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What does the Registrar do?
What is Registration?
What if I register for a class and then don't want to take it?
What is a transcript?
How do I obtain a transcript?
How can I tell what classes have transferred in from my other schools?
How do I apply for graduation?
What if my instructor gave me a grade I don’t think I deserve?
How do I get a grade change on my transcript?
What is a challenge exam?
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What does the Registrar do?
The Registrar is responsible for all student academic records, past and present. This office performs student registration, processes and sends transcripts, receives paperwork regarding grade changes, drops/withdrawals, medical withdrawals, and graduation applications.

What is Registration?
Registration is the processing of signing up for your next semester classes. The first step is to see your advisor and choose which classes best fit your needs. The next step would be to see the bursar and make sure your bill is cleared. Finally, you return your registration card to the Registrar’s Office at your scheduled allotted time (based on your current amount of credits, which does not count the number of credits in process).

What if I register for a class and then don't want to take it?
Students may drop classes at any time during the "drop" period without academic penalty. See the Academic Calendar for dates. After the "drop" period you may still withdraw from a course up until the 6th week of classes. A withdrawal will be listed on your transcript with a "W" but not calculated in your GPA. Financial charges may vary depending on your enrollment status, please check with a Bursar representative. To drop/withdraw from a class you will need to pick up a green Add/Drop form from the Registrar’s Office, fill it out and have it signed by your advisor. Then return it to the Registrar’s office.

What is a transcript?
A transcript is an official document that lists all a student’s classes, credits, honors and grades. Many employers and Universities will require one if you are trying to transfer, apply for a scholarship or get a job. You can obtain an unofficial transcript for free, but most organizations will require an official transcript. This will be mailed in a sealed envelope and carry the seal of the college on the transcript itself. Envelopes should remain sealed until they have reached their final destination.

How do I obtain a transcript?
Students may request transcripts online, by phone, or in person. Please visit our transcript site for further information http://www.southampton.liu.edu/trans/

How can I tell what classes have transferred in from my other schools?
All transfer classes and credits are listed at the beginning of your Long Island University transcript. No grades will be transferred only credits. Students may transfer a maximum of 68 credits from a 2-year school and 98 from a 4-year school upon entering Riverhead. Once a student begins study at Long Island University he/she may transfer in a maximum of 9 credits (6 in the major) as long as the student has been granted prior approval, please see your advisor or the Registrar’s office. Only grades of C or better will transfer unless a degree is awarded from that school.

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How do I apply for graduation?
All students are required to complete an application for graduation in the semester they plan to complete their degree. For more information please visit http://www.southampton.liu.edu/enroll/registrar/

What if my instructor gave me a grade I don’t think I deserve?
If you truly believe that you deserve a different grade you should first check with the instructor to see how the grade was calculated. After that if you still feel the issue is unresolved you may go to the Division Director for an appeal, then the Academic Dean. You must be prepared to prove your position for a better grade.

How do I get a grade change on my transcript?
If an instructor agrees to change a student’s grade he/she will submit a grade change form to the registrar’s office.

What is a challenge exam?
All matriculated students may challenge a course to receive credit towards a degree at Long Island University. The student must complete the petition for a challenge exam by obtaining permission from the instructor proctoring the exam, the academic advisor, division director and the academic dean, as well as pay the $50.00 fee to the Bursar’s office. Students who pass the exam receive both credit and a grade. Students may challenge up to 60 credits.

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Christine Stromski, Registration and Financial Aid
christine.stromski@liu.edu
 
Long Island University Riverhead Registrar's Office