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Attendance dates for Education on Profile

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Mark E Member Since: Sep 16, 2019
21 of 30
Hi, completing my profile and it simply will not accept my Education history. Keeps saying:

Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again later.

It wont allow me to move on or save what I have inputted so far?
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
22 of 30

Hi Mark, 

Could you please trying clearing your cookies or using a different browser to see if the issue persists? Let me know if it does and I'll assist you further.

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Julie C Member Since: Oct 9, 2017
23 of 30

It's 8 months since Arnold's post, and Northwestern University STILL isn't in the Education menu. You can select Northwestern College, a tiny school in Iowa, but not one of the Big Ten schools?


Also, I'm not able to just enter Northwestern University into the field -- it's requiring me to select something from the menu. Please fix this!

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
24 of 30

Hi Julie,


Our team is working on providing a permanent solution with having an updated list of all universities and colleges in the world. In the meantime, note that you can type Northwestern University in the field and are not required to select one of the options from the drop-down menu. Please go ahead with completing your profile and let us know if you have any feedback or questions.

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
25 of 30
Interesting point about the required attendance dates for the education section and how it enables age discrimination. The same reasoning applies to the mandatory profile pic, which also facilitates gender and racial discrimination. But making these things optional won’t deter determined bigots, who could simply dismiss any applicants who omitted dates or photo, or insist on a Skype interview prior to hiring.
"No good deed goes unpunished." -- Clare Boothe Luce
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Andrew B Member Since: Nov 25, 2018
26 of 30

Hi.  I'm trying to put my educational institution into Upwork as well and those institutions, which are popular institutions, are not in the dropdown.  Why wouldn't Upwork just make it a free form field?  Thanks.

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
27 of 30

Thank you for your feedback Andrew, I will share it with our product managers.

In the mean time you can add your university name in one of the optional fields and it will be listed in under your Education section. 

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
28 of 30

Hi All!


I'm happy to inform you all that Dates Attended are now an Optional field in the Education information. You won't be required to add that information when adding education information to your profile and can edit your existing education information to remove the dates. We appreciate everybody's feedback and participation.



~ Valeria
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JoAnn J Member Since: Jun 23, 2020
29 of 30

I'm glad to know the Dates Attended information is now optional (as it actually says on the form). However, I have tried everthing I can think of to remove those dates from my original profile, but I am not allowed to do it. Instead, I just am supposed to choose years from the drop-down menu, when I don't want the years to appear at all. Very, very frustrating, as I am in agreement that this could cause some age discrimation. Please help! And thank you.

Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
30 of 30

Hi JoAnn,


Could you please try to use a different browser or clear your cache and cookies? If the issue persists, please let us know. Thank you!