Registrar | Albright College


Location & Hours

Registrar’s Office at Albright College
PO Box 15234
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234

Phone: (610) 921-7256
Fax: (610) 921-7258

Location: Selwyn Hall South Building

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Fridays during the summer)

Please note that photo ID is required for service.

Important Information:

Requesting Transcripts

To request a copy of your Albright College transcript:

  • Complete and submit the electronic transcript request form in its entirety. All requests must be submitted using this form.
  • Complete the payment steps even if no payment is required. You only need to enter payment information if payment is required for shipping charges.
  • Verify your identity. You will receive an e-mail from using Virtru encryption software. Please respond directly to this e-mail by sending a copy of your photo ID in the reply.
  • Once your identity has been verified and your account has been cleared of financial holds, your transcript request will begin to be processed. Transcripts are normally sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Transcripts can be sent via FedEx for an extra fee. Transcripts are typically 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.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 610-921-7256 if you have any questions about this process.

Changing or Declaring Majors and Minors

Student Instructions:

  1. Send an email from your email account to Debbie Baver, Associate Registrar, at requesting a change/declaration of major(s)/minor(s).
  2. Use the subject line: “Major/Minor Change”
  3. Include the following information:
    • Your name
    • Class year
    • Current major(s)/minor(s) to keep
    • Current major(s)/minor(s) to drop
    • New major(s)/minor(s) to add
    • Proposed new advisor(s) (if known)

Registrar’s Office Processing:

  1. Upon receipt of your email, if you have proposed a new advisor, the Registrar’s staff will send a message to the proposed adviser requesting agreement to be your advisor.
  2. The proposed advisor(s) may reach out to you to learn more about your interests to determine if it is a good match.
  3. If agreed, your new advisor will send an email to the Registrar’s Office to accept the advisor assignment.
  4. Upon receipt of acceptance from the advisor, the Registrar’s Office will process the change and email you and your advisor(s) to confirm.
  5. If your proposed advisor cannot accept the assignment or if you didn’t provide a proposed advisor, the Registrar’s Office will work with the department to find an advisor for you.

Withdrawing from a Course

Student Instructions:

  1. Send an email from your email account to requesting a course withdrawal.
  2. Use the subject line: “Course Withdrawal”
  3. Include the following information:
    • Your name
    • Major(s)
    • Class Year
    • Course #
    • Section
    • Title
    • Instructor
    • Adviser(s)
  1. Please Note: Send one email per course withdrawal.

Registrar’s Office Processing:

  1. Upon receipt of your email, the Registrar’s staff will send a message to your instructor copying your advisor(s).
  2. Your instructor and/or advisor(s) may reach out to you to learn more about your challenges and to determine if there is another option.
  3. If approved, your instructor will send an email to the Registrar’s Office to approve the withdrawal.

Upon receipt of a message from the instructor or the arrival of the 4th business day from your original email (whichever comes first), the Registrar’s Office will process the withdrawal and email you, your instructor, and your advisor(s) that the withdrawal has been processed.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Statement

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. Complaints should be addressed in writing to the Registrar’s Office so that a resolution may found. Complaints may also be made directly to 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, Major and Degree, 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 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.

Registrar Dates, Fall 2020:

Fall Semester is two sessions with 7 weeks of instruction, a two-day exam period, and one reading day in Session 2. (Students take two courses per session)
Fall Session 1: Classes: August 17 to October 2; Exams: October 5 & 6
Fall Session 2: Classes: October 7 to November 24; Exams: December 1 & 2

Fall Session 1
(August 17-October 6)
Fall Session 2
(October 7-December 2)
Classes beginMonday, August 17Wednesday, October 7
Last day to register, add, or change coursesWednesday, August 19Friday, October 9
Last day to drop a course without W gradeFriday, August 21Tuesday, October 13
Last day to change audit-credit statusFriday, August 21Tuesday, October 13
Quality/Non-quality election periodWed-Fri, August 26-28Fri-Tue, October 16-20
MidtermWednesday, September 9Friday, October 30
Last day to withdraw with a W gradeWednesday, September 16Friday, November 6
Last day to withdraw with a W or WF
(At instructor’s discretion. After this date, automatic WF – counts as F in GPA)
Wednesday, September 23Friday, November 13
Classes end – end of dayFriday, October 2Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving VacationN/AWednesday – Sunday, November 25-29
Reading DayN/AMonday, November 30
Final ExamsMon & Tue, October 5 & 6Tues & Wed, Dec 1 & 2
Last day to request an incompleteFriday, October 16Friday, December 11
Grades due in Self ServiceSunday, October 18Sunday, December 13
Last day to reverse Q/NQ electionThursday, November 5Monday, January 4, 2021
Last day to resolve a Fall 2020 incompleteTuesday, March 16, 2021Tuesday, March 16, 2021


Interim 2021 and Spring 2021 Registration Dates

Registration for Interim 2021 and Spring 2021 will begin 7:30 AM on the days listed below for each group.

Friday, November 6Seniors
Tuesday, November 10Juniors
Wednesday, November 11Sophomores
Friday, November 13Freshmen