Hope this helps.
Hi. Is there any update on this?
[edit: i should have maybe expounded, sorry. I am curious whether this will ever be included in the application (I don't see it in the DD yet, correct me if it is already there). Is this even legal to gather via your interface? thanks.]
We have been getting this question frequently over the past week, and I feel it's important to share the information that I know about the data agreement between the CDE and the CCCTC, on behalf of the Chancellor's Office, regarding matching and collecting applicant's SSID information through CCCApply.
Last year, CCCApply entered into a data agreement (contract) with the state (CDE) to match OpenCCC CCCIDs with existing SSIDs in their state system.
The data agreement specifically calls for the following:
As incoming submitted applications are received, CCCApply system makes a call to the CDE system which looks at directory information and the CDE hs code for the student's CA high school of graduation (only CA). If identified, CDE will store the CCCID and in turn passes back the SSID, which is stored and made available to the CO.
Unfortunately, the details of the data agreement explicitly state that the SSID data would not be downloadable to colleges in this first phase of the data exchange.
Currently that's the status. We are bound by the data contract.
Unfortunately I do not have any additional information about future phases of a mutual data sharing exchange, but will share any information I am able to share as it is made available to me.
I hope this helps.
CCCApply Product Manager
Thank you very much Patty. That helps a lot.
It appears that some 3rd party etranscript systems may be assuming the CCCID is currently the same as the SSID. I am not sure whether that is why you are getting more questions recently, but its why I was interested in getting clarification.