Please visit the appropriate Registrar if you have questions regarding scheduling, grades, transcripts, enrollment verification, transfer credits, test-outs, course audits, withdrawals, or program transfers.
I want to plan a vacation next year. How do I find out when the breaks are?
You can view the school breaks and the starts and ends of terms on the Master Calendar and Im’portant Dates Calendar. Please be advised there is a separate calendar for students on the 5 Week track and the 8 Week track. Files are Excel Spreadsheets and will open a download box. (Don’t have Excel? You can download and use Open Office to access word processing docs, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Get Open Office here.)
How do I obtain an Unofficial Transcript, Official Transcript, or Enrollment Verification?
Fill out the Transcript Request and either drop it off in the gray Registrar’s Box or mail it (Registrar’s Office, 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608). Please include $5 if you are requesting an Official Transcript. You will receive confirmation email at the address listed on the form.
To verify your enrollment, pick up a Student Request Form next to the Registrar’s Box. Complete the form and drop it off in the box.
I got a letter telling me I'm on Academic Probation. What does this mean?
Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the end of each student’s semester. A semester is comprised of three consecutive terms/blocks. If a student does not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, they will be placed on Academic Probation. Please visit the Academic Probation and Attendance page for more information.
Can I test out of a course?
Students may have the opportunity to test out of some courses up to 30 days prior to the first scheduled day of the class. Proficiency exams may only be attempted once. Students may not attempt to test out of any course which they have previously attended. Proficiency Exams will not be allowed in a student’s last semester. Arrangements for exams are made through the Office of the Registrar. For more details about proficiency exams please check out our Proficiency Exam page.
Where can I check my schedule and grades?
Student schedules and grades are posted on the Portal. In order to view your Portal, you will need to create an account. Click on “Ex’pression Portal Student Secure Log-in” then “Create New Account.”
Once logged in to Portal, you can view your schedule by clicking on “My Profile” then “My Calendar” from the menu on the left side of the screen. Course codes will show up on the days that you have class and lab. If you click on the course code, another screen will open up with smaller calendars with light blue boxes indicating which days you have class. If you roll your mouse over the blue boxes, a pop up window will display the instructor, time and location of the class or lab.
To view your grades in portal, click on “Academics” then “View My Grades” from the menu on the left side of the screen. Be sure to choose the correct enrollment and term.
Is there a way I can check my attendance?
Log-in to Portal and on the side menu, click on “Academics” then “View Attendance.”
Where can I update my contact information?
There are two ways to update your contact information…
- You may update your contact information by filling out a Student Request Form, which can also be found outside the Student Services area, to the left of the purples doors. Once you complete the form, you can drop the form in the Registrar’s drop box and they will update your contact info.
- You may also update your contact information through Portal. After logging in to Portal, click on “My Profile” – “My Information” – “Addresses” then choose “Request Change” for the address that you would like to change (billing, mailing, home).
Is my Expected Grad Date my graduation ceremony date?
No, the Expected Grad Date on Portal is the last day of your last term. Your graduation ceremony will be approximately 2 1/2 weeks after that date. Below are the following ceremony dates for 2012 and 2013:
Participating programs are tentatively scheduled for these dates. Please check back for updates.
February 7, 2013 • Class 101 • MGD, SA (those finished in term 912, January 14, 2013)
March 14, 2013 • Class 102 • AVE, SA (those finished in term 113, February 21, 2013)
June 6, 2013 • Class 104 • GAD, MGD, SA (those finished in term 1303, May 15, 2013)
August 8, 2013 • Class 105 • AVE, SA (those finished in term 1305, July 13, 2013)
October 3, 2013 • Class 106 • GAD, MGD, SA (those finished in term 1307, September 12, 2013)
December 5, 2013 • Class 107 • AVE, SA (those finished in term 1309, November 6, 2013)
I am in my last term. What is the graduation process?
In order to complete the graduation process, please print out and complete the Graduation Request Form (See below). Read the instructions carefully. You are required to perform an exit interview with each department listed on the form. Please email your Program Director to set up an appointment to meet with them.
Brian Andrews, AVE Program Director
Scott Hess, MGD Program Director
John Scanlon, Sound Arts Program Director
Ty Carriere, GAD Program Director
This is NOT the same as the Student Affairs form you fill out online for your graduation ceremony. You must print out the Graduation Request Form and receive the required signatures in person.
You must complete the Graduation Request no later than your last day of class. Failure to complete this form will result in your diploma being withheld until the form is completed.
Please feel free to stop by the Registrar’s Office in the South Wing Student Services/Education Administration area if you have any questions.