Add "Applied" as a Registration Status Option GH2950
Add a status that the course leader could assign when they manually add an applicant to the roster, before they have been accepted or declined. eg. the Basic Climbing Course roster would have 300 applicants that were manually entered by the leaders. (this has the problems of communicating to applicants to create a guest account and probably too much admin burden for leaders). As students are accepted, they are moved to "offered" at which point they can pay for the course. All who aren't accepted simply remain on the "applied" roster. This would allow a quick report for following years to see who has applied multiple times.
Overall, the advantages to this "applied" status are: visibility for course leaders on who has applied multiple times; reduction of overall admin lift for course leaders running application processes; accurate data for waitlists so that we can see clearly where our pinch points are.