• Marking column grade to use in requirement calculations and display
    • This determines what grade for each course will display on the Requirements tab of the student record.
    • This also determines what marking column grade to use to determine which course has a higher grade and should be used to fulfill a requirement over another course.
    • When the value of this drop-down is changed and then you attempt to save the change, a recalculation will occur and the following message will display: 'Updating the marking column to use will require that students' requirements be recalculated.  This processing could take some time. Do you want to continue?'  Yes/No.
    • GPA calculation to use when displaying requirements
    • When selected, a GPA value will display in the Requirements list for each degree, major, minor, concentration, and option.  Only courses meeting the requirements for each will be included in the GPA calculation.
    • The marking columns included will be based on what is selected on the Cumulative tab.
    • If no GPA calculation has been specified in the business rule, the following will display on the requirements tab of the student record in place of the actual GPA value: 'No calculation defined'.
    • This will not impact how the requirements are fulfilled.
    • Only those GPA calculations with the cumulative GPA tab defined will be included in the drop-down.
    • If the student being calculated will have Other Courses to include, the Include historical grades and Include outside school grades checkboxes will need to be checked following existing functionality.
     


    For more information on Degree Audits refer to What is Degree Audit in Blackbaud Student Information System?