Monday, March 4, 2024 through Friday, March 29, 2024

Learn encoding as your time and schedule allow with the Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training. This course includes lessons and hands-on exercises (with assistance from support staff) to complete at your own pace. Average time to finish is 20–25 hours.

Intended audience: This training is created for the beginning encoder and is appropriate for any version of uAchieve or DARwin.

$699 per person
Discounts available for groups of three or more.

Topics we’ll cover

  • Build and Test a Degree Program
  • Course Definition Attributes
  • Allow Course Repeat
  • The Grade Table
  • Restricting Course Reuse
  • uAchieve Processing
  • Collect and Report “Excess” Courses
  • Interpret Credit Ranges and Limits
  • Encode Student Choice
  • Add Course Conditions
  • Define Course Relationships (Strings)
  • Add Date Ranges
  • Accept Different Catalog Year Work
  • Handle Student Exceptions
  • Add Supplemental Information to the Degree Program
  • Change Course IDs
  • Compute Total Hours and Enforce Residency
  • Encoding for the Web

Certification opportunities

CollegeSource offers a certification program as a professional development opportunity to our degree audit encoding community. Currently, there are two uAchieve certifications available—the uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder Certification and the uAchieve Transfer Articulation Encoder Certification.

This self-paced training does not apply toward certification. However, we regularly offer instructor-led basic encoding workshops that apply toward certification requirements. To learn more about becoming certified, please visit our website.

Looking for other training formats?

Additional information on uAchieve training options, including instructor-led basic encoding workshops, intermediate training, custom training, and our mentorship program, may be found on our website.

About the support staff

This self-paced course includes assistance throughout its duration from CollegeSource staff.

Kristen Patrick is a Senior Implementation Specialist who worked in higher education for over ten years before joining CollegeSource. Starting as a student employee in the Degree Requirements office, Kristen progressively took on additional duties within Enrollment Management over two institutions and a state system office, from admission evaluation, transfer articulation, and degree planning to uAchieve encoding. She has also used TES, Transferology, uAchieve and DARS, and the Planner as a client. Kristen’s vast experience on campus gives her a unique perspective on encoding-related issues. Having worked in institutions with high transfer populations and complex curriculums, the issue of uAchieve encoding and transfer articulation is central to Kristen’s experience.

Kristen Patrick

Senior Implementation Specialist, CollegeSource

Frequently asked questions

Is there a group discount?

Yes. If you register 3 or more staff from your institution, you will each receive $50 off your registration. Please note this discount is automatic. In order to receive the discount, you must add the additional staff on as group members to a single registration during online registration.

Will I receive a copy of a training manual?

We do not provide a printed copy of the training guide for self-paced training, but you can access Best Practice guides for all of our uAchieve workshops for reference or for download from the CollegeSource Support Center. The Best Practice guides contain all the same information in the training except for the exercises. A link to this guide will be provided when the course opens.

How is the training provided?

The training lessons are provided through the CollegeSource Support Center and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the duration of the training period. It is a self-paced course that you can drop in and out of as you have time to work throughout the month.

What will I need for this course?

You will need a computer with internet, email access, and your training database credentials which will be provided to you via email prior to the course.