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Is linking my SSAR to the Common App necessary for every college?

Hey everyone, so I've been filling out my SSAR and was wondering if it's essential to link it to the Common App for each college I’m applying to, or do some universities not require it? And how would I go about doing that? A little stressed because there are no clear instructions on the Common App site and deadlines are creeping up! Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hello there! I understand your concern—it can definitely be a bit confusing with all the different application requirements out there. Not all universities require the Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR), and it's usually the public state universities that prefer it. For the schools that do require it, linking your SSAR to the Common App can streamline the process for you and the admissions office.

To link your SSAR to the Common App, you'll typically receive specific linkage instructions either from the Common App interface or directly from the universities to which you're applying. Make sure to check the admissions page of each college you're interested in to find out whether they require the SSAR and follow their provided steps for linking.

If the instructions aren't clear or you're feeling overwhelmed, don't hesitate to reach out to the admissions offices directly—they're there to help you through this process. And remember to keep an eye on those deadlines; setting up a schedule or reminders for each task can help manage that stress a bit. Good luck, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

7 months ago

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