Release 3 goes live January 16, 2018

Release 3 goes live January 16, 2018

Beginning Jan. 16, 2018, COMPASS Release 3 will bring functionality within the myUFL Student Information System (Campus Solutions) to ISIR Processing (Financial Aid area), Student Program/Plan (Student Records), SHCC Immunizations (Campus Community, Student Health), and Residency Processing (Admissions, Student Records). UF students will also see new self-service functionality via ONE.UF with the addition of “To-Dos” and “Academic Programs” cards, as well as a “Financial Information Release Form” accessible via the portal’s Main Menu.

With this implementation, the myUFL Student Program/Plan will become the official indicator and student record for the University of Florida’s graduate, professional, and undergraduate student academic programs. Formerly called the Career/Program/Plan Stack, the Student Program/Plan includes student information such as the history of majors, minors, tracks and certificates. Undergraduate advisors and graduate coordinators and staff will begin to update majors in myUFL the new Student Program/Plan format starting on January 16th.

Additions or changes to undergraduate minors, certificate programs and dual majors or degrees, will continue to be done via the existing paper forms.  These should be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar for processing as is the current procedure. 

At the graduate level, changes to graduate student majors, degrees, concentrations, minors, and degree attributes (such as thesis/non-thesis) will be made via myUFL beginning Jan. 16, 2018. GIMS (Graduate Information Management System) will still be used to maintain graduate student milestones, committees, theses/dissertations, and other information currently maintained in this system.

Student Groups in the SIS (Campus Solutions) will also make their debut with this release. This is a concept that will be used to track characteristics applicable for specific groups of students. Student Groups will replace both the concepts of special program codes and cohorts in the current system, while also allowing for tracking of other important information such as pre-professional intent and admission to the university honors program.

Additionally, the Office for Student Financial Affairs will begin to process Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) on January 16th.  ISIR information is used by this core office to administer financial aid to students, as well as to meet federal, state and institutional reporting requirements, says COMPASS Financial Aid Team Lead Mike Dugger.  Federal Verification, the processes to validate the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will also begin with Release 3.  Students needing to submit information or complete a task for Verification will start seeing these items in their To-Dos list in ONE.UF.

Release 3 will also begin utilizing the new Student Information System to capture students’ required Immunizations and Health tests, for UF Health Compliance. This functionality will provide the student detailed information regarding their outstanding immunizations via ONE.UF.

As COMPASS implements this new system, existing security roles will be evaluated and used to grant access in the new system. 

Beginning Dec. 16, 2017, online and instructor-led training will be available for those who perform these functions. Information regarding in-person training will be available on the COMPASS website Training Page, and an online course will be available on the HR website in myTraining. Please plan to attend either the live training or the online courses corresponding to your work functions.