FAQs

How do I change my address?

Current students needing to change their address may logon to mylasalle to do so. Go to Br. LUWIS, click on “Personal Information”, then on “Update Mailing and Temporary/Local Addresses” to make your changes.

Former students/graduates may change their address by fax, 215-951-1602, or regular mail sent to La Salle University, Box 818, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141. Please include the following information when either faxing or mailing your request: old address, new address and phone number, copy of photo ID, and your signature. Please allow 3-5 business days.

How do I request enrollment verification?

The Office of the University Registrar verifies enrollment, graduation, and student status (full-time/part time). Various forms from health insurers, employers, lending agencies, and other entities may be sent to our office via mail or fax. Students may review and print their own enrollment verification or order one from the Registrar’s Office.

How do I order an official transcript of my academic record?

Official Transcripts bearing the signature of the University Registrar and the seal of the University are sent at the request of the student, to other institutions, organizations, or the student themselves. Students may request their transcript on-line, by mail or in person. The fee for orders placed online, by mail, or in person for regular processing is $10.00.  The fee for orders placed in person for immediate processing is $25.00. Students may order a transcript on-line or order a transcript through the mail. Please mail transcript request forms to: La Salle University, Office of the University Registrar/Box 818, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141. Students wishing to come to our office in person may come to the Administration Building, 3rd floor. Please visit “Our Office” under “Location and Hours” for our office hours.

Please note: no transcript can be issued until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfactorily met. Transcript requests will not be accepted by fax, phone or e-mail.

How do I change my name on my academic record?

A student requesting a name change must do so in writing. Included in the letter should be the student’s old and new name, address and phone number. The student should also provide a copy of a driver’s license, court order, or marriage license as proof of said change. This information can be delivered in person to the Office of the University Registrar, Administration Bldg, 3rd floor or mailed to: La Salle University, Office of the University Registrar/Box 818, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

How do I withdraw from a course?

Students who choose to withdraw from a course must file a Course Withdrawal form with the following office:

  • Undergraduate Day – Student’s Respective Dean’s Office
  • Undergraduate Evening Arts and Sciences  majors – School of Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduate Evening Business and Org. Leadership majors – School of Business
  • Undergraduate Evening Nursing and Health majors – School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Graduate or Doctoral – Program Director

In order to receive a “W” designation for a course, students must withdraw on or before the deadline date for that semester. The withdrawal deadline date for each semester is published in the academic calendar.

Students should also consult with their Financial Aid Counselor and/or Veteran Benefit Certifying Official to understand how this change in their enrollment may affect their aid. Additionally, International Students should contact one of the International Education Associates at the Multi-cultural and International Center.

Ceasing to attend a class does not constitute a withdrawal. Ceasing to attend without withdrawing will result in the student receiving a grade for the course, possibly a failing grade. A “W” designation will only be assigned upon official withdrawal from a course.

How do day students make a complete withdrawal from the University?

Undergraduate day students who choose to do a complete withdrawal from the University should contact their respective Dean’s Office.

In order to receive a “W” designation for coursework, students must withdrawal on or before the deadline date for that semester. The withdrawal deadline date for each semester is published in the academic calendar. The deadline date for filing a withdrawal from the University and the date for withdrawal from a course are considered to be the same.

Please make sure to contact the following Offices to complete your withdrawal process:

  • Financial Services Office
  • Office of Student and Accounts Receivable
  • Housing Services (if a resident student)
  • Veteran’s Coordinator’s Office (if receiving Veteran’s benefits)
  • Multicultural and International Center (if an international student)

Ceasing to attend does not constitute a withdrawal from the University. Ceasing to attend without officially withdrawing will result in the student receiving grades for the coursework, possibly a failing grade. A “W” designation will only be assigned upon official withdrawal from the University.

How many weeks are in a semester?

The La Salle academic year consists of two semesters, 15 weeks each for a total of 30 weeks for the academic year. A full time undergraduate student carries a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in a 15 week semester.

How can I obtain a copy of my son or daughter’s grades?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates the disclosure of student academic information to a parent. Under FERPA, parents may have access to their child’s academic records if the student gives written consent. If a student chooses to give a parent access to their academic records, they need to complete a permission form in the University Registrar’s Office, in the Administration Building. A parent would then be able to contact the University Registrar’s Office to receive academic information concerning their child. A student’s education records may also be released to a parent, without consent of the student, in the following circumstances:

  • the student is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes
  • if the knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other students
  • the student is under age 21 and has violated any Federal, State, local law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Parents claiming a student as a dependent must present a copy of their income tax statement claiming the student as a dependent to the University Registrar’s Office, in person or via fax, 215-951-1602.

Students have access to their semester grades via mylasalle.

How do I change my major?

Undergraduate students are permitted to change from one major to another only when their previous record indicates that they may profit by such a change. Students should go to their current Dean’s Office or the Chair of their new major, to complete a change of major form. Any change of major or minor must have written permission from the Chair. Those Arts and Science students who claim a second major must have an additional “Dual Major” form completed as well. Dual major forms are found in the Dean’s Office

How do I apply for pass/fail?

Undergraduate students may take up to two completely free electives under a pass/fail option. The purpose of this option is to encourage choice of challenging electives, including those outside the student’s major. Students must request this option, within 3 weeks after the course begins in the fall and spring semesters, and within 1 week after the course begins in the summer semesters. Undergraduate day students must complete a pass/fail request in their Dean’s Office. Undergraduate evening students must complete a pass/fail request in the Office of Adult Enrollment. When the pass/fail option is chosen, the student’s final grade will be recorded as S for Satisfactory or U for Unsatisfactory. Either grade will not affect the cumulative grade point average. A satisfactory grade will count for course credits and fill any requirements for graduation. An unsatisfactory grade will not count for course credits and will not fill any requirements for graduation.

How can I find out what courses are available each semester?

In order to check for course availability, please use Schedule of Classes, located under Calendars and Schedules on our web site.

Can I register for a closed course or a restricted course?

Once a course is closed, it is up to the discretion of the department chairperson to grant permission to register for that course. If an allowance is to be made, the student must bring a signed permission slip to the University Registrar’s Office in order to register.

If, while registering via the web, a restriction presents itself, please contact the Office of the University Registrar (215.951.1020) to learn how to proceed.

What happens to Incomplete (I or N) Grades?

  • Undergraduate students: All I or N grades that have not been removed within three weeks after the last regular examination of the semester become F’s. When it is physically impossible for the student to remove this grade within the time limit, he or she must obtain a written extension of time form the Dean of his or her school.
  • Graduate students: A student who receives a grade of I must complete the remaining work within the time of the next semester (whether the student is enrolled in course work or not during that subsequent semester). If the work is not completed within that time, the I will remain on the transcript permanently, and the course must be repeated to produce a satisfactory grade.

How is a grade changed?

The instructor must submit a written grade change form, with the appropriate approvals. When approved grade changes are received by the University Registrar’s Office, the new grade is posted to the student’s academic record. A student can view his or her grades on mylasalle where a new grade will replace the original grade.

How do I obtain a copy of my grades for tuition reimbursement of a particular semester?

Students, who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer, may submit a grade (tuition) reimbursement request to the Office of the University Registrar for a specific semester’s grades. A copy of your grades will be sent to you within 3-5 working days.

Please note: we are not able to send grades, to any student, until all financial obligations have been satisfactorily met.

Who must apply to graduate?

All students MUST apply for graduation. Applying to graduate alerts the University that you will be completing your requirements and wish to have your degree conferred (whether you attend the commencement ceremony or not). No student will graduate/receive a degree without applying to do so. Apply for Graduation on our website.

I earned my degree during the summer term (or fall term). When do I receive my diploma?

Students who complete their degree requirements in the summer will have their degree conferred on August 31st. The degree is posted to the student’s academic transcript. Diplomas are ordered on August 31st, and will arrive in the University Registrar’s Office approximately 6 weeks after this date. Graduates will receive a letter, via mail, announcing the arrival of their diploma and how it may be obtained.

Students who complete their degree requirements in the fall will have their degree conferred on January 15. The degree is posted to the student’s academic transcript. Diplomas are ordered on January 15, and will arrive in the University Registrar’s Office approximately 6 weeks after this date. Graduates will receive a letter, via mail, announcing the arrival of their diploma and how it may be obtained.

September and January graduates are invited to attend the Commencement ceremony in May. These graduates will receive commencement information early spring.

Please note: All outstanding obligations, to the University, must be cleared before a graduate may receive his or her diploma.

Why is my diploma in another language?

For over 150 years La Salle University has had the prestigious tradition of printing their diplomas in Latin. The students name and degree are printed in English. The translation of the diploma may be found on the protective envelope in which the diploma is distributed.

How do I obtain my diploma?

The Office of the University Registrar houses all diplomas after each graduation. If you would like to come in person to obtain your diploma, you may do so Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Anyone wishing to come in person must have picture ID.

If you would like your diploma mailed, please forward your current mailing address via your La Salle email account to boldenb@lasalle.edu or fax your request, 215-951-1602. Your fax must include your address, signature and a copy of your driver’s license.

If you would like to permit someone else to pick up your diploma for you, you must give them a note, with your signature, and a copy of your driver’s license, allowing them to do so. This designated person must have picture ID.