Registrar


The Registrar's Office at GMercyU is here to help you stay on track to graduation. We can guide you through various academic services and procedures, including registering for courses, transcript requests, graduation preparation, changing your name or address within our systems, ACT 45 and 48 credit submission, and OCICU and SEPCHE registration. You can visit the Campbell Solution Center for more information on Billing, Financial Aid and obtaining an ID and a parking pass.

GMercyU’s Registrar’s Office:     

Campbell Hall
215-646-7300 ext. 21437

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 Staff

Title

Email

Contact For:

Joanna V. Raudenbush  

Registrar  

raudenbush.j@gmercyu.edu

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Suzanne Kolesar  

Associate Registrar

kolesar.s@gmercyu.edu

Graduation Applications for Main Campus (for Commencement information visit the Commencement page)

Transfer evaluations

Karen Law      

Assistant Registrar    

law.k@gmercyu.edu

Course withdrawals

Grades

Course/room scheduling

Debbie Rinedoller  

Student Records Specialist

rinedoller.d@gmercyu.edu

Transcript requests

Jennifer Mellon    

Associate Registrar for GPS

mellon.j@gmercyu.edu 

Graduation applications for GPS students (for Commencement information visit the Commencement page)

Transfer evaluations

Marie Torrey 

Assistant Registrar for GPS

torrey.m@gmercyu.edu

Course/room scheduling for GPS

Helpful Resources

Registration Information
Final Exam Information
Academic Calendar
Undergraduate & Graduate Catalogs
FERPA Notice
Transcripts
Forms
Graduation Information
Act 45 Credits
Act 48 Records

Registration Information for Students

The Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 schedules* are located on GMercyU’s Colleague Self-Service.  You can log into Colleague Self-Service by clicking on the  icon.  Visitors can view all available course schedule information via Colleague Self-Service without using a log on and password by clicking here. 

All students can check out the Summer/Fall 2020 Online Registration Guide (PDF) as well as read the PDF instructions on how to register for classes (PDF) or view a video on how to register or classes (video). 

Here are a few of the most important things to know about Colleague registration:

  1. Advisor approval must happen prior to registration.  It is required to meet with your advisor prior to registration and it is vital that your advisor approves all of your courses before registration opens.  Students can drop/add sections of the same course without additional advisor approval though.
  2. Pre-requisites and Co-requisites are in the system and will stop you from registering if you do not meet the criteria (which is clearly defined in the Course Catalog).  If you are currently enrolled in a course that is listed as a pre- or co-requisite, the system will allow you to register (assuming you will pass the course).  Double check pre-requisites and co-requisistes prior to registration as they may be updated.
  3. There is a waitlist for Main Campus courses!  If a course is closed the system will ask if you would like to go on the waitlist for that section or chose another section.  You can be on multiple waitlists for the same course.  The waitlist will close prior to the first day of classes.  At that time you will only be able to enroll in open sections via Colleague Self-Service.  If a course is closed you will have to discuss your options with your advisor.  The Registrar's Office cannot enroll you into a closed section without advisor and Dean approval.
  4. As always, you must resolve your holds prior to registration.

Registration reminder:  Main Campus students are not permitted to register for courses in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) and vice versa.  You can filter by "Location" (Main Campus or GPS) when searching for sections in the Course Catalog.

As a GMercyU student, you may be eligible to take courses that are not available here at the eight local colleges and universities that are a part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education or the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Registration Information for Advisors

Click here for written instructions (PDF) and here for a video on how to register new students via Colleague Self-Service.

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Final Exam Information

Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule (PDF) - The final exam schedule applies to UNDERGRADUATE DAY courses for which there is a required final exam.  Final exams are scheduled beginning Tuesday, April 28th and ending on Saturday, May 2nd. Evening undergraduate classes have their final exam the same night and time as class during finals week, except for Monday evening classes. Monday evening classes will have their exam on Friday, May 1st at the same time as your class. Contact your instructor for additional information. 

Note: Changes made to days, times or room are highlighted in yellow. 

FERPA Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS ABOUT FERPA (PDF) - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 [FERPA] is intended to protect the privacy of a student's educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and to provide guideline for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings. To fulfill basic requirements for compliance with the Act, each institution must inform each student of his/her right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information. 

The following information is considered “directory” information: name, address, dates of attendance, full or part-time status, class level, fields of study, degrees conferred (including dates), honors and awards, date and place of birth and photograph. 

Under the provisions of FERPA, currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of such information. To prevent disclosure, written notification must be received by the Office of the Registrar by the end of the Drop/Add period during the fall or spring semesters (see Academic calendar for specific dates) and will remain in effect until rescinded in writing. Any requests made from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused. Students who do not want their directory information released to a third party must fill out the FERPA No Disclosure form (online form).

Please note: In order for GMercyU to speak with your parents or other concerned parties about your financial aid or your University bill, you will need to complete a FERPA Consent Form with the respective office. The consent form also will be enclosed in your financial aid award packet. Students who would like the Registrar's Office to mail their grade report at the end of each semester to their parents must fill out the Grade Disclosure form (online form).

For more information on FERPA, see the U.S. Department of Education website at www2.ed.gov.

Transcripts

Transcripts will take 4-5 business days to process.  The Registrar's Office will not process rush (expedited or pick up) orders during this time.

There are three ways to order your transcript:  

  • Online via the National Student Clearinghouse with a credit card, click here.

  • In person at the Campbell Solution Center with cash, check or money order.  There is a charge of $25 for same day pick up transcripts.  (Currently not available)

  • US mail with cash, check or money order, click here for instructions.  (Currently not available)

Fax and email requests will no longer be accepted.

Change of name will not be processed using the transcript form. If you need to change your name, you must do so by filling out the Change of Name/Address form (see Forms section below) and by providing the appropriate documentation.

Transcripts will not be processed if your financial obligations to the University have not been satisfied. Transcript requests for students with financial holds will be held for up to 30 days and then canceled. The student will have to re-submit the request at that time. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Registrar’s Office if the student has resolved a financial obligation after sending in a transcript request. 

Transcripts will only be mailed via US mail. We do not send transcripts electronically.

Forms

To ensure that we can provide you with what you need, please be sure to:

  1. Download the form and open it with Adobe Reader.  Use this link to download Adobe Reader:  https://get.adobe.com/reader/
  2. Complete and sign the form. 
  3. Email the form as an attachment to the next person on the list to be signed.  
  4. Once all signatures have been obtained, email as an attachment to the respective office listed on the form.

Add/Drop form (online form)
Change of Major/Minor form (online form)
Change of Name*/Address form (online form) *change of name also requires a copy of a social security card. Please upload a copy of the required legal document with your request.
Course off Campus form (online form)
Course Registration form (online form)
Course Withdrawal form (online form)
Enrollment Verification form (online form) - verification requests will take 4-5 business days to process due to the University closing)
Incomplete Grade Contract (online form)
Incomplete Grade Extension (online form)
OCICU form (online form)
University Withdrawal form (online form)

 

Faculty Forms, Attendance, and Grading Information

Faculty initiated forms can be found on the Registrar's Office portal page

Click here for a video on how to view your class roster, enter attendance and grades via Colleague Self-Service.  

Graduation Information

If you are expecting to graduate, you will need to submit a graduation application. Check out the 2019-2020 Graduation Information (PDF) document for more details. 

The deadline for Summer 2020 graduation applications is June 1st.  The application can be found under the "Graduation Overview" tile on Colleague Self-Service.  You can access Colleague Self-Service through the portal by clicking on the  icon.

Contact Suzanne Kolesar, Associate Registrar, for a Spring 2020 graduation application or for questions about Main Campus programs, including the 2nd degree accelerated Nursing programs.
215-646-7300, ext. 21457 or kolesar.s@gmercyu.edu

Contact Jennifer Mellon, Associate Registrar for Off-Campus Programs, for a Spring 2020 graduation application or for questions about accelerated programs at the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
215-643-8458, ext. 21063 or or mellon.j@gmercyu.edu

If you submit the graduation application but are ineligible to graduate, then you must re-submit this form the next term in which you become eligible.  The Registrar's Office will not forward your application from one semester to the next.  

Degree Verification Services

Gwynedd Mercy University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The Clearinghouse verification services will enable you to instantly verify your academic credentials when you may be applying for a job opportunity, graduate school or a product/service that requires proof of degree in order to qualify. Degree Verification Services.

 

 

 

ACT 45 Credits

Act 45 of 2007 (24 P.S. §12-1205.5) amended Act 48 for school leaders in certain school board approved positions. If you are officially board approved in one of the positions listed below, you are required to earn 180 professional development hours or six credits in a five year period by participating in PA Inspired Leadership (PIL)-approved events. You can only earn Act 45 PIL hours/credits by completing courses offered by PA Inspired Leadership institutions or by completing PDE-approved courses offered by other providers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all active school and system leaders employed in the following positions: principal, assistant or vice principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent, intermediate unit executive director, intermediate unit assistant director, or director of an area vocational-technical school, to submit six credits of ACT 45 credits within a five year period.

In order for the Registrar’s Office to submit ACT 45 credits, students must submit the request below. Gwynedd Mercy University will submit only the courses that fulfill this requirement. No more than six credits will be submitted and they will be submitted in the order that they are received. Those submitted beyond the six credits will not be processed. Courses taken for AUDIT will not be sent to the PA Department of Education.

Act 45 Credit Form (online form)
 
For more information on ACT 45 and the PA Inspired Leaders program, click here.

ACT 48 Records

"Act 48 requires persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification to complete 6 credits of collegiate study, every five years to maintain active status". 
 
If you would like your GMercyU education courses (since January 2000) submitted to the Department of Education, please complete and submit the form below. No more than 6 credits can be accepted and they will be accepted in the order that they are received. If you submit more than six, the rest will not be processed. Courses taken for AUDIT will not be accepted. If you have a financial hold on your GMercyU account, we will not be able to submit your courses. 

Act 48 Record Form (online form)