Self-Reported Test Score and Academic Record (SRAR)
Starting in August 2018 for students seeking fall 2019 freshman admission, the University of Minnesota Morris will use self-reported grades and test scores in the application review process.
What are the benefits to using self-reported grades and test scores in the freshman admissions process?
You have complete control over all parts of your application.
- No separate requests for your school to send transcripts and test scores
- No delays or missed deadlines encountered when waiting for transcript agencies or test agencies to send materials to complete your application.
Your application is completed earlier, reducing processing and wait time for an admission decision.
- Unlike transcripts, the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), can be exactly matched to your application, reducing time to complete your application file.
- Your application goes for review by our holistic review committees even more quickly.
- You’ll receive an admission decision as soon as possible, often within three weeks.
You will likely reduce the cost of applying to college.
- Often you pay a fee each time you request an official transcript or test score. You’ll only have to send one final transcript and your highest composite test score when you enroll at Morris.
- Additional tip: take advantage of free test score delivery to the schools you select when you register for exams such as the ACT (UMM School Code: 2155 ) or SAT (UMM School Code: 6890).
Applying to Morris Takes Only Three Simple Steps:
- Submit an application through the University of Minnesota Morris application or the Common Application
- Pay the $25 application fee or request a waiver
- Self-report high school course grades and standardized test scores through the online Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) form. You do not need to submit an official high school or secondary school transcript at the time of application.
Note: If we don’t see your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) shortly within a few days of receiving your application for admission we will send an email to the address you provided on your application. This message will include a customized link that will take you right to your SRAR. This should make it easier for you to finish your SRAR and send it our way. Once this step is complete we’ll start reviewing your application.
Additional Questions and Tips
When should I complete the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)?
We encourage you to complete your SRAR right after submitting your application and even provide a link after submitting your application to take you directly to the SRAR page. If you can’t do the SRAR at the time you submit your application for admission, but want full scholarship consideration, please make sure to submit the SRAR no later than November 1 Priority Application Date or our December 15th Competitive Scholarship Application Deadline.
There are still scholarship options after December 15. The sooner you complete all application steps the more scholarship options are available to you and the sooner we can get you an admission decision.
Tips for completing the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
- Enter your 9-12 grades for all completed courses, exactly as they appear on your high school transcript.
- If you are currently a high school senior, you will list your “in-progress” 12th grade courses for classes that are not yet graded.
- Enter your grades exactly as they appear on your transcript. Don’t average, convert, or weigh your grades.
- Your school may issue final official grades at the end of each term or semester. List each course with its final grade by term or semester, listing the same course twice and the final grade if you take it again in a different term.
- Your school may issue a final official grade at the end of each year. Enter that grade.
- If the exact name of our course is not an option in the SRAR, you will type it in exactly as it appears on your transcript.
- Feel free to call us at 888-866-3382 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What test scores should I put on the SRAR?
You should submit your highest composite score or total scores and related subscores from the same testing agency (for example ACT or SAT), using the SRAR form. You can update this information in your SRAR and resubmit it to Morris if you have a new score you’d like to share in the future.
What if I already sent you my official test scores from the testing agency?
We will use the scores you have sent to us from the testing agency when we review your application. Just let us know on the SRAR form that you will use your official test scores, either those sent already or ones you plan to send in the future. Note that your application will remain incomplete if we have not received your official scores from the testing agency and you do not self-report them on your SRAR.
For future planning, you will need to provide official test scores from the testing agency by July 1. We recommend you save future fees by taking advantage of the free test score delivery available to colleges you select when registering for your test. For your convenience here are our school codes:
- ACT - UMM School Code: 2155
- SAT - UMM School Code: 6890
Will self-reported grades and test scores change how Morris reviews my application?
We’ll still review your application using a holistic method that allows us to consider your academic preparation and the individual characteristics that make you unique. The only significant change you may experience is a shorter wait time for an admission decision.
How long will completing the SRAR take?
You should plan for an extra 30–45 minutes to complete your application and the SRAR. In the end this may be a time savings for you if you consider the time needed to request an official transcript. Also note that if you have completed a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) for another college you can simply link your existing SRAR to Morris, saving duplication of effort.
What if I make a mistake or enter a typo on my self-reported grades and test score information?
What if I purposefully misrepresent my self-reported information?
Admission decisions are made with the goal of your success in college in mind. Academic integrity is also a critical element of higher education and part of our student code of conduct, making it a standard we want to reinforce as we make admission decisions. If we discover potential misrepresentation of grades or test scores, we will review the situation, and at the sole discretion of the University of Minnesota Morris, determine if a student is ineligible for admission, subject to cancellation of registration if registered, or subject to sanction from the University of Minnesota Morris. This could include dismissal from the University if you have already enrolled.
Are my senior year grades important?
Your senior year is an important time of preparation for your success in college and the courses you take throughout your college career are a primary factor in our admission decision. At the end of your senior year we review your final high school transcript to verify that you have completed all courses in-progress and that your academic performance during your senior year is consistent with the performance you demonstrated at the time of application.
If there are instances where you need to make a course change or have extenuating circumstances that may impact your senior year grades, please call your admissions counselor at 888-866-3382 for advice on how to proceed. In most cases we can work out a reasonable solution, avoiding a change in your admission status.
Can I update my SRAR after I have submitted it to Morris?
You will be able to log back into your SRAR to update course changes, new grades, and additional test scores. When you re-submit updates, we will receive a new SRAR report that will be reviewed and added to your application file. We recommend doing this only occasionally, for example when you have your final quarter, semester, or trimester grades.
Should I complete the SRAR if my school does a narrative transcript?
Should homeschooled students complete the SRAR?
Yes. Homeschooled students will need to complete the SRAR form.