Learn about SSCR Error Code 51 and how to correct the SSCR error on the Clearinghouse’s secure site. This error code is related to an invalid Move To location.


Welcome to the tutorial on SSCR error code 51. The purpose of this tutorial is to explain what SSCR error code 51 is, what causes it, and how to resolve the error.

Per the NSLDS, SSCR error code 51 is caused by an invalid Move To location. This error occurs due to a Move To field that was populated with an invalid OPEID.
Slide 3 Narrator: SSCR error code 51 occurs when an invalid OPEID is included in the Move To field on a student record. These errors are often seen in conjunction with error 52 and typically occur for students reported under a dummy branch such as branch 80 or 81 due to the locations not being recognized by NSLDS. To resolve SSCR error code 51, update the Move To field to remove the OPEID or update the OPEID to the -00 branch.

Now we will go over how to view and correct a student's record.

Under the NSLDS Reporting tab, the most recent reports at the top of ht list. Click on the hyperlinked number under the ‘# of Students with Errors’ column to access the list of students with errors.

This will bring you to the list of students with errors. Click on the hyperlinked SSN for the student with error code 51 that needs to be corrected.

The next page will show the student’s editable record. Update the Move To field to remove the OPEID or update it to the -00 branch. After updating the student record as needed, click the green ‘Submit’ button to send the record to the Clearinghouse for processing.

For additional assistance correcting SSCR error code 51, please reach out to us at SSCRerrors@studentclearinghouse.org.

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