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Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is available to serve current students, graduates, and faculty with questions about courses, transcripts, graduation, and grading procedures.

Online registration

The first step to begin your journey is to understand the necessary information to be able to register for your first courses. All of the information needed to successfully register is at your fingertips. However, if you have detailed questions and would prefer to meet with an advisor to register, please contact your admissions representation to set up that meeting.


Step 1: Review your Advising Worksheet

Access and print your advising worksheet/course needs. To access your advising worksheet, follow the steps outlined on this document.


Step 2: Understand your Program Expectations and Requirements

This information is best learned by speaking with the advisor in your program, whether that’s a faculty member or a professional advisor. His/her contact information can be found on your advising worksheet in the upper right corner.


Step 3: Register for Classes

The required courses for your program are listed on your advising worksheet. In general, this worksheet lists the “what,” but you will speak to your advisor about the “when.” He or she will be able to tell you which classes to register for in the upcoming term.

BE AWARE - Courses are available at multiple locations (including online and on-ground courses). Please pay attention to the location of the courses you are choosing.

  • Registration for spring and summer courses usually begins in November.

  • Registration for fall courses usually begins in April.

Online Registration: Approval Required

Online Registration: Registration Clearance Required

Please note that in order to DROP a course, you must do so prior to the first class meeting. Dropped courses do not appear on the student record. After a course has begun, you may WITHDRAW from it, but you must contact your academic advisor for the appropriate withdrawal form. A withdrawal does appear on the student record with a grade of "W." Please refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs for more information on these policies.


Step 4: Purchase Textbooks and Prepare for Classes

To be prepared for your first course, you should find and purchase your textbook prior to the beginning of class.

Step 5: Review information about Stritch Technology

Students who are successful utilize the full range of technological resources made available to students. You must set-up and access your Stritch email, My.Stritch and Canvas. All of these resources are referenced at the Technology Help Desk, Getting Started.


If you have further questions after reviewing the material on the page, please contact your advisor or the Office of the Registrar. If you are having problems logging into My.Stritch, please contact the Technology Help Desk.

Accessing grades

Students will be able to access their MyStritch account at any time to view their grades. Accounts are valid for one year after the last date of attendance.

Students who have forgotten their My.Stritch username and password can visit Account Management. Students will need their Stritch student ID number to use this tool. Students may also call the Technology Help Desk at (414) 410-4600 to have their password reset.

No grades are released over the phone.

Enrollment verification requests

The University will provide enrollment verification for students who need it for educational loans, good student auto insurance discounts, employers who require it to ensure tuition reimbursement and in other situations calling for official verification.

To conveniently serve students around the clock, Stritch has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for verification of student enrollment status. You can obtain an official Enrollment Verification Certificate free of charge at any time via the Clearinghouse website by logging into MyStritch, going to Student Home and then Helpful Links.

Students who cannot access their My.Stritch account or who require more specific information, such as GPA, credit hours or tuition payment information, may complete the Verification Letter Request form.

Download Verification Form


The Verification Letter Request form can be returned one of these three methods:

Email as a scanned attachment:

(414) 410-4099

By mail:
Cardinal Stritch University 
Office of the Registrar 
6801 N. Yates Road 
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Requests submitted directly to the University will be processed for students with no additional charge; however, processing may take an additional 3-4 business days. For further information or assistance please call (414) 410-4081.

Online address changes

Addresses may be changed using the Change of Name/Address request form.

Download Request Form

Forms can be dropped off to our office, emailed, or faxed.

Email as a scanned attachment:

(414) 410-4099

Please note:
Recently enacted federal regulations that require enforcement of state laws affecting the delivery of distance education degrees, programs and courses to students whose physical presence is in a state other than Wisconsin, may limit Cardinal Stritch University’s ability to offer online opportunities to these students. 

Changing your residency status while enrolled in an academic program could impact your continued and/or future enrollment at Cardinal Stritch University. It is your responsibility to update the University with any changes to your residency by also notifying your academic advisor. Please view the state authorization page for more information.

Name changes

Students must request a name change in writing and include a signature on the Change of Name/Address request form and attach a copy of appropriate documentation.

Download Request Form

Please note that if you have an active Stritch email account, a name change will result in a username change within hours of when the information is saved to Stritch’s student information system. Please contact the HelpDesk for information regarding your new username.


Applying for a diploma or degree

Graduation is the culmination of a student’s academic experience resulting in the conferring of a degree. Cardinal Stritch University confers degrees in May, August and December. Students are eligible for graduation when they have met all academic degree requirements and have submitted an application for diploma.

It is the responsibility of the student wishing to graduate to file an application for diploma. All degree-seeking students must apply for their diploma in order to graduate from the University even if not participating in the commencement ceremony. All degree requirements must be completed by the date of graduation.


If the graduation deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted without a fee through the following Monday.

(Degree-Granting Month — Application Deadline)
  • May — March 1
  • August — August 15
  • December — October 1

General Information

  • Diplomas will be mailed about two to three months after graduation.
  • The official graduation date is the date posted on the academic calendar.
  • If you are unable to fulfill your degree requirements, you must withdraw from graduation in writing and reapply for a future graduation date.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the Graduation Application link in MyStritch to submit your application electronically.
If you no longer have My.Stritch access, you must print out, complete, and return the appropriate form below.

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