registrar's office

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
ALBRIGHT COLLEGE
PO BOX 15234
13TH AND BERN STREETS
READING, PA 19612-5234

PHONE: 610 921 7256 / FAX: 610 921 7258

EMAIL: transcripts@albright.edu

LOCATION: Selwyn Hall South Building

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS

You may request a copy of your Albright College transcript in one of the following ways:

  • You may stop in the Registrar's Office and complete a transcript request form. The Registrar's Office is on the first floor of Selwyn Hall South Building and is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • You may send a letter of request to:

    Registrar's Office
    Albright College
    PO Box 15234
    Reading, PA 19612-5234

  • You may fax a request to the Registrar's Office at 610 921 7258. The fax machine is located in the Registrar's Office and operates 24 hours a day.
  • You may send a request by e-mail to transcripts@albright.edu.
  • Please include the following information with your request:

    • Full name
    • Name during time of attendance and any previous names used
    • Year of graduation or approximate last date of attendance
    • Home address
    • Complete mailing address where transcript should be sent
    • Contact phone number and/or e-mail address

Transcripts are normally sent via US Mail. Transcripts can be faxed. However, faxed transcripts may not be considered official because the raised seal is not included.

Transcripts can be sent via Federal Express. You must provide us with a VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVERY account number and expiration date to cover the cost of delivery.

Transcripts are usually processed within 1-3 business days of receipt. Processing time may take longer at certain times of the year such as graduation and the start of semesters.

There is no charge for transcripts.

All financial obligations must be cleared with the Student Accounts Office before we can release your transcript.

If you do not receive a receipt within one week of your request, please contact the Registrar's Office at 610-921-7256.

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FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a written request. Students should submit written requests to the Registrar that identify the records they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, he or she shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Students should write the official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit, personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his other tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent, to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA." The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

For additional information on these rights, please contact the Registrar or the Dean of Student Affairs.

Albright College, in accordance with the FERPA, has designated the following items as Public Information: Name, Addresses, Telephone Numbers, E-mail Addresses, Date of Birth, Area of Concentration, Participation in Sports and Officially Recognized Activities, Dates of Attendance, Academic Level (Class Year), Enrollment Status (Full-time/Part-time), and Degrees, Honors and Awards. Public Information may be released to the general public.

You may request that Public Information not be released or printed in the Directory by contacting the Registrar's Office in writing. Requests to withhold Public Information will be honored for the current academic year only. To remain in effect, a request must be re-authorized each academic year.

Parent Notification Amendment
The Higher Education Amendments of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), permits postsecondary institutions to disclose to parents and legal guardians of students under the age of 21, without the student's consent, information regarding the student's violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or any rule or policy of the institution governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

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Registrar Dates, Fall 2014:

  • Last day to add a class (SIGNATURE OF PROFESSOR IS REQUIRED): August 29, 2014
  • Last day to drop a class without a W:  Friday, September 5, 2014
  • Days eligible to register for a class Q/NQ:  September 15-19, 2014
  • Last day to withdraw from a class with a W: October 31, 2014
  • Last day to withdraw from a class with a W at instructor's discretion: November 14, 2014
  • Last Day to Reverse Q/NQ Election: November 14, 2014
  • Any withdrawal from class the last four weeks of the semester will result in an automatic WF.

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