The Office of the Registrar maintains all student academic records. Assistance is provided for course registration, class schedules, schedule adjustments, enrollment verifications, transfer credits, graduation, consortium registration, transcripts and Veteran's Certifications for Rindge students. Also, many of the forms needed to update or change one's student information are available: change of major, change of name, course add/drop, course withdrawal, request to graduate, change of address, etc.
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Students are eligible to attend classes and receive grades and academic credit only if they are properly registered. To be properly registered, students must be financially clear, must register for courses, and must confirm registration during the designated period. Any student who is not properly registered will be denied entrance to classes. Fulfillment of registration requirements is the individual student's responsibility, and must be done in accordance with procedures and guidelines outlined by the Registrar. Please see catalog for complete policy.
CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
All students must confirm their registration at the designated times. Students who have outstanding bills will not be allowed to confirm registration until satisfactory arrangements have been made with SFS. Failure to confirm registration will result in cancellation of registration.
Students are registered for the courses that appear on the student schedule which is provided at confirmation of registration. Students are responsible for any changes required to correct their enrollment. Failure to deliver a completed Change of Registration Status form to the Registrar's Office may result in additional charges, late fees or failing grades for courses not dropped. Attending class without being officially registered means credit will NOT be awarded. It is the responsibility of the student to insure that he or she is properly enrolled in the correct courses.
Late registration is permitted only in exceptional cases and upon payment of a late fee. Only in rare cases a student may be allowed to register or add a course after the end of the add/drop period. Late fees will be assessed at the rate published in the current college catalog. No course will be added after the second week of classes has passed (10 business days from semester start).
AUDITING A COURSE
A student who elects to enroll in a course for no credit, may do so by marking audit in the appropriate block on the registration form. A students may not change from credit to audit or the reverse after the first week of classes (add/drop period). Audit courses are posted on the academic record with the grade notation of "AU" with no academic credit awarded. See the Tuition and Fees section of the College Catalog for billing information.
REPEATING A COURSE
Once a course has been repeated at Franklin Pierce University, the grade received on the last repeat becomes the final grade and replaces the other grades for that course in the cumulative GPA. All final grades will appear on the student’s transcript. The repeated course will be noted with an asterisk (*) and the new grade will be followed by an (R). A student may elect to take an equivalent course, with permission, at another college and receive credit for that course, but the course grade will not alter the student’s cumulative grade point average and the original grade will remain as part of their GPA. Repeating a course more than once may impact financial aid eligibility, and therefore students are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services (SFS). Please refer to the University catalog for the complete policy.
Transfer students, including graduates of two-year colleges are welcome to apply for entrance in any term or semester. An official transcript from each high school (or GED) and college attended, as well as official score documentation for any other advanced standing/accelerated coursework from non-traditional sources (military, ACE) must be submitted. Courses approved for transfer are credits applied toward program – credit only is reflected; grades do not transfer and are not included in the Franklin Pierce GPA. Developmental/remedial coursework is not transferable. Please refer to the University catalog for the complete policy.
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PAYMENT OF FEES
Balances on student accounts are due on July 15, for the Fall semester and on December 15, for the Spring semester. In General, students who are not financially clear will be blocked from registration. No student will be allowed to occupy housing, eat at the cafeteria or attend classes until s/he is financially clear, registered and confirmed. Students who leave the University with an unpaid balance will be subject to having official academic transcripts withheld. Please see the Tuition and Fees section of the catalog for billing information.
To participate in room draw, students must have paid the room deposit and must provide an approved Registration receipt (pink copy of registration form).
The first week of classes is the Add-Drop Period; FOR SUMMER SESSIONS, IT IS THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF CLASSES. Courses may be added or dropped during this period. Tuition charges are established based on one's course load at the end of the Add-Drop period. Please see catalog for complete policy.
Withdrawing from one or more courses or from the College after the Add-Drop Period will result in a W on the transcript for each such course. This will be the case for the first four weeks of classes of a fall or spring semester and through the first week of classes of a summer session. No fee is assessed for such actions. However, such courses are included in the tuition charges for a semester or summer session. Students may not, on their own initiative, withdraw from courses after the first four weeks of fall or spring semester or the first week of a summer session. Withdrawal after these periods may be initiated only by the instructor; in each such instance, the grade reported will be WP or WF. This action must be taken by the end of the semester in which the course was given, and cannot be reversed. Students who withdraw from the College during the final four weeks of a semester or the final week of a summer session may receive grades of WP or WF only under extenuating circumstances and with the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Please see catalog for complete policy.
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- For Veterans & Military Personnel
Welcome Student Veterans
Franklin Pierce University welcomes veterans; we are here
to help you determine if you qualify for veteran education
benefits. We will be happy to assist you with all the facets
of your relationship with Franklin Pierce, from inquiry to graduation.
We are approved to accept veteran's educational benefits, participate in
the Yellow Ribbon
and Tuition Assistance Programs, abide by the
Principles of Excellence, and
invite credits from non-collegiate sources such as the College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) and the American Council on Education (
Get Started in Three Easy Steps
- Apply for admission to Franklin Pierce University.
- Begin the process of filing for financial aid with our Student Financial Services
Office (financial aid/billing). To get a head start, complete and submit the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA form will help determine any additional federal grants
and loans for which you may be eligible.
- Please contact the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
site for information about applying for education benefits1 and eligibility2. Applications
for veteran benefits (VA Form 22-1990) may be obtained directly from the VA by visiting the
VONAPP (Veterans Online Applications) website
. If you prefer, completed application forms can be mailed directly to the VA Regional Processing Office (P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616).
1If you have received benefits while attending a previous institution, submit a "Request for Change Program or Place Training" (VA Form 22-1995).
2Once the VA has reviewed your application for benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility or your Notice of Basic Eligibility. Please submit a copy of either to your admissions counselor.
Your military experience could possibly be applied to college credit, ultimately reducing the amount of time it may take you to complete your undergraduate degree.
Please arrange for your military transcripts to be sent to
Franklin Pierce University Office of Admissions. If you have college courses from any other regionally accredited institution, simply request for an official transcript to be sent
to the Franklin Pierce University Office of Admissions for evaluation of transfer credits.
Also, to assist you in navigating your way through the processes noted above and beyond, please refer to our Resources/Support listing.
• Located on the Rindge Campus - DiGregorio Building, Upper Level
• School year hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 4:30pm (Summer hours 8am-4:30pm Mon-Thu; 8am-3pm Fri)
Telephone: (603) 899-4068
Fax: (603) 899-4069
Tonya LaBrosse, University Registrar
Megan Johnson, Assistant Registrar for Rindge
Terry Gorzelany, Assistant Registrar for CGPS
Barbara Elliott-Domingue, Records Specialist
Carol Ruggles, Records Specialist
Kathleen Silvia, Records Specialist