Office of the Registrar

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Telephone: 413-542-2226    


Office Hours:  Monday- Friday  8:30 - 4:30, 

(Memorial Day through Labor Day 8:00 - 4:00)

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar's office is responsible for the integrity of academic records and the implementaion of College policies regarding the curriculum.

We also provide a variety of services including verification of enrollment and degree, release of transcripts, biographical information, class and finals scheduling, registration and some statistical reporting.

Location:  The Registrar's Office is located in Room 101 of Converse Hall, the brick building with pillars on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116. The Five College bus stop is just a few feet down the street from Converse, adjacent to the parking lot.  Parking in front of the building and in the lot is by permit only.  Parking information for visiting students.



Please go to AC Data and select  Grading from the Faculty Menu to enter grades for spring 2015, along with comments regarding students whose performance has been unsatisfactory.

Instructions for entering grades can be found in the menu to the left under Faculty Information.

Senior grades are due, Monday, May 18, 2015 by 9:00am. All other grades are due on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.   If you are not able to submit all of the grades for a course at the same time, you may submit the ones that are ready and return to the same list later to enter the remaining grades.

Clicking on the name of a student who has earned a grade of D or F will bring you to a form on which to enter your comments concerning the student’s performance.  The comments will be available immediately to the Dean of Students Office and will be very helpful to the Committee on Academic Standing.

Acceptable grades are A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F or--if P/F appears next to the student’s name--either P or F.   Students who have already been assigned a grade of "W" have withdrawn from the course without penalty; those who have already received an F have withdrawn with penalty.

Grades are required for all students in all courses, except members of the class of 2016E enrolled in Senior Honors in departments other than Computer Science,  Economics, Environmental Studies, English, Mathematics, Philosophy and Russian.  The Registrar will assign these students a neutral grade of "Y" for their first semester of Senior Honors, pending completion of their senior projects.

In accordance with the policy established by the Faculty, no extension of time beyond the date of the last scheduled class period of the semester is allowed for papers, examinations, laboratory work or any other course work other than final examinations, papers, and projects unless an extension is granted in writing by both the instructor and the Class Dean. 
Likewise, no extension beyond the last day of final examinations is allowed for scheduled, self-scheduled or take-home examinations to be taken during the final examination period, including final papers and projects due during the examination period, unless an extension is granted in writing by both the instructor and the Class Dean.

Only for medical reasons or those of grave personal emergency will extensions be granted beyond the second day after the examination period.

For all critical end-of-term dates please see Academic Deadlines.

Students will be able to view their grades for Spring 2015 online beginning Monday, May 18, 2015.

Student Attendance Verification

Credit Grantors, Employers, Insurance Companies and others can verify current attendance of Amherst College students at the National Student Clearinghouse.  Please visit or contact them at: 703-742-4200, 703-318-4058  (fax), or

Degree Verifications

Amherst College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and

degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:


Mail:    National Student Clearinghouse

               2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300

               Herndon, VA 20171