The Registrar’s Office at the University at Albany supports the instructional mission of the University and serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies with whom it interacts. To this end, it promotes utilization of available technology to deliver services and information in an efficient and secure manner. The services of the Registrar’s Office are provided in a caring, fair, inclusive, and respectful manner, adhering to the principles of professional practices and ethical standards enunciated by its professional organization, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

The Registrar’s Office safeguards the integrity of this institution’s academic records and degrees. It is the unit responsible for registration related activities, the University’s academic calendar, issuance of official transcripts, awarding of undergraduate degrees and issuance of all diplomas and certificates, the schedule of classes, managing academic space, grading, maintenance of degree audits, certification of enrollment and degrees, maintenance of student academic records, and the administration of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Registrar's Office assures that academic policy, related to student records, is carried out and communicated to all constituents. Records are maintained and released in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.