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2018-19 Data Collection Schedule

 2018-19 Registration Fall
6 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
Collection Opens August 8 September 5 December 12 December 12
Collection Closes for Keyholders   October 17 February 13 April 10
Collection Closes for Coordinators   October 31 February 27 April 24
Components included Registration;
Report Mapping;
Institution ID;
Institutional Characteristics;
12-month Enrollment
Student Financial Aid;
Graduation Rates;
200% Graduation Rates;
Outcome Measures
Fall Enrollment;
Human Resources;
Academic Libraries
Preliminary Data
available in the
IPEDS Data Center*

Early summer
Early fall
* Release dates are approximate.

All institutions will be required to register for the 2018-19 data collection cycle.
UserIDs and passwords for 2018-19 will be distributed to all institutions on August 8. 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.
Institutions are encouraged but not required to complete Report Mapping, Institution Identification, and IC Header during the Registration period.
Report Mapping (if applicable) and Institution Identification must be completed, and IC Header must be locked before the Fall surveys can be started. Report Mapping and IC Header are available until the end of the Fall collection. Institution Identification is available through Spring.
On August 29, 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.
Deadline Extensions: There are no deadline extensions available for the IPEDS survey components.

Note concerning Prior Year Revision System:  Survey components will be open for revision during their regular data collection period, except that Fall components will open on 9/12 instead of 9/5.  For example, revisions to the Completions component can be made during the Fall data collection period.

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, Section 487(a)(17)).

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