Effective: December 9, 2012
Revised: December 19, 2012


Districts, Postsecondaries, and Technical Centers

The cutover to the new version of FASTER and SPEEDE/ExPRESS will begin on Friday, December 7, 2012. The new version will be in place on Sunday, December 9, 2012. FASTER users will be notified via e-mail from the listserv of any changes or updates that occur.

If you have not yet done so, visit the FASTER Web Page and sign up for the FASTER listserv by clicking on the Sign up for the Listserv link. Documentation on how to use the listserv can be found at

We would like to encourage all schools to use the FASTER system to send and receive transcripts. The FASTER system is quick, economical, and the formats permit the transmission of data that is not included on printed transcripts. When receiving requests through FASTER for student transcripts, please make all attempts to respond as quickly as possible.

The FASTER Steering Committee is comprised of a representative from each program area that has an interest in the FASTER application. They represent your interests when it comes time to make policy changes and implement state or federally mandated requirements. This Committee meets throughout the year to consider changes to the FASTER system. The FASTER Steering Committee will report to the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). Requests for technical changes to the FASTER system should be submitted to the FASTER e-mail address at Your requests will be researched and presented to the Committee for their consideration. Questions about policies or specific program areas should be submitted to your Steering Committee representative. See Chapter 1 for a list of Committee members.

AS A REMINDER: Whenever possible run FASTER jobs at night or on weekends. Use CLASS C when submitting jobs after 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and CLASS G for jobs submitted after 9 p.m. on Friday or anytime over the weekend. By adding or changing the job class on the JCL, you could save the state up to 75% of the cost of processing that job. Even if you run your job at night, you do not get a cost savings unless you specify the appropriate class. Chapter 3 gives a break down of the job classes and examples of each.


Postsecondary Institutions Only

Beginning July 1, 2012, a new function was added to the FASTER postsecondary transcript application. Postsecondary FASTER formats are utilized to give the financial aid offices of the Florida State College System and the Florida State University System hosting institutions the ability to transmit financial aid cost of attendance information back to the home institutions. Instructions for both FASTER and SPEEDE customers are available on the main page of the FASTER Web site. After you read the instructions and attachments, please contact the FASTER staff at with any questions, comments or concerns about the changes that were made.

A list is available of Postsecondary institutions that have implemented the new Fiancial Aid process, or are in the process of testing these changes. To add your institution to this list, please contact the FASTER staff.


Header Formats - Appendix H


Postsecondary Formats - Appendix J

P01   Postsecondary Demographic Information Format

P02   Postsecondary Term Format/Enrollment Record Format

P03   Postsecondary Course Format/Enrollment Record Format

P04   Postsecondary Remarks Format

P05   Postsecondary Transfer Segment Format

P06   Postsecondary Test Format

P07   Postsecondary Degree Format

P08   Postsecondary Immunization Format

P20   Postsecondary Cost of Attendance Record Format

Interdistrict/Secondary/Technical Center Formats - Appendix I

I/S/T01   PK-12 Student Information Format

I/S/T02   PK-12 Student Immunization Format

I/S/T03   PK-12 Student School Year Format

I/S/T04   PK-12 Student Course Format

I/S/T05   PK-12 Student Vocational/ELL/Dropout Format

I06   PK-12 Exceptional Student Format

I/S/T07   PK-12 Student Comment Format

I/S/T08   PK-12 Student Test Format

I/S09   PK-12 Student Discipline Format

I/S10   PK-12 PAS Number Format

I11   PK-12 Migrant Student Format


Postsecondary Edits

P00   Postsecondary Header Record Edits

P01   Postsecondary Fixed Segment Edits

P02   Postsecondary Term Edits

P03   Postsecondary Course Edits

P04   Postsecondary Remarks Edits

P05   Postsecondary Transfer Segment Edits

P06   Postsecondary Test edits

P07   Postsecondary Degree Edits

P08   Postsecondary Immunization Edits

P20   Postsecondary Cost of Attendance Edits

Interdistrict/Secondary/Technical Center Edits

I/S/T00   PK-12 Header Record Edits

  • No Change

    I/S/T01   PK-12 Demographic Edits

    I/S/T02   PK-12 Immunization Edits

    I/S/T03   PK-12 School Year Edits

    I/S/T04   PK-12 Course edits

    I/S/T05   PK-12 Vocational/LEP/Dropout edits

    I06   PK-12 Exceptional Student Edits

    I/S/T07   PK-12 Student Comment Edits

    I/S/T08   PK-12 Student Test Edits

    I/S09   PK-12 Discipline Edits

    I/S10   PK-12 PAS Code Edits

    I11   PK-12 Migrant Student Edits