Many students are unfamiliar with the term “registrar.” Broadly speaking, a registrar is an official keeper of records. At Cornell, the SHA Registrar’s Office is responsible for supporting class enrollment, managing the accurate recording of grades, maintaining the integrity of student records, and ensuring that SHA students have the necessary qualifications to receive their degree from Cornell University. Cornell also has a university registrar located in Day Hall. Students may occasionally need to contact the Office of the University Registrar for certain requests noted below.
Here are some reasons students might interact with the SHA Registrar’s Office or the Office of the University Registrar.
Contact the School of Hotel Administration Registrar’s Office for any of the following:
- To ask questions about your degree audit (review degree audit in advance)
- To submit manual add/drop enrollment forms for courses that are “locked down,” by permission only or exceed capacity
- To send documentation related to transfer credit
- To confirm that advanced placement scores have been received by Cornell and how to get them posted in Student Center
- To request special verification letters for scholarships, insurance, or other outside agencies
- To submit a petition (a petition is the official way to request exceptions to stated academic policy and degree requirements)
Contact the Office of the University Registrar for any of the following:
- To request a copy of an official transcript for an employer, graduate school, or other organization
- To obtain standard enrollment certifications
- To replace a lost or damaged student ID card
What is the difference between the OSS Academic Advisors and the SHA Registrar’s office?
In general, the OSS academic advisors are available to assist students in selecting courses based on individual interests, preparation, and academic or career goals. The staff help students make decisions about course selection, enrollment, curriculum planning, and how to maximize their time in SHA and at Cornell.
In general, the SHA Registrar’s Office maintains paperwork and documentation related to academic records and enrollment/registration status. The office helps students who have difficulty with the course enrollment process or questions related to their academic record in Student Center, SHA degree audit, or about SHA policies and procedures. Student Center is used to check one’s enrollment appointment, enroll in classes, view grades, and review financial accounts including financial aid.
To schedule an appointment:
SHA undergraduate students may make an appointment with an OSS professional academic or career advisor by using our online scheduling tool or by calling 607.255.6376.
MMH, Baker Program in Real Estate, and non-Hotelie undergraduate real estate minors: please call 607.255.6376 or stop by the office to make an appointment with an advisor.