Advising & Registration
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.
- Requesting Transcripts
- Changing or Declaring Majors and Minors
- Withdrawing from a Course
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Statement
- Registrar Dates
- 2022 Interim & Spring Course Schedule
- Self Service Guide
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 email@example.com 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
- Send an email from your @albright.edu email account to Debbie Baver, Associate Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a change/declaration of major(s)/minor(s).
- Use the subject line: “Major/Minor Change”
- 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:
- 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.
- The proposed advisor(s) may reach out to you to learn more about your interests to determine if it is a good match.
- If agreed, your new advisor will send an email to the Registrar’s Office to accept the advisor assignment.
- Upon receipt of acceptance from the advisor, the Registrar’s Office will process the change and email you and your advisor(s) to confirm.
- 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
Students have until the deadlines in the Academic Calendar to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of “W” for the course.
To withdraw from a course, students should complete the Schedule Change form (located in the Registrar’s Office) and obtain their advisor’s signature for approval. Completed forms must be returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing in order to withdraw from a course.
Please note: Students who are currently in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 should email email@example.com for assistance.
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 2020-2021 Academic Year
All academic dates for the 2020-2021 academic year can now be found in the Academic Calendar.