Summary: 2000-2001 ISIR Verification Flag
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service
Posted on Januray 12, 2000
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: 2000-2001 ISIR Verification Flag
CPS Customer Service has received calls and emails relating to field 156
of the 2000-2001 ISIR, "Student Is Selected for Verification" (position
616). This message clarifies when you can expect to see the value of
asterisk (*) for a student.
On the CPS database, the "Student Is Selected for Verification" field is
updated to an asterisk on the student's previous transactions when:
(1) a later transaction is generated AND
(2) this later transaction is the first transaction selected for
(3) all the student's previous transactions are not selected for
The asterisk helps track those students not originally selected for
verification but are subsequently selected on a later transaction. You
will see an asterisk on an ISIR in this field if you make:
(1) a duplicate request that is returned to you as a duplicate ISIR (i.e.,
you request a duplicate of transaction 01 and receive an ISIR with the
transaction number of 01) or
(2) a Year-To-Date ISIR data request in which you receive all the
transactions for students attending your school (asterisks would be on
any transactions processed prior to the first one selected for verification.)
For example, transaction 01 has a "Student is Selected for Verification"
flag of N (not selected). A correction is made to generate transaction 02.
The 02 transaction has a "Student is Selected for Verification" flag of Y
(selected). The 01 transaction is updated on the CPS database to show an
asterisk in the "Student Is Selected for Verification" field.
Some questions relating to this example and the flag in general:
(1) Question: If after the 02 transaction is processed, I make a duplicate
request for the 01 transaction, will I see an asterisk in the "Student Is
Selected for Verification" field?
Answer: Yes, if the record is returned to you as a duplicate ISIR (meaning
you receive an ISIR with the transaction number of 01 on it).
(2) Question: If my duplicate request is returned to me as a new
transaction (i.e., transaction 03 usually due to changes in the student's
NSLDS data), what will I see in the "Student Is Selected for Verification"
flag on the new transaction?
Answer: The new transaction (03) will contain a "Y" for Selected since the
02 transaction was selected for verification. Both the 02 and the 03 transactions
on the CPS database show a Y for selected.
(3) Question: Can I ever get an asterisk in the "Student is Selected for
Verification" field on the student's last transaction?
Answer: No. You will see either a Y for selected or N for Not Selected on the
last transaction generated for the student.
(4) Question: Will I ever get a N for not selected on the last transaction
if the student was once selected for verification?
Answer: No. Once a student is selected for verification, all transactions
after that selected transaction will contain a Y for selected in the "Student
is Selected for Verification" field. For example, if transaction 03 is the first
transaction selected for verification, on all later transactions (04, 05, 06),
you will see a Y for this verification field.
(5) Question: If the student has four (4) transactions and the 03
transaction was the first transaction selected for verification, on my
Year-To-Date ISIR data request, what will I see in the "Student is
Selected for Verification" field on each transaction?
Answer: On both the 03 and 04 transactions, you will see a Y (for selected)
in this field. On both the 02 and 01 transactions, you will see an asterisk in
If you have any questions relating to this flag or other flags on the
ISIR, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, option 2, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.