We scored applicants, and we have a lot of ties! What do we do?

Scoring applications is hard! Sometimes when you score, you have a certain percentage of applicants at the top, but then some in the middle who are tied and you can't select the number you need. Our suggestions are:

  • Recruit some more volunteers (maybe former coaches or organizers in other cities) to help you score. More votes lessens the likelihood that you'll have ties.

  • Rescore those applications with your team, to see if a second look at the applicant helps you form a consensus.

  • Accept the applicants who applied first, if there is a tie, and put the rest on a waiting list.