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Linking the Admitted Student Dashboard to the Microsite
Linking the Admitted Student Dashboard to the Microsite

Learn how to direct admitted students to your admitted student Microsite from their application dashboard after being admitted.

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Written by Ardis Kadiu
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You can enhance your admitted student experience by integrating your application dashboard/portal with an admitted student Microsite through Element451. This direct connection ensures a seamless transition for students post-acceptance. Once accepted, a button can appear in the application dashboard, directing students to their personalized Microsite experience. From there, they log in for a tailored journey that deepens their connection with your institution.

How Does it Work?

  • Step 1: Microsite Preparation | Check for errors and copy the URL to the Section you wish to direct students.

  • Step 2: Connect the Microsite to the Application Dashboard | Customize the Application Greeting Message—Admitted by enabling the option to "show package button," which displays a call-to-action button to redirect the student to a particular Section of your Microsite.

We'll walk you through the step-by-step process in the next Section.

What is the Student Experience?

  • When an admitted student logs into their application dashboard and clicks on the button displayed in the greeting message, they will be redirected to the login page for your Microsite.

  • The student will use the same login credentials they use for their application dashboard.

  • Once authenticated, the Section of the Microsite you configured for the CTA button will open for a seamless experience.

Watch the process in action👇

Step 1: Microsite Preparation

  1. Check that your Microsite is fully set up and error-free.

    1. Navigate to Engagement > Microsites > All Microsites.

    2. Click the pencil icon next to the Microsite you wish to connect.

    3. Click the eye icon at the top right corner of the header to view the site domain information. If there are any errors, they will appear here. You should fix any issues before proceeding.

  2. Next, you must determine which Section of the Microsite you wish to direct admitted students to. If you use the Packages feature in Decisions and want to allow students to view their acceptance letter, you can direct them to the Acceptance Package Section to review their letter.

  3. Once you have decided on a Section, you will need to find and copy the URL for this Section. To do this, log in as a test user to view the Microsite as a student. Then, navigate to the Section and copy the URL from your browser. You will need that URL for Step 2 below.

Step 2: Connect the Microsite to the Application Dashboard

  1. Navigate to Applications > Applications > All Applications.

  2. Locate and open the editor for the Application you wish to link to the Microsite.

  3. You should be automatically taken to the Content > Dashboard Section of the editor; if not, you will need to navigate there from the left-hand menu.

  4. At the top of the Dashboard settings, you will see greeting messages.

  5. Click the pencil icon next to the first message, the Greeting Message - Admitted.

  6. Within the Acceptance Message Setup Section, Toggle the Show Package Button to Yes. Two new fields should appear.

  7. Package Button Link: Paste your Microsite Section URL (copied in Step 1 - Microsite Preparation) here. This is where you want to direct students after clicking the button.

  8. Package Button Label: The text displayed on the button; think of it as a call to action (e.g., "view your acceptance letter," "review next steps," etc.).

  9. When you're finished, click Save in the top right corner.

Watch the process in action👇

Acceptance Package

If you opt to use the Acceptance Package Section as your package button link, you have a few additional steps to complete:

  1. When you copied your Section URL in Step 1, a 'registration_id' was likely appended to the end of your URL. You must remove everything after the Section name, starting with the question mark. Examples are provided below:

  2. Letters are not automatically sent to a student's microsite. Once conditions have been met, the letter will appear in the student's decision under the Packages tab. In order for it to be sent to the microsite, you must do one of the following:

    • Manually activate it to send

    • Add an Intelligent Admissions rule to automate enabling the package

Watch the process of manually activating a letter below👇

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