PowerSchool University: FAQs

Many of the commonly asked questions regarding PSU are listed below. If your question is not addressed, please email psu@powerschool.com.

Registration

When can I register for PowerSchool University?

Registration is now open.

How do I register someone else for PSU?

Please be advised:

  • If the attendee has an existing PowerSource account, you must use the attendee's established login (email address) and password.
  • If you are creating a new account on another's behalf, you must use the attendee's email address and supply them with their password.
  • The attendee must have access to their PSU account before, during, and after the event.

What is the difference between EDGE and PowerSchool University?

EDGE is PowerSchool's all new users conference, offered at the Orlando event in February. (EDGE is not offered as part of the summer PSU events.) EDGE offers two different registration options:

  • The Conference Program
  • The University Program (formerly PowerSchool University Orlando)

PSU attendees will find all the same features at this year's EDGE University Program, including the following:

  • Hands-on training classes Monday through Thursday
  • Access to all course materials
  • Open Lab to meet with experts and get your questions answered
  • Breakfast and lunch on all training days
  • One-on-one appointments with Support in SupportLab
  • An optional laptop and/or iPad rental (if requested in advance)
  • One twilight ticket to a Disney theme park

In addition to the above, EDGE University Program attendees will have access to all the EDGE features:

  • Access to over 40 Conference Program sessions, including classes on thought leadership, community, data insights and more
  • TWO social events on Monday and Tuesday nights
  • Extended keynotes with PowerSchool's Chief Executive Officer and various professional speakers
  • Our Vendor Marketplace, featuring product experts and PowerSchool partners

Tuition, Payment & Cancellation

What is the cost of tuition and what does it include?

Tuition is $2,200.00 and includes:

  • 4 days of training
  • Opportunities to receive one-on-one assistance with specific questions
  • Breakfast, breaks, and lunch on instructional days (Monday - Thursday, meals not available on check-in day)
  • The social event on Tuesday evening
  • Course materials
  • Laptop loan (if requested in advance)
  • iPad loan (if requested in advance)

What methods of payment do you accept and where do I send my payment?

Payment can be made by purchase order or credit card.

Pay by Purchase Order:

Make purchase order payable to:

PowerSchool Group LLC
150 Parkshore Dr
Folsom, CA 95630

Make certain your PO includes a PO number and an approval signature and email it to psu@powerschool.com or fax it to 916.288.1591.

Pay by Credit Card:

To pay with a credit card, please click here.

When is my payment due?

To retain the promotional pricing, you must have registered within the promotion period and we must have received your purchase order or other payment by 5:00 P.M. Pacific time on December 20, 2018.

For standard tuition, We must receive your method of payment by 5:00 P.M. Pacific time, four weeks prior to the event. If we do not receive your purchase order or credit card by the deadline, we may release your PSU seat request. Your purchase order is sufficient for reserving your seat for PSU. Payment is due 30 days from your invoice date.

PowerSchool Group LLC
150 Parkshore Dr
Folsom, CA 95630

Make certain your PO includes a PO number and an approval signature and email it to psu@powerschool.com or fax it to 916.288.1591.

Is financial assistance available for PSU?

PowerSchool is unable to provide financial assistance for PSU. However, some schools and districts have been able to take advantage of available funds from the Department of Education. For more information, please visit the Department of Education Website.

I need a copy of my invoice now. Where can I get one?

An invoice for your registration will be provided once we have received and processed your purchase order. If you require a quote for tuition in order to process a purchase order you may access the quote by logging in to your My Events page, selecting My Registrations, and downloading the Quote for Tuition form.

What is the cancellation policy for PSU?

To cancel your registration, please email psu@powerschool.com as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 P.M. PT two and a half weeks prior to check-in for your event. Any cancellation request received after this date will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. If you cannot attend and do not cancel your request, you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Travel

When should I arrive at and depart from PSU?

Classes and events run for four days (Monday through Thursday). We recommend arriving the evening before the first day of courses for check-in and to network with your fellow attendees at the Welcome Reception. The last class ends at 4:00 P.M. on the final day of PSU, so please plan your departure after 4:00 P.M.

Courses

When can I select my courses?

The class schedule for PSU Orlando will be available in January 2019. The class schedules for the summer events will be available in Spring 2019. You will have the ability to select and edit your course schedule up to and throughout your PSU experience.

How do I know what experience level I am and which courses I should choose?

Experience level is determined by your daily usage of PowerSchool and your previous training experience. For a clear understanding of your level, please visit the Course Catalog. Each course description includes a summary of experience level and a recommendation for who should take each class.

How many class hours can I sign up for?

In addition to optional one-on-one and evening lab assistance, you may select up to 24 hours of hands-on training, for up to a total of 28 instructional hours.

Will I be able to take Certification courses at PSU?

Yes, as part of your PSU tuition, you are eligible for two free Certification exams on two different topics. To achieve certification success, suggested course tracks are recommended but not required. If you would like to participate in certification, please make your selections on your registration form. There is no obligation to take the exams and you can edit your selections anytime through the end of your PSU event.

How long is my Certification valid?

Certifications are classified by year. If you have been certified on a previous version of PowerSchool, please email us at psu@powerschool.com about recertification.

Will I be able to earn CEUs at PSU?

Yes, you can now earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through UCLA Extension at PSU towards professional development. Click here for more information and a list of courses eligible for CEU credit.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Will I be able to learn about State Reporting at PSU?

Yes, by making a SupportLab appointment. SupportLab experts will be staffed by demand per state, based on registration.

Will I be able to interact with the PowerSchool Engineering Team?

Yes, there will be sessions lead by PowerSchool developers to discuss various topics. You will also have the opportunity to provide feedback.

Will I be able to get help with my district/school specific issue?

Yes, there will be several opportunities to receive one-on-one assistance. Make a SupportLab appointment with a member of the technical support team or visit our Open Lab hour on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for help.

Laptops

What are the system requirements for my laptop?

If you have any concerns about these requirements, please email psu@powerschool.com.

Macintosh Requirements

  • Intel Core 2 Duo+
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Mac OS 10.12+ Sierra
  • Office 2016
  • 1 GB available disk space
  • 54 Mbps or faster Wireless Network Capability
  • Java 1.8.0_131 (Java 8)
  • Chrome 71
  • Administrative access
  • 5 GHz network band capability (Preferred)

Windows Requirements

  • Intel P4 or AMD equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows 7+
  • Office 2016
  • 1 GB available disk space
  • 54 Mbps or faster Wireless Network Capability
  • Java 1.8.0_131 (Java 8)
  • Chrome 71
  • Administrative access
  • 5 GHz network band capability (Preferred)

Please note: Java 1.8.0_131 (or higher) is required for SQL Developer 18.2 software utilized in Customizations Courses 201, 202, 301, 350, 360, and 506. The Chrome extension BigConsole is also recommended for Customizations courses.

iPads

Do I have to bring my own iPad?

All of our curriculum materials are available in one interactive, cross-platform PSU book that is viewable on most laptops and tablets; a tablet device is not required. You can bring your own iPad or other preferred tablet device, or we have iPads available for loan. We encourage you to use whichever method works best for your learning style.

How will I access the PSU Book on the iPad?

All PSU course materials are available in a digital format. Click here to read our guide which covers how to navigate the PSU book to get the most out of PSU.