You are on page 1of 1

School testing will unavailable one week before, and one week after the implementation date of each

COD
release. The following diagram illustrates the different phases of COD school testing that are available to Full
Participants and Phase-In Participants:

2/28 9/30
Common Record Manual Verification - Continued

11/12 12/19 1/7 2/28 3/4 ~4/22 ~5/6 ~5/27 ~6/10 ~7/8 ~7/22 9/30
(Post (Post (Post
SAIG Common Rollout Rollout Rollout
Comm. Record Application R1.0) R1.1) R1.2)
Testing Manual Testing Application Application Application
Verification Testing Testing Testing

PHASE I PHASE II PHASE III a PHASE III b PHASE IV a PHASE IV b


All Schools Full Participants Only All Schools All Schools All Schools All Schools
(Required) (Optional) (Optional) (Optional) (Optional) (Optional)

Early May - Mid-July -


COD COD
Release 1.0 Release 1.2
Goes Live Early June - Goes Live
COD
Release 1.1
Goes Live

II. Participating in School Testing


All participants who wish to participate in school testing must sign up through the Customer Service Call
Center at (800) 433-7327 prior to testing. Phase-In Schools should refer to the Phase-In School Test Case Guide for
more information. Full Participants should refer to the Full Participant Test Case Guide for more information.
These guides contain descriptions of the test data sent to and from the schools to COD, with test execution
guidelines and structured test cases with multiple testing cycles. The Phase-In School Test Case Guide and The
Full Participant Test Case Guide are available within the COD Technical Reference Version 3.3 at
(http://ifap.ed.gov/cod/CODTechRefVer3pt3.html).

If you have questions regarding school testing through April 29, 2002, you can contact the Customer Service
Call Center at (800) 433-7327, or send your questions via the Schools Portal. Staff is available Monday through
Friday, 9-5 Eastern Time.

After April 29, 2002, schools should call the COD School Relations numbers:
− 1-800-474-7268 for Pell Grant assistance
− 1-800-848-0978 for Direct Loan assistance