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Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR)


As you continue down this path of essays, filling out applications, asking for recommendations, etc., there is a unique process for some colleges for transcripts requests: Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR). Instead of submitting traditional transcripts, the SSAR allows you to self-report your academic information, including course names, grades, credits earned, and standardized test scores. The SSAR is a critical component of your college application, and it plays a significant role in helping admission committees assess your academic achievements throughout high school.

Current Colleges request students to utilize the SSAR:

(PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COLLEGES, AS IT MIGHT NOT BE ON THE LIST BELOW!)

  • Baylor University

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York

  • Clemson University

  • Duquesne University

  • Florida A & M University

  • Florida Atlantic University

  • Florida Polytechnic University

  • Florida State University

  • Kean University

  • Louisiana State University

  • Montclair State University

  • New College of Florida

  • New York University (NYU)

  • Northeastern University

  • Pennsylvania State University

  • Rutgers University, Camden

  • Rutgers University, Newark

  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick

  • Texas A&M University

  • Texas Tech University

  • United State Air Force Academy

  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Delaware

  • University of Florida

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  • University of North Florida

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Rhode Island

  • University of South Florida

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • University of Texas at Arlington

  • University of Texas at San Antonio

  • University of West Florida

  • Virginia Tech

To ensure a smooth and successful application process, please follow these steps to complete your SSAR:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the respective application portal for the college or university you are applying to and create an account.

  2. Enter Your Academic Information: Once you have logged in to the application portal, navigate to the SSAR section and carefully input your academic details. Double-check all entries to ensure accuracy.

  3. Transcripts and Test Scores: Remember that you will still need to arrange for official transcripts and standardized test scores (e.g., SAT, ACT) to be sent directly to the colleges and universities you are applying to. The SSAR complements these official documents and provides a more comprehensive view of your academic record.

  4. Application Deadlines: Take note of the application deadlines for each institution you apply to. Completing the SSAR well before the deadlines will give you ample time to address any issues that may arise.

  5. Seek Help if Needed: If you encounter any technical difficulties or have questions about the SSAR, don't hesitate to contact the admissions office or your college advisor.

  6. Accuracy and Honesty: It is crucial to report your academic information accurately and honestly. Any intentional misrepresentation of your academic record can have severe consequences and may jeopardize your chances of admission.

Please remember that Williams Educational Consultants are available to provide guidance. We offer educational support for parents and students. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the SSAR or any other aspect of your college applications, please don't hesitate to contact us. Wishing you all the best as you embark on this exciting chapter of your academic journey.

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