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Welcome to the EDluminate Institution API. This API is provided to client institutions as a means to manage their EDlumiante data in whatever ways they need. These APIs are in Beta testing and are still in current development. Please feel more than free to contact Cyanna, EDluminate, and the technology team with any suggestions, problems, questions, etc.

Currently this API handles funneling leads into the EDluminate system. The next major API coming soon is the ability to export/pull data out of EDluminate for use in other systems, such as your Student Information System.

Incoming Leads

To funnel leads into the EDluminate application:

# With shell, you can just pass the correct parameters with each request
curl -d --data '{params}' ""

The above command accepts JSON params structured like this:

    "email": "",
    "first_name": "New",
    "last_name": "Lead",
    "phone_number": "9371234567",
    "prefered_contact_method": "email",
    "zipcode": "45440",
    "best_contact_time": "evening",
    "campus_id": "1",
    "source": "online",
    "vendor_source": "Radio Spot",
    "notify": "false",
    "program_id": "2",
    "general_comments": "General Comments via API",
    "mailing_address": "123 Main St",
    "city": "Anytown",
    "state": "OH",
    "zipcode": "45402",
    "high_school": "Miami Valley School",
    "high_school_graduation_year": "2001",
    "api_access_key": "meowmeowmeow"

Make sure to replace meowmeowmeow with your API key.

EDluminate uses API keys to allow access to the API. You can request an API key by contacting Cyanna/EDluminate.

EDluminate expects for the API key to be included in all API requests to the server in the parameters named:

'api_access_key': 'meowmeowmeow'

HTTP Request


Query Parameters

Parameter Required Description
api_access_key true Institution API Access Key
email true New Lead's Email
first_name true New Lead's First Name
last_name true New Lead's Last Name
phone_number true New Lead's Phone Number (with area code)
campus_id true New Lead's Campus Preference. Must be ID of campus from EDluminate application.
program_id true New Leads's Program Preference. Must be ID of program from EDluminate application.
general_comments false Note or comment to be associated with the new lead.
preferred_contact_method false New Lead's Preferred Means of Contact. Must be email or mobile_phone
mailing_address false New Lead's Street Address
second_mailing_address false New Lead's Second Street Address
city false New Lead's City
state false New Lead's State
zipcode false New Lead's Zip Code
best_contact_time false New Lead's Preferred time of day to Contact. Must be morning, afternoon, or evening
source false Source of New Lead Information. Options are: online, facebook, google_adwords, linkedin, referral, personally_developed_lead, government, radio, print, event, phone, email, live_chat, tv, direct_mail, military, walk_in, ad_hoc, other.
vendor_source false Custom vendor source field. String/Text field that can be anything i.e. Radio Spot, Email Campaign 1/6/19, etc
notify false Boolean that indicates if the student should be contacted by their preferred means. Must be true or false
high_school false High School name
high_school_graduation_year false High School Graduation Year


The Edlumina API uses the following error codes:

Error Code Meaning
400 Bad Request -- Your request is invalid.
401 Unauthorized -- Your API key is wrong.
403 Forbidden -- The kitten requested is hidden for administrators only.
404 Not Found -- The specified kitten could not be found.
405 Method Not Allowed -- You tried to access a kitten with an invalid method.
406 Not Acceptable -- You requested a format that isn't json.
410 Gone -- The kitten requested has been removed from our servers.
418 I'm a teapot.
429 Too Many Requests -- You're requesting too many kittens! Slow down!
500 Internal Server Error -- We had a problem with our server. Try again later.
503 Service Unavailable -- We're temporarily offline for maintenance. Please try again later.