Data Collection Opt-Out Notice
Starting June 2012, Bucks County Community College is required to submit specific data about each student to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) unless you tell us not to by completing the Postsecondary Data Collection Opt-Out Form. The link to this form follows:
Data will be collected on a yearly basis and you are required to complete an online Opt-Out form at least once if you have attended any term during the data collection period Summer 2 2021, Summer 3 2021, Fall 2021, Winter Session 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 1 2022). In addition, you are required to complete a form for each college you attended during the data collection period. For example, if you attended classes during Fall 2021, Winter Session 2022, or Spring 2022 and you prefer not to have your information forwarded to the PDE, you must complete the opt-out form by June 15, 2022. If you attend XXX University during Fall 21 and Bucks during the Winter Session, you must complete an Opt-Out form for each institution.
For your information, this PDF file from www.education.pa.gov contains all of the data to be forwarded to PDE unless you complete the Opt-Out form. Remember, you must submit a separate form for each institution that you attended during the collection term. The opt-out deadline for the AY21-22 data collection is:
- June 15, 2022 (Summer 2 2021, Summer 3 2021, Fall 2021, Winter Session 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 1 2022).
Specific information about the Opt-Out procedure is available by visiting www.education.pa.gov.
Here's a summary:
- Bucks is required to submit student-level data to PIMS unless you opt-out by completing the online Opt-Out form.
- If you choose to opt out, you must complete an Opt-Out form by the Opt-Out Deadline. If you fail to complete an Opt-Out form for a data collection period, your information will be automatically forward to PIMS.
- You must complete an Opt-Out form for each institution you attended during the data collection period.
If you have any questions, please contact Casey Kerins, Assistant Director of Institutional Reporting at firstname.lastname@example.org.