SUNY Online Academic Record

 
 

What is SOAR?

SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) is a web-based tool that allows you to submit your transcript information (i.e. your high school courses and grades), as well as your ACT and SAT test scores, electronically. When you complete SOAR, your information is transmitted electronically, and you receive immediate confirmation that your academic record has been submitted. If you request a paper transcript, it will take significantly longer for SUNY campuses to receive and enter your information. (And it's environmentally friendly!)

How it works:
1. Obtain a copy of your high school transcript from you guidance counselor or college advisor.

2. Let your guidance counselor know that it is not necessary to send an interim transcript to the schools to which you are submitting SOAR.

3. Refer to your unofficial transcript to complete SOAR.

4. Enter all information pertaining to class standing (grades, GPA, class rank etc.) on SOAR as it appears on your high school transcript.

5. Submit your SOAR record to SUNY Oneonta.

6. At the conclusion of your senior year, if you are admitted and will be enrolling at SUNY Oneonta, we will ask for an official final transcript from your high school. We will review your courses and grades from 9 through 12 and date of graduation. If misrepresentations occur, SUNY Oneonta reserves the right to rescind the offer of admission.

FAQ on SOAR:

Why does SUNY Oneonta recommend SOAR?

When you complete SOAR, your information is transmitted electronically; and you receive immediate confirmation that your academic record has been submitted. If you request a paper transcript, it will take significantly longer for SUNY campuses to receive and enter your information. (And it’s environmentally friendly!)

If I submit SOAR, do I still need to send in an official transcript?

Your transcript should not be sent at the time of application if you complete your academic record online. Once you are accepted and indicate your intent to enroll, an official final transcript must be sent from your high school to your campus.

What if a student falsifies his or her grades?

Any deliberate omission or falsification of information on SOAR will jeopardize a student’s chances for admission. Once a student is accepted and indicates his or her intent to enroll, an official final transcript must be sent from the high school to the campus for verification. In the course of verification, any deliberate omission or falsification will be revealed. Upon discovery of a deliberate omission or falsification of information, the campus has the right to deny admission or enrollment.

 

I am a transfer student. Should I complete SOAR?

Transfer students who have completed less than 24 college credits are strongly encouraged to complete SOAR. If you choose to complete your academic record online in order to speed the review process, please be aware that once you are accepted and indicate your intent to enroll, an official final transcript must be sent from your high school to your campus.

I am a home-schooled student. Should I complete SOAR?

Home schooled students are strongly encouraged to complete SOAR. You will have the option to select “I was home-schooled” on the high school information page. You may be required to provide additional information and documentation.

I am an adult learner and have been out of high school for a number of years. Should I complete SOAR?

SOAR is optional for students who are beginning college study after having been away from formal education for a period of time. If you choose to complete your academic record online in order to speed the review process, please be aware that once you are accepted and indicate your intent to enroll, an official final transcript must be sent from your high school to your campus.

I earned a GED. Should I complete SOAR?

No. Students who did not graduate high school, but who earned a General Equivalency Diploma, should submit their GED score reports and diplomas directly to the campus admissions office.

I applied using the Common Application. Can I complete SOAR?

Yes. Any student who applies online to a participating SUNY campus can complete SOAR, regardless of the type of application submitted.

Who should I contact if I have questions about SOAR?

Direct all questions regarding SOAR to the Recruitment Response Center.