The Student Enrollment interchange describes student enrollments in schools and in sections.

Like all standard Ed-Fi interchanges, this schema references the Ed-Fi Core XSD and can be extended using the Ed-Fi Extensions Framework. See the Ed-Fi Data Standard: Developers' Guide for more information.

Use Cases

The Student Enrollment Interchange can be used to:

  1. Exchange school or LEA student enrollment lists.

  2. Exchange school enrollment accountability information.

  3. Exchange an individual student’s enrollment history.

  4. Exchange students’ class section enrollments.

  5. Exchange students’ graduation plans.

Model Details

The following figure shows a logical view of the Student Enrollment Interchange schema:



The following table describes the primary entities of which the Student Enrollment Interchange is composed. 

SectionReferenceProvides reference information for Section to be used within the enrollment interchange.
StudentSchoolAssociationThis association represents the School in which a student is enrolled. The semantics of enrollment may differ slightly by state. Non-enrollment relationships between a student and an education organization may be described using the StudentEducationOrganizationAssociation.
StudentSectionAssociationThis association indicates the course sections to which a student is assigned.
GraduationPlanThis entity is a plan outlining the required credits, credits by subject, credits by course, and other criteria required for graduation. A graduation plan may be one or more standard plans defined by an education organization and/or individual plans for some or all students.
StudentEducationOrganizationAssociationThis association indicates any relationship between a student and an education organization other than how the state views enrollment. Enrollment relationship semantics are covered by StudentSchoolAssociation.

Extended References

This interchange includes the following Extended References. 

Extended Reference NameDescription
AssessmentReferenceOptional. The assessment needed to satisfy graduation requirements.
CourseOfferingReferenceOptional. The course offering taught in the Section.
CourseReferenceOptional. The course reference that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.
EducationOrganizationReferenceRequired/Optional. Refers to the education organization related to the student and/or optionally indicates the education organization that defined a standard graduation plan. Individualized plans do not require this reference.
LocationReferenceOptional. The location, typically a classroom, where the Section meets.
SchoolReferenceRequired. Relates enrollments to the school.
StudentReferenceRequired. Relates the exchanged enrollment data to a unique student

Descriptor Dependencies

This interchange references the following Ed-Fi Descriptors, thus requiring them to have been defined using the Descriptors interchange prior to this interchange. For more information on the Ed-Fi Descriptor Pattern, see the Ed-Fi Data Standard - Developers' Guide.

Descriptor NameDescription
AcademicSubjectDescriptorOptional. The intended major subject area of the graduation requirement.
CountryDescriptorOptional. This descriptor defines the name and code of the country.
EducationOrganizationIdentificationSystemDescriptorOptional. This descriptor identifies the school system, state, or agency assigning the identification code.
EntryGradeLevelDescriptorRequired. The grade level or primary instructional level at which a student enters and receives services in a school or an educational institution during a given academic session.
EntryTypeDescriptorOptional. The process by which a student enters a school during a given academic session.

Optional. The circumstances under which the student exited from membership in an educational institution.

GraduationPlanTypeDescriptorRequired. The type of academic plan the student is following for graduation: for example, Minimum, Recommended, Distinguished, or Standard.
PerformanceLevelDescriptorOptional. The performance level(s) defined for the assessment.
ResidencyStatusDescriptorOptional. An indication of the location of a persons legal residence relative to (within or outside of) the boundaries of the public school attended and its administrative unit.
ResponsibilityDescriptorRequired. Indications of an education organization's responsibility for a student, such as accountability, attendance, funding, etc.
StudentIdentificationSystemDescriptorOptional. A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to a student.
WhenTakenGradeLevelOptional. The grade level when the student is planned to take the course.

The following link is a ZIP archive containing the XSD for the Student Enrollment Interchange v2.0 along with the Ed-Fi Core XSD and a Sample XML Data File:


A ZIP archive containing all v2.0 Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema can be found in the Download Directory.