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The Registrar's Office maintains student academic records and FERPA compliance, administers academic policies, oversees online registration, manages classroom space. We also process grades, academic standing, academic petitions, and study abroad applications. Finally, we are responsible for transfer credit evaluations, degree audits, and certification for graduation.
Some of our most frequently requested information/services include:
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 617-333- 2008
The institutional process for assigning credit hours to courses, in accordance with federal regulations, is based on minimum academic activity for students to achieve intended learning outcomes as verified by evidence of student achievement.
Each credit hour of instruction consists of approximately one hour of classroom or directed faculty instruction. In addition, students are expected to complete a minimum of two hours of "out of class" academic activity each week for each credit hour of instruction, for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or the equivalent amount of academic activity over a different amount of time for semesters of other durations.
For classes offered in other formats leading to the award of academic credit, an equivalent amount of academic activity is required.
Under Massachusetts law, the age of majority is 18 and carries full adult rights and responsibilities. Accordingly, the College will communicate directly with students in matters concerning their education records, such as grades, academic credits, and academic standing.
However, the College understands that there may be cases where one or both parents may wish to obtain information regarding the student. In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA), Curry College will normally release such information only with the student's written authorization. A copy of the form is mailed to the student's home address prior to his or her first semester of enrollment.
However, if requested, we may release information without a signed release from the student to a parent of a student who is a dependent as defined by the I.R.S. A copy of the income tax return is required if not already on file at the College.
A degree student is one who has been accepted to become a candidate for the baccalaureate degree.
Full-time degree candidates register for 12-18 credits per semester and are eligible for College housing and participation in varsity sports (provided they are making satisfactory academic progress) and student activities; part-time degree candidates register for fewer than 12 credits per semester and are not normally eligible for College housing or for participation in varsity sports and student activities.
Students who wish to change their status from full-time to part-time must notify the Registrar's Office and are advised to consult the Director of Financial Aid to determine whether the change will affect any financial aid they may be receiving. Also see section in Academic Policies for Satisfactory Progress to Degree.
Continuing Education Students
A Continuing Education student is a student who has officially registered through the Division of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies, and whose primary course load at Curry is in evening, weekend, or off-site classes. Normally, a Continuing Education student will register for up to 15 credits within a combination of terms during a semester with no more than nine credits taken simultaneously. Any Continuing Education student who chooses to take a course in the day will pay tuition and fees for such a course commensurate with the standard full-time (i.e., day) rate. Continuing Education students are restricted from participation in varsity athletics.
Class standing is determined as follows:
Freshman 0-29.5 credits earned
Sophomore 30-59.5 credits earned
Junior 60-89.5 credits earned
Senior 90 or more credits earned
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
Diploma Reorder Form
Students who wish to reorder a diploma must complete and submit the Diploma Reorder Form. There is a $50.00 fee applied for reorders which you will have the option of paying on-line or by mailing in to the Registrar's office:
79 Atherton Street
Milton, MA 02186
Once we receive your reorder request, it will take approximately two weeks (during peak processing times, approximately 4 weeks) for our vendor to process your diploma. When we receive your diploma from our vendor we will mail it to the address you specify on the reorder form. If you have questions or concerns regarding your order, please contact the Registrar's office at 617-333-2008.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, provides that the College may disclose Directory Information, that is, information that is generally not considered harmful to students nor an invasion of their privacy if disclosed, without the consent of students. The following information is generally not considered harmful to student nor an invasion of privacy if disclosed:
Students who wish the College to withhold Directory Information need to notify the Registrar in writing within 14 calendar days after Registration day. Since requests for non-disclosure are in effect only during the semester of the written request, students must notify the Registrar each semester. Request forms are available at the Registrar's Office.
Student Persistence Information
In accordance with federal regulations, information regarding retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students is maintained and is available upon written request to:
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
College-level credit received from another institution, whether or not Curry College offers a parallel course, will normally be granted for graded courses in which a “C–” or better has been earned and the course is not of a technical nature that may not fit within the academic areas of the College. Grades do not transfer and transfer credits do not apply toward the student’s Curry GPA, but do apply toward total attempted credits.
Nursing students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisites (Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II and Chemistry with Lab) in order for the courses to transfer. Regardless of the number of credits accepted by Curry College, the transfer student must meet the normal requirements for graduation. These are:
Curry College may accept transfer credits for non-traditional study in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures:
A student may apply for up to a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation for experiences which have had an educational value although they have not occurred in the traditional academic environment. The student must apply to the Committee on Equivalent Education for the awarding of these credits, stating the nature of the experiences and demonstrating the educational value of the experience. These credits will not replace the normal requirements for graduation, but will count as “elective” credits toward the 120 credits required for graduation.
Transfer credits for criminal justice majors will be accepted only from regionally accredited institutions. Criminal Justice majors may not receive credit for any non-traditional study, including life experience, professional development and coursework completed through the Armed Services.
When appropriate for the student’s academic program, the student may be allowed summer or concurrent registration at another institution. Students who are degree candidates may transfer credits to Curry College from other accredited colleges or universities under the following conditions. Please note that grades do not transfer and transfer credits do not apply toward the student’s Curry GPA, but do apply toward total attempted credits.
Students may make an online request to receive a Massachusetts or a Federal voter registration from Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. A voter registration form will be mailed to you. You will not be registered to vote until you return the completed voter registration form to your city/town hall.