted to connect their Common App account.

Complete the Art Supplement

Applicants can complete any questions you may have (Forms) and add their creative content (Media). These steps can be fully customized by your school.

Complete Submission

SlideRoom checks to see if the applicant’s Common Application has been submitted and prompts the applicant if necessary. Once their Common Application is complete, the applicant can proceed with submitting their SlideRoom materials.

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