Existing Course Requests

Delete a Primary Course Request 

Add Primary Course Requests 

Add Alternate Course Requests 

Set Priority of Alternate Course Requests 

Linking Alternate Course Requests to Primary Course Requests  


On the Student or Parent Portal, navigate to Classes > Course Requests Entry. Additionally, the Course Requests Entry page is available from the Course Requests page. Navigate to Student Data > Scheduling > Course Requests and press the Add from Course Requests Table button.

Course Requests Entry on Portal 

The Course Requests Entry page will allow entry of Primary and Alternate Course Requests.  On the right, the courses within the Course Request (CRQ) table (by grade level) can be displayed using the filter. The CRQ table must be populated and set up for parents and students to view the courses here; see the Update Course Request Options documentation for more information. The student's existing course requests, if any, will display on the left side in the Course Requests area of the page, ordered by Subject Area


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Student and/or Parent Portal Groups will need SSS permissions to add or modify Course Requests on the Portal

Existing Course Requests

Click the Information icon next to each course to display Course information. 

Course Request Information Icon

Course Information popup

Click the X to close the popup.

Delete a Primary Course Request  

To remove a course request, click the Delete icon next to the course. 

Delete a course request

A confirmation pop-up will ask if you are sure you want to delete the record.  If so, click the Yes button in the pop-up.  

Confirmation to delete the course request

Note:  the Delete icon next to a course request will be displayed only if the course is not locked or scheduled as a section. 

Add Primary Course Requests  

The Filter Courses area can be used to filter for a specific course Name or a specific Subject Area. Enter the name, partial name or course number into the Name or Nbr field or select a Subject Area from the dropdown. Press the Enter key or click the Search button to search. In the example below, the filter for "English" in the Subject Area produced the following available results:

Filter courses area

To request a course, locate the course from the Filter Courses menu and click the course hyperlink. If more information is about the course is needed, click the Information icon to the left of the course hyperlink.

Filter Courses Information Icon

A pop-up will display allowing you to select whether this course will be added as a Primary or Alternate Course Request. In this example, a Primary Course Request is being added. Click on the Request Primary button to add a Primary Course Request. 

Request primary or alternate course request

Once a course has been requested, it will display on the left side of the Primary Course Request Section of the Course Requests Entry page.

Course requests list

Add Alternate Course Requests  

If the option Allow Parents/Students to edit Alternate Course Reqs is selected on the Portal Options Scheduling tab, parents or students can add alternate course requests. The page will display an Alternate Requests column of Manage buttons next to the Primary Course Request section and a separate Alternate Course Requests section.  

Manage Alternate Course Requests

To add an Alternate Course Request select the course hyperlink. 

Add an alternate course request

A pop-up will display allowing you to select whether this course will be added as a Primary or Alternate Course Request. For this example we are adding an Alternate Course Request. Click the Request Alternate button to add the Alternate Course Request.

Request Alternate button

In this example the English 10 CP (0302) course was added an an Alternate Course Request. Additionally, the school in this example allows up to a maximum of three Alternate Course Requests. An additional English course SH Eng Lit I (0325) has been added as well. 

Multiple alternate course requests

Set Priority of Alternate Course Requests  

The parent or student can set the priority of alternate course requests and link alternate course requests to primary course requests. Once the priority is set, if the primary course is not available, then the first alternate course will be scheduled. If the first alternate course is not available, then the subsequent alternate course will be scheduled. There is no limit to the amount of courses that can be linked. However, schools can set a limit to the amount of Alternate Course Requests that can be selected on the Portal Options page Scheduling tab.

To set priority, alternate courses need to be sorted in the desired order to be scheduled. To sort Alternate Course Requests, select the Priority Sort button. 

Priority sort for alternate course requests

The Alternate Course Requests window will enter edit mode with a drop and drag feature that allows each Alternate Course Request to be moved. A Move button with a vertical arrow will display to the left of the delete button. The Parent/Student can select the Move button of the Alternate Course Request(s) that need to be adjusted. The Alternate Course Request can be moved either up or down and placed in the desired position. Click the Done button once alternate course requests are placed in the desired order. 

Move a course request to sort its priority

In this example the English 10 CP course was placed in the first position and thus will be given priority over the SH Eng Lit course when scheduling alternates. 

Re-sorted list of alternate course requests

Linking Alternate Course Requests to Primary Course Requests   

Once the priority of Alternate Course Requests is set, the student can link the Alternate Course Requests to the selected Primary Course Requests using the Manage button in the Primary Course Request section.  The Manage button is used to link one or more alternate course requests to a primary course request. The number of alternate course requests assigned to a primary course will also be displayed. There is no limit to the amount of alternate courses that can be linked to primary courses.  

Select the Manage button to link alternate course requests to primary course requests. 

Manage alternate course requests to link to primary course requests

Clicking the Manage button will open the Manage Alternate Request Association window for the selected course. The alternate courses will be listed in the priority order that was previously set. The parent or student can then select the check mark to the left of the alternate course or courses that will be linked to the student course request. Click the Save button to save the selections and close the window. 

Manage alternate course request association

In the example below the parent or student has linked two alternate courses to the English 10 (0311) course. 

Alternate Requests