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Welcome to the Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is dedicated to providing services to the university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Office of the Registrar is comprised of following areas:

  • Management of student academic records.
  • Assessment and conferral of degrees.
  • Enrollment verification
  • Transfer course articulation.
  • Fulfilling orders for official transcripts.
  • Providing information for students, faculty, and staff regarding their rights and responsibilities related to privacy and access of educational records.



Academic Record

Request Official Transcripts:

Download and fill out the Document Request Form 
Current and former CalUMS VA students have 3 options for ordering their official transcripts:
Email:  Imane Bendebiche at
By mail:    Office of the Registrar
             4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite#140, Arlington, VA 22203
In person: Visit CalUMS VA in Arlington campus.
Official transcripts are issued by Registrar in 5 business days of receiving the student's written request.

Fee Schedule: Current Student $10.00 Withdrawn or Graduate $20.00
Important Notes:

  • Official transcripts are issued in separate, sealed envelopes.
  • In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), your records will only be released to a third-party with your written consent.
  • All outstanding university financial obligations must be cleared and missing grades submitted before your transcript can be released.

Certification of Enrollment and Degree Verifications:

Certificates of enrollment are available to current students enrolled.
Degree verifications are available for alumni who have received a degree. Degree verifications contain alumnus/alumna name, dates of enrollment and degree received. Degree verifications can be requested by the alumna/alumnus or outside organizations/individuals (HR offices, background check companies, etc.).


Graduation & Diplomas

Degrees Conferred:
Degrees for completed programs at CalUMS VA are conferred four times a year. Applicants for degree conferral must plan to complete their program requirements by the end of the quarter for which they applied.

Once your academic requirements are completed and your financial obligations to the University have been met, your diploma will be issued in four weeks. It is available for pick up by the student with a photo ID. If you wish to have the diploma mailed, please check for Diploma mailing fee on the Document Request Form. Diplomas are sent by USPS; the fee is $20 for the United States, $30 for Canada and Mexico, and $50 for mailing abroad.

Replacement Diplomas:
 In the event that a diploma is lost, stolen or damaged, a request for a replacement, Document Request form, may be sent to the registrar’s office. The cost for a replacement diploma is $100.00, and the process may take from four to six weeks from the time it is ordered. The new diploma will bear a statement in the lower margin, certifying that the diploma is, in substance, reissued.

All students who receive degrees in December, March, June, and September of the academic year may participate in the Commencement celebration in September. In August, the Student Services Office sends information about the Commencement Day.

Privacy Rights (FERPA)

Annually, CalUMS VA informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks; or parents/legal guardians of dependent students. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. The following is considered "Directory Information" at South Baylo University and will be made available to the general public unless the student notifies the Office of Student Records in person or in writing before the last day to add classes.

Student's name, telephone numbers, all addresses, e-mail address, photographs for University publications and web sites, place of birth, college, major, honors, awards, enrollment status, classification, dates of enrollment, degrees conferred, dates of conferral, graduation distinctions and the institution attended immediately prior to admission.

  1. Institutions may disclose education records or components thereof without written consent of students to:
  • authorized representatives of the following for audit and evaluations of federal and/or state programs - Comptroller General of the United States, The Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of the Department of Education, state and local educational authorities (state and local officials to whom disclosure is specifically required by state statute adopted prior to November 19, 1974)
  • Veterans Administration officials
  • officials of other institutions at which a student seeks or intends to enroll, on the condition that the issuing institution makes a reasonable attempt to inform the student of the disclosure, unless the student initiates the transfer
  • persons or organizations providing financial aid to students or determining financial aid decisions, on the condition that the information is necessary to (1) determine eligibility for the aid, (2) determine the amount of the aid, (3)determine the conditions for the aid, or (4) enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  • accrediting organizations carrying out their accrediting functions
  • persons in compliance with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena, provided that the institution makes a reasonable attempt to notify the student in advance of compliance.  NOTE: the institution is not required to, and should not, notify the student if a federal grand jury subpoena, or any other subpena issued for a law enforcement purpose, orders the institution not to disclose the existence or contents of teh subpoena.
  • organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, education agencies or institutions to develop, validate and administer predictive tests, to administer student aid programs, or to improve instructions.  Those organizations may not disclose personally identifiable information on students, and information secured must be destroyed when no longer need for their projects.   
  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Loyola University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.


Contact the Registrar

Imane Bendebiche

California University of Management and Sciences
Virginia Campus
4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite#140
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 703.663.8088
Fax: 703.663.8090