Login to customize application 

Additional support is available at the Graduate School IT Open Office Hours:

Every Tuesday
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


Logging into the Development environment
Creating an application
Customizing an application
Customizing questions
Add / Edit Question Modal
Customization Video



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  • Deadline: Please submit all application customizations by Wednesday, July 17, 2024. This is a hard deadline. Contact [email protected], if you have any questions.
  • If your program does not desire any customizations please make an application (according to the directions below) and submit it unchanged.  This will let us know you have reviewed your application (and will keep us from bugging you to submit changes).
  • The Development environment (Sandbox) you will be logging into will initially have a direct copy of the Graduate Admissions Application. 
  • Only Program Authorized Editors – program directors and coordinators – have the ability to customize applications.  All others can log in, create applications, and provide customization feedback to the Program Authorized Editors. 
  • Some questions cannot be customized.  For example, questions in the “Personal Information” section are standard across all program applications and are not customizable; however, all of the questions in the “Program Specific Questions” are customizable.  Note: if it is desired that a specific question be customized but that option does not appear to be available, there is a “Request Section Help” button at the bottom of the page for such requests.
  • It is important to create a separate application for each program (major, degree & campus) which needs to be customized or reviewed. 
  • All changes (question edits, additions & deletions) saved by an Authorized Editor will be immediately viewable in any new applications created for that same program.
    • Changes saved will not be viewable in pre-existing applications.  Application questions are created dynamically at the start of a new application and not subsequently changed. 
  • Multiple applications can be created, customized and saved for a single program however only the last one submitted will be considered.
  • After submitting a customization:
    • Customized questions will be reviewed for grammar, punctuation, readability and appropriateness. 
    • All customization requests submitted through the “Request Help” buttons will be reviewed and verified with the customization submitter.


Logging into the Development environment

Note: After logging in, you can verify your access to majors by scrolling to the bottom of the screen.  If no major codes are listed and you can submit a case to request access by clicking on the Request Customization for Major link.  Once submitted, an email is sent listing the information you provided along with an assigned case or ticket number. 

Creating an application

  • Click on the “Start a new application” button and choose “Graduate application”.

  • Click “Start New Graduate Application”

  • Choose the application details (Citizenship, Campus, Degree Level, Major, Degree Code, etc.) needed for your program. 
  • Click “Continue”.
  • Verify application details and click “Yes, start my application”.


Customizing an application

  • If you are an Authorized Editor, you will see an “Enable Edit Mode” button

  • Clicking the “Enable Edit Mode” button will provide additional buttons.


  • Disable Edit Mode
    • Removes the edit buttons and returns to the standard applicant view of the application.
  • Request Deadline Change
    • Terms and deadlines are directly below these buttons.
    • Click the “Request Deadline Change” button to provide term, deadline changes, and create a service ticket.
  • Other Request
    • Click the “Other Request” button to request other customizations not currently available (such as adding a new section) and create a service ticket.
  • Finish Customizing
    • Click “Finish Customizing” when all customizations are complete and application is ready to go live.


Customizing questions

  • From the “Application Checklist” page, click on the section to be customized.
  • Under each question there are six (6) buttons:

  • Edit Question
    • Click the “Edit Question” button to bring up the question edit modal.  See below for more information about the modal.
  • Move Up & Move Down
    • Click these buttons to move questions within a question group.  

  •  If you want to change the group that the question is in, click the "Edit Question" button to open the modal window, where you can change the group name.