Frank Connor, Registrar
Pope John Paul II Center, Room 207
The Registrar’s Office maintains official academic records for all students, and will gladly assist with questions related to academic status. Services provided by this office include issuing transcripts ($5 per copy; unofficial copies are free), transcript evaluation for transfer credit, Veteran Benefits Assistance, enrollment certification for insurance, student loan deferments, publishing the semester course schedules and final exam schedules, online and traditional registration for courses, adding/dropping of courses, changing majors, and diploma distribution at graduation. (See Academic Information for Student Withdrawal Information.)
Further information about services offered by the Registrar’s Office is available at Registrar.
The University of Saint Francis supports and is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. The rights afforded by FERPA are:
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the university may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Another exception is release of the student’s educational record to parents of a dependent student.
The university may disclose directory information about a student without prior consent of the student. “Directory information” means information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed and includes the student’s name, addresses (local and permanent), e-mail address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photograph, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate, full time or part time), degrees and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and the most recent educational institution attended. A student has the right to withhold the release of directory information. Students may withhold directory information by notifying the Registrar in writing. The university will honor these requests for one academic year; therefore, authorization to withhold directory information must be filed by students annually in the Registrar’s Office.
If a student wishes to grant someone else, such as a parent, access to information contained in the student’s educational record (i.e. financial aid, billing, grades, etc.), the student must fill out and sign an Authorization for Release of Information form. These forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.