What is "Application Inspector"?

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Application Inspector

What is Application Inspector?
- Application Inspector
- Common Errors and Solutions
- Non Numerical Values
- Capitalization of Full name
- Country Codes
Area of Study/Program, Subplan, Term
- Waiver of Rights to View Recommendation

 

What is Application Inspector?

Application Inspector is a utility program used in all Embark online applications and recommendations. The Inspector assists users in accurately formatting the application and/or recommendation forms.  Inspector will also confirm if all required fields are completed. All online forms must pass the Application Inspector before submission.

The Application Inspector will indicate the following error messages:

  • Required Change 
    • Any fields that are left blank or contain an invalid answer will be flagged with a red arrow and a hint message. You must fill in the required fields to pass the Application Inspector.

  • Recommended Change
    • Non-required information and are optional to complete. These questions assist the school/university in gathering additional academic, personal, or professional information.

  • Invalid Entry/Data Must be Numeric 
    • These fields contain data entered in an invalid format and must be corrected to pass the Application Inspector.
      EX: If a phone number field contains any alphabetical letters, dashes, or any other special characters, this error message will appear.

Note: The “hint" messages on the application inspector work as a guideline to correct an invalid field.


Common Errors and Solutions

Non - Numerical Values

The Application Inspector states that a field, such as phone number, must contain "numeric" values only, meaning only numbers may be entered. Please remove any dashes, parentheses, spaces or any other special characters from the field.

Examples:

  • 5101234567          OK
  • 510-123-4567       Error
  • (510) 123-4567     Error
  • 510 123 4567        Error


Capitalization of Full Name

The name field in all applications and recommendations are Case Sensitive. If the name field is formatted incorrectly the Application Inspector will flag a Required Change error message which will block submission.

Examples:

  • John Smith           Ok
  • JOHN SMITH        Error
  • JOHN Smith         Error
  • John SMITH          Error
  • john smith             Error


Country Codes

For most applications, a full phone number is required; including Area/City Code and Country Code (country code may be optional for U.S. phone numbers).  Below is an example of Country Codes. 

 Examples:

  • United States: 1
  • Canada: 1
  • Australia: 61
  • China: 86
  • France : 33
  • Germany: 49
  • Greece: 30
  • Hong Kong: 852
  • India: 91
  • Japan:  81
  • Korea: 82
  • Mexico: 52
  • Philippines: 63
  • Singapore: 65
  • Spain: 34
  • Taiwan: 886
  • United Kingdom: 44


Area of Study/Program Choice, Subplan, Term

On some applications the applicant must fill out the Area of Study/Program Choice, Subplan, and/or Term before referees can submit their Recommendation form.  These choices are usually found in the Preliminary Questions section of the Application form.  If any of these questions are blank/unanswered the referee will receive a Required Change Message on their recommendation form. The Application Inspector will then block submission. Only applicants are allowed to change the Area of Study/Program Choice, Subplan, and/or Term.


Note:
Proposed Term and Subplan choices may be located on the actual application form.  The locations may vary from page to page depending on the application.


Waiver of Rights to View Recommendation

Applicants must complete the Waiver of Rights to View Recommendation portion of the Application form along with their Signature and Date. If left blank the referee will receive a Required Change Message on their recommendation form and the Application Inspector will block submission.

 

Note: Waiver information may appear differently on applications.

 

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