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Contact the Registrar

Unistructure, MRC 1400

The Office of the Registrar provides administrative support and service to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators of Bryant University in the areas of registration, academic records, graduation, and classroom management, curriculum management and academic policies and procedures.

Undergraduate Registration
Traditional course load for undergraduate registration is 15 credits. Undergraduates must be registered for 12 credits to be considered full-time. Failure to maintain a 12-credit course load could affect billing, financial aid and athletic eligibility.   Nontraditional students may register for no more than 11 credits. Registration for 12 or more credits will be assessed at the full-time rate.

Registration Times 
Confirm your registration status in Banner in advance of your scheduled registration time. If you do not have a time ticket contact the Registrar's Office. Registration Dates. Additional information regarding earned credit hours and ticket assignment is available in the: 

Registration Dates

Preparing for Registration
It is important to plan your course schedule in advance of your registration date (date of your time ticket) and clear all possible registration holds. Appointments can be made with Undergraduate Advising well in advance of your registration date for registration advice. Students can run a personal degree evaluation in Banner to ensure all degree requirements are being met. 

Please consult the Web Registration Computer Usage Policy before beginning the registration process.

Video Tutorials

Students can choose to add to an available waitlist seat in courses that are at full capacity. Once a seat becomes available, the electronic waitlist system notifies the first waitlisted student of the availability through a Bryant email notification.  Upon notification, students will have 48 hours to go into Banner and add the class. If they fail to do so, they will be dropped from the waitlist and the next student in line will be automatically notified. Faculty can view students on their course waitlist. Waitlist notifications end before the term begins and students on the waitlist will be removed. The add/drop process begins on the first day of class and it is the discretion of the faculty to allow any add requests.

Wait List - Student FAQ

Undergraduate Schedule Adjustments (Add/Drop/Withdrawal from a course)
Form below under forms

Active students can add courses to their current schedule during the first 7 days of the term.

Continuing students can drop courses off their schedule during the first 14 days of the term.

First semester students must meet with their advisor for any schedule adjustments.

Students may withdraw from a course with a “W” after the first two weeks of the term through the 10th week of the term.

If you have any questions about this process please contact the Registrar's Office.


Graduate Schedule Adjustments (Add/Drop/Withdrawal from a course)
Form below under forms

Continuing students can drop courses off their schedule during the first 14 days of the term.

First semester students must meet with their advisor for any schedule adjustments.

Students may withdraw from a course with a “W” after the first two weeks of the term through the 10th week of the term.

If you have any questions about this process please contact the Registrar's Office.

All undergraduate students are required to officially declare a major/concentration by the end of the second regular term of their sophomore year. This can be done through your Banner Self Service account. 

Exam Day Listing Course Subject Listing Course Time Listing

Verify exam schedule with your professors.

Graduation Application Process

The graduation application is the first step you will need to take to graduate from your academic program. You need to complete the application on your Banner Self-Service account. The application should be completed when you start your senior year. You will need to verify your degree program, diploma name and diploma mailing address and indicate when you will be completing your degree requirements. 


Degree Conferral Dates

Degrees are awarded several times during the academic year at Bryant University depending on the degree program. 

The degree conferral date is the official date when you complete your degree program. Bryant University confers your degree at the end of term when all degree requirements have been met. It is not necessarily the same as your graduation ceremony date. You can find the date on your official transcript and as of December 2023 the conferral date will be on the diploma.

Students that have “Applied to Graduate” through their Banner Self-Service Account will have their records conferred based on the graduation application submitted. Students should ensure their graduation application is accurate. Only degrees, majors, concentrations, and minors listed on the application will be awarded. 

Undergraduate Degrees are conferred at the end of the term in January, May, Summer Term – month may defer depending on summer term schedule, and December. 

On-site Graduate Degrees are conferred at the end of term in May, August, and December. 

Online Graduate Degrees Conferral Dates vary.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies conferred when graduating class grades are finalized in March.

Should you complete your degree requirements before the next conferral date the Registrar can write a letter stating you have met the requirements to graduate and when your record will be conferred. 

The graduation ceremony for the Physician Assistant Studies program is held in March and all other graduate and undergraduate’s ceremonies are held in May. Students approved for degree candidacy are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony. 

Diplomas are printed and mailed by a third-party vendor, Michael Sutter Diploma Company/Diplomatic. It will take up to six weeks for you to receive your diploma (longer for international delivery). Make sure any holds against your university account are resolved weeks before you complete your degree. Students who have financial holds on their account will need to notify the Registrar’s Office when their holds are released to receive their diploma. 


Electronic Diploma

eDiplomas can be ordered from the vendor once you have received your secure ID from them. There is a processing fee for eDiplomas. 

The National Student Clearinghouse online ordering process will guide you through delivery options and fees. Once you place your order you will receive e-mail updates regarding the status of your request. Visit Getmytranscript.com to request your transcript online.

In Person 
Office of the Registrar, Unistructure Building, MRC 1400. 

Replacement Diploma
Request a replacement diploma here.

All undergraduate students who plan to withdraw or take a leave of absence from Bryant University are required to complete the official leave process through the Office of the Registrar. Students are considered active and responsible academically unless they withdraw formally from the University.

All graduate students who plan to withdraw from Bryant University are required to notify and complete an official withdrawal form with the Graduate Program Director.

Official Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Policy

Bryant University is proud to work with students who are eligible to receive benefits through the military.  We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon program for students eligible for chapter 33 benefits at 100% coverage on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are eligible for benefits, you can obtain your certificate of eligibility and information on the types on benefits available by visiting Veteran's Affairs.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Rebecca Baccam (401) 232-6210.

FERPA, or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, was created in 1974 and is comprised of the rules governing the privacy of educational records. For a detailed description of the law see US Department of Education. FERPA is important because it defines your rights regarding your records, and it acts to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your educational records. Some records may be disclosed without your consent; this is called Directory Information.

Under the provision of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act you have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all the categories of Directory Information.  A request not to publish must be submitted in writing annually to the Office of the Registrar within two weeks of the start of each term.

Anyone wishing to prevent the disclosure of their directory information must complete a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form.

Students may choose to share access to their academic record using the proxy access system in Banner.  Students are able permit access and assign the categories of information to share.