How Do I…

How do I find out my GPA?

Each student can see his/her current GPA in Scholar on the Students tab, Grades & Transcripts page.  Open the Final Grade Report or Unofficial Transcript to view the GPA.

How do I add an online class if I am a traditional student?

To take an online course during fall or spring semesters traditional students must complete a Traditional Student CAPP/Online Course Permission form.  To take an online course during summer, traditional students can add the course in Scholar.  All forms are available on scholar.shorter.edu on the Students tab, Registrar page or in the Registrar’s Office.

How do I withdraw from a class?

It is necessary to withdraw from a class if a student no longer wants to be enrolled in the class after the add/drop period ends.  A completed Course Withdrawal form is required.  This form is only available in the Registrar’s Office.  Online and CAPP students must contact their Enrollment Specialist.

How do I withdraw from Shorter?

To withdraw from the University entirely during a semester, students must complete a Withdrawal form in the Office of Student Engagement and Success.  To withdraw entirely after completing a semester, students must complete the End of Semester Withdrawal form.  This form is available on Scholar once pre-registration opens each semester.  Online and CAPP students must contact their Enrollment Specialist.

How do I change my major/minor?

To change majors or minors, students must complete the Change of Major or Change of Minor form.  The Change of Major form is also used to request a change in catalog year. All forms are available on scholar.shorter.edu on the Students tab, Registrar page or in the Registrar’s Office.  Online and CAPP students must contact their Enrollment Specialist.

How do I submit an appeal?

To submit an academic policy appeal, send an email to the Registrar, Gina Floyd, at gfloyd@shorter.edu indicating what the policy being appealed and why the appeal should be granted.  Extenuating circumstances, emails, or any other evidence in support of the appeal should also be included.  Appeals of final grades must follow the final grade appeal process.

Transcripts

How do I access my unofficial transcript?

Students access unofficial transcripts on the Students tab, Grades & transcripts page in Scholar.  The link is on the top right.  Students with a Business Office hold cannot access unofficial transcripts.

How do I order an official transcript?

To order an official transcript go to www.shorter.edu/transcripts. Students then create an account through our transcript provider, Credentials Solutions.  Orders placed here can be sent electronically or through the mail.  Those who need to pick up their official transcript must stop by the Registrar’s Office on the first floor of Sheffield-Thompson, Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, to complete the required paperwork.

Is my transcript official if I elect to have it sent electronically?

Yes, all transcripts released from the Registrar’s Office are official. However, if you order a transcript to be emailed to yourself and you forward the transcript to a third party, the transcript is no longer considered official.

Can I obtain a copy of my transcript from a previous school?

Shorter only issues copies of its transcripts.  To receive a transcript from another school, contact the Registrar’s Office at that institution.

Graduation/Diplomas

How do I apply for graduation?

There are two steps to applying for graduation.

  1. Submit the Graduation Application to the Registrar’s office by the deadline indicated on the Academic Calendar.  The Graduation Application must be accompanied by a signed and marked sequence sheet from your advisor and proof of payment of graduation application fee.  Online and CAPP students must contact their Enrollment Specialist to apply.
  2. Complete the Graduation Confirmation form in Scholar.  This form is made available each January and graduates are notified via email when it is available.

When do I apply for graduation?

Generally, August and December graduates must apply in January and May graduates must apply in August.  See the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines.

How much is the graduation application fee and why do I have to pay it?

The graduation application fee is $125.  This customary fee goes to cover the administrative costs of degree conferral and graduation such as degree processing, diplomas, diploma covers, etc.  The fee does not include cap and gown.

What form do I need if I want a discount through my insurance company?

An enrollment verification may be provided to students to prove good standing with the University for insurance purposes. All forms are available on scholar.shorter.edu on the Students tab, Registrar page or in the Registrar’s Office.

I need a new copy of my diploma. How do I obtain this?

Complete the Diploma Replacement form and send the form back to the Registrar’s Office. A $50.00 fee is required for all diploma replacements. A check made out to Shorter University can be mailed to the Registrar’s Office or you may call the Business Office at 706-233-7313 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

Registrar’s Office Contact Information

Phone: 706-233-7205
Fax: 706-236-1514
Email: registrar@shorter.edu
Location: Sheffield-Thompson (ST-102)