SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CDS FOR 2015-2016
Changes to the 2015-2016 CDS document are highlighted in yellow in Sections C & H
C8B Entrance Exams - Minor wording changes to the 3 ACT categories + addition of 3 Essay questions
for the SAT
B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
applicants for Fall 2017 please indicate which ONE of the of the following applies (regardless of whether the
writing score will be used in the admissions process):
___ ACT with writing required
___ ACT with writing recommended.
___ ACT with or without writing accepted
If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
applicants for Fall 2017 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay
score will be used in the admissions process):
___ SAT with Essay component required
___ SAT with ESSAY component recommended
___ SAT with or without ESSAY component accepted
H4, H4a, H5, and H5A have been revised to include a more comprehensive chart for reporting on loan sources and amount borrowed. H4, H4a, H5, and H5a are now reported under just H4 and H5
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5. 
Include:
* 2015 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first-time students and received
a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
* only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.
* co-signed loans.
Exclude:
* students who transferred in.
* money borrowed at other institutions.
* parent loans
* students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelorís degree.)
H4. Provide the number of students in the 2015 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time
students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Exclude students who transferred into your institution._______
H5. Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, non-federal, and any
loan sources, and the average (or mean) amount borrowed
  Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed(nearest 1%) Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in the first column (nearest $1)
a) Any loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, private loans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.   % $
b) Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.   % $
c) Institutional loan programs.   % $
d) State loan programs.   % $
e) Private alternative loans made by a bank or lender.   % $