Colleges That Allow Self Reporting
Self-reporting is a way for you to tell colleges about things like your grades and test scores in your own words. It can be helpful if you’re not able to send official transcripts or because you don’t want the college to see your low grades or low test scores (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?). Sometimes called “alternative reporting” or “non-traditional reporting,” self-reporting works best when it is integrated into an application rather than treated as an afterthought at the end of the process.
Boise State University
Boise State University is a public land-grant research university which was founded in 1932. The school has more than 23,000 students and 2,300 faculty members across its four campuses. Boise State operates under the direction of a board of trustees who are elected by citizens in the state of Idaho to serve four-year terms.
The school offers a number of undergraduate degrees that can be completed online including:
- Bachelor’s degrees in biology or business administration (which can be completed as either an associate or bachelor’s degree) as well as a doctorate degree in business administration; these programs primarily focus on online coursework with some required classes being offered on campus during summers only.
California Lutheran University
Like many other universities that allow self-reporting, California Lutheran University uses it in the admissions process. Applicants can report their own grades and test scores. The university also uses this form of reporting in the financial aid process and registration process. In addition to these two categories, academic advising is another area where self-reported grades are used at this California university.
College of the Atlantic
College of the Atlantic is a small, independent, residential liberal arts college located in Bar Harbor, Maine. College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 and is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
If you’re self-reporting, it’s important to know that Concordia College allows its students to do so for the following majors:
- Bachelor of Arts in English
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Columbia University (NY)
Columbia University (NY)
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City. Established by an Act of Congress on May 29, 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence. The university was officially renamed Columbia University on March 7, 1896; however, it had been commonly known as Columbia College since its inception.
Connecticut College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. As of fall 2019, the school had 1,900 students. The school has an acceptance rate of 25 percent and an average SAT score of 1410.
The school’s website states that “it is not necessary to submit secondary school records at the time of application” but does not specifically state if this applies only to certain types of secondary schools or all secondary schools.
DePaul University (IL)
DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1898 by the Vincentians and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1917. DePaul University is known for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, theatre, communication, and fine and applied arts. The university’s main campus is located on Lincoln Park in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood; however there are several satellite campuses throughout the United States including Arizona State University’s West campus; Jacksonville University Florida; Michigan State University; Northern Kentucky University; Ohio Dominican University (Columbus); Portland State University Oregon; Queen’s College New York City; Rhode Island College Providence Rhode Island ; Stony Brook Southampton Long Island New York ; Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania ; Texas A&M Health Science Center College Station Texas ; Touro College Jacobi Medical Center Bronx New York .
Dickinson College (PA)
- Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
- It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country and was founded by Benjamin Rush.
- Dickinson College is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which means that it allows students to self-report their academic achievements on their application.
Drexel University (PA)
Drexel University is a private research university with a focus on technology and science. It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drexel is a member of the Association of American Universities and enrolls over 25,000 students across more than 70 undergraduate programs and 80 graduate programs.
Drexel was founded in 1891 as “The Drexel Institute of Art, Science & Industry,” but later became known simply as “Drexel College.” In 1907 it was renamed to its current name: “Drexel University.”
Duke University (NC)
- Duke University (NC) allows self-reporting.
- Duke University has a flexible self-reporting policy.
- Duke University has a self-reporting policy for GPA.
- Duke University has a self-reporting policy for test scores.
- Duke University has a self-reporting policy for coursework
Hamline University (MN)
Hamline University (MN) is a small private liberal arts university that allows self reporting. However, it is not required, and the school strongly recommends against it. Self reporting should never be used in place of official transcripts or test scores—you’ll have to take these into account if you’re applying to Hamline.
Haverford College (PA)
If you are a prospective student at Haverford College, it is important to know that the college does not accept self-reported grades and test scores. Instead, you will need to send official transcripts from every school you have attended in your academic career.
Haverford College is a private liberal arts college located in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1833 by area Quakers as the first coeducational college in the United States (and remained so for 90 years). The Quakers who established Haverford believed that women possessed equal intellectual capabilities as men but did not have adequate access to education—something they hoped would change with their new college.
Today, Haverford remains committed to offering an excellent education while maintaining its commitment to diversity and inclusion through various initiatives such as establishing a Center for Diversity and Inclusion; offering scholarships based on race/ethnicity; creating student groups focused on various cultures; providing financial aid packages specifically designed for low income families with no interest loans available depending upon financial need
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) allow the following:
- Employment history, including gap in employment and resume does not need to be updated
- Military service may be included in the education section of your application if it is relevant to your academic program.
Holy Cross College (MA)
- Holy Cross College (MA)
- application fee: $60
- application deadline: December 1
- application fee waiver: no
- application fee refund: no
- application fee refunds for international students: no
Hampshire College (MA)
- Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Established in 1970 as an experimental alternative to traditional colleges and universities, Hampshire College has been recognized for its progressive approach to education that emphasizes student choice and collaboration over competition. As part of the Five Colleges consortium (a group of five prestigious liberal arts colleges located throughout the Pioneer Valley), students at Hampshire can take courses at any of these member institutions. Hampshire also offers many opportunities for study abroad programs around the world.
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
John Hopkins University (MD) allows self-reporting for both freshmen and transfer students. This means that you can report your own academic and personal information, including high school transcripts and test scores.
John Hopkins University (MD) does not currently allow self-reporting for college transcripts.
Lawrence Technological University (MI)
>You can self-report grades.
>You can self-report test scores.
>You can self-report coursework.
>You can self-report extracurricular activities.
>You can self-report work experience.
>You can self-report awards and honors
Self-reporting allows you to tell colleges about things like your grades and test scores in your own words.
When you self-report, you can tell the college about your grades and test scores in your own words. You might want to do that if you’re applying as a freshman or transfer student.
- Tell them what classes you took, how well you did in those classes and how they were relevant to your major.
- Tell them how long it took for each term’s coursework to be completed and whether any of them were taken as summer school courses, online or through another program such as AP/IB/CLEP etc., which could shorten the time needed for completion significantly (i.e., if an advanced placement course is taken during junior year instead of after graduation). If a student completes all his or her required courses by taking extra ones during high school years then he or she may not need some upper level courses at all! That’s why knowing what schools require isn’t enough; it’s also important to know how many credits they’ll accept from each type of class (AP vs IB vs CLEP).
The best thing to do when deciding whether or not to self-report is to go over your transcripts with a fine-toothed comb. If there are any discrepancies between what you think your grades should be and what they actually are, then it might be worth the time and effort required for you to communicate that information directly with the colleges where you applied.