NCWIT Collegiate Award Reviewer Site User Instructions

Here you will find information on how to use the portal and tech features. If you are looking for detailed instructions for scoring applications, please review the Reviewer Instructions.

Step 1: Login to account on

  • Navigate to You will see a login screen.

Login Screen

  • Enter your email or username and password.

  • If you have forgotten your password, you may request a new one using the "Request New Password" option.

Step 2: Begin a new Collegiate Award Review

  • After logging in, you should be taken to the Reviewer Dashboard.

    • If you are not on the Review Dashboard, you may get there at anytime by clicking the blue Reviewer Dashboard link at the top right of the site.

  • On the Reviewer Dashboard, you will see a large green button saying, “Review Award Application #xyz.” Click on that button to begin a new review.


Perform Review Button

  • If you do not see the Review Award Application button, you will see a message saying that applications are closed OR that we have completed all necessary reviews.

  • Once you begin a new review, you will see the application submission details on the left hand side of the screen. The application review instructions and questions will be on the right hand side of the screen. Please read the instructions carefully before beginning your first review and during each review as a refresher.


Reviewer Screen

NOTE for Finalist Reviewers - the Award Application Review will appear on the right-hand side just below the reviewer comments from the preliminary round. You may need to scroll down on the page until you see this:

CA Reviewer Panel

Step 3: Complete the Review Questions and Save as Draft

  • Read through the application submission details on the left side of the screen.

  • Complete all of the application review questions on the right side of the screen. Each question has a small set of guidelines to help you make your decision.

  • Once you have completed all of the questions, click the “Save as Draft” button at the bottom of the page.

  • We recommend that you save your first three applications as drafts before submitting your final score to help get an idea for the quality and types of applications that have been submitted, as well as understanding the degrees of experience at the different levels (i.e. freshman, sophomore vs. junior, senior vs. graduate).

  • NOTE that you are only assigned 1 application to review at a time. Each time you save a review as a draft you will then be assigned 1 new application to review. The saved reviews will appear in the section on your dashboard called "Your Pending Review Drafts".

Step 4: Look Over Review Drafts and Submit

  • When you save your review as a draft, you will be taken back to your dashboard. You can see your current drafts listed there.

Pending Reviews


  • Click on the “Edit Draft” link for that award application and review again OR click on “Review Award Application #xyz” to begin a new review.

  • Once you have completed at least three drafts and are comfortable with your review scores, click on “Edit Draft” and then scroll to the “Submit Review” button.

  • When you save a review draft, or submit a review, a new application will appear in your dashboard under “Perform Reviews.” You may review as many applications as you wish.

  • You can see a list of your submitted reviews on your dashboard.


Submitted Reviews

Step 5: Discard Drafts for Incomplete Reviews

  • If you have a review you cannot complete due to either time or potential conflict of interest with the students, please return to your review draft and discard it.
  • To discard a saved review draft, simply click on your saved draft as if you wanted to edit it.
  • At the bottom you will see an additional button for a saved draft - "Discard Draft"

Discard Draft

When you have completed a session, you may logout and return to your Reviewer Dashboard at a later time to edit your draft reviews, see your submitted reviews, or begin new reviews. Login using your email address and your password.

Additional Notes

  • You may complete as many or as few reviews as you are able to, however a minimum of three reviews is recommended and requested.

  • If you cannot complete any more reviews, please contact us so we can remove you from further email communications.