Error 6494

  • Short Text:  Required field is missing, 'Credential'.

  • Long Text: ‘High School Completion’ Exit Type was selected; credential type must be provided in the data type, Diploma, within the  resource, 'studentAcademicRecord'.


  • Business Rules:

    • Logic--(1) This rule will likely be significantly different for public schools when Roster data is added to the API. (2) This rule is ONLY for CHOICE for the scenario where the HSC exit type is submitted, but the studentAcademicRecord is not. (3) This rule is not run for Possible Full-Term Dropout (FTD) records.


  • How to Fix: Verify whether or not the student in question completed high school. If so, determine what kind of credential type the student obtained upon completion. Enter the code for that credential, likely a diploma, in the Credential Type field. If the student did not complete high school, modify the current High School Completion Exit Type to a more suitable one.


  • Example: Micah’s record is throwing an error that no Diploma data type was submitted with his Exit Type of High School Completion. District Deb discovers that Micah graduated this spring term and should maintain the HSC Exit Type value, but she needs to enter the Diploma data type. Deb then enters a Credential Type of R for regular diploma to resolve the error.


  • For more information, see the Credential Type data element page at:

  • For more info on exit types, see the Exit Type data element page at:

Number: KBA-01168-G3X9G5
Key Words: code 6494, credential type, diploma, HSC, high school completion, exit type
Modified: 10/27/2020