Description of Data Element 01407





NAME:         National Merit Scholar Indicator                                  



NUMBER:       01407                                                             



FILES/TABLES: RET   SDCF                                                        



INTENT:                                                                         
   Study of Applicant Characteristics                                           



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   A flag to indicate if an undergraduate student has received a                
   National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic award.             



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   INVALID                                                CRITICAL              
        SDCF                                                                    
   NON-NUMERIC & 01060=L,U                                CRITICAL              
        SDCF                                                                    
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        SDCF                                                                    



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   Valid code required on all undergraduate students.  If a                     
   student receives multiple awards choose the one with the                     
   highest applicable value.                                                    
   The element is not required for unclassifed or graduate students             
   (01060=A,B,N) and will not generate an error if it is blank.                 
   If the element is coded for non-required students, it                        
   will be edited for a valid code.                                             



TABLE VALUES:                                                                   
   9              National Merit Scholar Recipient                              
   8              National Achievement Scholar Recipient                        
   7              National Merit Scholar Finalist                               
   6              National Achievement Scholar Finalist                         
   5              National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist                          
   4              National Achievement Scholar Semi-Finalist                    
   3              National Hispanic Scholar Recipient                           
   2              National Hispanic Scholar Finalist                            
   1              National Hispanic Scholar Semi-Finalist                       
   0              Not National Merit or Achievement or Hispanic                 
                    Scholarship Recipient, Finalist or Semi-Finalist            



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: X(1)                                                   
   COLUMN NAME:          NAT_MERIT_SCH_IND                                      
   SHORT NAME:           NATMERIT                                               



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  06/15/05                                                   



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