We understand that campuses are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are doing our best to offer additional help and flexibility. Toward that end, STARS reports expiring between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021 have been extended by 6 months (180 days). This additional time can be used to work with data providers who may be impacted by the pandemic or to complete the collaborative review and revision process that takes place after submission. There will be no lapse in rating as long as the report is submitted and the review and revision process is completed before the end of the six-month extension.
We have also changed the way expiration dates are determined to better account for the collaborative review and revision process. Up to this point, the expiration date of a rating has been based on the date the report was submitted to AASHE. Going forward, every new report published after July 17, 2020, will instead remain valid for 3 years from the publication date (i.e., after the review and revision process has been completed).
For transparency, expiration dates are now posted on the STARS website and in each published report.