October 28, 2021

After you hit submit: SRARs and SSARs

What you need to know about self-reported academic records

After our seniors hit submit on college applications, there is still work to do! We remind students to check email daily for messages from their colleges/universities. They should interact with the links and information in those emails. Some colleges will provide login information for application dashboards. Some will request a self-reported transcript (SRAR) or a similar report of courses and grades from the student in addition to the transcript supplied by the student’s high school.

What is a self-reported transcript? 

Many Class 101 students will submit a self-reported transcript as part of their college applications this year. It is not unusual for colleges to ask students to submit “Courses & Grades” through the Common Application. For our students, we see this for schools including Purdue. For many other applications, students will have to enter their own transcript after they hit submit on their applications. The two most common tools for this are the Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR) and the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR).

The SRAR and SSAR are uniform online tools that allow a student to self-report their high school transcript. Every detail of the transcript must be accurate; therefore, we recommend setting aside at least an hour to complete the request. The student also needs to have the most current copy of the high school transcript in front of him/her. 

Who uses the SRAR? 

For the Class of 2022, the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) is used by the following schools: 

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York
  • Clemson University
  • Duquesne University
  • Kean University
  • Louisiana State University
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University, Camden
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Virginia Tech

Who uses the SSAR?

The Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) is identical to the SRAR and used by these FLORIDA schools: Flagler College, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of North Florida, University of Florida, and University of West Florida.

How do colleges see your SRAR or SSAR?

After you submit your SRAR, or import your SSAR to the SRAR, you are required to link the SRAR to your college applications. Because linking methods vary for each college/university, it is important to refer to the instructions provided by the college/university to which you are applying.

Are there other colleges that require self-reporting transcripts?

Yes. Other self-reporting transcript tools for Class 101-Dayton students this year are from the University of Illinois and the University of Central Florida. 

  • University of Illinois (UIUC): If you apply through Common App, UIUC will email  instructions on how to self-report your courses. 
  • The University of Central Florida: Applicants will receive information to enter grades in SPARK, UCF’s proprietary transcript record. It cannot be linked with the SSAR or SRAR. 

Does self-reporting grades replace the mid year grade reports or high school transcripts? 

Completing any self-report of courses and grades does NOT replace your high school reporting, sending your initial transcript this fall, or your final transcript at graduation. Students should still complete the transcript request through their high school counselors (e.g. Naviance, Parchment, SCIOR, SchooLinks, Google forms, in person requests).

The self-reported transcripts are a newer requirement for most colleges, and some students are surprised by the request. Check your emails and applicant portals often so that you do not miss a deadline!

Remember that you do not have to be a Class 101 family to reach out to us with any questions! We’re here to help with the college application process for all students.

Karen & Tony
Class 101 Dayton

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