The initial screening separates ineligible applicants from eligible candidates by eliminating applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria advertised for the position. It may be done as applications are received, after the announced date for screening to begin, or after the announced date for applications to be received. The task is sometimes delegated to a subcommittee of the search and screening committee. A list of all applicants is compiled automatically with the on-line process as applications are received. Applicants determined to be ineligible will be coded using the on-line application software as "Not Selected as Finalist". An email is automatically generated once their status is changed in the system to inform them they are no longer being considered for the position (if they provided an email address on their EPA Faculty Profile). The candidates determined to be eligible for further consideration are subject to a second, more detailed screening.