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Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd to Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Wednesday, December 20th to Monday, January 1st for the Christmas, and New Year’s Holiday.
The Registrar’s Office supports the academic initiative of the university by serving as the official custodian of student records, implementing academic policies and reporting enrollment and other data to authorized persons and agencies in compliance with the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. It is the office’s mission to provide students, faculty, staff, the general public and government agencies with student record and course information services upon request.
The following is a list of the services provided by the Registrar’s Office:
- Issuing of official transcripts and diplomas
- Recording of grades and grade changes as reported by the faculty
- Assisting students with registration and add/drops
- Processing student withdrawals from courses
- Processing student withdrawals from the University
- Producing and reporting academic standing reports (honors or probation)
- Posting and publishing the class schedule
- Certifying Veterans Administration
- Evaluating transfer credit
- Serving as a resource concerning academic policies
- Processing of graduation applications (through degree audits) and awarding of degrees completed
- Reporting enrollment and degree verifications
- Certifying NCAA eligibility
Official Transcript Hotline
- Current and former students may order transcripts by completing the request online at https://tsorder.studentclearinghouse.org/school/select. The cost is $10.25 per request. (For additional help ordering a transcript, visit the National Student Clearinghouse help page here.)
- Current students can pull their unofficial transcript from My.Pfeiffer. Click here for detailed directions.
Verifications of enrollment and degree verifications may be requested by completing the request online at https://secure.studentclearinghouse.org/vslandingui/mosiac-landing-page. (For additional help verifying enrollment or a degree, visit the National Student Clearinghouse help page here.)
If you require additional assistance please contact Assistant Registrar, Kim Smith. firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Commencement information found at this link: Pfeiffer Graduation
December 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Graduation is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. If you are planning to attend and walk across the stage please visit www.herffjones.com to order your cap and gown. We want to make sure you look AMAZING on your graduation day so please order as soon as possible to make sure we receive your orders on time.
When: December 15, 2023 at 2:00pm
Where: Garfield David Merner Center for Health and Physical Education, Misenheimer Campus
Specific Information for Graduates:
- All financial obligations to the University must be paid prior to graduation. Please see a staff member in the Business Office immediately if you have any questions about your account.
- Graduates ONLY should arrive to the Chapel by 12:45pm.
- A private company will be taking pictures on stage during the ceremony.
- Come dressed in your academic regalia (cap/gown).
- Dress in business attire with comfortable shoes.
- Honor cords will be presented at the time of check-in. (Undergraduate degree candidates only)
- There will not be tickets dispersed. Seating is first come, first serve
- The seating area for guests opens at 1:00pm.
- Any accommodations for special needs, including parking, should be communicated via email@example.com by December 10th.
- Guests may park in any campus lots indicated on this Campus Map.
- The ceremony will be live streamed here and on the Pfeiffer YouTube channel.
Pfeiffer University awards credit to students who have passed certain AP Examinations at an acceptable level. These tests may be taken prior to enrollment. Students who wish to receive college credit for their AP exam scores must submit an official score report to the Registrar’s Office. Credit awarded for AP exams will have a grade of “S” recorded for the appropriate course on the student’s permanent record. The course will be shown on the transcript as credit awarded but will not be used in calculating the grade point average (GPA). Department Chairs reserve the right to verify test results. The following table outlines the potential credit acceptance; contact the Registrar’s Office for specific course equivalency.
Advanced Placement Test Equivalencies
Course Score Potential SH(s) Awarded
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 3
Literature and Composition 5 3
Language and Composition 4, 5 3
Government and Politics
American Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 3
American History 4 3
American History 5 6
World History 4 3
World History 5 6
Art History/Studio Drawing/General 3, 4, 5 3
Music Listening and Literature 3, 4, 5 3
French/Spanish/German Literature 3, 4, 5 6
French/Spanish/German Literature 3, 4, 5 6
Latin Vergil/Catullus-Horace 3, 4, 5 12
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 4
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 8
Biology 4 4
Biology 5 8
Chemistry 4 4
Chemistry 5 8
Physics B 4 4
Physics B 5 8
Physics C: Mechanics 4, 5 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4, 5 4
Psychology 3, 4, 5 3
Statistics 3, 4, 5 3
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 3
Computer Science AB 3, 4, 5 6
Pfeiffer University recognizes the College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) and may grant credit for examination scores of 50 or higher as recommended by ACE. These tests may be taken prior to enrollment or after a student has begun studies at the University. In rare cases, an optional essay is also required. Department Chairs reserve the right to verify test results. Students who wish to receive college credit for CLEP scores must submit an official score report to the Registrar’s Office. Credit awarded for CLEP work will have a grade of “S” recorded for the appropriate course on the student’s permanent record. The course will be shown on the transcript as credit awarded but will not be used in calculating the grade point average (GPA). The following table outlines the potential credit acceptance; contact the Registrar’s Office for specific course equivalence. Students may transfer in a total of 9 credit hours.
CLEP® Credit-Granting Recommendations
CLEP Examination Equivalencies
|ACE Recommended Score*||Semester Hours*|
|Introductory Business Law||50||3|
|Principles of Management||50||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50||3|
|Composition and Literature|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||3|
|College Composition Modular||50||3|
|French Language, Level 1 Proficiency||50||6|
|Level 2 Proficiency||59||9|
|German Language, Level 1 Proficiency||50||6|
|Level 2 Proficiency||60||9|
|Spanish Language, Level 1 Proficiency||50||6|
|Level 2 Proficiency||63||9|
|Spanish with Writing, Level 1 Proficiency||50||6|
|Level 2 Proficiency||65||12|
|** For the CLEP World Language exams, material taught in first- and second-year language courses is incorporated into a single exam, covering both Level 1 and Level 2 content. The amount of credit awarded is dependent on the test score; ACE recommends different credit-granting scores and amounts of credits at Level 1 and Level 2.
History and Social Sciences
|History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877||50||3|
|History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present||50||3|
|Human Growth and Development||50||3|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3|
|Social Sciences and History||50||6|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50||3|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present||50||3|
|Science and Mathematics|
How do I verify my student’s enrollment for my insurance company?
You may request verification through the National Student Clearinghouse at https://secure.studentclearinghouse.org/vslandingui/mosiac-landing-page or contact our office at (704) 463-3061.
My son or daughter would like to take summer courses close to home. How do I know they will be accepted by Pfeiffer University?
Your student will need to complete the Transient Credit Form, which can be found on my.Pfeiffer and in the Registrar’s Office. Your student will need to fill it out and take it to the Registrar’s Office for approval.
* Your student will only get transient credit if they pass the course with a “C” or better.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course?
Dropping a course leaves no record on the student’s academic transcript, while withdrawing is always accompanied by a withdrawal grade such as W, WP or WF.
Dropping from a course does not create a receivable on the student’s account, meaning that a student who drops or is administratively dropped from a course owes nothing for that course. On the other hand, a student who withdraws from a course (or courses), pays at least a prorated amount for that course, depending on when the withdrawal occurs.
Based on our current drop policy, students have up to the 6th day of class during the regular term, (1st day in the summer) to drop out of an unwanted course or switch it for another.
Where can I find information about commencement?
Commencement information can be found on this page under Commencement. Also, emails will be sent to your student’s Pfeiffer email account.
My student applied for graduation. When will they know if they have been approved for graduation?
After the Registrar’s Office evaluates a student for graduation clearance, the office emails the student and their advisor a Degree Audit Result Form. This form will let the student know which courses if any, they still need to graduate. *These emails are only sent to the student’s Pfeiffer University email address.
Does my graduation application fee pay for my regalia (cap/gown)?
The purchase of graduation cap, gown and other regalia is not covered by your graduation application fee and payment for graduation attire is the responsibility of the graduate.
Will I receive my diploma at graduation?
Diplomas are mailed to students 6-8 weeks after Commencement. Students should verify their mailing address on the Application for Graduation.
Will minors be listed on the diploma?
Only the student’s first major will appear on their diploma. Second Majors, Minors and concentrations will be listed on the students transcripts, not their diploma.
Did I graduate when I walked across the stage at commencement?
Attending the commencement ceremony does not mean that you have graduated. The conferral process is when we officially award your degree. This happens after a final review of your coursework within 30 days of the ceremony.
Pfeiffer University complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. This act, as it applies to higher learning, ensures that students have access to certain records that pertain to them and that unauthorized persons do not have access to such records. A copy of the act and the university’s policy regarding Student Educational Records and Information is available upon request at the Office of the Dean of Student Development.