How long does it take for the report to be reviewed and the rating to go public?

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. 

We will email a summary of any required revisions, recommended improvements, and identified best practices to the institution’s STARS Liaison. Whenever possible, this summary is submitted within 10 business days after a report has been submitted. During February - May of each year and at other times when there is a high volume of submissions, the initial review may take as long as 20 business days (or one calendar month).

Once 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. 

Once the review and revision process is complete, the report will be published on the STARS website and an certificate of appreciation will be emailed to the STARS Liaison, Executive Contact and President/Chancellor.

Learn more about the collaborative review and revision process.

Further information about STARS data accuracy measures may be found on the STARS website.

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