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 Director of Academic Accommodations: 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. 

For more information, please contact the Director of Academic Accommodations, Ms. Marisa Carlson by email or by phone at 724-805-2828.
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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
    Transcript Requests

    Saint Vincent College and Seminary has partnered with Parchment Exchange to provide a new electronic transcript request and fulfillment process.  This new process offers advanced security features and improved efficiency to meet your needs.

    When you need a transcript, you will be able to complete the entire process online, at your convenience any time day or night -- no more paperwork.  Also, when you place your transcript order, you will have access to real-time, end-to-end tracking, so you will know when we send your transcript out and when it is received.

    When you are ready to order your transcript, just click the button below


    and in just a few simple steps you will be able to submit your transcript request and payment, and receive tracking information. Transcript orders to electronic destinations are $5 and paper requests are $7.50.  Additional fees for expedited mailing may apply. 

    We are excited about this new process and confident our students and alumni will love the security, convenience, and real-time tracking.

    Should you have any questions, please contact us at