Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the academic records of all current and former students, and for upholding the academic policy set by the faculty. Above all, we aspire to serve each of our constituents with courteous and efficient assistance.

Important Upcoming Dates — Fall 2023

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30: First day of classes
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6: Deadline to add a class including Independent Study, Directed Reading, Tutorial, or Internship for Credit
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13: Deadline to withdraw from a course without record
  • Oct. 23-Nov. 3: Advising Period for Spring 2024 registration
  • Monday, Nov. 6: Registration opens at 11:00 pm for Class of 2024
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Registration opens at 11:00 pm for Class of 2025
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Registration opens at 11:00 pm for Class of 2026
  • Thursday, Nov. 9: Registration opens at 11:00 pm for Class of 2027
  • Monday, Nov. 13: Add/Drop opens
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28: Pass/No Pass grading option or Withdraw with Record deadline
  • Friday, Dec. 8: Last day of classes
  • Dec. 9-12: Reading Days
  • Dec. 13-17: Final Exam Period

View F&M academic calendars


F&M Catalog

The Catalog contains F&M’s academic policies and curriculum information for students, prospective students, faculty and staff of the College.

2023-2024 College Catalog

Archived Catalogs

How Can We Help You?

Credit Transfers

F&M may award credit for academic coursework completed at another accredited institution. Our Transfer of Credit policy contains detailed information on transferring credit prior to and after matriculation.

Special policies and procedures apply for courses taken as part of a semester (or year-long) study abroad program. Students should consult with the Office of International Programs for policies and procedures in this area.
See our transfer of credit policy

Advanced Placement

Franklin & Marshall College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Incoming students should have the College Board send their official scores to the F&M Registrar’s Office. Detailed information on how AP credit is awarded at F&M can be found in our Catalog.
View our Advanced Placement policy

International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Students who have earned an IB diploma may receive credit for acceptable scores. Incoming students should have their official IB transcript sent to the Registrar's Office by the IB Organization. Please see the Catalog for more detailed information.
View our IB policy

Other International Exams 

Credit may be granted for acceptable scores on international exams (e.g., A-Levels). Please contact the Registrar’s Office at for more information.

Request a Transcript

Your academic transcript is a record issue by the College to communicate your full academic history. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires that transcripts of student records be released only upon the written consent of the student.

To request your transcript, you’ll first have to set up an account with our partner, Parchment.
Set up your account

Once your account is ready, follow these step-by-step instructions on how to use Parchment to request your transcript. It’s your choice to request an electronic or paper transcript. 
Request your transcript

Please keep in mind: 

  • Transcripts remain free of charge for all current and former students.
  • Transcripts will be issued only if all financial obligations to the College have been met.
  • Parents, relatives, friends may not request a transcript for you. We strictly adhere to federal guidelines regarding the release of student records. We, therefore, cannot release transcripts without a written request that includes your signature. We also cannot allow someone else to pick transcripts up for you without your written permission.
  • Both hard copies and electronic copies bear the official college seal.
  • If you attended F&M in 1987 or earlier, please allow an additional (3-5) days for processing your order. 
Parchment offers support, including live chat, if you need help.

ASE & IFE Transcripts
To request a transcript from the Advanced Studies in England (ASE) program, please complete an ASE Transcript Request form. To request a transcript from International Francophone Europe (IFE), please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Replace Your Diploma

You may request a replacement diploma if your original has been lost, damaged, or destroyed. 

To order your replacement diploma, complete a Replacement Diploma Order form. Send your completed form, together with a check payable to Franklin & Marshall College in the amount of $40 to:

Registrar’s Office

Franklin & Marshall College

PO Box 3003

Lancaster, PA 17604

The replacement diploma will include the signatures of current school officials. The graduation date will be the official graduation date at the time of original conferral. Your order will be processed as soon as we receive your order form and check. Orders are usually fulfilled within 4-6 weeks.

Please email the Registrar’s Office or call at (717) 358-4168 with any questions.

Verify a Degree

Franklin & Marshall College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree verifications. Please verify all degrees using the National Student Clearinghouse at: 

By mail: 
National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

phone: 703-742-4200 
fax: 703-318-4058

F&M Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must satisfy certain requirements, which are detailed in the Catalog, along with information on our course credit system and degree audits.

Click here to view Graduation Requirements in the Catalog

For special graduation requirements for transfer students, see our policy on Transfer Credit Prior to Matriculation.

Course & Exam Schedules

Master Course Schedules

Exam Schedule

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Spring 2023

Dean's & Honors Lists

Congratulations to our highest achieving students!
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Get in Touch With the Team

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. for F&M’s Common/Campus Hour.


(717) 358-4168



First Floor of Diagnothian Hall
545 Old Main Dr. (Building #9)
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA 17603

Mailing Address

Registrar's Office
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17603-3003