The Office of the Registrar is the University's center for registration and academic records. The office also verifies student enrollment, records transfer credit, provides transcripts for current and former students, evaluates degree requirements for graduation candidates and helps veterans obtain V.A. benefits.
The salve.edu email account is the Office of the Registrar's official means of communication with students and faculty. Students are responsible for all information sent to their salve.edu account and should check their account frequently for important reminders and notices.
Federal regulation defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutional established equivalence that reasonably approximates not less than: One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or 10-12 weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or at least an equivalent amount of work for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.
Students who plan to graduate must complete a file for degree form six months prior to their graduation date. Salve Regina has one Commencement ceremony in May and two additional completion dates: Aug. 31 and Dec. 31. Students who complete their requirements in August and December are invited to the May ceremony.
Official notification of cancellation or delay of classes is announced in a recorded greeting at the main University telephone number as soon as the decision is made. Notification is also announced on the Salve Regina website and through a SALVEtoday email. Cancellations or delays are also reported via local radio and television stations.