Office of the Registrar
Current and New Student Registration
All students enrolled in a degree program at the University of the Arts plan and register for courses, view grades, and monitor progress towards degree completion online through the Self Service Student Planning tool. A complete guide to advising, registration, and degree planning is available in the University Catalogue.
Students who are not enrolled at the University may register for courses as a non-matriculated student. Non-matriculated status provides opportunity to pursue college-level instruction for those who have earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) or beyond, or for others who receive permission of a department, division, or school to enroll in a specific course.
To enroll as a non-matriculated student:
- Browse available course sections
- Complete the Non-Matriculated Student application
- Submit your completed application and official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar
The University of the Arts partnerships with Thomas Jefferson University, Peirce College and the University of the Sciences allow students to take courses at partnership institutions while paying tuition at their home institution.
To participate in an exchange between UArts and a partnership institution:
- Submit one Visiting Student Application per partnership institution
- Submit one Visiting Student Registration per course
For more information about partnerships:
What is Enrollment Verification?
Enrollment verification provides information regarding a student's enrollment status (full time/part time), dates of attendance, degrees sought or awarded, and program of study.
This information may be required by the student's lender, insurance carriers, sponsor, et cetera to determine eligibility for loan deferment and continuation of in-school benefits. The Office of the Registrar will verify enrollment for future terms only after the student has registered for classes and has been cleared by Student Financial Services.
Student enrollment is transmitted to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSCH) approximately 3-4 weeks before the start of a term, 3-5 days after the first day of a term, one week after the end of the drop/add period, and then once every 30 days. Schedule changes that alter a student’s enrollment status (full time/part time) will be reflected in accordance with this transmission schedule.
How to Obtain an Enrollment Verification
- Go to the Portal Forms & Requests Page (requires login)
- Choose Enrollment Verification from the list of requests
- Select an enrollment verification type:
- Current enrollment
- Available approximately 20 days prior to the start of a term for students
- Includes enrollment for the current term only
- All enrollment
- Includes enrollment for all terms
- Enrollment data for an upcoming term is available approximately 20 days prior to the start of the term. Current and previous term enrollment is always available
- Advanced registration
- Advanced registration certificates are available for the fall semester only and can be accessed from late May through early August each year
- Advanced registration certificates include coursework for which a student is registered and are provided as a service to students before an official enrollment verification can be generated. Loan servicers, insurance carriers, and other organizations may not accept an advanced registration certificate
- Current enrollment
- After making your selection, click the link above the buttons to “Obtain an enrollment certificate”
For you convenience and security, all transcript requests must be made online through the National Student Clearinghouse. From this site, students will be able to order transcripts using a variety of services, securely pay for the transcript, and sign the consent release with a mouse. The ordering process takes about 10 minutes to complete and students will receive emailed updates when your order is fulfilled. Fees for official transcript orders are listed in the University Catalogue.
Order here: GetMyTranscript.com (select "University of The Arts" from the drop-down list of schools to proceed)
Our services are as follows:
Electronic PDF Transcript - This is the fastest and most convenient delivery method. Students are able to request an electronic transcript, save it to their computer and forward it to as many recipients as needed. Please see the Clearinghouse help page on browser support and viewing official PDF transcripts and their System Requirements - Adobe Reader is free and required to view official PDF transcripts. Please note: students who attended prior to 1994 will not be able to request an electronic transcript.
Paper Transcript - Students can request paper transcripts to be mailed by the US Postal Service. Delivery times vary by location.
Paper Transcript, UPS Service (Domestic) - Once processed, paper transcripts will be sent via UPS and are typically delivered within 1-2 business days, depending on the location of the recipient. Please note: UPS does not deliver to PO Boxes. Additional fees apply.
Paper Transcript, FedEx Service (International) - Once processed, paper transcripts will be sent via FedEx and are typically delivered within 2-5 business days, depending on the location of the recipient. Please note: FedEx does not deliver to PO Boxes. Additional fees apply.
Current and recent degree-seeking students can view and print their unofficial transcripts through the Self Service Student Planning module. Once logged in, click on the “Academics” menu at the top of the page and then select “Unofficial Transcript”. You will be able to download a PDF immediately. Continuing Education, Professional Institute for Educators, Summer Music Studies and Pre-College students with access to the Portal but not Self Service can download unofficial transcripts in the Portal via MyUArts Record, found under Popular University Applications.
Unofficial transcripts can also be obtained from the Office of the Registrar for those without access to either the Portal or Self Service. While we do not charge a fee for unofficial transcripts, we do still require a written request with the student’s authorizing signature. Email email@example.com for assistance.
New! Spring 2019: UArts now offers certified electronic diplomas in addition to the standard physical diploma. This electronic diploma cannot be printed but can be shared with others. It can be opened in any PDF-compatible app except for editing software like Illustrator or Photoshop. The authenticity of an electronic diploma from the University of the Arts can be validated using this tool.
If your diploma has been lost, you may request a replacement. Your new diploma will be issued by "the University of the Arts" even if degree was received from a predecessor institution. All signatures appearing on the diploma will be those of current University officials and will be printed using current diploma style. If you have questions, please call prior to submitting your request.
- Physical diploma - $50
- Payment may be made to Student Financial Services online or by phone (215-717-6170)
- When making online payment, use either your student ID number or SSN to ensure accurate posting to your record
- Electronic diploma - free!
Please allow one to two weeks for production of a replacement diploma. Your request should be submitted by email and must contain the following:
- Name under which you attended the University or any predecessor institutions
- Current address and telephone number
- Last date of attendance
- Major/Degree program
- Specify diploma format (i.e. physical, electronic, or both)
- Address where physical diploma is to be mailed or email address for electronic diploma
- Signature for release of diploma (embed photo in email)
Submit requests and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Document Notarization for Foreign Countries
Current students and alumni pursuing endeavors in foreign countries may be required to obtain an apostille from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on official transcripts and/or diplomas. The Pennsylvania Department of State requires official transcripts or diplomas to be notarized in order to affix an apostille. Please note, electronic transcripts cannot be notarized.
Original diplomas as well as diploma copies may be notarized. If you are unable to access your diploma, please visit our page detailing information on obtaining a replacement diploma. Notarized documents will only be returned to the individual requesting notary service. The requester is responsible for forwarding the documents to the Pennsylvania Department of State to obtain an apostille as per the directions on their website.
The decision to notarize a document is solely at the discretion of the Notary and they reserve the right to refuse to notarize a document for any reason.
- Official Transcript - Submit your Transcript Request along with the Notary Request form
- Diploma - If you are not in possession of your diploma, submit a Replacement Diploma Request along with a Notary Request form. Send original diplomas or a copy of excellent quality along with the Notary Request form to:
Office of the Registrar
University of the Arts
320 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hamilton Hall, Room 230 (currently unavailable for in person visits due to social distancing)
Monday - Friday
08:30 am - 5:00 pm
Office of the Registrar
The University of the Arts
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102