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PESC Approved Standards are available free of charge from PESC.org and were developed, reviewed and approved through an open, transparent and community-based collaborative process governed by PESC. Each standard below supports a business process or transaction and each can be used one independently from another. All PESC Approved Standards include:

  • XML schemas that outline how files should be designed and populated
  • Implementation Guides that help explain how to implement and use PESC Approved Standards
  • Instance Documents which are valid examples of XML schemas based on fictitious or 'dummy' data
NewsAdmissions Application*
NewsCollege Transcript*
NewsEDI Implementation Guides
NewsEducation Course Inventory (Catalog)*
NewsEducation Test Score Reporting*
NewsFunctional Acknowledgement*
 --- 12 Month Enrollment Reporting*
 --- Completions Reporting*
 --- Student Financial Aid Reporting*
 --- Graduation Rates Reporting*
 --- Fall Enrollment Reporting*
NewsHigh School Transcript*
NewsPDF Attachment*
News(Student Aid Data Systems)
 --- COD*
 --- NSLDS Enrollment Reporting*
 --- Student Loan Portfolio Detail Report
NewsData Transport Specification*
NewsCore Main*
NewsSector Libraries*

*PESC Approved Standards

IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

COD Common Origination & Disbursement (Loans/Grants)

NSLDS National Student Loan Data System



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PESC Approved Standards

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Education Record User Group

EDI Implementation Guides


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