ďThe principal goal of education is to create men who are capable
of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.Ē
Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
Swiss cognitive psychologist.
The Office of the Registrar
The Philosophy of the Office of the
Registrar is based on the assumption that service to students and faculty is
first among its priorities recognizing that they are its primary constituents.
To achieve this, the office uses the best and most current methods of keeping
records, of ensuring their privacy and safety and of helping students and the
college achieve their academic goals. The Registrarís Office believes in the
values of honesty, correct information, positive attitude, equality and
fairness, competency, cooperation and teamwork, continual self-assessment,
privacy and security, and creativity and innovation.
In support of the
In support of the
As the Office of the Registrar looks to the
future, it recognizes its critical role in growing a strong future for St.
The Office of the Registrar will collaborate
with other units to provide a seamless continuum of service for students.† At the same time, the Office will work to
define its exact role within Academic Affairs.†
To this end, its major goals are to:
satisfy customer needs.
enable office personnel to excel.
import continuous process improvement.
optimize use of available resources.
operate/sustain a quality workspace environment.
The core functions of the Office of the
Registrar are to serve as the
collect and record student and instructional
academic program information, including conducting and managing processes
related to registration, including residency classification.†
coordinate and produce official enrollment and
academic certification from academic records.
provide data services to collect, process, and
provide access to information in support of academic advising, instruction, and
provide support for determining academic
eligibility and academic progress.†
plan and execute all activities related to
officially respond to requests for information about
students and programs, and serve as the official manager for access to and
release of student academic and educational information.
provide appropriate service support to the areas
within the Office of Academic Affairs.
As the Office of the registrar looks to the
future, it must recognize its critical role in growing a strong future for St.
The Office of the Registrar has seen a shift
in how it does its work over the past years.†
While the office continues to provide the traditional services, it is
also attempting to take a proactive approach to technology, resources and
The office is developing an operating
philosophy that helps guide its planning, choices and actions.† This philosophy focuses on the following:
Receipt of the following credentials in the
Office of Registrar constitutes a complete application for admission.
Application Form - The
application form may be obtained from the registrarís
Office or from the UCís website www.stmarycollege.edu.et/smucstudents
where online submission is also possible. the
completed and signed application form should be returned to the Office of the registrar. The appropriate application
fee in cash/Checks should be made
payable to St. Mary's General Educational Development PLC.
College/University Transcripts - who have attended a college or
university, must request that an official transcript be sent directly from each
institution to the Office of the Registrar P.O.BOX 1211,
Photographs - The applicant should also submit recently
taken two passport size photographs with the application form.
Place of Registration
can fill and submit the application form online or they can fill and submit in
person at Mexico Campus in the Office of the Registrar. Information on course
offerings is provided online and at Department/Faculty offices.
For Online Applicants
application can be accessed from the
When to Apply
are encouraged to apply at least three to four weeks prior to first semester of
attendance. This will allow adequate time for the student to request any
academic credentials needed to complete the application file, and participate
in New Student Orientation.
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