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Course Numbers

Using the Change Course Number function, you can change the number of an existing course in your course list to another number in your course list. The course list is the list of courses available to all schools on your PowerSchool system. When changing a course number, the system updates that number in courses, enrollments, sections, and historical data.

For example, assume two high schools on your server offer U.S. History. The course number for U.S. History at School A is 1000; at School B, it is 2000. Assume your district decides that the two schools should share the same course number. You need to change the course number for U.S. History at both schools to 1200.

First, you must create the new course, 1200. Then, change both course 1000 and 2000 to 1200, using the Change Course Number function.

Before changing a course number for a particular school, use the navigation bar at the top of the page to be sure you are working in the school in which you want to change the course number. If you are changing a course number for all schools on your system, it does not matter which school is currently selected.


  • Import the data from both schools.

  • Create a new course with a unique course number for one school's courses.

Change a Course Number

Before changing a course number, retrieve the existing course number from the course list.

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. The System Administrator page appears.

  2. Under Data Management, click Change Course Number

  3. Edit the information as needed.

  4. Click Submit.



Current Course Number

Enter the existing course number.

Change to New Course Number

Enter the new course number.

This change affects only [school name]

This change affects all schools on this server

Select an option to determine the scope of the course number change.

If you are changing course numbers because of duplicates, select the This change affects only this school option. The school name displayed is the school for which you created the new course number.

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