Purpose: The purpose of this session is two-fold. The first is to explore the March 1 slot request process from the perspectives of DCE’s and SCCE’s. Secondly, the purpose of this session is to discuss and offer strategies for handling annual clinical education slot requests. Methods and/or Description of Project: Literature review, discussion among key stakeholders, polling of the audience during the presentation for data collection and transparency among the audience. Results/Outcomes: The audience will better understand the background for the establishment of the March 1 mailing date and learn strategies to effectively integrate the mailing date into site clinical education programming. Alternative strategies for managing placements will also be discussed. Conclusions/Relevance to the conference theme: This session is proposed to build bridges among DCEs and SCCEs pertaining to the March 1 mailing date and handling clinical education placement requests.