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NCES is authorized to conduct these studies by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002, 20 U.S.C. §9543) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA 2008, 20 U.S.C. §1015). The data are being collected for NCES by RTI International, a U.S.-based nonprofit research organization. All of the information you provide may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151). According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control numbers for the voluntary information collections using this website are listed below. The time required to complete the information collections is estimated to average the number of minutes or hours listed below per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data sources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection.

If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate, suggestions for improving the collections, or any comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of these data, please write directly to: Postsecondary Data Portal studies, National Center for Education Statistics, PCP, 550 12th St., SW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20202.

HSLS:09 OMB Clearance No: 1850-0852 Expiration Date 12/31/2018, HSLS:09 Transcript Collection (PETS): 30 minutes, HSLS:09 Student Records: 3.3 hours
BPS:12 Student Records OMB Clearance No: 1850-0631 Expiration Date 01/31/2020, BPS:12 Pilot Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS): 10 minutes, BPS:12 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS): 1 hour, BPS:12 Student Records: 11.6 hours
NPSAS:18-AC OMB Clearance No: 1850-0666 Expiration Date: 11/30/2020, NPSAS:18-AC List Collection: 2.8 hours, NPSAS:18-AC Student Records Collection: 22 hours