What is an import file? What information is contained in an import file? How is an import file updated?
An import file is a report of applicant information in a .csv format from your institution's Student Information System or IT department. The import file contains all necessary identification information, like user ID and email address, used to verify each applicant and allow them to successfully log in. The import file contains applicant information that is often used in qualifications to automatch applicants to opportunities. The import file contains import fields like Cumulative GPA, Major, Academic Standing, Hours Enrolled, Unmet Need, Classification; i.e. information that is not answered by the applicant on the General Application and comes in a standardized format from the institution.
Example of an import file:
Any updates or changes to the import file must come from the institution, IT department, and relevant system administrators.