As noted above, the Prospects status represents those who have not yet shown an interest in graduate education at UGA. Typically, this layer consists of data from external lists (e.g., the national McNair Scholars Program) that are uploaded to GradSlate. GradSlate then creates a Person Record for each name on the list and labels this record with a status of Prospect. Graduate programs can proactively recruit their Prospects by sending automated emails encouraging students to fill out an inquiry form (Request for Information) or register for an event. Once a person demonstrates an interest in graduate education at UGA, their status is updated to Inquiry and their Person Record progresses downward through the funnel.