Forum .LRN Q&A: School Codes Reference Data

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Posted by Caroline Meeks on
We need to generate a drop down list of schools that a user may have attended in the past.  What suggestions do people have for standard reference codes that we put back into dotLRN.

I've notice that there is a Federal School Codes and Title IV Institution code that seem to be used for US Financial Aid applications. Anything international?


Posted by Jeff Davis on
I would suggest the list might be a little too long for a
dropdown :)
Posted by Caroline Meeks on
Yes, but that is a separate problem.

We'll either need a way for the SWA to select schools for a short list, or better yet we'll need to have the system generate a list of the N most popular schools on the system and a search capability for more obscure ones.

The business requirement is to allow searches like..I want to know who in my MBA class went to UMass Lowell.  And that is tough if one person types it that way and another types "University of Mass at Lowell" and other "Lowell" and someone else just types "UMass".

I'm also working towards the future when we might be getting information on past schools through some sort of intergration with a previous school or the addmissions office.