As a reminder, please keep in mind that the intake process for students who have attended your program in the 2014-15 program year will differ if the adult considered a continuing or returning student.
As described in the e-Data System manual, agencies are not required to have continuing students as defined below complete a new intake form. All demographic information, with the exception of address/email/phone number updates, must remain the same as at original intake, including Labor Force Status and Highest Grade Completed.
From one program year to the next, a student should be considered a “continuing student” if
1.) There is a gap of no more than 90 days in instruction for that individual from one program year to the next, OR
2.) The individual is active when the class/group ends in the spring and starts again at the beginning of the class/group in the fall.
Any student who leaves a program during one program year and returns in the next, who does not meet the above criteria, is a “returning student.” Agencies must have returning students complete a new intake form and enter that data.
For additional information, please contact e-Data Tech Support at 877-857-8869 or eDataTechSupport@psu.edu.