The Difference Between a Graduates File and a Request File

Watch the video below to learn the difference between a graduates file and a request file.

Graduates File

A graduates file contains data for all of your institution’s recent high school graduates. You should submit a graduates file once per year. The Clearinghouse stores the data from your graduates files so we can process it and generate your StudentTracker reports.

Request File

A request file allows you receive a custom cohort report and confirm postsecondary enrollment and graduation data for your non-graduate students. You can submit a request file at any time. The Clearinghouse does not store data from request files.

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