UCAS Search Matching Process Not Matching Scottish Higher Results (Doc ID 2293281.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Recruiting and Admissions - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

UCAS Search Matching process not matching Scottish Higher results.

Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are awarded to school students using grades such as A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. However, Universities make offers such as 'Grade A in Biology' and would then accept either an A1 or an A2. When running the delivered UCAS ABL results matching process, the expectation is that where the grade A is specified in the condition, UCAS grades A1/A2 would return a SATISFIED result. However this was not the result - it was marked NOT SATISFIED. The Root Cause has been determined within the delivered codeline. Where the grade in the condition is a single character long, the system tries to match the grades exactly, or with a greater (lower alphabetically) grade, i.e. result grade <= condition grade.

The structure of existing offers are not able to be altered to ask for, for example, grade A2 as this would not be in keeping with other Universities in Scotland. Entry requirements have already been published for the next two years regardless and cannot be altered. The majority of applicants and offers are from Scotland, and with Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and so this functionality would not be usable without this issue resolved.

Cause

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