Registration FAQ

Advising and Registration:

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Updating Your Contact Information
Changing Your Name
Finding Your Advisor
Requesting an Official Transcript
Pre-Registered or Pending
Cancelled courses
Independent Study
Drop/Add and Withdrawing From a Class
Tutorial for Online Classes
Ordering Textbooks
Tutoring
Grades
Changing Your Major or Concentration
Planning for Graduation



Updating Your Contact Information

  • Logon to https://my.peirce.edu
  • In the top right hand corner of your Home Page, click on Personal Info.
  • Click on Biographical Info and then click on the pencil icon located next to Name and Address.
  • Update any information that has changed and click on the submit button.
  • It may take up to 24 hours for your information to be updated in the system.

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Changing Your Name

In order to change your name we will need official documentation (marriage certificate, divorce decree, court documents, etc.). You can fax a copy of this documentation along with the Change of Name form to 215.893.4347.

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Finding Your Advisor

Your advisor's name and contact information is located at https://my.peirce.edu at the My Advising tab.

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Requesting an Official Transcript

To request a transcript from Peirce College, please follow the directions at the Transcript Request page. You can submit an order by fax, through postal mail, or in person. There is a $5 processing fee to obtain a transcript.

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Pre-Registered or Pending

When you view the list of classes that you have selected, check the field called "status." If the courses you have selected are listed as having a status of pre-registered/pending, please contact Student Financial Services as soon as possible at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9370 to make financial arrangements. You are not officially registered until your classes are displayed as "current."

If a class is listed as pre-registered, you must contact the Student Financial Services Office 215-670-9370 or the Business Office 215-670-9600 immediately to make financial arrangements. You are not officially registered for your classes until they are listed as "current."

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Cancelled Courses

If your class is cancelled, you will receive a postcard in the mail, notifying you of the cancellation. Cancellation of a course is usually due to low enrollment. Please review the directions for registering for courses and select another class. If you are unsure as to which class to add or have any questions, please contact your Academic Advisor to discuss your options.

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Independent Study

Independent Study allows students to undertake well-defined course work, research, or study projects, conducting their work under the guidance of an instructor in the chosen area, without regular class meetings. The Faculty Chair from the specified department must give academic approval for Independent Study requests. Independent Study will be approved at the discretion of the College and should not be considered the "norm."

Please read the complete directions and conditions for Independent Study in the Student Policy Handbook. To initiate a request to take an Independent Study, please fill out an Independent Study form and contact your Program Advisor.

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Dropping/Add and Withdrawing From a Class

You are allowed seven calendar days from the start date of a course to drop or add a course. If a course is dropped in that time period, 100% tuition is refundable. For example, if a class begins on Monday you have until the following Sunday to add or drop the class.

If a course is dropped after the seventh day, it is called a withdraw. When a student withdraws from a class, full tuition is charged for the course. Students, who withdraw during the withdraw period; receive a 'W' grade, which is not computed in their GPA.

Exact dates for the add/drop/withdraw period can be found in the Academic Calendar. Students should discuss their academic consequences of dropping/withdrawing with their Program Advisor.

Students should discuss the financial ramifications of dropping/withdrawing from a course with their Financial Aid Specialist. If you don't know who your financial aid advisor is, you can contact the financial aid office at 888.467.3472, x9370.

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Tutorial for Online Classes

If you would like to see what it is like to take an online course, try our online student tutorial orientation. This has been designed to make our new online students feel comfortable. To access this:

  • Go to www.peirceonline.net.
  • Type in "student" for the login and password.
  • Click on the Courses tab in the upper-left side of the screen.
  • Click on Peirce Online Tutorial link in the Enrolled Courses box.

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Ordering Textbooks

The required textbook(s) for your courses can be purchased from eCampus at http://www.ecampus.com/peirce. You can also reach them by calling 1-877-322-6787.

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Tutoring

Free tutoring is available through the Walker Center for Academic Excellence and through SMARTHINKING. The Walker Center is located on the 2nd floor in Alumni Hall at Peirce College. Call 215.670.9251 or 1.888.467.3472, ext.9251 for questions concerning tutoring.

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Grades

You may view your grades by going to https://my.peirce.edu and clicking on the My Classes tab. To view your grades by term, chose the term you would like to view in the Grade Report box and click the View Final Grade Report link.

If you don't agree with a grade for a course, you must first contact your professor. If an error has occurred, the instructor can change the grade. If you are not satisfied with the instructor's explanation, you must follow the Academic Grievance Procedures in the Student Policy Handbook.

If there are extenuating circumstances and you are unable to complete requirements for a particular course by the end of the 7 or 14-week session, you may request an Incomplete. Your request must be made in writing to the professor 24 hours before the last class session. If he/she agrees, you are authorized an additional 14 days from the end of the course to complete any remaining requirements. If you do not complete the requirements the grade will change to an F.

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Changing Your Major or Concentration

It's best to talk to your Program Advisor first to be sure that you want to take this action. While there is some overlap between programs, (core courses, for example), many of the course requirements are different. If you are further along in your program, you may lose credits that cannot be applied to the new program or concentration. All students interested in changing majors or concentrations must complete a Change of Major Form.

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Planning for Graduation

Degrees are conferred 3 times a year: after the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. If you believe that you will complete your degree requirements within the year, whether you plan on participating in the graduation ceremony or not, you must complete an Application for Graduation by October 15th. To complete the application please go to https://my.peirce.edu. There is a link to the application in the Graduation box under the My Classes tab.

Don't wait until you have completed ALL of your courses. When you have two sessions left, fill out an application for graduation. This will start the process of your advisor reviewing all of the degree requirements to ensure that you are on track for graduation.

You can make an appointment with your advisor to review your progress towards degree completion at any time. Contact your advisor to schedule a convenient time.

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