Academic Support

Jeff%20Graham_%20Joe%20Parham_john%20petrucciThe Dean of Studies Office, whose primary focus is student academic affairs, serves multiple constituencies: students and their families, faculty, administrators and staff. In all interactions with these various constituencies, individuals connected with this office work to create an environment in which people are able to make thoughtful and responsible choices in keeping with the educational goals of Saint Vincent College. The Dean of Studies coordinates and implements all College academic policies and procedures pertaining to students.
Office of the Registrar

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for maintaining all academic records of undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. Our goal is to provide quality service to students, alumni, faculty, administrative departments and visitors. 

Enrollment and Degree Verifications

Saint Vincent College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

  • Web: 
  • Mail: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite, 300, Herndon, VA 20171 

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Disability Support 

Students with documented disabilities who are otherwise qualified for programs at Saint Vincent College are eligible to receive reasonable academic accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

In order to be eligible for academic accommodations, students are required to submit the following documentation to the Associate Dean of Studies: diagnosis of a specific disability (learning, medical, psychiatric); explanation of test results; limitations in an educational setting; and an explanation of recommended accommodations.

In accordance with a student’s documentation, reasonable accommodations may include:

  • Distraction-limited test environment
  • Extended test time
  • Reader for exams
  • Computer exam format
  • Permission to electronically record lectures
  • Note-takers
  • Alternate format for written material

Reasonable academic accommodations do not alter essential elements of courses, programs or activities. They are modifications which allow otherwise qualified individuals to have an equal opportunity in the classroom.

Guidance and support are offered to students in the following areas: study skills, time management, course scheduling, self-advocacy skills, peer tutoring, personal and career development and referrals for learning disability testing.

Assistive technology is also available to students with formal academic accommodations in the following areas:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
    Speech recognition software which enables students to dictate text in order to create written documents.
  • Kurzweil 3000
    Scanned written material or web-based information is read aloud in order to access printed course documents.
  • Learning Ally
    Audio textbooks available for students with print disabilities.
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
    The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry can provide funding for learning disability testing, tuition, adaptive equipment and other services. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, please call 1-800-762-4223 for more information and a referral to a local OVR counselor. 
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About Us

Opportunity SVC / Act 101 / Student Support Services (SSS-TRiO)
The Opportunity SVC/ Act 101 / Student Support Services (SSS)-TRiO Program is an academic support system funded, in part, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through Act 101 and by the U.S. Department of Education through the Student Support Services (SSS)-TRiO Program. The professional staff provides individual academic advising, helps students identify personal goals, and encourages them to achieve their highest potential. In addition, the staff is available to assist students with academic strategies, time management, and test-taking skills.

What's so special about the Opportunity Program?
Academic Advising
  • Strategize to help students overcome academic challenges
  • Evaluate study skills and develop plans for improvement
  • Assist with time management

Tutoring Services 

  • Provide a Tutorial Bulletin each semester
  • Organize targeted study groups based on student needs 

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  • Transcript Requests

    Transcripts on DemandSaint Vincent College and Seminary has partnered with CREDENTIALS eSCRIP-SAFE to deliver academic transcripts electronically. This partnership allows Saint Vincent College and Seminary to provide official transcripts to network recipients or outside the network (One Time) to any third party in the world at any time.

    This provides a quick delivery that is totally secure and provides you and the College with tracking of delivery and receipt.

    • Network Delivery – Many colleges, universities and other agencies are members of this secure network and receive electronic transcripts. You may check network recipients to see if your intended destination is a network member. 
    • OneTime Delivery- If your intended recipient is not a network member (including a transcript sent to you), your transcripts can still be delivered electronically. Receivers are designated and identified by you through the recipient's email address. Your transcript is delivered via email and available at the specific "one time" URL in the email.

    Please note: Individuals who attended Saint Vincent College or Seminary prior to August of 1985, as well as those who wish to pick up a transcript or have a copy faxed, should make their request directly with the Saint Vincent College Registrar’s Office. See the instructions below.

    There are two ways to order your transcripts: 

    • Through Transcripts on Demand
      • Select that appropriate link – College or Seminary:
        COLLEGE --
        SEMINARY – 
      • Go to "Don't have an account?" and click SIGN UP 
      • Fill in all of your information on the Recipient Info Screen and click CONTINUE 
      • Go to the upper right hand corner of the screen and click CONSENT FORM 
      • Click DOWNLOAD FORM (then OPEN it) 
      • Print out this form, sign and date it, and fax it to 847-716-3710. 
      • Your account is now ready! Anytime you need to order transcripts from Saint Vincent College or Seminar, just login and follow the steps. No need to re-fax anything. 
      • Fees for this service are noted on the College and Seminary links.
    • Through the Office of the Registrar at Saint Vincent College: 
      • Transcript requests may be sent via US mail to the address below, faxed to 724-805-2063, or submitted in person at the Registrar’s Office. 
      • Requests for academic transcripts must include all of the following:
        - Name
        - Date of birth
        - Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
        - Current mailing address
        - Telephone number
        - Signature
        - Date of graduation or last attendance
        - Complete address of where transcript is to be mailed 
      • A $5.00 fee is charged per transcript. A check or money order payable to Saint Vincent College is preferred, but we also accept cash payment. 
      • If an electronic or faxed request is sent to the Registrar, you may call 724-805-2248 with a valid credit card to pay the transcript fee. Note that a minimum of $10 (2 transcript request) is required to pay in this manner. 
      • Current students always have the option to come to the Registrar's Office to request a transcript during regular business hours. However, please note that a 24 to 48 hour processing time is required. 

    If you have any financial obligations to the College, your request will be held and this will be noted on the Transcripts on Demand web site.

    Mail Transcript Requests to:
    Saint Vincent College
    Registrar's Office
    300 Fraser Purchase Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650