The Office of Academic Records is located on the first floor of Roth Hall. We provide a number of services to our students, alumni, administration, faculty and staff.
Thiel College participates in the Advanced Placement Program as instituted by the College Entrance Examination Board. Advanced placement and credit may be granted to admitted students who show satisfactory scores on the Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Thiel College will award credit and/or advanced placement to students earning the international baccalaureate (IB) diploma/certificate. Scores of six and seven will result in exempt status from the equivalent course at the Standard Level (SL) and scores of five, six and seven at the Higher Level(HL) of study will result in exempt status from the equivalent course and the awarding of appropriate credit hours for that course.
College Level Examination Program
Persons scoring appropriately well on College Level Examination Program tests may receive both credit and placement at Thiel College in the freshman and sophomore levels but not the senior level. New students must submit scores to the Registrar before the student completes his or her first regular term of work after matriculation or readmission.
Credit For Life Experience
Thiel College has adopted a portfolio review procedure for awarding credit for life experiences of prospective adult students applying for admission to the College. Should a candidate wish to pursue the portfolio review, he or she must make a formal application to the College and pay a fee of $25 per credit hour for each credit presented for review. The candidate will prepare a portfolio under guidance of a portfolio adviser for submission to the Portfolio Review Committee. Further information about this procedure is available through the Registrar.
Frequently employers, insurance companies, lending institutions, etc. ask for student enrollment verification. Forms for student enrollment documentation or requests for letters documenting student enrollment should be sent, along with all pertinent information, to the Registrar. Requests can be mailed to the Academic Records Office, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA, 16125. You may also call 724-589-2110 or fax 724-589-2850.
Right to Privacy
Under Section 438 of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, all students, and parents of minor students, are provided the opportunity to review the student's educational record, and to seek correction of information contained in those records. Furthermore, disclosure of information from student records will be limited to professional staff of the College and those persons designated through written request by the student.
Withdrawals and Readmission
To formally withdraw from the College, a student must secure the proper form from the Registrar's Office and file the completed form with the Registrar. Any student who officially withdraws while in good academic standing may return to Thiel by writing a letter to the Registrar requesting readmission.
Students who withdraw while on probation or who have been academically suspended may apply for readmission by writing a letter to the Registrar. This letter must include a statement of the student's short-term and long-term goals, and must provide adequate evidence that since leaving Thiel, the student has developed the necessary maturity, motivation, and academic skills to pursue an academic program to successful completion. The Academic Standing Committee will review the petition and determine whether readmission is warranted.
Any student who is accepted for readmission to Thiel must meet all College and departmental requirements as stated in the Academic Catalog at the time of readmission.