The Source Format Library
  • 12 Apr 2024
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A source format is a collection of standardized settings and criteria for a dataset uploaded frequently from the same source. The Source Format Library offers predefined integration configurations for many common data sources. Most require little or no customization.

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Slate features more than 170 unique source formats, with more being added continuously. When you embark on a new integration with a third-party service, check for a standard source format in the Source Format Library, using the search bar to narrow the list down.

To access the Slate Source Format Library:

  1. From the main navigation, select Database.

  2. Under Import and Data Processing, select Source Format Library.

If you don't see the third-party you're looking for in the list, you can take the first step to creating a new integration by making a custom source format.

Source formats that import test score data require the corresponding test objects to be added from the Slate Template Library.

Source Format Library items with descriptions

We've recreated the list of source formats and included descriptions for each, as well as links to relevant documentation, in this article. Some source formats in the Source Format Library have multiple versions, usually an active version along with deprecated versions from previous years. This article contains only the most recent version. The Source Format with the most recent "remap as of date" is the current version.

Name

Description

AC&U
(Fixed Width 2017)

Import fixed-width files containing leads from Carnegie Communications International Student Recruitment (AC&U) data
(effective February 2017) Deprecated as of February, 2021.  Replaced with the Carnegie CollegeXpress International format.

ACT Enroll 
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited (csv) files containing lead search data from ACT.  The data is from students who have taken the ACT test or PreACT and opted into the ACT Educational Opportunity Service (EOS).

ACT Score Data File
(CSV 2020)

Import comma-separated files containing score data from ACT (effective September 21, 2020) 

ACT Search List (Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width files containing search data from ACT.

Akero Import (CSV)

This source format will import new Akero leads.

All CAS by Liaison - Applications (CSV)

This source format will import application data from Liaison's CAS API subscription

All CAS by Liaison - Coursework (JSON) 

This source format will import course data from Liaison's CAS API subscription.

All CAS by Liaison - Documents

This source format is used in conjunction with the All CAS by Liaison - Applications source format to import PDFs delivered by Liaison as part of the integration.

All CAS by Liaison - In Progress Applications (CSV)

This source format will import in-progress application data from Liaison's CAS API subscription.

AP Score Data File
(Fixed Width 2015)

Import fixed-width files containing AP score data from the College Board  
(effective March 2015)

AP Score Data File
(PGP 2015)

Import PGP encrypted fixed-width files containing AP score data from the College Board  
(effective March 2015)

Cappex
(CSV (>2016))

Import comma-delimited files containing search data from Cappex
(effective May 2016)

Capture Higher Ed: New Inquiries (CSV) 

This source format will import the New Inquiries file from Capture Higher Ed.

Capture Higher Ed: Weekly Updates (CSV) 

This source format will import the Weekly Updates file from Capture Higher Ed.

Carnegie CollegeXpress Domestic (formerly PC&U) (CSV)

Import the files containing leads from Carnegie CollegeXpress Domestic data.

Carnegie CollegeXpress International (formerly AC&U) (CSV)

Import the files containing leads from Carnegie CollegeXpress international data. 

CBSS
(Fixed Width (2016))

Import fixed-width files containing search data from the College Bound Selection Service
(effective August 2016)

CGSM Applications Data File

Import comma-delimited files containing application data from the Consortium in Graduate Study in Management 

CGSM Applications PDF Bundle

Import application PDF files from the Consortium in Graduate Study in Management 

CGSM Recommendations PDF Bundle

Import recommendation PDF files from the Consortium in Graduate Study in Management 

Checklist Import (Financial Aid)

Import tab-delimited financial aid checklist files 

CoalitionApplicationCourses (JSON)

Import course and grade data from the from the Coalition application via the Scoir integration

CoalitionApplicationProfile (JSON)

Import the application data from the Coalition application via the Scoir integration

College Board Landscape (TAB)

Import Landscape data from the College Board. 

College Board Secondary Schools
(Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width data from the College Board Selection service

College Week Live

Import excel spreadsheet data files from College Week Live

CommonApp

Import tab-delimited application data files from the Common Application

CommonAppCourses

Import XML course data from the Common Application

CommonAppMaterials

Import PDF materials from the Common Application

CommonAppPayment

Import tab-delimited payment data files from the Common Application

CommonAppProspects

Import tab-delimited prospect data files from the Common Application

CommonAppRecommendations

Import tab-delimited recommendation data files from the Common Application

CommonAppSuspects

Import tab-delimited suspect data files from the Common Application

CommonAppWriting

Import tab-delimited writing supplement data files from the Common Application

Document Import Processor

⚠️ This source format is deprecated

Instructions on importing documents.

Document Import Processor (CSV)

⚠️ This source format is deprecated

Instructions on importing documents.

Document Import to Batch Acquire
(PDF)

Import PDF documents directly to Batch Acquire 

DonorSearch Wealth Screening (CSV)

Use this source format to import screened record data from DonorSearch as DonorSearch research data. 

Duolingo English Test (JSON)

Import Duolingo English Test score and video endpoints using an API Call

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) (DIP)

Import evaluations from ECE.

Educational Perspectives (DIP)

 

Encoura (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Prospect student profile data from ACT|NRCCUA programs (effective Nov 2019)

eShipGlobal UEMS (JSON)

 

This source format enables importing data from eShipGlobal UEMS.

Field Import
(Excel)

Use this source format to bulk create and update fields. 

Financial Aid Letter PDF Batch

Import multiple financial aid PDF letters using a single PDF file

Front Rush
(Tab)

Import tab-delimited data files from Front Rush

Front Rush Interactions (JSON)

Import interaction JSON files from Front Rush

Front Rush Materials

Import material PDF files from Front Rush

GatewayToPrepCandidateProfile
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited Candidate Profile data files from Gateway to Prep

GatewayToPrepCandidateProject
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited Candidate Project data files from Gateway to Prep 

GatewayToPrepMaterials

Import PDF material files from the Gateway to Prep application.

GMAT Online Exam Score Data File 
(CSV)

Import GMAT csv data files from the GMAT online exam. This format only applies to the online exams with remote proctoring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The existing fixed-width file is still necessary to import test score data from any exams taken at a designated testing center.

GMAT Score Data File  (CSV 2023)

Import comma-delimited GMAT score data files from Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The source format is effective 9/25/2023.  There is a new GMAT Focus Edition test that can be added from the Slate Template Library. 

GMAT Score Data File 
(Fixed Width 2023)

Import fixed-width GMAT data file from Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The source format is effective from 1/2023 to 9/2023.

GRE Score Data File 
(PGP 2017)

Import PGP encrypted fixed-width GRE data files from Educational Testing Service (ETS)

GRE Score Data File
(Fixed Width 2017)

Import fixed-width GRE data files from Educational Testing Service (ETS)

GRE Search List
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited value GRE Search List data file from Educational Testing Service (ETS)

IELTS Results Service, New Results 
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited IELTS score data files from the IELTS Results Service

IELTS Score Data File
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited IELTS score data files

InitialView
(JSON)

Import InitialView video urls that allow for the interview to be watched directly from within the Slate Reader.

Interaction and Activity Import
(Excel)

Import interaction and activity Excel data files

International Education Evaluations (IEE) (DIP)

This source format enables importing documents from IEE.

iWave Wealth Screening (CSV) 

Use this source format to import screened record data from iWave as iWave research data.

Keystone Academic Solutions (XML)

Automatically import your new search records from Keystone.

Kira Talent Interview (JSON)

Import Kira Talent interview results using Kira's API version 2 beginning July 2020.

MaiaLearning Prospects (CSV)

Import MaiaLearning student record data. 

MaiaLearning Documents (DIP)

This source format will import MaiaLearning application documents uploaded by high school counselors on behalf of their students. 

Niche Lead Delivery (CSV)

This source format enables importing lead data from Niche.

Niche Prospects (CSV)

This source format enables importing prospect data from Niche.

NRCCUA (CSV 2015)

Import comma-delimited student record data files from NRCCUA
(effective 2015)

NRCCUA (Fixed Width (2014))

Import fixed-width student record data files from NRCCUA.

Organizations Dataset Updates
(Excel)

Import Excel data file to update the Organizational Dataset. 

Parchment 
(DIP)

Import documents from Parchment

PHlthAdmit
(Excel)

Import Excel admit data file

PLAN Search List
(Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width search data files

Pre-ACT EOS
(Fixed Width)

Import Pre-ACT fixed-width data file from Educational Opportunity Service (EOS)

Prompt Import
(Excel)

Batch create prompts via Excel data file import

PTE Academic Score Report  (CSV)

Import CSV files containing score data for PTE (Pearson Test of English)

PTE Academic Score Report  (Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width files containing score data for PTE (Pearson Test of English)

QuestBridge CM App Materials

Import PDF material files from QuestBridge

QuestBridge CM Applications
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited application data file from QuestBridge

QuestBridge CM Prospects
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited prospect data file from QuestBridge

QuestBridge CM Prospects Materials

Import PDF material files from QuestBridge

QuestBridge CPS Applications

Import Excel application data file from QuestBridge

QuestBridge CPS Materials

Import PDF material files from QuestBridge

QuestBridge Graduate School Match - Materials (DIP)

Import QuestBridge College Match MBA application materials.

QuestBridge Graduate School Match - MBA Applications (CSV)

import QuestBridge College Match MBA application data.

Redesigned SAT Score Data File
(Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width redesigned SAT score data files beginning August 2015.

Redesigned SAT Score Data File (PGP)

Import PGP-encrypted redesigned SAT score data file

Royall App Materials

Import PDF application material files from EAB/Royall

Royall App Responder

Import tab-delimited application responder data file from EAB/Royall

Royall App Responder Payment

Import tab-delimited application responder payment data file from EAB/Royall

Royall Deposit IQ (Tab)

Import tab-delimited Deposit IQ files from EAB/Royall

Royall Follow Up File (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Follow Up files from EAB/Royall

Royall Search Responder

Import tab-delimited search responder data file from EAB/Royall

Royall Search Responder
(CSV)

Import comma-delimited search responder data file from EAB/Royall

SAT Essays PDF

⚠️ This source format is deprecated

Import PDF SAT Essay files from The College Board. As of 2/1/2023 The College Board has ceased sending the Essay Locator ID in the PDFs, and therefore this format is no longer used.

SAT Score Data File

⚠️ This source format is deprecated

Current SAT files should use source formats for "Redesigned SAT Score Data File"

SCOIR (CSV)

Import comma-delimited files from SCOIR

SCOIRMaterials (DIP)

Import PDF materials from SCOIR

Secondary School Admission Test Score Data File

Import comma-delimited SSAT score data file

Secondary School Admission Test Score Report PDF
(PDF)

Import SSAT PDF test score report files.  Prerequisites: Registration ID on student record & Material type.

Segment Analysis Service Tagging
(Fixed Width)

Import fixed-width Segment Analysis Service Tagging data file

Slate.org Student Profile Data 

Import data shared with your institution by students enrolled in Slate.org. Student profile sharing can be activated or inactivated in the Slate.org Sharing Settings.

SpanTran (DIP)

Importing academic credentials from SpanTran as described in this Slate Scholar article.

StandOutAppAcademicRecommendations (Tab)

Import tab-delimited StandOut Recommendation data files.

StandOutAppApplications

Import tab-delimited StandOut Application data files.

StandOutAppCollegeQuestions

Import tab-delimited StandOut College data files.

StandOutAppCounselorRecommendations (Tab)

Import tab-delimited StandOut Counselor Recommendation data files.

StandOutAppMaterials

Import StandOut Materials

StandOutOtherRecommendations

Import tab-delimited StandOut Other Recommendation data files.

StandOutAppProspects

Import tab-delimited StandOut Prospect data files.

StandOutAppSuspects

Import tab-delimited StandOut Suspect data files.

Student Search Service (Fixed Width 2022)

Import data from the College Board's Student Search Service delivered in the fixed width layout effective September 2022.

Student Search Service: Living Record Data (Fixed Width)

This source format is applicable to organizations with College Board Search subscription plans that include Living Record.

Records are included in Living Record data if updates have been made to the data since they were initially licensed.

More information about this source format can be found in the College Board Search article.

TOEFL Score Data File
(PGP >10/2017)

Import PGP TOEFL score data file from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
(effective > 10/2017)

TransferCommonApp (Tab)

Import tab-delimited application data files from the Transfer Common Application

TransferCommonAppInProgress (Tab)

Import tab-delimited in-progress data files from the Transfer Common Application

TransferCommonAppMaterials

Import PDF materials from the Transfer Common Application

TransferCommonAppPayments (Tab)

Import tab-delimited payment data files from the Transfer Common Application

Translation Code Import
(Excel)

Import translation codes via Excel

U.S. News Student Connect Leads

This source format will import the data delivered by U.S. News Student Connect. For more information, please refer to the U.S. News Student Connect Leads Integration documentation.

UCA Application Supplement (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application Supplement data files

UCA Applications (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application data file

UCA Final Report (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application Final Report data files

UCA Materials

Import PDF material files from the Universal College Application 

UCA Midyear Report (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application Midyear Report data files

UCA Payments (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application Payment data files

UCA Recommendations (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application Recommendation data files

UCA School Report (CSV)

Import comma-delimited Universal College Application School Report data files

User Permissions Update

Batch Assign User Permissions Using Query

Vericant (DIP)

Import comma-delimited Vericant data file using the DIP import process

VidCruiter (JSON)

Import JSON files from VidCruiter

Whiteboard

This source format enables importing data from Whiteboard as described in the Whiteboard Higher Education Integration article.

World Education Services (DIP)

Import documents from World Education Services

ZeeMee

This source format can be used to import data from ZeeMee.

Zinch (Tab)

Import tab-delimited Zinch data file


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