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Tip of the Week: First College Choice on Applications

PublicationDate: 5/1/98
Summary: Tip of the Week: First College Choice on Applications
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)


Posted May 1, 1998

TO: All EDExpress Users
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week: First College Choice on Applications

This week's tip highlights a specific feature or process in the EDExpress software:
First College Choice on Applications

Situation: When sending an electronic initial or renewal application, the first college
choice (question #90) must be an institution eligible to participate in electronic
initial/renewal application processing under the destination point (ie, TG ID) that is
sending in the application. If the first institution code is not associated with the
destination point submitting the application, CPS will not process the application.

Resolution: For initial applications, the EDExpress software autofills the first college
choice with the institution code as defined under Tools/Setup/App Express/System.
The default college code can also be modified on the FAFSA tab. For renewal
applications the first college choice will be the first one listed on the 1997-98 ISIR
transaction used to create the 1998-99 renewal application.

If your destination point only has one institution code associated with it, you will
always need to list that institution code as the first choice followed by any other
institutions you wish to include on the electronic initial or renewal application.

If your destination point has more than one institution code associated with it, you
need to ensure the first college code is one participating in electronic initial/renewal
applications under the destination point transmitting the application.

If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947,
option 8, then option 1, or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM. If you are not sure if a
destination point or institution code participates in the electronic initial or renewal
application process, please contact Title IV WAN at 1-800-615-1189.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999