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Common Data Set 2008/09

Summary of Significant Changes to the Common Data Set (CDS) for 2008-09

Changed Items

C8C: Add a column so SAT essay and ACT essay gathered separately:

Indicate how your institution will use the SAT essay or ACT essay component: check all that apply.

    SAT Essay ACT Essay
  For admission    
  For placement    
  For advising    
  In place of an application essay    
  As a validity check on the application essay    
  No college policy as of now    
  Not using essay component    

F1: Percentage of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2008 who fit the following categories.

F4: Add two housing check-offs: Wellness housing and theme housing.

CDS H15. If your institution has recently implemented any major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to make your institution more affordable to incoming students such as replacing loans with grants, or waiving costs for families below a certain income level please provide details below

Permanently Deleted or Temporarily Discontinued Items

C20 Common Application Question – removed.
E4-E8 The "Library Collections" section has been removed until a new Academic Libraries Survey is in the field.