Guidelines for Assignment of the Central Data Request (CDR) Course Level

The UW System Central Data Request (CDR) requires a course level code be assigned to each course indicating the intended degree of complexity or expected level of comprehension of the course section. These are UW-Madison's guidelines for assignment of CDR course level.

The UW-System Central Data Request (CDR) requires a course level code be assigned to each course indicating the intended degree of complexity or expected level of comprehension of the course section. These are UW-Madison's guidelines for assignment of CDR course level.

A table articulating the various types of CDR levels and how they are assigned.
 CDR Level  Guidelines
 1. Remedial
  • Course number less than 100
  • Does not carry degree credit at UW-Madison
 2. Undergraduate, basic
  • Audience is undergraduate students
  • Course number less than 700
  • No prerequisites
  • L&S level E
  • No Grad Attribute
 3. Undergraduate, advanced
  • Audience is undergraduate students
  • Course number less than 700
  • Prerequisites include a course numbered less than 700
  • L&S level I or A
  • Undergraduate research courses (e.g. 289, 299, 681, 682, 691, 692, 699)
 4. Graduate, basic
  • Audience is graduate students
  • Course number 700 or greater
  • Prerequisites include graduate standing
  • Capstone certificate courses
 5. Graduate, advanced
  • Audience is graduate students
  • Course number 700 or greater
  • Prerequisites include graduate standing or a course numbered 700 or greater
  • Graduate Seminars, journal clubs, research or reading courses (e.g. 990, 999)
 6. Preponderant enrollment is professional
  • Audience is clinical doctorate students (e.g. AudD, DNP, DPT, DVM, JD, MD, PharmD)


KeywordsCDRL, data element   Doc ID116403
OwnerMelissa S.GroupAcademic Planning
Created2022-02-01 09:55:43Updated2023-07-06 15:16:46
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