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Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) - FAQs

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What is the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)?

The Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) lists the courses and associated grades that have been attempted, or will be attempted, for high school college credit. It replaces the high school transcripts used by the Office of Admissions during the initial admissions process in most cases. All freshman applicants, with a few exceptions, will enter their courses, grades, class rank (if provided on transcript), and graduation plan in the SRAR. Since accuracy is critical, we highly recommend that you must have a copy of your high school transcript available to use as a reference when you create your SRAR.

The Texas A&M University SRAR is separate from the admissions application and can be linked to your application only after submitting the online application. A SRAR account can be created at any time. Upon completion of the SRAR and submission of your application, you must link your SRAR to your TAMU application by clicking the link in the ‘Documents Required for Admission’ checklist displayed in our Applicant Information System (AIS).

Who is required to complete the SRAR?
All freshman applicants must complete a SRAR with the following exceptions:

  1. Applicants not completing high school in the US - must submit official or certified copies of all secondary school records and/or examination results. All academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. See our website for more details.
     
  2. GED graduates - must submit their official GED transcript along with official partial high school transcript(s).
     
  3. Applicants who have already graduated from high school - must submit their official final high school transcript.


If I am in the top ten percent, should I submit the SRAR and a transcript?
Yes, Texas residents reporting a top ten percent ranking must fill out the SRAR and must also provide verification of ranking by submitting an official high school transcript with a relative numeric ranking via TREx or the upload feature in AIS.

If I send a high school transcript, do I still need to fill out the SRAR?
Yes, all students must provide the SRAR in order to complete their file unless you are one of the exceptions noted above. The SRAR replaces the high school transcript previously used by the Office of Admissions in the initial admissions process in most cases.

What will happen if I do not fill out the SRAR?
Students who do not fill out the SRAR will be considered incomplete at deadline and will not be considered for admission. The SRAR is a required document similar to the essay.

What will happen if I cannot complete the SRAR?
All domestic freshman applicants (excluding the exceptions noted above) must complete the SRAR. If you are unable to complete the SRAR for reasons other than you simply did not get it done, you may contact the Office of Admissions using the ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Ask a Question’ feature in AIS, use subject code SRAR and let us know why you are unable to provide the SRAR.
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Admissions staff will instruct you as to how to complete your file.

I attended part of high school at a US school and part at an international school. Should I submit a SRAR?
If your US transcript lists credits and grades for the coursework you completed outside of the United States, you may complete a SRAR. If your transcript only lists courses taken at your US school then you will need to submit transcripts from both your US school and the international school attended.

What if I attended more than one high school?
You should list the high schools attended and dates of attendance on the SRAR. Enter all of your courses (regardless of how many different schools you attended) under the school you are currently attending. If you have attended multiple schools and the courses and grades are not reflected on your current high school transcript, you should obtain a copy of the transcript(s) from your previous school(s) and enter courses and grades under your current school.

NOTE: you will be required to enter GPA/Class Rank information for all schools attended. We expect that you will have a GPA and perhaps a class rank for the school you are currently attending but perhaps not from the other schools. Please enter the GPA and rank (if available) on your current school record. For any other schools attended, select the options shown below:
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Where do I create my SRAR?
The SRAR is created at the Texas A&M University SRAR website.

How do I send my SRAR to Texas A&M University?
You must first apply to the university and set up your access to our Applicant Information System (AIS) by creating a NetID and password.  TAMU will send students instructions concerning creating a NetID within 2-4 business days after receipt of the application. Once you are able to access AIS you can link your SRAR to your TAMU application by clicking the link in the ‘Documents Required for Admission’ checklist displayed in our Applicant Information System (AIS) as seen below. Upon completion/submission of the SRAR and linking the SRAR to your university record, we should receive your document and record its receipt within a few days.
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When do I start filling out the SRAR?
You may begin the SRAR at any time, beginning July 1. Although you may submit your SRAR before submitting your application for admission, you will not be able to link your SRAR to your application until your application has been submitted (see instructions above). You will not be considered for admission until your application, essay, application fee, SRAR, and SAT/ACT test scores have been received.

How long does it take to fill out the SRAR?
On average, it takes 15-45 minutes to enter all of your coursework and complete the SRAR. Processing of the transcript information is also very quick, once transmitted to TAMU, it should show up on your record with 24-48 hours.

Can I start the SRAR and return to it later without submitting?
You may begin the SRAR and work on it gradually. Be sure to select “Save” or “Save Course” (if prompted) before leaving a screen or logging out.

Do home-educated students complete the SRAR?
Yes, if they have followed an academic curriculum patterned after the traditional U.S. system. If the curriculum followed cannot be represented on the SRAR, then applicants should provide an official high school transcript and contact the Office of Admissions using the ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Ask a Question’ feature in AIS, use subject code SRAR, letting us know why they are unable to provide the SRAR.

I attended a homeschool and most of my credits for high school were taken at my local community college, do I enter them on the SRAR?
Homeschool students like every other applicant will need a high school transcript in hand in order to complete the SRAR. Your homeschool administrator, probably your parent, should provide you with a high school transcript which very likely will list the college courses in place of a high school course. For example, a student takes English 1301 and English 1302 in place of English 3 or 11th grade English; the transcript can list both English 1301 and 1302 as courses taken in 11th grade for one semester each. Do not list both the college courses and the high school course for which the courses ‘substitute.’ Enter courses and grades exactly as they appear on your high school transcript.

Do I have to fill out the SRAR and the coursework section of the Coalition application?
Applicants do not have to fill out the coursework section of the Coalition Application. Applicants are required to complete the SRAR.

What if I have graduated from High School?
Students that have graduated from high school will not use the SRAR but should provide an official high school transcript with graduation date and diploma plan (if applicable).

Do I need to include high school courses taken while I was in middle/junior high school?
Yes. Every academic course that you have completed for high school credit while in middle/junior high school should be listed on the SRAR.

I took college classes while in high school, do I enter them on the SRAR?
If you have taken college coursework at an institution of Higher Education including a community/junior college or online college and it is not Dual Enrollment or part of an Early College High School, do not enter the college coursework on your SRAR.  The only time you should enter college coursework on your SRAR is when you are participating in Dual Enrollment, Early College High School or have specific approval from your high school to take college courses for high school credit. Only enter courses and grades that are on your high school transcript. Students can request that their college send an official college transcript to Texas A&M University, College Station, to report the courses.

My college coursework is not part of my required high school credits for graduation and is not on my high school transcript, do I enter it on SRAR?
No, only enter courses that are present on your high school transcript.  You should request that your college send an official college transcript to Texas A&M University, College Station. Electronic submission of transcripts is preferred.


Students graduating from high school in Texas will be asked to select their graduation/diploma plan. The following are the options. If you do not know or your school does not provide a graduation plan, select Not Applicable/Do Not Know.
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How will I know if my GPA is weighted or unweighted?
Most schools put a weighted GPA on the transcript so assume it is weighted unless otherwise noted on the transcript.

How do I enter my grades on the SRAR?
 

 

Entering Grades:

 

Please enter your grades AS THEY APPEAR ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR OFFICIAL SCORE REPORT.

  • Enter your final official grades for all courses in grades 9 through 11.
  • If your school gives final official grades at the end of each year you should enter those grades as “Full Year”.
Time-saving tip: You do not need to enter marking period or term (e.g., quarter, semester, trimester) grades if your transcript shows your full year final grades. Just enter the full year final grades.
  • If your school only gives final official grades by term or semester (that is, it doesn’t show full year final course grades) then list each course with its final grade by term or semester.
  • Please do not apply any grade format conversions or weights to your grades; just enter them as they appear on your transcript.
 

Senior/12th grade and courses in progess:

 
  • High school seniors should choose "In Progress" for scheduled/current 12th grade courses for which you do not yet have grades.
  • If you have already completed a 12th grade course and received a grade, please indicate the grade received.
  • If your exact course name is not on the drop-down list, just type it in exactly as it appears on your transcript.


If your transcript does not fall into one of the categories provided in the SRAR, please email the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamu.edu.

I took college courses in high school (for example, Dual Enrollment or Early College High School), and both a College GPA (4.0 scale) and a high school GPA are provided on my transcript. Which one should I report when filling out my SRAR?
You should enter the College 4.0 GPA when filling out the SRAR.

Does the Course Name need to match exactly what is on my transcript?
No, if the generic Course Name is specific enough to clearly identify it with the same course on your transcript. For example, English 9 is the same course as English I. If you’re not sure, then please enter the course as it appears on your transcript. When entering courses under the ‘Other Subject Area,’ you will want to enter the Course Name. Per the example below, you took a Baking Basics course, you would replace Culinary Arts with ‘Baking Basics.’
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What is course level?
Course level defines the rigor of the course. The following options are available, select standard for courses that have no weighting.

Accerlerated IB (Higher)  
Advanced IB (Intl. Baccalaureate)  
AP (Advanced Placement) IB (Predicted)  
College in HS IB (Standard)  
College Prep Level 1  
Dual Enrollment Level 2  
Gifted and Talented Level 3  
High Honors Pre-AP Regents
Honors Pre-IB Standard


How do I report my senior coursework?
Since applicants apply early in their senior year, you should list your courses and enter the grades as "In Progress."

Can I submit my first semester grades from my senior year?
No, most schools will not make grades available in time to meet our December 15 deadline, so we ask that students not include those grades in the SRAR. Hopefully, you will apply and complete your application file way before the December 15 deadline.

What if my senior schedule changes?
If your schedule changes, you should update your SRAR if it has not been submitted. To make changes to the SRAR, simply log in to the SRAR website with the email address and password used to create your original SRAR. If you have submitted the SRAR then contact the Office of Admissions using the ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Ask a Question’ feature in AIS, use subject code SRAR, and note the changes.
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What if I am taking courses in the summer?
You will record the course and grade in the preceding school year. For example, if you took a course between the 9th and 10th grades, you would enter the course in the 9th grade.

How do I enter my grades if my school uses pluses/minuses?
Pluses and minuses can be entered in the SRAR. Enter your grades exactly as they appear on your transcript.

Do I enter my weighted grades?
You should report all grades exactly as they are listed on your transcript. You will use the Course Level field on the SRAR to indicate the type of course (e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual enrollment, etc.).

How do I enter my dual credit/enrollment courses and grades?
You should report all courses exactly as they are listed on your transcript. You will use the Course Level field on the SRAR to indicate the course was dual credit/enrollment. Do not enter the college courses (i.e. English 1301) on SRAR if it is not present on your transcript and do not enter anticipated college credit for AP exams.

Do I report all of the classes taken and grades earned that are reflected on my transcript?
Yes, all attempted coursework must be reported on the SRAR. If you repeated a course, you must record both attempts. If you withdrew from a class before earning a grade, you must list the course and record the grade as withdrawn. The same is true for courses that you earned a grade of Pass or Fail.

What if I repeated or withdrew from one or more of my courses, or I took a course for Pass/Fail?
You must list all attempts on your SRAR including repeats and withdrawals. The same is true for courses in which you earned a grade of Pass or Fail. Your SRAR must match exactly what is on your high school transcript.

What if I can't find my high school listed on the SRAR website?
The SRAR website uses a database of names from College Board which may vary slightly from the everyday name of your school. When searching for your school, try to use variants of the official school name. For example, if you attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, enter "Roosevelt" in the search box. Make sure you select the correct city and state. If you still can't find your high school, you may click here in the prompt ‘If your school is not listed, click here’ to contact support for assistance. Please include the name and address of the school in your message.
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Can I change the SRAR once it is completed and submitted?
No. If you have corrections or your schedule changes, contact the Office of Admissions using the ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Ask a Question’ feature in AIS, use subject code SRAR or email us at admissions@tamu.edu letting us know what changes are needed.
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Do I have to submit my final senior grades?
Only admitted students planning to enroll at Texas A&M University are required to send their final official high school transcript by August 15 prior to the start of the fall semester. You do not have to submit your senior grades prior to submitting the final transcript.

What if I am unsure about the dual enrollment classes that I will be taking during the second semester of my senior year?
Provide the best estimation of the courses you will be taking when completing the SRAR. If your schedule changes, contact the Office of Admissions using the ‘Contact Us’ – ‘Ask a Question’ feature in AIS, use subject code SRAR and tell us about the change.

Can my SRAR be used by multiple colleges/universities?
Yes. You can link your SRAR to other universities who accept the Self-Reported Academic Record.

When do I send my official high school and college (if dual enrolled) transcripts?
Only applicants offered admission who plan to enroll at Texas A&M University are required to submit official high school and college transcripts after graduation. Final official high school transcripts must be received by August 15. College transcripts should be provided prior to your New Student Conference if possible. All transcripts will be used to validate the information on the SRAR. Students with inaccurate data on the SRAR may have their admission revoked or have their registration cancelled if enrolled.

Will the assignment of class rank for home schooled students be impacted by the SRAR?
The rank for home-schooled students will be assigned based on the official SAT/ACT scores per Texas Legislation.

What happens if I’m at a non-ranking school?
The Office of Admissions will assign a ranking based on the information included in your SRAR. Students can see the quartile ranking assigned in the AIS checklist.

Who do I contact if I need help?
If you have questions about how to complete the SRAR, contact an admissions advisor at one of our Prospective Student Centers or email admissions@tamu.edu, subject – SRAR.

If you have questions about the SRAR website or trouble using the website, contact support@scarletcs.com.

Is there a preferred web browser?
All browsers are compatible with the SRAR website; however, it is a good idea to clear your cache routinely to insure best performance. Chrome seems to work best while Internet Explorer has not performed as well as other browsers. Instructions for clearing your cache can be found on the web. Search ‘how do I clear my cache.’