The SSAR collects grades on a semester basis. Please refer to the following examples to guide your grade submission:
If your school only assigns semester grades, you will enter your semester grades as shown on your high school transcript into the appropriate places in the SSAR.
If your school only assigns a final grade for each class taken, you will enter the final grade twice (first semester and second semester) for year-long classes (one credit), and once (either first semester or second semester) for semester-long classes (1/2 credit).
Block Scheduling - If you attend a school that is on block scheduling, you are actually completing a year-long class (one credit) in one semester and a semester-long class (½ credit) in nine weeks. A one credit class will be entered twice (first semester and second semester), and a ½ credit class will be entered once.
Trimester Grading - If your school assigns trimester grades and a final grade, only use the final grade. If the class is a year-long class you will use the final grade and enter it twice in the SSAR. If the class is only for one trimester, enter the final grade on either the first or second semester field.
If your school assigns only trimester grades, and no final grades, please contact the admissions office of the school to which you are applying.