Located in the main floor of Noonan Hall, the Registrar is the custodian of student records. In short, any and all academic administrative work is done through the office of the registrar, and you will become familiar with the registrar's office very quickly in your time on The Cliff. From transcripts, scheduling, adding and dropping classes to graduation, registrar office personnel manage all official academic registrations and records. 

Unique Services

For all these requests and any other registration questions you have, don’t hesitate to reach out to our registar team. 

 Official Transcript Requests

To request an official transcript, or to have it sent to another institution, you must do so using our online transcript request system, Parchment. Follow these instructions to make your request.

There is a $15 fee for all official transcripts. Any outstanding balances with the University must be paid before your request can be processed. 

Contact Parchment Direct

Declare Your Major / Switch Your Major

Please use the forms below if you need to declare a major or minor, pick up an additional major or minor, or adjust your existing declared program tracks.  

Online Form

Download A Paper Form 

 Course Schedules

The Registrar coordinates the development of the course schedule for the university.

Interested in registering for a single course? We can help!

Contact Us

 Student Information Release/Withholding

All student account and academic information information is confidential. During orientation, students generally agree to release this information to their parents/guardians. However, if a student has allowed for release they may file a request to withdraw that authorization using the form below.

All student directory information may be released without the student's consent. However, students may file a request to prevent the release of their student directory information.

Authorize Student Directory Information Release



 Verification of Degrees

 If you are seeking verification of a student's degree completion, contact the National Student Clearinghouse at 703-742-4200. 

Dates of Attendance and Enrollment

 If you are seeking dates of attendance and enrollment for an alumni, contact the National Student Clearinghouse at 703-742-4200. 

Graduation and Processing Your Diploma

Each year Briar Cliff University hosts a commencement ceremony to celebrate and honor all undergraduate and graduate students who have completed their degrees. All students must apply to graduate prior to the completion of degree requirements, and this application also functions as an RSVP for students to participate in that ceremony in May. 

Apply to Graduate

 Add/Drop/Adjust Changes

Looking to add a course, drop a course, or adjust your schedule for the semester? Consult with your faculty advisor on the appropriate next steps. They will help connect you with the Registrar to meet the needs for these changes.

Graduate on Schedule

Registering for the necessary classes in a correct timeline is critical to earn your degree on time. 

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