What should I do if I submit a Prior Attendance (PA) query and the results come back with a number of institutions that the student did not disclose?
When sending Prior Attendance (PA) queries, you should also send a few additional data elements in your Student Detail Rows file, including:
- Column B: Social Security number (should only be provided for PA queries on non-enrolled students)
- Column D: Middle initial
- Column G: Date of birth
Alternatively, you can perform a single student search to see all of the records. Although without the optional items above, there could be a matching error in your reports.