“…You mean I didn’t submit my application? But I filled out everything!”
“Aren’t there supposed to be short-answer questions somewhere? I’ve filled out the entire profile and don’t see them!”
“Where do I attach my transcript? Why isn’t it showing up?”
If you’ve ever asked or heard any of these questions, then you are engaged in the epic battle of Profile vs. Application confusion. This struggle occurs when these sections are not understood as separate two parts of application process.
The following series of screenshots will help you in every step of the process; from signing in through submission. Pay close attention, as important details like saving your work are also included.
The profile is the first thing you see when signing into the online application. There are four sections under your profile. They are “Basic Info,” “Documents”, “Address,” and “Application Information.” Don’t be fooled! Finishing this section and clicking “Save” does NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
Here are examples of each section of the profile:
Once again, finishing this section and clicking “Save” does NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
Once you’ve filled out everything in the profile (or updated it, as a returning applicant) and clicked “Save,” you will be taken to this screen:
Click on the appropriate application you wish to complete. (Note that if you are not a tribal college student, only the Full Circle application option will be available.)
In the application, you will see your profile information again. If the information is correct, select “Next Step in Submit Application Process” at the bottom right of the screen.
The final page confirms your field of study and other information and allows you to paste your responses to the short-answer questions. A template for the short-answer questions is available for download here. In addition, you are prompted to upload your transcript (for the Full Circle application).
It is only here that you will find the short-answer questions and the option to upload your transcript.
You are now ready to select “Submit Application.” Congratulations!
Remember, “Save” and “Submit” are not the same. You SAVE your profile if you are not ready to complete the application process. You SUBMIT your application. If you have not done both then you did not submit your application correctly.
Finally, you should receive a confirmation email once you’ve successfully submitted. If you do not receive an email (and you’ve checked your spam and junk folders), then your application was not submitted correctly and you should contact us immediately.