JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

MAP Advising Data Collection

Each spring, the Gift Assistance Programs (GAP) Access portal is opened to collect Monetary Award Program (MAP) Advising data. Institutions are required to submit, on an annual basis, the following information about their MAP recipients:

  • available advising and support programs, and
  • retention, completion and graduation rate data.

To help simplify the collection process, ISAC obtains some data from other sources, including the National Student Clearinghouse and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), which reduces the number of data elements that institutions must provide. Detailed guidance to assist in the submission of the required data is provided in the MAP Advising Data Collection User Guide. A deadline date for each year’s submission is announced at the time collection opens.

Historical information about the creation of the MAP Advising Working Group; resource materials; and the Final Report, which established the data collection requirements, can be found on the MAP Advising Working Group page.