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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The transcript request form is available on our web page under Transcript Request (http://www.bloomu.edu/forms/TranscriptInfo.pdf) or you can send the request in writing to: Office of the Registrar, Bloomsburg University, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815. In your request, please include the following information: your name, your social security number (This information is given to us strictly voluntarily, although, this may be the only way we can verify your correct academic record), dates of attendance or date of graduation, number of copies, a complete mailing address where the transcripts are to be sent, and your signature. Under federal law we must have your signature to release your transcripts. Transcripts are usually dispatched within 2 to 5 business days. There is no fee for transcript service. Requests of five or more transcripts at one time require additional processing days. If you have a HOLD on your academic record your transcripts cannot be sent out until the HOLD has been removed. Due to the volume of requests during the first and last weeks of the semester, processing time may be longer. Transcript Hotline (570) 389-5252.
Permanent Address Change
You may obtain the BIOGRAPHICAL DATA CHANGE FORM located in the Office of the Registrar, on the web, or you can put your request in writing. You may also send an email from your Huskies email account to email@example.com. Note: This is the address where your billing statements and diplomas will be sent. Your permanent address cannot be a campus residence hall.
Local Address Change
Local addresses need to be reported to the Residence Life Office in Elwell Hall (570) 389-4089.
Social Security Number Change
To report a change of social security number, obtain the BIOGRAPHICAL DATA CHANGE FORM from the Office of the Registrar. A copy of your Social Security card will be required with the form.
To report a name change, obtain the BIOGRAPHICAL DATA CHANGE FORM from the Office of the Registrar. A copy of marriage certificate or court document must be attached. You will also need your driver’s license for identification purposes.
Degree students schedule courses via ISIS/PeopleSoft.
Non-Degree students schedule courses via the Office of Adult Advisement, 216 Student Services Center, telephone (570) 389-4003.
Graduate students schedule courses via their advisor and/or program coordinator.
Commitment to Attend
You will receive an email at the beginning of each semester providing instructions on how to verify your enrollment for the upcoming semester. You will need to check the box in ISIS on your self-service page and then complete the items in your to do list. You need to follow the instructions in the email by the dates given or your financial aid or other services may be negatively impacted.
Scheduling and Registering
Enrollment at BU is a two-step process:
Scheduling: reserves your place in classes
Registration: confirms your reservation
**Scheduling is usually completed before the start of the semester or summer sessions. Registration should be completed by the beginning of the semester.
All first semester freshmen will have their courses scheduled for them. These courses are scheduled for you based on your major and the availability of the courses. You will not be able to make any changes to your schedule without the help of your advisor.
Changing majors is done in the Office of the Registrar, 150 Student Services Center, (570) 389-4263. Declaring a minor or Career Concentration is also handled in the Office of the Registrar.
Each degree student has an advisor assigned by the department of the student's major. To find the name of your advisor, check with the departmental secretary. A student who is "undeclared," that is a student who has yet to declare a major, is advised by Academic Advisement, 216 Student Services Center, (570) 389-4271.
Non-Degree students are advised through the Office of Adult Advisement, 216 Student Services Center, (570) 389-4271.
Graduate students are assigned advisor through the Graduate Office when accepted into a program. Non-Degree/Adjunct Graduate students are advised by The Graduate Office, 212 Centennial Hall, (570) 389-4015.
The College Board number for Bloomsburg University is 2646.
Students, who have moved into Pennsylvania and want in-state fees, must contact Debra Newman in the Business Office, at (570) 389-4574.
Paying my Bill
The University Bursar Office sends billing statements and receives fee payments. Questions about the billing statements or fee payments should be directed to the Bursar Office, Waller Administration Building (570) 389-4013.
The Office of the Registrar reports college credits for Act 48 credit reporting. Students must complete the form Request for Act 48 Teacher Certification Credit Reporting.
Act 48 is typically reported monthly. Please complete the form and send it to the Office of the Registrar for submission. Your Professional Personnel ID Number is required for identification purposes and your credits cannot be reported without it. You may access the form by going to the Registrar’s page on the Bloomsburg University website, on the right hand side under click on Student Resources Page, under Academic and Student Information you will see Act 48 Certification form.
"Attendance Fee" is an opportunity for persons to sit in classes on a space available basis. There is a charge of $25.00 per course. Contact the Bursar Office (Waller Administration Building, 570-389-4013) for information. There is no record made in the Office of the Registrar for this "Attendance Fee" and no transcript is available.
A maximum of six course repeats is permitted. The initial grade and all subsequent grades for a repeated course remain on the transcript and are part of the student's permanent record. The most recent grade (regardless of whether it is higher or lower) will be the grade used for QPA calculation. An individual course may be repeated multiple times. However, each repeat of the same course counts as one of the six permitted repeats and an individual course may not be repeated more than 3 times. A course taken at Bloomsburg University and repeated at another institution of higher education is included in the permitted maximum number of repeats. In this case, the most recent grade will be recorded as transfer credit according to PRP3343 Evaluation of Undergraduate Transfer Credits.
If the course number has changed or you are repeating the course at another college or university, you must notify the Office of the Registrar.
When a course is repeated, the original grade remains on the transcript, but it is not calculated into the cumulative GPA (it is calculated into the GPA for the semester of enrollment). The repeated grade does calculate in the cumulative GPA, even if the grade earned is lower than the original grade. Transcripts are annotated; Repeated: Exclude from statistics, under the first and any subsequent attempts of the course and Repeated: Include course in statistics, under the last time the course is taken.
An "official transcript: needs to be in the sealed institutional envelope and received directly from the issuing institution, printed on their transcript paper and bears the signature of the Registrar and seal.