Frequently Asked Questions
How do I request an Official Academic Transcript?
By federal law all academic information must be requested by the student via a signed request, or through the National Student Clearinghouse stie. This may be done in person, US mail, fax, or as There is a fee for all official transcripts.
Transcripts should be ordered electroncially, but may also be ordered via regular mail by using the Transcript Request Form for Norwich University (PDF), or the Transcript Request Form for Vermont College (PDF). The form must completed and mailed with payment, to the Registrar’s Office
Official Transcripts must be sent to the Norwich University Registrar’s Office in a sealed envelope by US mail, or emailed directly from the sending institution. If emailed, the sending institution must email the Registrar’s Office with a PIN to access the official electronic transcript. Hand-carried transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted by the Registrar’s Office.
An official transcript is required to determine if courses taken at a transfer institution will be accepted to meet degree requirements at Norwich University.
How do I register for classes?
Returning students must meet with their assigned academic advisor who will provide a PIN # for students to use online through your my.norwich.edu account to register/drop/add classes. The PIN remains the same from the point of registration through the sixth day of the term.
New students are registered for their first term classes by the Registrar’s office, except for Engineering students are registered by the David Crawford School of Engineering.
Non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) students complete a Registration Non-Degree Seeking form (PDF).
Course schedules for future semesters are posted at the top center of the Registrar’s office website once they are available for viewing.
How do I get Attendance/Enrollment Certification for loan deferral, parents’ medical insurance, or ski/snowboard season passes?
This certification needs the signature of the student. The form is available on the Registrar’s Office web page. There is also an option for the student to go online and, for a small fee, go through the National Student Clearinghouse for a quicker response than the manual process in the Registrar’s Office. Most insurance companies require this certification each semester/term in attendance.
How may I receive a copy of my child’s academic grades?
By federal law, all academic information must be requested by the student with a signature. If a student has completed the electronic FERPA Release form via Banner Web, to allow parents or other parties to see/discuss their academic information, then it may be requested by a parent. Information will not be provided over the phone, because there is no way to identify the person on the phone. This type of information may be sent through the US mail to the permanent address of the parent.
The easiest way for a parent to receive this information is directly from their student through the student’s my.norwich Banner Web account.
How may credits from another institution or national testing service may be transferred to Norwich to meet degree requirements?
A maximum of 60 credits, a combination of tests (CLEP, AP, etc.) and transfer credits. The process begins by submitting an official transcript (from the transfer institution) to the Registrar’s Office. Once the transcript(s) are received, an evaluation of the previous coursework may involve other academic departments, depending on the transfer institution.
Types of Transfer Credit
For practical purposes, there are four types of transfer credit of interest in the transfer process:
- Credits for major requirements and college-specific courses
- Credit for general education or baccalaureate degree required courses
- Credits for free electives
- Exams scores equated to Norwich courses (AP, CLEP)
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
In some cases, transferring credits for a course is extremely simple. If a previous student has completed the same course and transferred it to NU, the course has already been through the evaluation process. However, if a course completed at your original institution has not been transferred previously, it will be evaluated for NU equivalency by an academic program chair.
Staff at NU want to be fair in giving transfer credit for courses completed successfully with a grade of C or higher. Nursing courses require a C+ or higher grade to transfer.
How do I start the use of my Veteran Benefits at Norwich?
All information to apply and be certified to use veteran benefits is on under the Veterans Administration Benefits link on the Registrar’s Website.
Please contact the Assistant Registrar and Certifying Official at the time of application or 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
What is the Degree Evaluation/Audit?
The degree evaluation is the tool used to determine if a student has met all degree requirements for graduation.
Students should run their degree evaluation:
- prior to the advisement period each semester
- after online registration each semester
- after any drop/add registration activity
- after the grading process has been completed for any semester or summer term
- after the addition of any transfer credit to their academic history
A degree may not be awarded unless:
- the GPA is a 2.000 or higher.
- there are NO RED “NOs”, with one exception – an “OR” condition will always contain one or more red “NOs”, because only one course is required to meet the requirement.