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'APT Item is not a valid child item' Error Adding an Elective in My Education Plan (Doc ID 2328859.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Student Records - Version 9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 9.2 version,  Program Enrollment Self Service

An error message is returned on My Education Plan when a student attempts to select an elective course from a course list and update the planner.


APT Item X is not a valid child item of Y.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Create a program structure that has a requirement with a course list set at the Stage level of the program.
  2. On the Item Type Matrix, ensure that requirement is not a child item of semester.
  3. Create an APT instance for a student using this program.
  4. Log into self service and navigate to Program Enrollment > My Education Plan.
  5. Attempt to select one of the electives from the course list and click Update Planner.
  6. The error will be returned.


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