Course Finder (Identifier IDs/Institution Codes)

In addition to searching for schools by name, you can also search by Identifier ID/Institution Code in the Course Finder feature. For example, if you want to look up an institution by their CEEB Code, IPEDS ID, OPEID, or their PESC GEO Code you can do so. The selection of searchable codes that we have in TES currently includes IPEDS ID, CEEB Code, ACE Code, ACT Code, FICE Code, OPE ID, and PESC GEO Code. 

Please note: Not all these code sets are exclusive of each other, and some contain duplicates even within the same code type. For example, the CEEB Code for San Diego State University is 4682. 4682 also happens to be the ACT Code for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. CEEB codes may also be duplicated even within just the CEEB code list because, as institutions close or consolidate The College Board may actually reuse/recycle that code and give it to another institution.

Search by Identifier ID/Institution Code
  • Type the code in the box and select the U.S. Schools or the All radio button.
  • Click Search
  • If there is only one match, the institution you have entered will display.
  • If there is more than one possible match, a list will display.
    • Some examples:
      The IPEDS ID for San Diego State University is 122409
      The OPE ID for San Diego State University is 00115100
      The PESC GEO Code for San Diego State University is US00516
      The CEEB code for San Diego State University is 4682
      (4682 also happens to be the ACT Code for University of Wisconsin-Superior)
      • The DS? column indicates whether we have Data Sets in TES for this institution.
      • The PDF? column indicates whether we have .PDF catalogs in TES for this institution.
  • Click on the view button for the institution you are looking for.
  • Use the icons at the top right to access institutional information.
    •  The Administration Building icon provides access to Institutional Profile Information
    •  The Globe icon provides access to the institution's official Website
    •  The Key icon provides access to the institution's Transcript Key (if gold)
  • Use the DATA SET dropdown to access the collections of course details by catalog year.
    • Use the SEARCH ALL DATA SETS feature to search across all data sets by Course Code or by Course Title.
  • Use the Click here to request a catalog link to request a catalog that you do not see in the respective lists.
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