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Registration & Records

Email: registrar@king.edu
Phone: 423.652.6317


How do I obtain a copy of my schedule?

You may obtain a copy of your schedule by going to your student portal at http://portal.king.edu/. The student portal is term specific and you must choose the correct term in the drop down box when logging on to portal. You may view your schedule for the chosen term by choosing My Courses and then selecting My Schedule.


How do I obtain a copy of my grades?

You may obtain a copy of your grades by going to your student portal at http://portal.king.edu/. The student portal is term specific and you must choose the correct term in the drop down box when logging on to portal. You may view your grades for the chosen term by choosing My Courses and then selecting My Grades.


If a student qualifies for Honors placement in English, what courses should they enroll in?

 ENGL 1180 – Freshman Honors English

 Qualifications – ACT of 27 or higher (composite)

                          SAT verbal of 650 or higher

Before a student is allowed to register for any honors courses, they must first be accepted into the Snider Honors Program. All questions regarding the program and its requirements should be sent to the Snider Honors Program Director.  


How do I know which courses transferred in from another institution I attended?

A Transfer Evaluation (TE) will be prepared for students that have completed transfer work. The TE will show the course name and number from the transfer institution, along with the course equivalent from King University. Transfer courses with a grade of C- or better are generally accepted for credits. King University will accept up to the maximum of 88 s.h. from a recognized accredited institution.


What happens if I have earned a previous degree?

If a student transfers to King with a degree, we generally accept that the student has met the core requirements.  Exceptions are Old and New Testament and any core course specifically required by the major.

To meet core requirements, the student must have completed:

            English Composition……………. 6 s.h.

            English Literature………………....3 s.h.

            History………………………………6 s.h.

            Social Science……………………..6 s.h.

            College Mathematics……………...3 s.h.

            Natural Science w/lab……………..4 s.h.   


What does “Advanced Placement – Exempt” mean on the Transfer Evaluation?

A score of 3 on an Advanced Placement test waives the student from that course requirement but does not give the student earned hours for the course. For this instance the student may need to complete additional hours in electives. A score of 4 or 5 on a test will waive the student from that course requirement and will give them the 4 s.h. of credit.


Can I, as an advisor, suggest changes to the Transfer Evaluation?

Yes.  In order for a Transfer Evaluation to be adjusted, the chair of the related department must compare the coursework and recommend that it be considered an equivalent.  The process will require the chair’s signature for the change to be made.


Once a student has matriculated to King how will they know if a course from another college will transfer to King?

Traditional Students
The student will need to complete the “Authorization to Take Courses at Another College” form.  Authorization to take Courses at another College must be submitted prior to the start of the semester that you plan to take the course.  The form can be picked up in the Office of Registration and Records.  King’s chair of the related department signs the form if they approve the transfer.  Both the student and the advisor receive a copy of the form once approved.

Graduate & Professional Studies Students
Authorization to take Courses at another College must be submitted prior to the start of the semester that you plan to take the course.  Forms that are received after the start of the semester will be denied. 

Please be sure to contact your Student Support Specialist prior to filling out an Authorization form to verify that you are not retaking a course you previously transferred in or taking a course that is already a part of your current program. 

Submit the form to your Student Support Specialist. Complete the top portion (leave the King University Equivalent section blank), and be sure to include your student signature, mailing address and date.

A Course Description MUST accompany this form (this brief paragraph describing the course contents can be found in the college's catalog, website or course syllabus).

Submit one form for each semester you plan to take classes. Be sure to submit your form(s) IN ADVANCE to ensure that the course(s) will be approved PRIOR to enrolling in them.

Anything over 16 s.h. is considered an overload and will require special permission. Students in the non-traditional programs are advised to not take more than two courses at one given time.

An overload cannot exceed 18 s.h. for non-traditional students. Student who take course at another institution also fall under the policy below. Therefore, if they are taking 12 s.h. with King University they can only take an additional 6 hrs at another institution.

LIMITATION OF HOURS: Page 5 of the GPS Bulletin (2012-2013):

Full-time undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 hours each semester; full-time graduate students must take a minimum of 9 hours each semester. Exceptional undergraduate students who have the permission of their advisors and the Provost may take up to 18 hours in a semester; exceptional graduate students who have the permission of their advisors and the Provost may take up to 12 hours in a semester. 


When will a student receive a degree audit from the Office of Registration and Records?

A traditional student will receive a degree audit once a completed “Declaration of Major” form has been turned in to the Office of Registration and Records. Advisors can assist the student with requirements of the intended major without the help of the degree audit. Checklists are included in the catalogue for each major.


How do I declare my major/minor?

Ideally, majors/minors should be declared at the end of the student’s sophomore year and no later than the first semester of their junior year. Declaration forms can be obtained in The Office of Registration and Records.


How do I request an official transcript?

To request an official King University transcript, please visit http://www.king.edu/registrar/transcript-request.aspx Transcript requests are typically processed within 3-5 business days, unless there is a hold on the student’s account preventing release of information. An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript is available via the student portal.

Please be aware that there are separate requests for students needing Sullins College or Virginia Intermont transcripts. Those requests can be found on the King University Registrar’s homepage http://www.king.edu/registrar/default.aspx


How can I have my enrollment verified?

Verification of enrollment can be completed after the student has been officially verified within the first ten days of the term. A student may request a Verification of Enrollment request form by contacting the Office of Registration and Records.


How do I make a change to my schedule?

Traditional Students
Students may make changes to their schedule via the student portal up to the day before the start of classes. After the start of the term, students must present to the Office of Registration and Records for any schedule changes.

Graduate & Professional Studies Students
Students will need to contact their Student Success Specialist to make any changes or alterations to their registration.


What does it mean to Pass/Fail a course?

A passing grade (P) will be awarded if the student makes a C- or better in the class. However, if the student’s final grade is a D+ or lower, they will be awarded an F. For more information regarding the limitations of Pass/Fail, please refer to the catalog. A Pass/Fail form must be completed in The Office of Registration and Records to change the final grade to a P.


Is there any way to clear an “F” from my official transcript?

All grades earned will remain on the transcript for the term and be reflected in that term GPA. If a student chooses to repeat a course at King, the better of the two grades will count toward the student’s cumulative GPA. Restrictions and limitations for repeating courses can be found in the catalogue.


How do I change my Address?

Address changes can be made by contacting the Office of Registration and Records via phone 423.652.6317, email registrar@king.edu, or in person. A Change of Address form is required for all updates.


How do I change my name?

Name changes can be made through the student portal.


How to apply for Graduation?

Traditional Students
Candidates for a degree must complete a form notifying the registrar of their intent to graduate.  The deadline for completing the application for May graduation is March 15; the deadline for completing the application for December graduation is October 15. All financial obligations must be settled in full before the degree will be conferred.

Graduate & Professional Studies Students
Graduate and Professional Study students will complete an Application for Degree at the beginning of their third semester. They will receive a form during a class visit from their Student Support Specialist.  All financial obligations must be settled in full before the degree will be conferred.