How can I allow my applicants to save and resume their application submission?

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    Todd Scholl 
    Asked on January 26, 2018 at 05:26 PM

    Hi. We are looking for an affordable solution to collect applications for the SC Teaching Fellows application.

    We need to securely collect high school transcripts and letters of reference for about 1,000 applicants each fall. We also need for applicants to be able to save and resume their applications.

    Can JotForm handle this?

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    Answered on January 26, 2018 at 06:49 PM

    Hello Todd - Sure, our system can handle those numbers. What you need to take note of are the limits per plan. With 1000 submissions each fall, you will roughly cater 300+ applications per month during that season. I'd say the BRONZE PLAN will be more than enough since this will allow you 1000 submissions per month. You can always review the complete breakdown per plan on our Pricing Page.

    We usually move unrelated questions to separate threads to avoid confusion but I'll just answer you here since this is the first time you're posting.

    We also need for applicants to be able to save and resume their applications.

    You have 2 choices on how you want to approach this:

    1. Browser-based method

    Easy to setup, but relies on the Browser's Local Storage. It's also commonly known as Autofill.

    Meaning, if a user started filling out your form using Chrome, left their desktop/laptop, went back and re-opened the form on a different browser, then their progress is lost. Using that same Chrome browser again would allow them to continue where they left off.

    Complete guide: How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-on-Forms

    2. Session parameter method

    A bit complicated setup since it requires 2 forms to work.

    FORM 1: The first form where the user will need to fill out the name and email field. The session URL will be created here and the email field will be used as the session ID.

    FORM 2 (Main Form): This is the main form where all the necessary and important fields will be collected. The main form needs to have PAGE BREAKS. The progress on each page will only be saved when the "Next" and "Back" buttons are clicked.

    Complete guide: How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later 

    Have a look at the guides above and decide which better suits your needs.