Demystifying PDP Data Submission (Two-Session Workshop)

Preparing data for submission to the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) can seem overwhelming and even intimidating. But a little knowledge can make the process a lot smoother. Join us for this two-session workshop as we demystify the implementation process.

Given the comprehensive nature of PDP data submission, the workshop focuses on best practices for this process and tips to address common difficulties to reduce time in data submission.

The first session will feature the structure and formatting of cohort and course files and best practices for data submission. In the second session, participants will discuss issues and concerns about the general data submission process, including opportunities to ask questions specific to their institutions during breakout sessions with National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) representatives.

Participants will be encouraged to start (or continue) building their files between workshop sessions, allowing the second session to address specific concerns. The workshop is hosted by AIR and presented by NSC team members. 

Designed for anyone who submits PDP data or is involved in the process of submitting data at their institution and has not successfully submitted yet. 

As a result of this workshop, participants will: 

  • Understand the basic structure of data submission to the PDP, and how it integrates with NSC data 
  • Understand and address common difficulties in PDP data submission (cohort and course files only; excluding the optional financial aid file) 


  • Space is limited and seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Participants should only register for one workshop option and must be available for both sessions. Time commitment: two 1-hour workshop sessions. 
  • You will receive the Zoom link the day before the workshop. 


  • Benjamin England, PDP Product Manager, National Student Clearinghouse
  • Abdallah Elemam, Product Operations Specialist, National Student Clearinghouse 
  • Nanette Walker, Senior Business Analyst, National Student Clearinghouse


  • FREE ($0 members/nonmembers)

Join us! There are two workshop options.

Option 1

Session 1: PDP Data Submission Presentation

  • Date: October 14
  • Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Session 2: Data Submission Discussion and Q&A

  • Date: October 28
  • Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Option 1 registration is now closed. 

Option 2

Session 1: PDP Data Submission Presentation

  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Session 2: Data Submission Discussion and Q&A

  • Date: November 14
  • Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Option 2 registration is now closed.