The ASAP Admin Console does not require that you enter a CVV into the credit card fields when processing a credit card in the office. This is because some clients allow customers to save credit cards for future use and use stored credit cards / saved credit cards for use in Recurring Billing and Payment Plans.
However, the ASAP Public Portal requires all customers / students to enter the CVV when processing a credit card or debit card as a fraud protection. The CVV is not stored during this process. It is simply passed on and deleted from the records.
For more information, see Recurring Billing and Payment Gateway Settings for details on saving credit cards and proper settings of your merchant account.