Now that you have successfully submitted your freshman application to UF, it’s time to concentrate on the next step in the process. If you have not already done so, you will need to submit and link your Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR) to your UF application by December 1. There are just a few types of students who are exempt from completing the SSAR. Please be sure to see if you are exempt from completing the SSAR on our website. However, for a majority of our freshman applicants, you will submit and link your SSAR. If your SSAR is not received by our December 1 deadline, your application will be considered on a space available basis.

To successfully submit AND link your SSAR to your UF application, avoid these common mistakes.

Mistake #1 — Not reading the SSAR directions and FAQs. We know, you just want to skip ahead and enter your courses and grades. But, the directions and FAQs have important details that will help you complete the SSAR accurately. So read first!

Mistake #2 — Not entering your dual enrollment credit properly. If your dual enrollment course equals 1 full year or 1 unit of high school credit, you must enter the course TWICE. Enter the course in both the first and second semester. If your dual enrollment course equals 1/2 a year or 1/2 unit of high school credit, enter the course just once.

Mistake #3 — Not entering your course in the correct academic category. We may use different descriptors for subjects you completed in high school. If you have a question about what the academic category should be for a specific course, just contact us.

Mistake #4 — Not entering all of your courses to meet our minimum admission requirements. Make sure you have included at least four years of English, four years of math, three years of social science, three years of natural science, and two years of foreign language.

Mistake #5 — Not submitting AND linking your SSAR. Once you have submitted your SSAR, you must check your status, logging in with the same username and password you used to submit your Coalition application and look for the SSAR link on your status page. From there, you will click on the SSAR hyperlink to link your SSAR to your UF application.

Avoiding these common mistakes will aid in successful submission of the SSAR. As always, we’re here to help. Good luck!