Please click on the links for the answers to these frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact the registrar’s office (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 315-228-7676 or 315-228-6493) and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
What are the office hours?
Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Can I get an unofficial copy of my transcript?
Unofficial copies of transcripts are only available to currently matriculated students. Students may present their Colgate ID at the registrar's office to request an unofficial transcript, or requests may be faxed or mailed. In the case of faxed or mailed requests, the information required is the same as that required for official transcripts (see above). In addition, current students have access to their unofficial transcripts through Banner Self-Service. Once a student has graduated from or left Colgate, a transcript can only be obtained in official format.
For more information about transferring credit to Colgate, please visit our transfer credit
How do I go about taking courses at another college or university?
You must obtain an academic leave of absence if you plan to take courses at another institution during a fall or spring semester. Please visit the Office of Off-Campus Study
web page for more information or call 315-228-7216. A leave of absence is not required for students wishing to take summer or intersession courses.
All courses require pre-approval by the registrar's office and in some cases, specific departments. Students are required to complete the transfer of credit application
and in the case of summer or intersession courses the Requirements for transfer of summer/intersession courses
. These forms are also available in the registrar's office. Course descriptions, and in some cases course syllabi, must also be submitted.
What kind of courses may I transfer toward my Colgate degree?
Courses that are pre-approved by the registrar's office, taken at a regionally accredited university or college, and that fall within the scope of a liberal arts education may be transferred for credit toward your degree. We do not accept courses such as marketing, journalism, or business, for example. There are additional requirements for summer courses (please see requirements for transfer of summer/intersession courses above).
How do I receive transfer credit after I've completed the course?
Upon completion of the course, you must request an official copy of your transcript to be sent directly to Colgate registrar's office. Once we have confirmed that the grade earned is a "C" or higher and that the appropriate approvals were obtained, credit will be recorded on your Colgate transcript. Grades for courses taken elsewhere are not recorded on the Colgate transcript and are therefore not included in the calculation of your GPA. Current students have access to their transcript online and may check it periodically to see when the transfer credit is recorded.