The Office of the Registrar is where you will find information concerning: academics, transcripts, available courses, transfer courses, advanced placement, graduation, Empower Student Information, and Brightspace.

Current Ancilla Students

This is an exciting time for Ancilla College.

On July 1, 2021, the Ancilla College legacy will continue with the launch of Ancilla College of Marian University, creating new opportunities for the Ancilla College community! This transition of Ancilla College requires us to close out all Ancilla College student academic records and create a finalized document for each student. What does this mean for you?

As of June 30, 2021 Ancilla College, as a stand-alone entity, ceases operations. On July 1, 2021, Ancilla College of Marian University begins operations. The Ancilla College campus becomes a new location of Marian University: Ancilla College of Marian University (ACMU). All current and former Ancilla College students can review their academic record and request amendments, if needed.

Students enrolled in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021

  • Must request to review or amend their academic record by July 15, 2021. Academic records will be locked after this date and no changes can be made.

Students enrolled prior to Spring 2021

  • Must request to review or amend their academic record by June 15, 2021. Academic records will be locked after this date and no changes can be made.

Students can review their academic record through their Empower Student Information Account at

Current and former students can request official transcripts by going to

Students enrolled at Ancilla College of Marian University in the fall 2021 semester will receive more information regarding student record access and the teach-out process in the coming weeks. If you have specific questions, contact Tiffany Fishers, Ancilla College Registrar, at


Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm

574.936.8898, ext. 325

How do I get my transcript? Request a transcript online by clicking the icon below.

Degree and enrollment verification requests may be made to the National Student Clearinghouse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Requesting a Transcript

Transcripts must be requested online.  To request a transcript visit online transcript ordering.


  • Hold for Pick-up: $12.00 per transcript copy
  • Mail: $12.00 per transcript copy
  • Express/International: $14.00 per transcript copy
  • Fax: $12.00 per transcript copy
  • Electronic PDF: $12.00 per transcript copy
  • Electronic Exchange/ETX: $12.00 per transcript copy

If you are sending your transcript to a large organization, it is advisable to include a department name or an individual’s name at the organization that should receive your transcript.

We can also send transcripts by fax although many organizations will not recognize a faxed transcript as official.

Adding and Dropping Classes

The first week of each semester is the add period for 16 week courses. During this week student can switch classes without cost or penalty. Courses meeting for less than 16 weeks will vary in time for the add period. Weeks one and two for 16 week courses are the drop period for students. During these weeks students can drop a course without cost or penalty. See the college catalog for more information on adding and dropping classes.

Auditing Classes

Auditing students pay one-third of tuition plus all other fees for most courses.  No credit is given for a course completed on an audit basis. Students taking courses for credit have priority to class availability.  For more information on auditing a course, see the college catalog.

Graduation & Commencement

Graduation Application Instructions: Deadline is March 6th

  1. Log into Empower (Student Information)
  2. Under the “Student Records” tab select “Graduation Checklist”
    1. Review personal Information and Student Record Information. Make changes if needed.
  3. Click “Apply” and then click “Apply” again
  4. Complete all fields
    1. Degree: Use the drop down to select your degree.
    2. Desired Name on Degree: This is how you want YOUR name to appear on your diploma.
    3. Expect Completion Term: this is the term you will have completed all requirements.
    4. Commencement Date: Use the drop down to select the commencement date (commencement only occurs in May).
    5. Student Comments: Enter the address your diploma should be mailed to. You CANNOT use a PO box.
    6. Address Listing: Enter your hometown city and state. This is listed in the commencement program. Example: Plymouth, Indiana
    7. Name Pronunciation: Type your name as it sounds. This is used to help ensure correct pronunciation at the commencement ceremony.
    8. Cap & Gown: Select “Yes” if this is  your first time graduating from Ancilla College.
    9. Gown Size: Enter size such as Small, Medium, Large, X-Large.
    10. Your Height: Enter your approximate Height.
    11. Participating in Ceremony: Use the drop down to select if you will participate in commencement.
  5. Click “Submit”.
  6. Contact the business office to pay the graduation fee.
Processing Student Grades

Final semester and midterm grades are posted to the Empower Student Information System. This information is live and visible to the student immediately. We do not print or mail student grade reports. To access your Grade Reports, go to Empower and log into your account. For help, please contact the Office of the Registrar during normal business hours.

Registering for Classes

All students need to meet with their advisor to review their program course requirements and select their classes. Registration normally opens in March for the upcoming academic year. Late registration can occur until the end of the first week of classes for the term. If there are any holds on the student’s file, he/she may be prevented from registering. Please contact the office placing the hold for more information.


Transfer Students To Ancilla

Students who have earned credits at another institution, through advanced placement testing (AP Credit Granting Guidelines) or CLEP testing may submit transcripts to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation of these credits (ACE Credit Recommendations for Ancilla College). Credits from a regionally accredited institution in which the grade is at least a “C” are eligible for transfer. For more information on transferring course credits to Ancilla, see the college catalog.

Withdrawing from Classes

During the third through fourth weeks of each regular semester you can withdraw from one or more courses and may receive a partial refund of your tuition cost. Withdrawals can occur until the last day to withdraw for the semester. A withdrawal places a grade of “W” on the student’s transcript but does not affect the GPA calculation. Students who stop attending a course are not considered withdrawn and will earn the grade assigned by the instructor. To learn more about course withdrawals, see the college catalog.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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