FOS Field of Study

To provide the receiving institution or agency with information about a course or field of study associated with an academic program

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
FOS01
Academic Field of Study Level or Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
1
Code indicating the field of study being described for a student in an academic institution by indicating how it was used in the academic program or indicating a course area in a field of study
FOS02
Identification Code Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
2
1
Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)
P0203: If either FOS-02 or FOS-03 is present, then the other is required
R0204: At least one of FOS-02 or FOS-04 is required
FOS02 and FOS03 are the student's program of study.
FOS03
Identification Code
String (AN)
Conditional
2
80
1
Code identifying a party or other code
FOS04
Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
1
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
FOS05
Description
String (AN)
Optional
1
80
1
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
FOS06
Quantity
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
1
Numeric value of quantity
FOS06 indicates the number of years or fractional parts of a year a course or field of study was studied.
FOS07
Quantity
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
15
1
Numeric value of quantity
FOS07 indicates grade point average in the course or field of study.

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