As many of you already know, November 15th was the priority deadline for the UF freshman application. Prospective students who managed to get their application in by this date will be reviewed for placement in the freshman class of 2022. If you submit an application after November 15th, your application will be considered on a space available basis. Prospective applicants are not off the hook just yet. The next deadline to meet is December 1st deadline for the Student Self-Reported Academic Record aka (SSAR).
The SSAR is an online system that allows students to enter, track and submit their academic record electronically to participating colleges and universities. This component is mandatory for all freshman applicants with the exception of international applicants. If an applicant’s SSAR is not received by December 1st, their application will be moved to the space available basis.
Important Note: Even if you fill out the coursework sections of the Coalition application, you still need to complete the SSAR as the University of Florida will not be importing those sections of the Coalition.
Remember that after you complete and submit the SSAR, you MUST link your SSAR to your application in order for UF to receive it. To link your SSAR to your application, you need to access the “Check your Status” page. Once logged in, students can see everything we have on file for their application including the SSAR and test scores. There will also be a gray button that provides a hyperlink that allows you to link your SSAR to your application. Be aware that every time you reopen your SSAR to make edits, you must resubmit the SSAR completely for UF to regain access. Leaving it in edit mode will take away our ability to view the SSAR and could result in your application being pushed to a space available basis.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND viewing the SSAR tutorial our office developed if you have any questions about completing the SSAR. The tutorial provides a step-by-step breakdown from SSAR completion to SSAR linkage in case you are stuck in an area. There are also some great tips available in the “SSAR Common Mistakes” blog post.
We want to make this process as easy as possible so please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 352-392-1365, if you have any questions or concerns.