Effective: August 1, 2015
OADS translates FASTER records addressed to 99 or 10002 to the SPEEDE/ExPRESS format. The converse is also true. This document supplements the standard FASTER edits by outlining those elements that are required to be in the FASTER formats in order to produce SPEEDE/ExPRESS; it also lists the elements that are not required, but that can be included and which would produce a more complete SPEEDE/ExPRESS document.
The following information is required to address a request or response to a SPEEDE/ExPRESS institution or to receive the same.
Header Record (I/S/P00)
If a request/response is addressed to a postsecondary instititution, the Addressed
Institution, item 3, must be changed from the usual OPEID code and Campus number
to the FASTER SPEEDE mailbox number of '00100020000'. If a request/response is addressed
to a PK-12 institution, the Addressed Institution must be changed from the usual
District and School Number to '00000990000'.
When an institution receives a SPEEDE/ExPRESS transaction from a postsecondary
institution, the value of Sending Institution, item 4, will be '00100020000' . When
an institution receives a SPEEDE/ExPRESS transaction from a PK-12 institution, the
value will be '00000990000'.
In all cases, there will be a value in the SPEEDE/ExPRESS Institution ID field,
item 16b, that identifies the SPEEDE/ExPRESS addressee/sender.
When an institution receives a SPEEDE/ExPRESS transaction from a postsecondary institution, the value of Sending Institution, item 4, will be '00100020000' . When an institution receives a SPEEDE/ExPRESS transaction from a PK-12 institution, the value will be '00000990000'.
In all cases, there will be a value in the SPEEDE/ExPRESS Institution ID field, item 16b, that identifies the SPEEDE/ExPRESS addressee/sender.
The items that follow are those that must be entered on the FASTER postsecondary records to allow the System to successfully transform the postsecondary record format from FASTER to SPEEDE. Also included is a listing of other data elements that are not required for the SPEEDE format, but that would be useful in creating one.
Fixed Length Record (P01)
Items 16 through 35, although not required, are all fields which can be used in the translation of the FASTER format to the SPEEDE format. If your institution can supply any or all of these fields, the SPEEDE transcript produced from the translation will be more complete. Also, when receiving a transcript from a SPEEDE institution, these fields may supply you with useful information for admissions and placement.
Term Header Record (P02)
Course Record (P03)
This will vary with each institution. The following example is how USF populated the field based on course number. In the example, the Course Level Code, item 18, is the value that will be sent with the SPEEDE transcript. The Course # Range is the range of course numbers that USF used to derive the Course Level Code.
|Course Level Code||Course # Range|
Note: USF used "L" for all AP/CLEP and special testing.
|C||Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credit|
|Q||Quarter Hour Credit|
|S||Semester Hour Credit|
USF populated their records with "N" - No Credit or "S" - Semester Credit
USF used the following:
|Grade Value||Grade Qualifier Added|
Term Header Record (P03)
Transfer Segment Format (P05)
Institutional Name, item 4, is required if Institutional Code, item 3, is 999999.
Degree Record (P07)
Honors Level of Degree, Item 33, may be provided, using your institution's honors cross-walked with the three codes below:
|B35||Awarded with highest honors available|
|B36||Awarded with the second highest honors available|
|B37||Awarded with the third highest honors available|
The items that follow are those that should be entered on the FASTER interdistrict and secondary records to allow the System to successfully transform the interdistrict/secondary record format from FASTER to ExPRESS. It is strongly recommended that the following fields be included; without them, the transcript loses much of its value to the receiving institution.
Student Information Record (I/S01)
|Item 17 -||Communications, Date Passed for Graduation Purposes|
|Item 18 -||Mathematics, Date Passed for Graduation Purposes|
|Item 21 -||Address Mailing|
|Item 23 -||Birthdate Verification|
|Item 31a -||Health Examination, School Entry|
|Item 34 -||School Address, Current|
|Item 35 -||School Phone Number|
|Item 44 -||Grade Point Average State, Cumulative (for grade levels 9-12)|
|Item 54 -||Graduation Requirement Basis|
Course Record (I/S04)
|Item 7 -||District Number, Where Credit Earned|
|Item 11 -||Grade Level|
|Item 14 -||Course Title|
|Item 15 -||Course, State Subject Area Requirements|
|Item 20 -||Course Grade|
|Item 60 -||Term Start Date, Term End Date, School Number Where Credit Earned Code Type, School Number Where Credit Earned Code|
Vocational/LEP/Dropout Record (I/S05)
If vocational record is sent without the following fields, the information is ignored.
|Item 9 -||Vocational Termination Code|
|Item 10 -||Withdrawal Date (Vocational Program Completion Date)|
Note: This applies to all four occurrences of the above fields in the Vocational Education Program repeating groups.