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ONLINE REGISTRATION 2017-2018

Online registration for continuing undergraduate students has ended. Students may contact Academic Advisement for assistance with registration or to discuss their academic progress.


Online registration for new undergraduate and transfer students is available through July 31. Students will receive registration information with their acceptance materials. Students may contact Academic Advisement for assistance or to discuss their academic progress.


New and continuing graduate students may contact their departmental advisors for information regarding registration for the next academic year.


Log in to MyServices by clicking below and entering your SVA username and password (the same combination used to log in to MySVA).

Can't log in? Contact the IT Helpdesk at 212-592-2400 or [email protected]sva.edu.

If you encounter difficulties, see our Troubleshooting Guide or view these instruction documents.

Need help registering? Contact your Academic Advisor directly by phone or email, or call 212.592.2540 or email [email protected].




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SEARCH COURSE OFFERINGS

To search a public listing of current course offerings at SVA, click here and select the Search the Course Catalog link. Course details, such as date, time, location, and required textbooks are all viewable through the WebAdvisor portal.

TRANSCRIPTS & ENROLLMENT LETTERS

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts and enrollment letters are offered free of charge to students.

Note that transcripts will not be released if a student has outstanding financial obligations to SVA. At this time, transcripts and enrollment letters are only sent via postal mail within five business days and will not be transmitted via email or fax. Students wishing to pick up transcripts in person may receive an unofficial (student) copy for their personal use or an official copy in a sealed envelope to deliver to another institution.

Requests for transcripts and enrollment letters may be made via the following methods:

REQUEST IN PERSON
Visit the Office of the Registrar at 205 East 23rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. We are located next to the SVA Campus Store.

REQUEST VIA MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL
Send a completed and signed copy of the Transcript & Enrollment Request Form (available to the right in the “Downloads” list) to the following address: 

School of Visual Arts
Registrar - Transcripts
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

You may also FAX your signed request to 212.592.2069 or EMAIL a scanned copy to [email protected].

REQUEST ONLINE 
Log in to myservices.sva.edu with your MySVA username and password, then click on the “Academics” link.

For transcripts, click on the “Transcript Request” link. There you can choose what type of transcript is needed in the Transcript type menu (i.e. official, student copy (unofficial), etc.).

For enrollment letters, click on the “Enrollment Verification” link also found under “Academics”.

If you need assistance with your MySVA account, visit myaccount.sva.edu or contact the IT HelpDesk at 212.592.2400 or [email protected].


VIEWING UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ONLINE
Current and former students may view unofficial copies of their transcripts by logging into MyServices at myservices.sva.edu. Click on the "Student Planning" link, followed by "Unofficial Transcript". 

If you need assistance with your MySVA account, visit myaccount.sva.edu or contact the IT HelpDesk at 212.592.2400 or [email protected].


THIRD-PARTY REQUESTORS

If you are not a current or former student at SVA and you would like to obtain verification of a student’s enrollment or any degree(s) received, please submit your request to the National Student Clearinghouse at www.degreeverify.org or by mail at the following address:

National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

MYSVA & GO SVA APP
MySVA is an online portal that provides information about SVA departments and facilities, as well as up-to-date academic information.
 
  • Use your login credentials to access my.sva.edu 
  • Look for the WebAdvisor heading on the right side of the page
  • Click on Academic Profile Menu.  You will reach a menu that will include links to your schedule, grades, transcript requests, and other options.
  • To search for open classes, click here and select the Search the Course Catalog link.

The GoSVA mobile application also provides current information on your class schedule and rosters, as well as other information about SVA departments and facilities. You can download the app to your mobile device by visiting go.sva.edu.  

If you forget your MySVA username and/or password, visit myaccount.sva.edu to reset your credentials.

If you experience other technical problems, contact the IT Helpdesk at 212-592-2400 or [email protected]sva.edu.

FERPA

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

Known by its acronym, FERPA, this important legislation guarantees students certain rights regarding their education records (records that include, but are not limited to, grades, financial records, and other personal information). FERPA applies to all students attending SVA, regardless of age. SVA's full FERPA disclosure, as well as additional FERPA resources, can be viewed at sva.edu/ferpa.

CHOSEN OR PREFERRED NAMES

SVA recognizes that many members of our community use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. Therefore, any student, staff, or faculty member may declare a chosen or preferred name to be used where possible across campus.

Use of the chosen or preferred name will be reflected on the following SVA records:

  • Grade rosters

  • Attendance rosters

  • SVA ID cards

  • Mid-term evaluations

  • SVA email display name*

A legal name is required for all other records, including student transcripts, financial aid documents and student invoices, payroll records, and tax documentation. Additionally, all official correspondence from the College will use the legal name.

Students, staff, and faculty members may complete a Chosen/Preferred Name Declaration Form with the Registrar. Changes to a chosen or preferred name will be made in the College’s main database system within 24 hours, but it may take additional time for the name to be reflected in other systems across campus. A preferred name may be changed only once per academic year.


Requests to change a legal name must be accompanied by appropriate documentation (such as a court order, marriage license, federal/state ID, etc.). Students may submit a Legal Name Change Form with the Registrar. Faculty and staff members may contact Human Resources to change their legal name.

* To change your SVA email display name, log in to your SVA email account and follow these instructions.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION 2017-2018

Online registration for continuing undergraduate students will take place from March 13 - 24. Students will receive registration appointment days and times via email to their SVA email addresses on or after March 1. Students may contact Academic Advisement for assistance or to discuss their academic progress.


Online registration for new undergraduate and transfer students will begin March 6. Students will receive registration information with their acceptance materials. Students may contact Academic Advisement for assistance or to discuss their academic progress.


New and continuing graduate students may contact their departmental advisors for information regarding registration for the next academic year.


Log in to MyServices by clicking below and entering your SVA username and password (the same combination used to log in to MySVA).

Can't log in? Contact the IT Helpdesk at 212-592-2400 or [email protected]sva.edu.

If you encounter difficulties, see our Troubleshooting Guide or view these instruction documents.

Need help registering? Contact your Academic Advisor directly by phone or email, or call 212.592.2540 or email [email protected].



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APOSTILLE

Apostille is a French word which means a certification.  

It is commonly used in English to refer to the legalisation of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.  A document which has been certified with a conformant apostille is accepted for legal use in all the nations that have signed the Hague Convention.

If you require your document to be notarized, please include the exact details of your request on our Transcript & Enrollment Request Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

NOTE: Office of the Registrar staff cannot advise on the international apostille process, nor can staff perform steps in the apostille process beyond the production and notarization of a document.  It is your responsibility to follow the apostille procedures outlined by the Department of State Office of Authentications.  

VOTER REGISTRATION

The 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 mandates that institutions must distribute mail-in voter registration forms and make such forms are widely available to students in years when there are elections for federal office, governor or other chief executives within the state [HEA Section 487(a)(23)].

In an effort to comply with the National Voter Registration Act ((42 U.S.C. 1973gg-2(b)), SVA is supplying students with the links below to assist in student voter registration.

New York State Voter Registration Form

New York State Absentee Ballot Request Form

National Voter Registration Form

Register & Vote in Your State

Hard copy New York State Voter Registration forms are available in the Registrar's office.

For more information, please visit the Student Voting Guide for New York

VETERAN AFFAIRS

In the undergraduate program, SVA offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in eleven different disciplines; and in the graduate program we offer the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), the Master of Art in Teaching (MAT), and the Master of Professional Studies (MPS). SVA is honored to welcome veterans to our campus. SVA is a Yellow Ribbon Program participating school.

Veterans are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on all continuing education courses. The veteran discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered through the Continuing Education division. To search continuing education courses, click here.

For more information on veteran affairs, contact Gemma Prosper-Brown, Assistant Registrar and Veterans Counselor, at [email protected].

The School of Visual Arts has been designated as a Military Friendly School for 2016 by Victory Media Inc.

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