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Northwestern Course Data API

The Northwestern Course Data API allows you to easily develop web applications with Northwestern University course data. With this API you can query data in ways CAESAR can't comprehend.

CAESAR is Northwestern’s system of record for student data. Students, faculty, advisers, parents, guardians, and staff use CAESAR to manage classes and grades, pay bills, view financial aid, process admissions, and maintain demographic data.

To use this API, you must initially login and apply for a key. The key request should be reviewed within 48 business hours. Currently, each project is allotted 10,000 API requests per day. All requests to the API must include your key. To retrieve data from the API, send an HTTP GET request to the base URL + an endpoint.

All responses are formatted in JSON. Responses are gzipped when possible. Include an Accept-Encoding: gzip header in your requests to enable this and reduce bandwidth usage.