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About the Office of the University Registrar

What We Do

The Office of the University Registrar has University-wide responsibility for student academic records and related processes including:

  • Registering for courses
  • Academic transcripts
  • Confidentiality of Student Records
  • Grade reporting
  • Degree Audit
  • Graduation and diplomas
  • Verifying enrollment
  • Scheduling final exams
  • Withdrawing, re-enrolling, and academic renewal
  • Scheduling classrooms
  • Publishing the Schedule of Courses
  • Academic Calendar
  • University Bulletin
  • Athletic eligibility

Students - Our desire is that you focus your efforts on academics, not administrative matters. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service delivered to you on your terms.

Alumni - Whether you are interested in resuming enrollment at Penn State, or are in need of an official transcript for employment, professional certification, or other purposes, our goal is to provide you with efficient service and complete information.

Parents - Penn State's basic position is that your child is independent. Federal legislation limits the information we may share with you regarding your student. Please examine the Information for Parents for additional information.

Faculty and Staff - This website provides extensive information related to LionPATH (the student information system), enrollment reporting, information technology documentation and various policies and procedures. Many of these information services are secure sites that require prior authorization before access is allowed. Please visit our Faculty/Staff section for access to these services.

Year-in-Review

The Office of the University Registrar Year-in-Review publication highlights our office's activities and accomplishments during the past academic year, and provides a sneak peek at expected projects for the upcoming year.

Download the 2018-19 Year-in-Review

Archive Editions

Vision

The Office of the University Registrar fosters student success by assisting students in achieving their academic goals.

Mission

The Office of the University Registrar delivers exceptional service by understanding customer needs and providing accurate information. We produce and maintain official academic records from registration to graduation.