What happens after we submit our STARS report?

As soon as you submit the report, it will be locked. Unscored reports (STARS Reporter submissions) are published right away. Submissions for a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum rating are reviewed by AASHE staff for accuracy and consistency before the report is published and a rating is awarded.

Submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. A set of high error-rate credits are included in the review, and high credit scores will trigger a review for a particular credit. As a result, submissions with higher provisional scores and ratings will be subject to a more comprehensive review. 

Following the review, we will send an email to your institution’s STARS Liaison listing any issues that were identified. The period of time between submitting a report and receiving a review results email may take about 30 days during peak submission times (e.g., February – May), however the average review time is 2-3 weeks.

Review and revision timeline

Once the review results are shared with your institution, it will take some additional time for you to address those results before the report can be published. Revisions typically take one to three additional weeks, depending on the number of inconsistencies identified.

The total amount of time between the date you submit and the date you receive your published report and rating depends primarily on how quickly you address the results of the review. We require these revisions to be completed within 60 days of receiving your results, however you could receive your final score much sooner if there are few issues to address and/or any issues are addressed quickly.

Learn more about the collaborative review and revision process.

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