New at Northern Illinois University
How-To Use Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
NIU has begun utilizing an online tool to allow freshmen applying for admission, the opportunity to self-report transcripts and standardized test score information. While participation in this initiative is currently optional, we ask that you encourage your students to participate.
Colleges and universities that have implemented self-reporting have found significant improvement in providing timely decisions to applicants and gaining a better understanding of students' academic backgrounds and their impacts on student success.
Here are a few details and helpful information as you work with your students in completing their application with NIU.
Here are the steps to use the SRAR tool:
- Students should have their high school classes and grades for easy reference (students can use an unofficial transcript, an online transcript, or report cards)
- Get your Z-ID from NIU (if they haven’t already used it) by going to http://its.niu.edu/its/email/student/index.shtml.
- Then go to https://www.selfreportedtranscript.com/niu to enter transcript information. This process should take 20 minutes to complete.
When we receive a student’s SRAR, we will review their application and get a decision out to them as quickly as possible (usually within one week).
All offers of admission are conditional. Students using SRAR and choosing to enroll at NIU will be required to request that their high school submit an official transcript including all courses, final grades, and confirmation of graduation on or before July 15. The official transcript must match the SRAR.
Thank you for encouraging your students to use this new process.