2011-12 Data Collection Schedule
 2011-12 Registration Fall
6 weeks
9 weeks
18 weeks
Collection Opens August 3 September 7 December 7 December 7
Collection Closes for Keyholders   October 19 February 8 April 11
Collection Closes for Coordinators   November 2 February 22 April 25
Components included Registration; Institution ID; IC-Header Institutional Characteristics; Completions; 12-month Enrollment Human Resources;
Student Financial Aid
Fall Enrollment; Graduation Rates; 200% Graduation Rates; Finance

All institutions will be required to register for the 2011-12 data collection cycle.

UserIDs and passwords for 2011-12 will be distributed to all institutions on August 3. 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 Institution Identification and IC Header during the Registration period.

Institution Identification must be completed and IC Header must be locked before the Fall surveys can be started. IC Header is available until the end of the Fall collection. Institution Identification is available through Spring.

On August 24, 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.
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)).
IPEDS Prior Year (2010-11) Revision System

Keyholders and coordinators can use the Prior Year Revision System to revise IPEDS data submitted during the previous year.

Revisions to data submitted in 2010-11 can be made according to this schedule:
     Institutional Characteristics: 9/7 - 1/15
     Student Financial Aid: 10/5 - 1/15
     Completions, 12-month Enrollment:  9/7 - 10/19
     Human Resources:  12/7 - 2/8
     All Spring survey components:  12/7 - 4/11
Note concerning availability: The Prior Year Revision System will no longer be open all year long for all survey components. Starting this collection cycle, all survey components are available for revision only during the corresponding collection period, according to the schedule presented above.
Please note: The availability of the Prior Year Revision System does not imply that institutions are no longer required to report data according to the current data collection schedule. It is NOT an extension of the due date, and the Office of Federal Student Aid will continue to take appropriate action against schools that do not meet their IPEDS reporting requirements.
IPEDS Custom Comparison Group Upload
Keyholders may upload custom comparison groups for use in the 2012 IPEDS Data Feedback Report between September 7, 2011 and July 15, 2012.