The Registrar's Office provides consultation and administrative support pertaining to curriculum, enrollment, degree programs, and transfer credit policies.
The Registrar’s Office is guided by the policies and ethical standards of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) and the American Council on Education (ACE).
Hours: Monday–Friday | 10am–4pm
Office: North end of the Mezzanine
For maps on how to locate various SFAI offices and classrooms, click on the Campus Map.
Students receive a priority registration start date and time each semester. For more information on the registration process, course descriptions, and academic policy, visit the Student Portal, where the WebAdvisor section is particularly designed to assist you with online registration.
Visit Transfer Credits for information on transfer credit policies for returning and continuing students.
Visit Forms to view and download Add/Drop, Address Update, Concurrent Registration, FERPA Release, Petition to Graduate, and Registration documents.
Visit Transcript Requests to request official and unofficial transcripts.
SFAI has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications through EnrollVerify.
An enrollment verification verifies that a student is enrolled in the term of which they request an enrollment verification. Enrollment verifications are typically used by students when students are applying for childcare, DMV documents, limited income services, and student loan deferments. Enrollment verifications take up to 24 hours to process. Please indicate a receiving fax or mailing address or if you would like to pick up the verification from our office on the Enrollment Verification Form. If you need an official letter on SFAI letterhead verifying your enrollment, you may request instead a Letter of Enrollment for your foreign government.
A Letter of Enrollment verifies your enrollment and is signed by the Registrar's Office. Letters of Enrollment take 1-3 business days to process.
Diplomas are available five to seven weeks after the last day of your term of graduation. Diplomas bear the student's name as indicated on the student's Petition to Graduate Form.
A Replacement Diploma can be ordered for $40. To request a Replacement Diploma, download the Diploma Order Form. If you are a senior, planning to graduate, you need only to fill out the Petition to Graduate Form - not the Diploma Order Form.
Diplomas are sealed and signed by the SFAI President, Dean of Academic Affairs, and the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
SFAI has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree verifications through DegreeVerify. If you need an official letter on SFAI letterhead verifying your degree, you may request instead a Certificate of Graduation for your foreign government.
A Certificate of Graduation verifies your degree and is sealed and signed by the Registrar's Office. To request a certificate, download a Certificate of Graduation Request Form through the above link. Certificates are often effective in lieu of a diploma to verify degrees for international students. Certificates typically take 1-3 business days to process.
An apostille is an authentication certificate, honored by countries subscribed to the Hague Convention, that is issued by the Secretary of State. Apostilles can be affixed to a certified copy of a transcript, certificate of graduation, or diploma. The Registrar’s Office does not provide apostille processing, but a mobile apostille service can be used to notarize documents and complete the process through the Secretary of State’s Office. Documents such as a Transcript, a Certificate of Graduation, or a replacement diploma may be ordered through the Registrar’s Office. Our office will hold onto your documents and work with the mobile service for notarization. After documents are notarized, the mobile apostille service will take them directly to the Secretary of State’s Office for the apostille, and then mail your documents to a final destination of your choice.
For more details about using a mobile service, please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about apostilles can also be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.
All students should read the general regulations found both in the Course Schedule and the Student Handbook. Lack of familiarity with sections pertaining to any issues in question does not excuse students from the obligation to follow the policies and procedures set out therein. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the Course Schedule and Student + Campus Handbook are as accurate as possible, students are advised that the information contained in them is subject to change or correction.
Students should check their SFAI email (@artists.sfai.edu), the Student Portal, and WebAdvisor (Searchable Course Schedule, My Class Schedule) online for the most updated changes to academic policies, requirements, and courses. SFAI reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, requirement, or financial regulation whenever necessary and as the requirements of SFAI demand.
In maintaining accurate records of the academic progress of students, the Registrar’s Office is responsible for interpreting and enforcing Academic Policies as described in the Student + Campus Handbook. It also provides statistical and individually identifiable information to appropriate persons at SFAI and to federal and state accrediting agencies and other organizations according to regulations subscribed to by accredited schools in higher education.
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Notification of rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Please click on the FERPA page SFAI's FERPA policy and related forms & procedures for students to give 3rd parties access to their records.