Applying As A
Freshman

Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR)

The SSAR must be submitted by December 1. Once you have submitted your application, a link will appear on your check status page to create your SSAR. You must complete and submit the SSAR for your application to be complete. If you choose to begin your SSAR separately before submitting your application to UF, you will need to link it through your application portal once your Common or Coalition Application has been submitted. Unless exempt from the SSAR requirement as described below, UF will not require official transcripts from students unless they have been offered admission into the freshman class.


DEC

01

SSAR Deadline

by December 1

If you have met the November 1 application deadline, submit the SSAR no later than December 1. If your SSAR is received after December 1, your application will be considered on a space-available basis.

Students who have applied after November 1 should submit the SSAR no later than March 1.


Exemptions

All freshman applicants must complete a SSAR with the following exceptions:

  • GED Graduates

    Instead of the SSAR, GED graduates must submit their official GED results, along with official partial high school transcript(s).

  • Students who attended a school outside of the U.S.

    Any student who attended a high school outside of the U.S. for more than one semester, regardless of whether they graduated/will graduate from a United States high school, will be exempt from submitting the SSAR. Refer to international admissions for more information on submitting transcripts.

  • Attending a high school that does not give A-F grades

    While rare, some students attend schools that do not provide A-F grades or do not provide grades that can be easily converted to A-F grades. This would include narrative evaluations, a mastery transcript, or other non-standard evaluation. If you believe this applies to you, contact the Office of Admissions after submitting your application.

  • Type of Freshman Applicant What is needed for priority application
    Traditional U.S. Applicant
    Completed SSAR by December 1

    Official test scores received from College Board by December 15.
    Attended at least one high school outside of the U.S.
    Unofficial transcripts uploaded to your status page from each school you have attended by December 1

    Official test scores received from College Board by December 15.
    International Applicant
    Unofficial transcripts uploaded to your status page from each school you have attended by December 1. All academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If your educational system does not follow a U.S. grading scale (A, B, C, D, F or 0 - 100), it is recommended that you submit a course-by-course evaluation report with grade point calculation. UF accepts an evaluation from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Official test scores received from College Board by December 15.
    GED Applicant
    Official GED results along with partial high school transcripts from each school you have attended by December 1

    Official test score reports received from College Board by December 15.

*NOTE: Any student who misses these initial deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis, with a final deadline for all materials by March 1. If we do not receive all materials by March 1, your application will be considered incomplete and will be canceled.

If you have followed an educational curriculum patterned after the traditional U.S. system, you will complete the SSAR. If the curriculum followed cannot be represented on the SSAR, contact Admissions via our Contact Us page for further instruction.

All freshman applicants who are not exempt from the SSAR requirement as outlined above must complete and link the SSAR for admission. Note that a high school transcript submitted from the high school or through a third-party vendor, like Naviance or Parchment, DOES NOT substitute for the SSAR requirement. The Courses & Grades section of the Common App also DOES NOT meet the SSAR requirement. If you are unable to complete the SSAR, contact Admissions via our Contact Us page.

Once submitted, your SSAR will be reviewed by our committee. If a mistake is noted (for example, a one credit class reported incorrectly), you will receive an email stating the mistake(s). To complete the SSAR requirement, you will need to fix the mistake and resubmit your SSAR.

Every academic course that you attempted for high school credit while in middle school must be listed on the SSAR. The SSAR entry process allows you to state that the courses were taken while in middle school.

The SSAR format collects grades on a semester basis. We do not use pluses or minuses for the review process (A+, B- etc.) Enter your weighted grades exactly as they are written on your transcript. There will be a separate field on the SSAR (Course Level) for you to list the type of course (i.e. Honors, AP, dual enrollment, etc.). Refer to the following examples to guide your grade submission:

  • Only semester grades:

    Enter your semester grades as shown on your transcript.

  • Only final grades:

    Enter the final grade twice (first semester and second semester) for yearlong courses (one credit), and once for semester-long courses (half credit). For example, if you earned a grade of B in Algebra I, a yearlong course (1 credit), enter that grade twice (first semester and second semester). If you took Trigonometry, a semester-long course (half credit), enter that grade once in whichever semester the course was taken.

  • Both semester grades and final grades:

    Use the final grade. For example, if you took Algebra I earning an A in the first semester and a B in the second semester with your final grade being a B, enter a grade of B twice (first semester and second semester).

  • Both trimester grades and final grades:

    Use the final grade. If the course is yearlong, enter the final grade twice. If the course is only for one trimester, enter the grade for either the first or second semester.

  • Trimester grades:

    Take the average of the three grades and enter them twice (first semester and second semester). For example, if you’ve taken Algebra I, and you received all A’s every trimester, enter the grade A twice (first semester and second semester). If you earned one A and two B’s, that would average to a B, enter the grade of B twice (first semester and second semester).

  • Block scheduling:

    You are completing a yearlong course (one credit) in one semester and a semester-long course (half credit) in nine weeks. A one credit course will be entered twice (first semester and second semester), and a half credit course will be entered once.

  • Dual-enrollment courses:

    You must self-report all grades for college courses taken, whether they appear on your high school transcript, a college transcript, or both. If your course is equivalent to a full year credit in high school, enter the grade twice (first semester and second semester) even if completed in only one semester. If your course is 1/2 year credit, enter the grade for one semester.

  • Numerical grades

    You must convert to A-F grades using your high school grading scale.

  • Senior Year:

    All senior year classes should be listed as "In-Progress" since you will have no grades quite yet. For one-credit courses, you will put "In-Progress" twice (first semester and second semester). If your course is ½ credit, enter "In-Progress" once. You do NOT need to report first semester senior year grades when they become available. DO NOT list courses you are currently taking as "Incomplete" as this will cause your number of credits to be calculated incorrectly.

  • Summer Courses:

    You will enter the class and grade like you would any other class that you have taken during the regular school year; however, you will record the class in the preceding school year. For example, if you took a class between the 9th and 10th grades, you would enter the class with your 9th grade courses.

  • Withdrawn or Pass/Fail Classes:

    You must list all attempts on your SSAR including repeats and withdrawals. The same is true for classes in which you earned a grade of pass or fail. Your SSAR must match what is on your high school transcript.

If your transcript does not fall into one of the above categories, contact the Office of Admissions via our Contact Us page.

When completing the SSAR, you should list all coursework regardless of how many different schools you attended. The high school listed on your SSAR should be the school from which you are graduating.

We want your SSAR to be as accurate as possible. If you need to make corrections, or if your schedule changes, you should update your SSAR. To make changes, log in to your Check Status portal and use the SSAR button to access and update your SSAR. Make sure to resubmit the form once you have finished making changes. Changes and corrections should be made prior to the December 1 SSAR deadline. After this date, your SSAR information will be locked for editing. If a change is necessary after this deadline, contact Admissions via our Contact Us page.

If you are admitted to UF and choose to enroll, you will be required to submit an official final transcript from your high school and any college you have attended by July 15 for verification by the Office of Admissions. Admissions will use your transcript(s) to verify the accuracy of your SSAR.