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IPEDS Data Collection Schedule

All institutions will be required to register for the 2006-07 data collection cycle.
August 2, 2006 IDs and passwords for the upcoming collection cycle will be distributed to all institutions. Those with designated keyholders will receive information via email. All institutions for which there is no designated keyholder will receive a letter directed to the CEO containing registration information.
August 2, 2006 Registration opens
August 30, 2006 NCES will review the registration status of each institution. If an institution has not registered as of this date, a letter will be sent to the CEO requesting appointment of a new keyholder.

Collection Schedule

   Fall Winter Spring
Collection Opens September 6 December 6 March 7
Collection Closes for Institutions October 18 January 24 April 18
Collection Closes for Coordinators November 1 February 7 May 7
Components included Institutional Characteristics and Completions. Combined Human Resources component (Employees by Assigned Position, Salaries, and Fall Staff), Enrollment, and Finance. Enrollment and Finance (for those institutions that did not lock in the winter), Student Financial Aid, and Graduation Rates
Special Notes    Institutions will be able to lock both the Enrollment and Finance components in the winter or the spring   

Deadline Extensions: There are no deadline extensions available for the IPEDS surveys.

Compliance Notice: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Institutions with Program Participation Agreements.

Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-325) requires that “institutions will complete surveys conducted as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)…in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Secretary”. Thus, reporting to IPEDS is mandatory for institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any Federal financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 USC 1094(a)(17)).


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