SRAR FAQs

What is the SRAR? 

The Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) is a tool that allows applicants to self-report their courses, grades, senior schedule, test scores (if applicable), and other academic information. 

Who must complete the SRAR and where is it located?

A SRAR is required if you wish to be considered for direct admission to the Farmer School of Business, nursing, and honors programs. It is optional for all other programs. About 24 hours after you submit your application, you gain access to the SRAR via your Miami Applicant Status Page

What items are needed to complete the SRAR?

You should have an unofficial copy of your high school transcript to use as a reference while you create your SRAR. All courses and grades must be entered exactly as listed on the transcript. Do not do this from memory. If you choose to self-report test scores, you should also have a copy of your test score report(s) to use as a reference. 

Where can I get help with my SRAR?

The SRAR tool itself has built-in help tools, including comprehensive FAQs and live help -- look for the help link at the top right of the page within the SRAR system. In addition, Miami has created a step-by-step how-to video. If you have non-technical issues questions, you may contact your admission representative at Miami University, or email admission@MiamiOH.edu or call 513-529-2531.

What is the benefit of submitting a SRAR?

This self-reporting online tool allows applicants to avoid additional barriers or extra costs associated with adding these required materials to their application. After submitting the SRAR, the data is automatically sent to Miami for use by the Admission Committee in the review process.

What if I cannot find my high school in the list provided?

If you cannot find your school in the search list, please confirm you selected the correct school state, and begin entering the most unique part of the college\school name (e.g., "Amherst") in the typein box or entering the CEEB code of your school if known (e.g., 360145). If you still cannot find your school, please enter the full name and address (street, state\province, country, etc.) and CEEB code if known, of your school in the "please enter your question" box below.

Do homeschooled students have to complete a SRAR?

Yes, if they are applying for direct admission to the Farmer School of Business, nursing, or honors programs and followed an educational curriculum patterned after the traditional U.S. system. If the curriculum followed cannot be represented on the SRAR, contact us for further instruction.

What if my high school uses a narrative transcript where no letter or number grades are given?

Applicants who attend a high school that does not provide grades on the transcript should not complete the SRAR. Contact your admission representative at Miami University, or email admission@MiamiOH.edu or call 513-529-2531 if you have any questions.

If an applicant has a GED, how should he/she respond to the SRAR?

Applicants with a GED will not be completing the SRAR. Applicants with a GED diploma/certificate will submit their official results. A transcript of any and all high school work attempted is required in addition to the GED results.

What if my transcript does not list my cumulative GPA or Class Rank?

For the cumulative GPA and Class Rank/Size fields, please check the fields that indicate you do not have the information. "This school does not calculate or report weighted GPA." "This school does not calculate or report unweighted GPA." "This school does not calculate or report a weighted class rank." "This school does not calculate or report an unweighted class rank." "This school does not provide rank information or I do not know it."

What if I attended more than one high school?

Please list all of the high schools you have attended and the years you attended them. Enter your courses and grades under the high school where each course was taken.

If I attended more than one high school, but my current high school has complete information on the transcript, do I need to get separate transcripts from each school to complete the SRAR?

No, as long as all of your classes and grades are accurately represented on the current high school transcript, you should have all the information you need to complete your SRAR.

What if I cannot submit my SRAR?

Please check that you completed the following steps: 1) Reviewed your SRAR responses to ensure that all required fields (including cumulative GPA and Rank) have been completed. 2) Entered coursework for all years that you have attended high school in grades 9 through 12, including senior-year courses in progress.

Can I change the SRAR once it is completed?

Yes. We want your SRAR to be as accurate as possible. If you have corrections or your schedule changes, we encourage you to update your SRAR. To make changes, simply log in to the SRAR website with your email address and password. Once logged in, click on 'Record Complete' then 'Continue to SRAR.' There will be an option to update your academic record. Clicking this link will place your SRAR back into EDIT MODE so you can make changes. Be sure to re-submit (lock) your SRAR to allow the Office of Admission to receive the updates. Admission review will be based on information available at the time and date of complete application material submission. Be mindful of application deadlines.

Do I record my weighted or unweighted grades?

Please record your unweighted grades exactly as they are listed on your transcript. Do not add or remove any weight. You will use the Course Level drop-down on the SRAR to indicate the type of course (e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual enrollment, etc.).

Should I also submit my high school GPA and should I convert my GPA to a 4.0 scale?

You will be expected to provide the cumulative GPA 9 through 11 as recorded on your transcript, but will not need to recalculate to a 4.0 scale. Enter the GPA exactly as it appears on your transcript; do not round up. If your school provides both a weighted and un-weighted GPA on the transcript, you should provide the weighted GPA.

Do I need to report all of the courses and grades that appear on my transcript?

Yes. Please report all courses taken exactly as they are shown on your high school transcript. If any classes were repeated, all attempts and grades earned must be reflected on your SRAR. Similarly, if you withdrew from any courses, they also must be reported on the SRAR.

For the Course Name, should I abbreviate course titles exactly as they appear on my transcript, or should I write the full words if I know them?

Please enter the names exactly as they are shown on your transcript. For example, if your transcript lists "EngLit/Com 10" you should type "EngLit/Com 10" rather than spelling out the words.

How do I enter coursework when I return to a previously attended high school?

If you switched high schools and returned to your previous high school please record your dates of attendance as follows: Enter the dates of attendance for the school to which you returned without any breaks in attendance. Record your courses and grades only for the years that you attended. Enter the dates of attendance for the school to which you initially transferred just for the time that you attended.

How do I list high school courses taken while I was in middle school or junior high school on the SRAR?

Any course taken for high school credit must be listed on the SRAR. If you received high school credit for courses (e.g. Algebra 1, Spanish 1) completed in middle school (grades 6, 7, or 8) please list them under your high school of attendance and select "Middle School" for the academic year. You do not have to indicate the specific academic year for these courses.

Unless courses were taken for high school credit, you do not need to include middle or junior high school courses on the SRAR.

How do I record a one-semester course grade?

For courses that are one semester long, please enter the grade in the semester in which you complete the course and leave the other semester field blank.

How do I record a summer course on the SRAR?

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 as occurring in the 9th grade year.

How do I record coursework when I switch schools mid-year?

The SRAR generates the coursework entry fields (on the Enter Coursework screen) as academic years (e.g. 09/2017 - 06/2018) based on the dates of attendance on the Enter High Schools screen (e.g. 09/2017-06/2021). If you switched schools mid year (e.g. 01/2018) or mid semester (e.g. 03/2018) we recommend that you use the following approach to record all of your courses and grades for each school. Return to the Enter High Schools screen and temporarily change the Dates of Attendance so that they show all four years of high school (e.g. 09/2017-06/2021) for both schools. Next, click on Enter Coursework and select the first school that you attended. You will see the academic years for four years of high school; however, you only need to record the courses and grades for the dates that you were enrolled. Once you record your courses and grades for the first school, return to the Enter Coursework screen to select the second school. Repeat the process to record the courses and grades for this school as well. Once you complete all of your course entries please return to the Enter High Schools screen and record the correct dates of attendance for each school.

How do I record Dual Enrollment courses on the SRAR?

List the courses under your high school (as the school attended), as they appear on your transcript, in the semester during which the courses were taken. Select "Dual Enrollment" for the Course Level. If your Dual Enrollment/college course taken while in high school is also an AP course, please choose AP for the course level. If you are unsure which courses you will be taking in the spring semester, please update your SRAR with your most likely schedule. It can be updated again as soon as your spring schedule is finalized.

How do I record my courses if I am a three-year high school graduate?

If you are completing high school in three years, then please enter your coursework under 9th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade for your first, second, and current high school year of courses.

How do I report senior-year grades?

All current senior-year courses should be entered on your SRAR. Under the drop-down titled Grade, please select “In Progress” for those courses for which you do not yet have grades. After submitting your completed admission application, you may choose to update the SRAR with your 7th semester grades or changes to your senior course schedule. Be sure to re-submit (lock) your SRAR to allow the Office of Admission to receive the updates.

How do I select Course Level on the SRAR?

Please record the Course Level as it appears on your transcript. Options for Course Levels (e.g., AP, IB) are provided to assist students in selecting a level that closely matches designations made on the high school transcript. If your school does not use any levels listed in the SRAR, then please select "Standard.”

My school is on block scheduling, if I take a class for one semester is that a full credit?

Block courses are set for one unit per grade entry. If your course was for one semester, please indicate your final grade for that semester and you will be awarded a full credit for that course. If you provide grades for both grade options for a block level course, it will be worth two units.

What grade should I select if a course is on my transcript but I didn’t receive credit for the course?

You should select “No Credit” as the grade value if you did not receive credit for taking the course. These are most often senior project or community service requirements or study halls.

What if 9th or 10th grades are not considered high school in my district?

Despite how your district defines earlier grades, please include coursework and associated grades from 9th through 12th grade.

Why is there no academic year to record my senior-year courses and grades?

Please review your Dates of Attendance (e.g. 09/2017 - 06/2021) on the Enter High School screen. The system generates the academic years for course entries based on the dates listed. Be sure that your Dates of Attendance include all of your years of high school, including your current (senior) year.

How do I re-lock my SRAR?

To re-lock your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), complete the Electronic Signature and click "Submit" at the bottom of the "Review/Submit" section of the SRAR website. Once you click "Submit", your SRAR will lock. This allows the Office of Admission to receive the updates.

Why am I receiving a "credential error" message?

If you receive a Credential Error message when attempting to submit your record, while completing the Electronic Signature field, there is an error with your credentials (e.g., email address and/or password). Confirm that you are using the same email address and password that you use to log in to your SRAR. Confirm that there are no spelling errors in either your password or email address. Confirm that "caps lock" has not been selected accidentally. If necessary, please Reset Your SRAR Password.

How do I report my SAT or ACT scores on the SRAR?

Students who opt in to have test scores considered in the review process may submit them directly from the testing agency or enter in the SRAR on the Enter Exams tab.

How will you verify my courses and grades are correct?

Accepted students who confirm their enrollment must provide an official, final transcript with proof of high school graduation. Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose final transcripts do not match their self-reported courses and grades.

How will you verify my test scores are correct?

Accepted students who confirm their enrollment and who provided test scores for admission or scholarship consideration must provide official scores (must come from the testing agency). Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose official scores do not match their self-reported scores.

How is the SRAR validated?

Accepted students who confirm their enrollment must provide an official, final transcript with proof of high school graduation. Students who provided test scores for admission or scholarship consideration must provide official scores (must come from the testing agency). Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose final transcripts and/or test scores do not match their SRAR.