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Office of the Registrar

East Tennessee State University

Office of the Registrar

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar Web site. The purpose of this site is to provide to you, our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community, helpful information, important dates, and useful forms. It is our goal to provide you prompt and courteous service. If you are unable to find what you need on this site, contact us at or phone, (423) 439-4230.

Graduation Ceremony Information:

This year, additional security protocols have been instituted as safety remains a top priority at these events.

Students and guests are encouraged to arrive early to accommodate the additional security measures, which include metal detectors and bag searches.  Any unsearchable bag, container or package will not be allowed into the facility. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.

Graduates will be allowed to carry personal items such as cell phone, car keys and wallets on the floor level of the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center (Mini-Dome) as long as they are secured under regalia.  Name cards are the only items that should be held in hand by graduates while on the floor. Students are encouraged to leave personal items in their vehicles or in designated coat rooms.  Exceptions will be made for medical reasons.

Prohibited items in the Dome include but are not limited to alcohol products, illegal drugs, firearms or any weapons.  Animals are not allowed with the exception of trained service animals.

Graduates and visitors are encouraged to only bring essential items to the ceremony in order to expedite the security process.

For more information, call Andrew Worley at 423-439-6114.

The Office of the Registrar has a responsibility to maintain an accurate and complete academic history for each student; to provide an effective method of class registration; to maintain student records in compliance with FERPA; to report accurate information to the National Student Clearinghouse; to preserve accurate and secure records for the university; to process grade changes provided by the faculty; to certify NCAA eligibility; to maintain the undergraduate and graduate curriculum; to manage a degree audit system; to maintain up-to-date undergraduate and graduate course catalogs; to prepare and publish the class and examination schedules; to manage the use of the university classrooms; to coordinate commencement activities and confer degrees; to provide official transcripts, verifications, and other student and course based reports as required; to submit the enrollment, supplemental, end-of-term, lottery and graduate reports; to interpret the academic policies to students, faculty and staff.

Don't forget to Register for Spring 2018 Classes!

Registration for spring courses is now open for ALL returning students online through GoldLink.

East Tennessee State University protects the security, confidentiality, and integrity of its student records.

Every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information. However, all information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between the university and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. This information is subject to change without prior notice.

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