I am currently a student, and although I have checked the "I am currently a student" box on my Careers 2.0 profile and have included "[in progress]" as suggested by the tooltip, I also need to be able to accurately specify the intended timeframe of my course of study.
I can't leave the end year blank (it gives a "Missing end year" error), and I can't set an end year in the future (since they're not available in the dropdown), so my only other reasonable option is to select the current year (since it's technically the latest year in which I've been a student so far) and remember to change it later on. I'm then stuck explaining in the freeform "achievements" section that that year doesn't actually mean anything, à la:
Master of Science, Computer Science [in progress], University of Pittsburgh August 2011 - April 2013 NOTE: Expected graduation is actually December 2014.
This seems less than desirable. Can we be permitted to set reasonable future end dates (within ~7–10 years, like LinkedIn or Facebook) for the end dates of education items? Perhaps even ~1 year in the future for start dates, too, in the case that people are accepted to a program they are yet to formally begin.
Related: I can't seem to change the months on education items, only the years. Not sure why, but now one of my "end months" is stuck on something that's likely to be wrong, independent of the year.