Welcome to SIU’s Office of the University Registrar. The registrar's office serves as the custodian of permanent academic records for all past and currently enrolled students. Staff in our office provide a variety of services that support our university community's students, faculty, and staff. Registrar personnel:
· Assist students in dropping and adding classes
· Maintain student and departmental records for the current term
· Post SIU credit, transfer credit, and grade changes
· Prepare transcripts
· Certify attendance, and graduation eligibility
· Provide data analysis and reports to other academic and administrative units
Please feel free to consult our office with any questions concerning registration; course locations and meeting times; errors in registration records; cancellation of registration; or grade issues.
It is the student’s responsibility to review his/her unofficial transcript prior to ordering an official copy to ensure all grades have been posted and/or degree awarded. Both the official and unofficial transcript contain the same information pertaining to the student’s academic record.
· Official Transcripts cost $ 15.00 each.
· Non-Official Transcript cost $ 5.00 each.
· Transcripts request can take 5 to 10 business days to process
Students who owe the university money or property (e.g., library books) may have holds placed on their record that will prevent the release of transcripts. If a request is received and the student has such ahold then the request will be returned to the student and the student will be informed as to which office placed the hold. Only that office can release the hold and the student should contact that office. Once the hold is released the student can resubmit their transcript request
FERPA and the Parent of the Student
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. According to Federal FERPA Regulations 34CFR 99, and Florida Statute 1002.22, the parents of a student who has reached the age of 18 years or is enrolled in a post-secondary program no longer have any rights under the provisions of this policy, unless the student gives written consent to release the information to the student’s parents.
Any student who would like to allow another person to access their education records must complete a FERPA Release Form.
The University Criteria for Disability Documentation
Based upon Guidelines from The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of l973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 state that qualified students/employees with disabilities who meet the admission, academic or employment standards of San Ignacio University are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under these laws, a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Having a history of impairment or being perceived as having impairment may also qualify one as an individual with a disability. It is the student’s/employee’s responsibility to disclose his/her needs and provide appropriate documentation to the ADA coordinator, Review the complete policy by selecting this link.
Policy Matters – The University student handbook provide concise information for students who are currently enrolled regarding support services available, summaries of important student policies and procedures.
The Catalog contains the full, official details of the university’s policies and procedures. Students are responsible for knowing and following these rules. The Catalog is where you’ll find information on what to do in unusual circumstances, as well as policy details that are not included on a topic’s main page.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION
We’re here to help you seamlessly transition to the United States! We recommend that you review the information on the admission requirement page to help you prepare for your arrival. You will find helpful information on such things as necessary documents, what an I-94 is. You will also find other necessary information on maintaining your F-1 Visa Status, travel to the U.S., We’re here to help!
Entering the U.S.
You will need the following items:
• SIU Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant F-1 Student Status
• A valid F-1 visa (the visa stamp in your passport) issued by the U.S. embassy/consulate overseas
• A valid passport
• Your SEVIS fee receipt
Please be advised that you may not enter the U.S. more than 30 days prior to the start date in Section 5 of your I-20. When you enter the U.S., you will receive either an admission stamp in your passport marked “F-1” and “D/S” (duration of status) or a small white I-94 card with the same notation.
Can I re-enter if my request for OPT is pending?
Yes, but traveling during this time should be undertaken with caution. USCIS may send you a request for evidence while you are away, so make sure you have provided a correct U.S. address both to your DSO and on the application - and that you will be able to send in requested documents.
SEVIS Form I-20 Basic Information
An F-1 student returning to the U.S. from a temporary absence of five months or less may be readmitted for attendance at a SEVP-approved educational institution if the student presents:
• A current SEVIS Form I-20 (properly endorsed by the DSO for reentry if there has been no substantive change to the most recent Form I-20 information).
• A new SEVIS Form I-20 if there has been a substantive change in the information on the student’s most recent Form I-20, such as if the student has changed the major area of study, intends to transfer to another SEVP-approved institution, or has advanced to a higher level of study.
If a student has completed his or her program of study, he or she has no basis for re-entry to the U.S. as an F-1 student unless he or she has either been admitted to a new program of study and has been issued the corresponding Form I-20, or he or she is returning to engage in authorized optional practical training after completion of studies.
Student visas (F and M) for new students can be issued up to 120 days in advance of the start date for a course of study. However, you will not be allowed to enter the U.S. on your student visa more than 30 days before the start date.
San Ignacio University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information.