Student Data Source Format

Students can share the following post-visit information through their account:

  • Contact information
  • Verified academic profile data
  • Self-reported academic profile data
  • School data
  • Interests (as in: Anticipated Entry Term, Student Type)

Student Profile Data Source Format: Adding The Source Format

  1. Click Database in the top navigation bar and select Source Format Library.
  2. Click Student Profile Data.


  3. Click Add to access the source format library popup window.
  4. Click Add and OK to confirm. 

Field Mappings

The Student Profile Data source format comes with the following source fields mapped to standard field destinations in Slate:

First Name
Last Name
Middle Name
Preferred Name
School CEEB
School Name
School Start Date
School End Date
School Graduate Date
School Class Rank
School GPA
School GPA Scale
School Awards
Form/Event Registration Form (matches on the event in your Slate database)

To map the source fields Expected Entry Term and Student Type to custom field destinations: 

  1. Click Database in the top navigation bar and select Source Format Library.
  2. Click Student Profile Data.
  3. Click Remap


Refer to the Upload Dataset Stages documentation for a refresher on mapping to fields and values in Upload Dataset. 


The import will only use updated remap field settings configured on or after the remap date if the source format Remap Status is set to Active.


Updating Student Profile Import Settings

Undergraduate Slate databases include an active Student Profile Data source format by default. This source format imports data shared with your institution by students enrolled in Activate or deactivate student profile sharing in the Application Sharing Settings.

Use the following steps to deactivate or reactivate student profile data sharing:

  1. Click Database in the top navigation bar and select Application Sharing Settings.
  2. Under Profile Import Settings, click the pause icon.


  3. Click Pause in the profile data popup window to pause import processing.
  4. Reactivate import processing by repeating these steps. Click the play button in step two, and click Resume in step three.


Student Profile Data Files

Every few hours, a web service runs to check for eligible records, similar to the application data sharing service.

The data is sent to the Web Service endpoint in your database for the source format and imported data if it finds that a student meets the following criteria:

  • A registered student has indicated they wish to share their data with colleges.


  • attended a visit with that college scheduled through


These data files appear in Upload Dataset Sources in your Slate database after your scheduled visit has concluded. 


If a student does not yet exist in your Slate database, you may create a new person record. Existing records match on the following fields:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birthdate
  • Email 
  • School CEEB

Additionally, students will be added as registrants to the corresponding visit in your Slate database. 


For information regarding Visits, refer to Visits documentation. 

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