Within the Search & Reports tab, you can build custom searches and reports from scratch. Alternatively, you can filter results within the Admissions and Enrollment List Pages, open those results in search, then customize your search terms, reporting views, and displayed columns.
One of the great features of Search & Reports is that you can save your searches for future use. We’ll discuss how to do this in the Saved Searches section.
Watch this short video or read below for more information on search.
At the top of the Search page, you first have the option to select which term your search should be filtered by.
- When selecting a term filter, the results list displays contacts who have a status set for that term, otherwise known as "in workflow".
- Selecting different terms will update the data for fields that are stored year over year, such as status & role.
- The "Current Term" option will return the data for the most recent "in workflow" term for the students.
Types of Search Criteria
You can pull up contacts using multiple different search criteria types:
Please note that the Admissions Status, Enrollment Status, and checklist item fields are multi-select so you can select multiple options here.
Searches are built by combining one or more items under 'Edit search criteria'. To check your work, the written statement or natural language of your search terms will display below your search criteria (right above the blue Submit button) as you build out your search. This is a great way to check your search terms will populate the desired results, especially when combining 'AND' statements and 'OR' statements. See the section below for more information.
When building your search, be sure to select if you want 'AND' or 'OR' between search criteria to populate your desired results.
While an 'AND' search combines multiple search criteria that you want to be true for the contacts (e.g. show me all students who are applicants AND have their transcripts submitted), an 'OR' search is like building a new search from scratch. This means that any criteria set above the 'OR' option will be its own search and anything below it will be a second search. We illustrate this by the white space created once you select 'OR'.
Here is an example of using an 'OR' statement in search:
I want to search for all of my students that have a current enrollment status of Enrollment in Progress AND a financial aid status of requested OR a scholarship status of requested. Let’s break this down even further:
Criteria 1: Enrollment status is currently enrollment in progress.
Criteria 2: Financial aid status is requested.
Criteria 3: Scholarship status is requested.
We have three sets of criteria; however, the first two are tied together as one search because of the 'AND' in between them. The third criteria is now its own search and is looking for any contact with a scholarship status of requested, but no student type is specified. If you would like to see the scholarship status of only your students in the enrollment status Enrollment in Progress, you would need to add this criteria again after the 'OR', as displayed below.