A business rule is a system-wide preference that you set on the Business Rules page in Configuration. With Course Request business rules, you set rules for checking course rules when adding or removing course requests and checking exceptions.

  • When checking for course rules when adding requests -- Designate what the program should do when adding a request and the course has a rule with another course. Select Always add requests to meet course rules automatically or Ask to add requests to meet course rules automatically.

    For example, if you add a request for Economics, this business rule determines whether a message appears asking if you also want to add a request for Government or if Government is automatically added.

  • When checking for course rules when removing requests. Designate what the program should do when deleting a request and the course has a rule with another course. Select Always remove requests to meet course rules automatically or Ask to remove requests to meet course rules automatically.

    For example, if you delete a request for Economics, this business rule determines whether a message appears asking if you also want to delete a request for Government or if Government is automatically deleted.

  • Check for the following exceptions when entering requests -- Mark checkboxes for the exceptions the program should check for when entering course requests. When you enter course requests, a screen may appear with a list of exceptions and you can select to override certain exceptions. Exceptions not marked here are automatically overridden.

    • Has a different gender than course (only checks if a single gender is associated with a course)
    • Has already taken course
    • Has already requested course this year
    • Assigned to different grade level than course
    • Assigned to different school than course
    • Lacks prerequisite
    • Does not meet course rule for selected terms
    • Is restricted from specified teacher

    Notes:

    • You cannot override the exceptions Is restricted from specified teacher and Has already requested course this year when entering course requests. You can override the exception "Does not meet course rule for selected terms only when Try is the priority.

    • You can mark Course can be taken for credit multiple times on a course record. In this case, the program does not check for Has already taken course and Has already requested course this year exceptions.

    • Be aware that calculations can be affected by assigning a student to a course the student has already taken.