Transcripts and Academic Information
An official transcript is a comprehensive record of your academic progress, including transfer courses, credit earned by exam and earned degrees. Your name appears on your official transcript as it appears on your university record. Official transcripts include the university seal and signature of the registrar.
Student academic records are classified as confidential and may be released only with the student’s written authorization and signature, in accordance with the Public Information Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Official transcripts cannot be released to students who have not met their financial obligations to the university.
Special notice regarding transcript services and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
University staff, including those in the Office of the Registrar, are working remotely at this time and will not be able to send paper transcripts at our normal processing pace and transcripts for pick up are unavailable until staff return to normal on-campus operations. We recommend that all current and former students use the National Student Clearinghouse transcript request (option 5 listed below) to send PDF/electronic transcripts until the university resumes on campus operations. Please see the St. Edward's University News page for information about university operations.
Transcript Request Options
Transcripts may not be requested by phone or email (without a signed PDF Transcript Request form/transcript request information page attached) and are not issued to students who have not met their financial obligations to the university. All requests are generally processed within two working days. There is no fee for official transcripts ordered utilizing options 1 through 4. Additionally, transcripts requested using options 1 through 4 cannot be returned or issued by fax or email. For emailed PDF transcripts, see the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) option (5). NSC transcript services require a nominal fee for processing.
OPTION 1: VIA MYHILLTOP - INTERRUPTED SERVICE WHILE REMOTE OPERATIONS ARE IN EFFECT
For current St. Edward’s University students and students who attended Summer 2008 forward, official transcript requests can be completed via the student myHilltop account. Search for Transcript Request and select the one with Banner in the subtitle field. This request requires access to your student account. If you no longer have your login and password information, you should use a different request option.
OPTION 2: TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM - EXPEDITED DELIVERY IS UNAVAILABLE WHILE REMOTE OPERATIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Use the PDF Transcript Request Form. Enter your information, print the form, include your signature and email the form to regr [at] stedwards.edu. Remember to sign your request before submitting. Electronic signatures are not accepted. The first page of the form has instructions for various shipping methods.
OPTION 3: IN-PERSON REQUEST - UNAVAILABLE WHILE REMOTE OPERATIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Office of the Registrar staff are currently working remotely and in-person transcript requests/transcript pick up are not available until staff return to on-campus operations.
Come to the Office of the Registrar (Main Building, Room 221) during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and request your transcript in person. Please bring a photo ID. Requests made in person will be processed within two working days.
OPTION 4: MAIL REQUEST - INTERRUPTED SERVICE WHILE REMOTE OPERATIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Requests by MAIL should be addressed to: St. Edward’s University, Office of the Registrar, 3001 South Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704-6489.
If you are unable to obtain the request form when requesting a transcript via fax or mail, please include the following information:
- Your full name while attending
- Dates of attendance
- Date of birth
- Social security number or SEU ID Number
- Your current mailing address
- Your daytime phone number
- Your email address
- The complete mailing address to which the transcript should be sent
- Number of copies needed
- Whether you require the transcript(s) in separately sealed envelopes
- Your signature
If the transcript is to be picked up by someone else, we must have a written release (including your signature) giving the person named permission to receive the transcript. The person must present a photo ID to pick up the transcript. Mailed requests are processed when possible during remote operations. If you have any questions, please email regr [at] stedwards.edu.
OPTION 5: NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE REQUEST
St. Edward’s University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the web. Transcripts may be requested 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transcript requests submitted on the weekends, or while the university is closed, will be processed in the order received when the university resumes business hours.
Please be aware that the National Student Clearinghouse only handles your transcript order. The clearinghouse does not have access to your academic record and does not print your transcript.
This allows us to better serve the needs of our current students and alumni in the following ways:
- Convenient 24/7 ordering access, including order status checks
- Ability to email PDF transcript(s) to recipient(s)
- Faster service due to reduced processing time
- Secure transactions
- Automatic order updates via email
- Online order tracking
- Ability to order multiple transcripts for multiple recipients in one order
- Ability to scan and upload any attachments that need to accompany your transcript
This service requires a nominal fee and should only be used when our free service options do not suit your needs.
Visit the National Student Clearinghouse for more information.
Transcripts from Other Institutions
Guidelines for Admission or Transfer of Credit
- New or readmitted students must have official transcripts of all prior work on file within one term of initial registration or be subject to dismissal.
- Transfer credit will not be awarded for any prior work completed at any institution that is not listed on the student’s admission application.
- For continuing students, official transcripts of work completed at another institution must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within the student’s next long term at St. Edward’s. Failure to do so may result in the student being barred from future registrations.
- Transcripts must be submitted electronically or in a sealed envelope.
- Transcripts stamped “issued to student” will not be accepted unless received from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope.
- All transcripts submitted to St. Edward’s become part of the permanent property of the university and cannot, under any circumstances, be returned to the student.
- St. Edward’s will not generate copies of transcripts that originated at other institutions. See the St. Edward’s University Bulletin for additional information.
Current and Historical Grading Systems
|Grade||Points Per Semester Hour|
|Grade||Interpretation||Points Per Semester Hour|
|K||Credit from another school|
|AU||Audit: no credit is given for an audited course. An auditor who is not registered for any credit courses is not considered a St. Edward’s University student.|
|CR||Credit; given for satisfactory completion.|
|WA||Withdrawal due to absence|
|I||Incomplete. Must be completed by published deadline or a grade of F is entered on the transcript.|
|IE||Extended Incomplete. Must be completed by the assigned deadline or a grade of F is entered on the transcript.|
|RI||Requested Incomplete. Temporary grade until approved by Dean to change to I.|
|ST||Study Abroad Marker Course|
|SE||Study Abroad Earned|
|SN||Study Abroad Not Earned|
|#||Developmental course; not counted toward degree.|
|Symbol||Interpretation||Computed in GPA|
|FA||Failure because of excessive absences||Yes|
|CR||Credit; given for satisfactory participation||No|
|S||Satisfactory; non-credit course||No|
|U||Unsatisfactory; non-credit course||No|
Additional Transcript Key Information
St. Edward’s University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award BA, BFA, BS, BBA, BLS, MA, MAcc, MBA, MLA, MS, PSM, and EdD degrees. The university awarded an AA in 1976.
Course Numbering System
|5000–5999||Graduate Level – Foundational|
|7000–7999||Graduate - Doctoral|
Sub 1000 courses do not count toward the undergraduate degree.
Sub 10 courses do not count toward the undergraduate degree.
Beginning in the Fall of 1986, graduate foundational courses (Fall 1986 though Summer 1998L 370–379, Fall 1998 through Present: 5000 - 5999) are counted in the cumulative hours and GPA.
St. Edward’s University allows students to repeat courses. All grades for the course appear on a student's transcript.
Beginning Fall 2019, students may repeat courses to replace grades earned in prior terms. Only the highest grade earned for the course will be included in the cumulative GPA and earned hours. Repeated courses will be indicated on the transcript.
Academic Fresh Start:
Under the Fresh Start policy, all coursework earned at St. Edward’s University 10 or more years prior to petition approval with a grade of "C" or higher may be included in the cumulative hours toward the completion of degree requirements, but excluded from the cumulative GPA calculation. The affected courses are marked on the transcript as either “Fresh Start Earned”,or “Fresh Start Not Earned.”
FICE CODE: 003621
CIP Code Information
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a naming system that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990 and 2000. Learn more about these early revisions to the CIP and access specific links to historical versions from this resources page. For information about versions after CIP 2000, click the “change year” link on the resources page to see the available versions.
Summer 2020 Undergraduate Courses
St. Edward’s is offering Summer 2020 undergraduate courses at a 40% discounted tuition rate. This is a more cost-effective than enrolling in the course for the fall or spring semester. View the course list to see if something piques your interest and/or fulfills one of your degree plan requirements. Talk to your success coach or primary advisor about your options during your March advising session.