The University of Oregon reviews incoming freshmen students via their self-reported academic record (SRAR/self-reported transcript). For a student to be considered for admission, they must provide a self-reported academic record of all coursework completed in high school (secondary school). Students who apply via the Common Application will typically provide the required information as a part of their submitted application. Students applying via the Oregon application will receive a link to provide the information after submitting their application.
The information provided on the SRAR will be used to review the application for admission and consider the student for scholarships. It is important that the information be accurate and match the student’s high school transcript information. Grades and coursework should not be entered from memory. Students should have a copy of their transcripts when completing this section. Often, unofficial copies will have all of the necessary information. Students can obtain a copy of their transcript from their school counselor or registrar.
In order to finalize their admission, students must provide a final official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions prior to enrollment. If information on the final official high school transcript differs from information provided on the SRAR, a student’s admission and scholarship offer could be revoked.
Students who attended multiple high schools must provide an official transcript that shows all coursework. If information is omitted or changed on the current institution’s transcript, an official transcript from all schools attended must be provided.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation
The University of Oregon considers students for admission and scholarships based on a cumulative weighted GPA. This GPA is recalculated based on a student’s completed coursework and may not be the same as the GPA shown on the transcript.
The UO will include all grades from coursework from ninth grade forward. Eighth-grade coursework in math or foreign language completed at the high school (secondary) level will be included in the unit counts for that subject area, but the grades will not be included in the GPA calculation if reported on the high school transcript.
Weight is added to grades based on certain types of rigor recognized in a particular course. Weight is only added for courses in which a grade of a "C-" or better is received.
Courses completed and listed on the high school transcript in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge (AICE), or Dual Enrollment (College in High School) receive one (1) weight point (As are worth 5 instead of 4, Bs 4 instead of 3, etc.).
Courses completed with an Honors designation receive 0.50 weight points (As are worth 4.5 instead of 4, Bs 3.5 instead of 3, etc.).
The below information is provided to help you better understand how GPAs are calculated at the UO. Grades reported on the SRAR should be reported exactly as they are on your high school transcript(s). Any grades that need to be converted will be changed by the Office of Admissions during application processing.
The University of Oregon utilizes a letter-grade scale. Any grades that are received that are numeric will be converted into a letter-grade scale.
|Example Letter Grade||4-Point Conversion|
|Numeric Grade||Example Letter Conversion|
If the school provides a numeric scale that differs from the above on the transcript, it will be used for the numeric-to-letter grade conversion.
|IB Grade||Letter Conversion|
For students whose grades are issued on an IB scale
- Log into the application status portal at connect.uoregon.edu/status and click on the hyperlinked Self-Reported Academic Record under Application Checklist. Note that the SRAR is most compatible with Google Chrome as the internet browser.
- Once logged into SRAR, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Begin button.
- Enter the high school or institution information, then specify: (1) month and year the student will or has graduated, (2) dates of attendance, and (3) the grading scale used at the school.
- When selecting the grading scale for the school, choose the one that best represents the grade values on the transcript— letter grades (A, B, C); number grades (82, 95, 100); letters and numbers (A, B, 94), or other (includes decimals).
- International students should enter the country in which they are currently taking courses. You may enter either the CEEB code or name of the institution you are attending. If the institution is not listed, you may manually enter its information.
- For students who have earned a GED or are homeschooled, there are two options respectively to indicate this information.
- If the student has attended more than one high school, add a high school by selecting the Add Another School button at the bottom of the page. Ensure that the dates of attendance for each school matches the academic dates on the transcript(s).
- Once the Enter High Schools section is completed, select the Enter Coursework button located at the bottom of the page.
- It is important that grades are reported exactly as they appear on the high school transcript(s).
- We will verify the student’s grades after the final official high school transcript is received by the Office of Admissions. If information on the final official high school transcript differs from information provided on the SRAR, a student’s admission and scholarship offer could be revoked.
- In order to accurately report coursework, we encourage students to reference a copy of their high school transcript(s) when entering coursework.
- We do not need an official high school transcript until after the student graduates from high school and before enrolling at the UO.
- Before entering their coursework, the student must complete the GPA/Class Rank section for each school that they attend/attended. Select the pencil symbol to edit the GPA/Class Rank section and indicate the cumulative weighted GPA, unweighted GPA, and rank information.
- If the student’s school does not calculate GPA or rank, this section may be left blank.
- The University of Oregon considers students for admission and scholarships based on a cumulative weighted GPA. This GPA is recalculated based on a student’s completed coursework and may not be the same as the GPA shown on the transcript.
- In general, the UO will include all grades from ninth grade forward. However, eighth-grade coursework in math or foreign language completed at the high school (secondary) level will also be included if reported on the high school transcript.
- Once the coursework has been accurately added, proceed to the Review/Submit section.
- Review any warnings that are displayed. The SRAR cannot be submitted until all warnings are addressed.
- Once all issues are addressed the record reviewed, select Submit at the bottom of the page.
- After submitting the SRAR, allow three to five business days for it to be acknowledged on the Application Checklist within the UO Application Status Portal. If it does not appear in the portal after five business days, contact your admissions counselor.
- Select the appropriate Subject Area and then choose the Generic Course Title that best describes the subject matter of the course. Under Course Name, it is encouraged to revise the generic course title to the exact course title listed on the student’s transcript.
- It is important when selecting the Course Level (i.e. Honors, AP, College Prep, IB, etc.) to refer to the student’s high school transcript. If the transcript does not identify the course level for a course, it is considered a "Standard” course.
- If the student is enrolled in dual enrollment courses and they appear on the high school transcript, list them with “Dual Enrollment” as the Course Level. If the courses do not appear on the high school transcript(s), then they can be listed in the College Information section of the application. If the Dual Enrollment/college coursework is also an AP course, choose AP for the Course Level.
- Next, select the Course Length that best represents how long the student took the course and how the school issues final grades (one final grade, semester grades, trimesters, etc.).
- Full Year: Student has taken the course for an entire academic year and has one final grade on the transcript. This allows the student to enter one final grade for the course.
- Semester: The student has taken the course for one semester or is given final semester grades for a yearlong course. This allows the student to enter a final grade for one or both semesters.
- Trimester: The student has taken the course for one trimester or is given final trimester grades for a yearlong course. This allows the student to enter a final grade for one, two, or all semesters.
- Quarterly: The student has taken the course for one quarter or is given final quarterly grades for a yearlong course. This allows the student to enter a final grade for one, select, multiple, or all quarters.
- Block Scheduled Term: The student has taken the course as part of block scheduling. The student will have an opportunity to enter their final grade for one or both block terms.
- Other selections include, "Three Quarters," "Summer School," "Online Course," and "Single Marking Period." If unsure of which to choose, contact the high school counselor.
- Eighth-grade coursework in mathematics or foreign language completed at the high school (secondary) level will also be included if reported on the high school transcript under ninth grade.
- Repeated or failed courses on the transcript must be reported.
How to Enter Grades
- Select In Progress for scheduled or in-progress senior-year courses. If the student has already completed a senior-year course and received a final grade, indicate the grade received on the SRAR.
- Enter the credit value exactly as it appears on the high school transcript when entering Credits/Units values for coursework.
- Do NOT apply weight to grades.
- Do NOT add +/- to grades if they are not on the transcript.
- Do NOT convert grades into another format. (i.e. numbers to letters)
- Do NOT average the grades.
What happens if a student fails to complete the SRAR?
Regardless of the application used, a student will not be reviewed for admission until the SRAR is completed. If a student is not required to submit the SRAR, the evaluation will not be done until the Office of Admissions has received all required documents.
What if I send my transcript at the time I apply, will that work in lieu of my SRAR?
No. The University of Oregon does not accept high school transcripts in lieu of the SRAR, and the application will not be reviewed until the SRAR is completed. We encourage students to utilize a transcript to complete the SRAR to ensure accurate information. In order to satisfy the high school graduation and SRAR validation requirement, students must submit an official final high school transcript after graduation and before enrolling at the University of Oregon.
If I attended more than one high school, do I need a separate transcript for each school?
If all coursework and grades are represented on the final high school transcript, then we will not need separate transcripts from each school.
What happens if I realize I made a mistake after submitting the application? How do I correct errors?
If a student recognizes an error on their SRAR, they have the ability to update the SRAR through their application status portal. They will receive an email from the Office of Admissions after applying with login credentials to the application status portal.
Am I able to go back in and add new grades received?
Yes. Students have the ability to update the SRAR through the application status portal until February 15.
Can I round up when entering my grades or GPA?
No, the student should not round up grades or GPA. They will be expected to provide accurate information as it appears on their high school transcript(s). If information on the final official high school transcript differs from information provided on the SRAR, a student’s admission and scholarship offer could be revoked.
How do I list high school courses taken while I was in middle school or junior high school on the SRAR?
Eighth-grade coursework in mathematics or foreign language completed at the high school (secondary) level will also be included if reported on the high school transcript. Please include these courses as being taken in "Middle School" on the SRAR.
What grade should I select if a course is on my transcript but I didn't receive credit for the course?
Students should select “No Credit” as the grade value if they did not receive credit for taking the course. These are most often senior projects, community service requirements, or study halls.
What academic year should I list summer courses?
For summer coursework, please list the course(s) and grades in the preceding school year. For example, if a summer course is taken between 11th and 12th grade, the student will list the course and grade in the final semester of their 11th grade year on the SRAR.
What if I cannot find my school in the list?
The SRAR website uses a database of names from College Board called CEEB Codes, which may vary slightly from the common name of your school. When searching for a school, use variations of the official school name. If the institution is still not listed, students can manually enter the school information.
I'm graduating early, how do I enter in coursework?
For students graduating early, please ensure they have entered the correct dates of attendance. Verify that academic year selections and dates of attendance are correct.
What if I decide to take a gap year?
Students who go through our official gap-year process do not need to complete the SRAR again.
Will I need to complete the SRAR if I am a homeschool student?
Yes. Homeschool students are still required to self-report. Include any schools attended that are not homeschool—for example, a second-language course taken at the local public high school.
Will I need to complete the SRAR if I earned a GED?
Yes. Students who earn a GED will need to self-report. Send the UO the official GED scores when applying.
What if my academic schedule changes or I want to update my SRAR?
Students have the ability to update their SRAR through the application status portal by February 15. Students should consult their assigned UO admissions counselor if there are any schedule changes to ensure they are meeting UO’s admissions requirements.
What if I can't submit or update my SRAR?
If you are having difficulty submitting or updating your SRAR, then please check that you have completed the following steps:
- Review your SRAR responses to ensure that all required fields have been completed (i.e. GPA, current grades, class rank/size, etc.) for each institution attended.
- Make sure you have entered coursework for grades 9-12 and be sure to include senior-year coursework in progress.
- Double check graduation date and dates of attendance to ensure they match.
- If you are still having difficulty, please contact your UO Admissions Counselor.