An Admissions Event Category organizes all events of a particular type and includes additional information regarding how those events operate.  To access the Admissions Event Category page navigate to Admissions > Maintenance > Event Categories.  You need the Admissions Full role to access this page.

Name is the name of the Event Category.

Close Sign Up # Days Before
closes the online signup the specified number of days before the event.  If this is not specified, then parents can sign up the same day.

Is Comment Visible determines whether the comment entry is available for parents during the signup process.

Max Attendees Per Family determines the maximum number attendees a parent may specify during signup.  Note:  There is a maximum capacity for Admissions Events. If the maximum capacity is 20 and you list 4 max attendees per family, the maximum could be reached once you have 5 families - each with 4 participants - signed up. You may wish to specify the max attendees per family as “one” so that the count matches your availability.  In the registration instruction, explain that only the inquiry is counted and that all other attendees should be listed by the family under the comment - Is Comment Visible would be checked in this case.

Action determines the action which is added to the inquiry record when a parent signs up for an event.

Instruction is any instructions to include with the Event.  Note: The best practice for email merges for events is to use a generic email template with the Instruction as a merge field to customize the message for events in different event categories.

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