1. In Configuration, click Business Rules and highlight General
2. Mark the Automatically generate applicant/student IDs checkbox
3. Select the starting value and number of characters to include
4. Mark the options to prefix applicant and student records with specific values ( if desired)
5. Close Configuration to save changes

NOTE: To automatically stop generating IDs, do not mark the 'Automatically generate' checkbox.
NOTE: Any changes to how the IDs are generated will not affect records with previously existing IDs, only records going forward.