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Self-Reported Q&A

  1. The GPAs on our transcripts include non-ABOR classes in the cumulative weighted GPA. Do you still want the GPA from the transcript?
    Yes, students are able to self-report the GPA from all of the courses in their overall GPA. After they self-report, we will use the individual letter grades from the competency areas they self-reported to calculate their ABOR GPA.
     

  1. Is dual enrollment listed as an option when self-reporting courses?
    Currently, students will select “I am a high school student and have attended a community college or university” in the self-reported section. They need to list out the courses they have taken as dual enrollment and the grades earned or in progress. To receive credit for the courses, they will still need to submit a college transcript from the issuing institution. We are working on an enhancement for this to appear in the drop down box.
     

  1. Do you want the student to enter course title as MAT 110 or to write the full name of the course?
    We encourage students to use the full course titles.
     

  1. Do counselors have the opportunity to explore the application?
    Absolutely. We encourage counselors to start an application in order to see how it looks for students. However, do not submit the application as that will create a false student, and you will receive phone calls about completing your application.
     

  1. Why do you have an electives tab?
    The electives tab was designed to give students a place to self-report additional course work that may count toward one of their core competencies. We want the flexibility for students to be able to self-report as much as possible.
     

  1. Do you take the best of each semester’s grades?
    We use the highest grades earned in each subject area. For example, if a student has taken four years of lab science, we take the highest years of credit. We do not break this out by semester.
     

  1. How does ASU look at classes in progress, and how will these courses play into a student’s GPA?
    A student’s senior year in-progress courses do need to be reported. A student’s course work in progress will not be calculated into their GPA upon admission. However, when a student submits their final transcript, we will verify that the in-progress courses were completed. What does this mean? Their senior year grades matter.
     

  1. How would a student identify themselves as graduating in three years?
    They would indicate their graduation year and list out their courses. They do not need to indicate how long it took them to complete their courses.
     

  1. Does the application let the student know the electives are not calculated into an ABOR GPA?
    No, because upon evaluation we may use some of the electives they list  toward the competencies.
     

  1. Does the application explain what an ABOR GPA is?
    Yes, and it includes a link to our scholarship estimator where students can calculate their GPA.
     

  1. Should class rank be provided as a percentage or fraction?
    Class rank can only be reported as a fraction. If your school does a percentage, we encourage you to provide your students with the fraction information.
     

  1. What happens if a student’s self-reported grades don’t match their transcripts?
    We will notify students whose transcripts do not match their self-reported grades. Some students may no longer qualify for admission to programs with higher admission criteria. In some cases, their admission or scholarship can be rescinded. We will be working on acceptable discrepancies between self-reported course work and transcripts.
     

  1. How are you making admission decisions for programs with higher admission requirements?
    We are using self-reported information to admit students to programs with higher admission requirements. If the student’s self-reported information does not match their final transcripts, the admission to the program with higher requirements may be rescinded.
     

  1. What are the colleges that have higher admission requirements?
    The School of Sustainability, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W. P. Carey School of Business, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation have higher admission requirements.
     

  1. Are we denying students from self-reported course work?
    We will deny students from self-reported course work. They do have the opportunity to appeal. If the self-reported information looks incomplete, we will connect with them before issuing the denial to confirm they self-reported correctly.  
     

  1. When should a student apply if their seventh semester grades are possibly going to make them admissible?
    Encourage them to apply as soon as possible. We will work with students to let them know if they need additional documentation such as seventh semester grades. If you have a question about a specific student, connect with your admission representative at asu.edu/findmyrep.
     

  1. How will students be notified that they need to submit transcripts?
    Admission Services will notify students if transcripts will be needed to complete their admission decisions so students can follow your school’s official transcript request process. We will also provide this information to the school counselors.
     

  1. Are scholarships going to be awarded based on self-reporting?
    Yes, we will award scholarships based on self-reported course work. Scholarship awards may be rescinded if the self-reported course work does not match the final transcripts.
     

  1. When do students get awarded scholarships?
    Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis starting the beginning of October.
     

  1. When is the priority deadline for FAFSA?
    ASU’s priority filing date for the FAFSA is Jan. 1 each year.
     

  1. Will test scores still erase deficiencies?
    Yes.
     

  1. Will we be requesting a sixth semester transcript or just the eighth?
    At this time, once a student self-reports and is admitted, the next step will be to submit a final high school transcript.
     

  1. Will students need to send transcripts if they self-report?
    Students will not need to send transcripts if they self-report unless requested by the university.
     

  1. How certain are we that the test scores requirements will stay the same for majors and scholarships?
    As the new scores for ACT and SAT are released, we will be reviewing programs with higher requirements to determine what those new scores might be. For now, the scores will remain the same. Please checkasu.edu/degrees for the most up-to-date admission requirements by program.
     

  1. Is the ACT score for admission still 22? When will new ACT scores be implemented?
    The ACT score for admission is still 22. We are waiting for the new ACT scores to be released later this fall, and we will use official ACT and SAT concordance tables to set university requirements and degree program requirements.