The Office of the Registrar is committed to supporting the overall mission of Southern Arkansas University Tech. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality administrative support to the learning activities that occur on our campus in a timely, professional, consistent, and ethical manner. We offer assistance and service to the faculty, students, staff, alumni and other members of the general education community.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for student enrollment, grading and academic records maintenance, transfer credit articulation, degree audits, general education requirements, degree awarding, course evaluations, student data/statistical analysis, FERPA compliance, transcript services and the adding/dropping of courses. Processing letters of good academic standing for our students is another important task of our office. The Office of the Registrar also handles the graduation application process for students. These responsibilities, assignments, and services are completed within institutional policies and standards as well as related state and federal laws and regulations. We are here to help you, just let us know what you need.
Date and Location
Southern Arkansas University Tech’s 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 6 in the SAU Tech Student Center Grand Hall. There will be two different ceremonies divided by degree type:
- 10:00 AM—Business Administration, Teacher Education, General Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professional Studies, Fire, and Environmental Management
- 1:30 PM—Technical programs including Aviation Maintenance, Computer Information Technology, Cosmetology, Industrial Sciences, Medical Office Administration, Multimedia, Office Management, Welding, Adult Education GED, Adult Education CNA
Each ceremony should last approximately 60-90 minutes. There will be no guest limit or tickets required for guests to attend the commencement ceremonies, and masks will be optional for all attendees (candidates and guests). The ceremonies will be live-streamed on the SAU Tech Facebook page.
Candidates for graduation should arrive for check-in at the Activity Center gym at least one hour before their ceremony start time. Candidates should come to the front entrance of the Activity Center and proceed to the gym following the posted signs.
Regalia and Dress Considerations
Graduation regalia (caps, gowns, and honor cords) will be available for pick up in late April in the Administration Building. Specific dates will be posted on the SAU Tech website and by email. Only SAU Tech-approved accessories, such as academic cords, stoles, and medallions, may be worn over regalia. Decorated caps are not permitted. Candidates will be asked to remove any unauthorized items.
Stephanie Dunn King Photography will be taking professional pictures during the ceremony. Information will be provided by email regarding the purchase of the ceremony photographs.
Diplomas for all graduates will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation applications approximately 30 days after commencement.
If the address listed on your graduation application is incorrect, please send an updated address to firstname.lastname@example.org to prevent any delay in receiving your diploma.
ENROLLMENT & DEGREE VERIFICATIONS
Southern Arkansas University Tech has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as our agent for student enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse may be contacted by:
Phone: (703) 742-4200
Fax: (703) 742-4239
By Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Students may also visit the Registrar’s Office or complete the Information Request Form to have their enrollment or degree verified.
Southern Arkansas University Tech does not re-release other college and high school transcripts or photocopies of other college and high school transcripts that have been submitted for admission purposes and are kept in the student’s record. A student will need to have those transcripts mailed directly from their original source. Information about graduation, student records, and withdrawing from SAU Tech can be found at mycollege.
Arkansas Course Transfer System
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Students may complete specified General Education courses anywhere in the public system as well as many courses in the degree/major that have been pre-identified for transfer. We hope this site is helpful for students, parents and campus personnel. This system is designed to assist in planning from the high school level through the adult workforce.
Change of Address Form
Forms in MyCollege
Graduation Application-New Electronic Format
Advisor Certificate of Proficiency Form
Registrar’s Office Information Request Form
Request to Amend Education Records
Replacement Diploma Request
Parental Affidavit for Academic Information
Transcript Request Form
Transfer Credit Policy
Repetition of Courses Policy