You are able to set up automatic rules for archiving products, so that as soon as applicants make payments for their products they will be moved to their previous orders.
To restore products for all of your applicants, first make sure you are on the Product Management page. Navigate to the "Settings" drop-down menu. Select "Products" to get to the Product Management page.
Click tools at the top of the page, and then click general settings
Click the toggle next “Archive user cart once all products are paid for” to toggle it “on”. From here you’ll have to make a decision for “What date do you want the order to be set for?” This option will let you control how the “paid for” dates will display on reports. Read through the options and make your choice.
And click save when you are done!