Thursday, January 04, 2007

The journey of an application credential

What's happening with your application right now?

Look what today's mail has brought us -- 14 bins!

First, we open the envelope. What could be in here?

Then, we take out the staples that are inevitably in whatever we find, right over the "please do not staple" note at the corner of every page.

We use an Image Now Patch Code between each document, which tells our scanners that a new document is about to be scanned.

We put documents in different stacks depending on what they are -- applications, transcripts, recommendations, supplementals, or if they're a lot of things together.

Of course, this is more difficult when you have envelopes for hands, as Austin Bean does here.

To be continued...