I have created a graduation plan for my school district. Is there way to have "waived earned credits" count in the "earned credits" category so as not to confuse viewers?
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As you can see, the waived credits do not show up in the applied credits - just because a credit is waived doesn't mean it shouldn't be applied. For example, a student takes an honors course, that counts in two places - so I can have it show up in one area, waive the other area and it should still be applied.
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This article might help clear up how the grad plan progress waivers work:
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I still cannot get the waived credits to count in earned credit column - I also cannot get the waived credits to show up in color when attempting to print the graduation plan progress report for students. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Meanwhile, you can try and implement the following steps and check you can display the waived earned credits correctly:
Waiver setup can be done from the Waiver's tab on the Graduation Planner Setup. You can then fill in Waiver Types, Waiver Sources, Waiver Reason, and then Submit.
You would need to select the correct Graduation Contract Version and Subject Group on the Graduation Planner Setup and allow Waiver to enable Waivers for a subject group.
Select a student and the Graduation Plan Progress first and then fill out the Waiver for the Subject Group that you want to Waive Credits for. It must be noted that if you do not define Graduation Waivers, you will not have a Dropdown option to fill out the waiver. Also, the Progress bar and Credit totals will not function correctly if you Waive Credits for a Subject Group from the same Subject Group as the Elective Subject Group pulldown list is created from the existing Subject Groups, and if only one Subject Group exists, then this pulldown will be empty.
Ok thanks! I'm not understanding the logic behind the waivers either. Hopefully PS enhances the graduation planner so that you can "double dip" courses.