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Self-Reported Academic Record





  1. What is the SAR?
  2. The SAR (Self-reported Academic Record) is UF's new self-reported transcript. It is an online form where you enter your high school courses and grades from 9th-11th and your courses in progress for grade 12. It is recommended that you get a hard-copy transcript from your guidance counselor in order to complete the SAR.

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  3. Do all freshman applicants have to submit the SAR?
  4. All freshman applicants, with the exception of homeschooled and international students, must fill out the SAR.

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  5. When is the deadline to submit the SAR?
  6. Applicants who meet the priority application deadline of November 1 must submit the SAR by December 1. Applicants who apply after November 1 must submit the SAR by March 1.

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  7. How do I access the SAR?
  8. To access the SAR, you must start the freshman application and create a username and password. Once logged in to the application, click the link for "Go to self-reported academic record."

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  9. How do I enter my courses and grades?
    • You must have your high school transcript when filling out the SAR.
    • All information must be entered exactly as it appears on your transcripts.
    • All semester grades, trimester grades or quarter grades must be listed exactly on the SAR as they appear on your transcript. Do not average grades or add additional weight.
    • Make sure that you indicate the level of the course. For example, if a course is listed as "Honors" on your transcript, make sure you indicate that it is a "Honors" course on the SAR.
    • Give yourself plenty of time to complete the SAR. Accuracy is extremely important.
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  10. Do I enter every course, even non-academic courses?
  11. Yes. Every course listed on your high school transcript must be entered on the SAR. Please enter all information EXACTLY as it appears on your transcript.

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  12. Do I need to include middle school/junior high school courses?
  13. High school courses taken prior to 9th grade must be listed on the SAR. Common high school courses taken in middle school include foreign language, mathematics, and natural science. All high school courses completed prior to 9th grade should be entered during the 8th grade year in the SAR, even if you earned the credit before 8th grade. If you earned credit before 9th grade, you will need to indicate your date of enrollment at your high school as one year prior to 9th grade so that you can input your middle school grades.

    For example: As a senior this year, you began 9th grade in August/September 2010. If you earned high school credit before 9th grade, though, you will need to indicate that you began enrollment at your high school in August/September 2009 so that you can input your middle school courses.

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  14. What if I attended more than one high school or earned college credit while in high school?
  15. If you attended more than one high school and/or you earned credit at a college or university, you will need to report each school on the SAR. When you are prompted to enter your high school(s)/college(s), you will have the option of adding another school.



    If you forget to add the school right away, before submitting the SAR, you can click on the "Enter High Schools/Colleges" link at the top, which will allow you to add another school.


    When you are inputting your courses, make sure you only enter the courses earned at the school you are working on. You will be given the option to select which school to enter/edit coursework.


    You will see which school you selected on the screen. Once you are done entering all your coursework, you can select "Change School" to enter coursework for different schools.





  16. What do I do if I cannot find my middle school/junior high from which I earned credits?
  17. Please refer to #7 in the FAQ.

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  18. How do I input dual-enrollment credit?
  19. If you earned college credit in high school or are taking dual-enrollment courses during your senior year, you must first indicate which institution(s) you earned or will earn the credit from. You will be given the option to select the subject area of the course. Enter the course code and name for the course (as reported by the institution) and how many credits you earned or will earn. If the class has already been completed, provide the grade for the course. If you are or will be taking the course during your senior year, input "IP" for In-progress for the grade. Make sure you also indicate the term you took or are taking the course.

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  20. What do I do if I cannot find my high school listed?
  21. When you are searching for your school, first do a broader search. For example, if you attend T.C. Central High School, search using only "Central" in the box. Make sure you select the correct state. We are using a data base of "official" names from the College Board, which may be slightly different than the everyday name of your school. If you still are unable to find your school, please click the link indicating you cannot find your school.

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  22. What if a course listed on my transcript is not listed on the SAR?
  23. While we have attempted to cover all of our bases, we cannot possibly include every course taught at every high school in the world. After selecting the subject area of the course, if it is not listed in the dropdown menu for course names, you can select "other course" and type the name of the course in.



    If there is a course listed in the drop down that is very similar, you can also select it and edit the name of the course that automatically populates.


    For students graduating from Florida high schools, we have uploaded the course catalogue for Florida courses. Be aware that some course names can be interchangeable. For example, your high school may list a class as "American History" but it is listed as "U.S. History" in the SAR.



  24. Does UF Admissions know that the course Anatomy and Physiology is listed as Anatomy and Physics?
  25. Yes we do. This is how it was listed in the course catalogue for Florida high schools. Don't worry. We know it is Anatomy and Physiology.

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  26. If I receive an error message that a course I've typed in isn't recognized, will this course count?
  27. We will include all academic coursework when recalculating your GPA, even if it isn't recognized immediately with a matching course.




  28. When do I send my official high school transcripts?
  29. Only students offered admission will be required to submit transcripts. Official transcripts will be used to validate the information provided on the SAR and verify a student's eligibility to enroll at UF. If there are discrepancies, then the student will be contacted. If the discrepancies cannot be resolved, then the student's admission to UF will be rescinded.

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  30. Can I change the SAR once it is submitted?
  31. If you must make changes to your SAR after submission, please contact the Office of Admissions immediately at freshman@ufl.edu or 352-392-1365.



  32. My high school follows a block schedule? How do I report this?
  33. If you attend a school that follows a block schedule (4 complete courses in the fall and 4 complete courses in the spring), you will need to indicate that the length of the course is a 'full year' not one semester. While you complete the course in a semester, you were awarded a full credit towards graduation.

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  34. I am taking dual enrollment in the spring semester of my senior year, but I am unsure of my classes. How do I report these courses?
  35. Please provide a good estimation of what classes you will be taking. If your actual classes end up being different than what you reported, please contact the Office of Admissions to provide us with more up to date information.

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  36. Do homeschooled students submit a SAR?
  37. No. Homeschooled students should not submit a self-reported academic record.

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  38. I attend an American school overseas. Do I submit a SAR?
  39. Yes. If you attend a school internationally that uses a grading system similar to the United States you are required to complete the SAR.

    All students graduating from secondary schools that use a grading system different than the United States system should not complete the SAR. You must submit all credentials to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation. Credential reports must also be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Please refer to National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or International Education Services of AACRAO for credential services.

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