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.

The following guidelines are used in the assignment of a CDR Course Level. Courses may contain the elements listed in the guidelines, but are not required to meet all elements to receive the corresponding CDR level assignment.

 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)

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Owner:Sarah K.Group:Courses and Academic Programs
Created:2015-12-01 10:08 CSTUpdated:2015-12-03 08:37 CST
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