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Data Transport Specification (DTS)



November 1, 2007

DTS v 2.0 Approved as PESC Standard

The Board of Directors and Steering Committee of the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) are pleased to announce the release of the web-services based Data Transport Standard (DTS) version 2.0 as a PESC Member-Approved National Education Community Standard. This effort marks a significant milestone and achievement for the education community, the Standards Forum for Education, and for PESC.

PESC Members that approved the Data Transport 2.0 Specification as a National Education Community Standards include:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • AcademyOne
  • California Community College System
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Citibank
  • College Board
  • Consumer Bankers Association (CBA)
  • Datatel
  • Georgetown University
  • Hyland Software
  • Iowa State University
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Mapping Your Future
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National Association of Student Loan Administrators (NASLA)
  • National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP)
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Nelnet
  • Ontario College Application Services (OCAS)
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Sallie Mae
  • Smart Catalog
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of Denver
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois - Student Financial Services
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • USA Funds
  • US Department of Education
  • Wachovia Education Finance
  • XAP Corporation

For any organization looking to communicate their specific use and implementation of PESC approved standards, please contact Michael Sessa directly at Michael.Sessa@PESC.org 202-261-6516.

pdf icon Public Comments & Responses

Data Transport Specification version 1.0

Approved as a PESC Standard on May 19, 2006, PESC is pleased to release to the education community Data Transport Specification 1.0.

As PESC's mission is to promote the establishment and adoption of standards to improve institutional performance, lower costs, improve service, and attain system interoperability; standards approved by PESC Members and released to the education community are available free of charge to the public. Please direct questions or concerns to Michael Sessa, PESC's Executive Director, at 202-261.6516 or Michael.Sessa@PESC.org.

word icon Data Transport Letter of Intent

pdf icon Response to Letter of Intent

pdf icon Workgroup Roster

pdf icon Public Comments & Responses

OVerviewData Transport Executive Overview


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Data Transport Standard Change Document - v 2.0 vs. v 1.1

Data Transport Standard v 2.0 Specification

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Data Transport Standard v 1.01 Specification

Data Transport Standard V 1.0 Reference Implementation Guide

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