May 21, 2024  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Office of the Registrar

Graduation Completion Rates    Student Assistance General Provisions 


Jeffrey Kisler \ \ 215.717.6420

Office of the Registrar
Hamilton Hall Room 320 | P 215.717.6420 | F 215.717.6417 | | Office of the Registrar website

The Office of the Registrar provides academic and enrollment services in support of the University of the Arts’ diverse academic community. The office is the steward of student academic records. We coordinate services in the areas of course information, course selection, grading, program declaration, degree progress, classroom assignment, certification of enrollment and degrees awarded, and the protection and release of academic records.

Please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s website for details concerning request procedures for academic transcripts, replacement diplomas and enrollment verifications.

Graduation Completion Rates

Federal legislation relating to student consumer rights requires all institutions participating in federal student assistance programs to compile and publish completion and graduation rates.  The information-gathering requirements are contained in legislation known as the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991.  Title I of the Act requires institutions to annually disclose completion and graduation rates of full-time certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students to current and prospective students.

The University of the Arts is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s graduation/completion rates.  These rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the 2008-09 school year and for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.  Transfer-out rates and not reported because the University’s mission does not include providing substantial and specific preparation for students to transfer to other institutions.

During the fall semester of 2008, 549 first-time, full-time certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered UArts.  61% of these students graduated within 150% (six years) of “normal time” to complete the program in which they were enrolled.

Many factors should be taken into consideration when reviewing graduation rates.  It is important to recognize that students withdraw from college for various reasons - academic, medical, employment opportunities, personal, social, and financial issues are among those reasons.

Additional information relating to graduation rates can be located on the UArts Student Consumer Information page of the University website.

Questions related to graduation/completion rates should be directed to Beth E. Frederick, Director of Institutional Research (215) 717-6387.

Student Assistance General Provisions

In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, The University of the Arts has available, upon request, information regarding academic programs, financial assistance, and institutional policies and statistics. This information may be found in the University’s catalogue.

The Student Assistance General Provisions report includes information on the following:

  • Accreditation
  • Current degree programs including related facilities and faculty
  • Tuition, fees, and other estimated expenses
  • Withdrawal and refund policies
  • Description of financial aid programs, including eligibility, award criteria, and application procedures, as well as students’ rights and responsibilities upon receiving financial assistance (such as continued eligibility, exit counseling, and options for payment deferral)
  • Requirements for the return of Title IV grant or loan assistance
  • Services available for students with disabilities
  • Graduation rate

In addition, each October the Public Safety Department publishes an annual report on the University’s security policies and crime statistics, that is available to all current and prospective students and employees.

To request a copy of the Student Assistance General Provisions report, please contact the Office of the Provost, The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.