Most students apply to more than one school, and are consequently accepted to multiple institutions. Many institutions will publish acceptance achievements, congratulating those who have been accepted to the incoming class, but not necessarily enrolled.
In this case, students may be recognized by multiple institutions, all appearing on their Merit Pages. It is important to use the Accepted badge, or, upload a new badge selecting the accepted category. Learn how to upload custom badges.
When a student is recognized using an accepted badge, the badge will appear under the "Education" category, without an affiliation card.
In this situation, the student will not be "owned" by any one institution. This means that the student will not have an affiliation with any institution until they earn an achievement other than one marked as accepted. This can include Enrollment, Dean's List, Scholarships, etc.
What if a student earns a scholarship upon acceptance?
In this situation, it is recommended to upload a new badge to note that this is an accepted scholarship. Once it is in the accepted category, no affiliation card will be created for the student, as the rules explain above.
Can I search for a student in my Merit account even if they've only earned an accepted achievement?
Yes, until a student is "owned" by another institution (by being recognized for something other than acceptance), you will be able to search for the student on the Student page on your Merit Dashboard.