The Parent Term drop-down menu is used when you want multiple terms to fall under a larger “umbrella” term, such as having two Quarters fall under a Semester parent term.

Click Add when you are finished customizing your new Terms, or Submit Changes if you are done editing your existing Terms.

Note: When assigning a Parent term to sub-terms, such as assigning a Semester parent term to Quarter terms, be sure that the Start and End dates of the Parent term range from the Start date of the first sub-term to the End date of the last sub-term included; i.e., Semester 1 should have a Start Date that matches Quarter 1 and an End Date that matches Quarter 2.