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Output Options

Internet Delivery Service (IDS)

Internet Delivery Service (IDS) is our standard output delivery method for all orders, and is provided to you at no additional charge. The order point of contact is automatically selected as the primary IDS contact. You will need a valid email address to designate an optional, secondary IDS Contact, i.e. the person whom we will contact and to whom we will provide an IDS password when your output is ready to download. Your Search output files will remain accessible to you for one year after the delivery date.

In order to further safeguard student information and comply with the College Board’s security policy, we are instituting new validation procedures when a secondary Internet Delivery Service (IDS) point of contact is designated. When you designate a secondary IDS contact in an order, they will receive a notice to formally request an SSS account. Once the account request is completed and submitted, an email notification will be sent to you (the order’s point of contact). IMPORTANT: you must review and approve the account request in order for the IDS contact to be given access to the order output. This process is only required once.

Sequence

You must indicate how you would like your output sorted:

  • Alphabetically by student's last name
  • By ZIP Code—records are sorted alphabetically by student's last name within ZIP codes
  • By Intended College Major—records are sorted by ZIP code within majors, and alphabetically by student's last name within ZIP codes

Print Format

You must also indicate your choice of print format:

  • All uppercase print format (preferred by the U. S. Postal Service)
  • Upper and lowercase print format

File Format Options

In addition to fixed-width (the default), comma-delimited, tab-delimited and MS Excel file formats are now available. Only one file format is available per order and must be selected at the time the order is submitted. The selected file format cannot be changed after the data file is processed and delivered.

IMPORTANT: if you import the SSS data into a CRM, please use caution and verify that the selected file format is compatible with your import routine. Additional documentation is available in the Appendix section of the online User Guide.

Search Output Data

Search Output Data by Data Source PSAT/NMSQT® SAT® I AP®
Name

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Address

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EPS Market Code

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Gender

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Date of Birth

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Unique Search identifier

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High School Code

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Intended college major(s)

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AP Examination Codes (up to 10)    

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Graduation Year

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Ethnic Indicator

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Email Address (if provided by student)

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SAT Subject Test Codes (up to 10)  

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Data Source Code (most recent exam taken)

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County Code

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If you need assistance with the Internet Delivery Service process, please contact Search Customer Service.