UM Student Search Service

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the University of Michigan of Michigan.
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HAS 0963-19

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From: Caroline Haskins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The College Board offers "a name list service" called the "Student Search ServiceĀ®" which allows universities to buy information about students for $0.47 per name. Prior to August 31, 2019, the price was $0.45 per name.

Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

* Any and all contracts, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, and billing documents between the school and the College Board for the Student Search Service. This may include "consolidated billing" documents, which are default for all College Board search orders. Consolidated billing documents could include an invoice, a list of cost incurred for conducting the search order.

* Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention the "Student Search Service" between January 1, 2016 and present.

* A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the school and the College Board that mention the Student Search Service.

* All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of the Student Search Service. This includes A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of the Student Search Service, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Student Search Service works, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of the Student Search Service to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Caroline Haskins

From: University of Michigan

Ms. Haskins,

I am writing in regard to your Freedom of Information Act request dated November 22, 2019, which was received on November 25, 2019.

Due to the large number of requests currently being processed by this office, it will not be possible to respond to your request within the five-day period accorded by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. However, under Section 5 (2) (d) of the Act, the University is permitted to extend the deadline for not more than 10 business days beyond the initial due date.

The University will respond to your request on or before December 18, 2019.

Thank you,


Carolyn Umbricht
Freedom of Information Act Office | University of Michigan

2025 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(fax) 734.763.1399 |

From: University of Michigan

Dear Ms. Haskins,

Attached find the University of Michigan's response to your Freedom of
Information Act request HAS 0963-19.

Thank you,


Shannon Hill
Freedom of Information Act Office | University of Michigan
734-763-4167 | |