Registration for Returning Students

  1. Meet with an academic advisor and/or review degree plan
  2. Register for courses in the student portal, under “Registration”
  3. Apply for graduation (students with 90+ credits), using the Graduation Application.
  4. Complete steps for Student Financial Services

Registration for New Students

  1. Contact Enrollment Services to schedule registration appointment (248-218-2031)
  2. Meet with a new student advisor to register for courses
  3. Visit The Center for Student Life to receive your Student ID. If you are planning to live on campus, complete the housing application at If you will have a car on campus, make sure to bring your vehicle license plate number, make, model, color, and year of the vehicle.
  4. Complete steps for Student Financial Services


Transcript Request and Diploma Request

Rochester College uses Parchment for transcript and diploma request processing.


Transcript Request

Send your official transcript anywhere in the world with just a few clicks!

Student, parents, and alumni can use Parchment, the leader in eTranscript exchange, to send transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, all with real-time tracking.

To order your transcript, click the ORDER YOUR TRANSCRIPT banner below. The first thing you’ll do is create an account, then you’ll place your order, and then you can track your order 24/7.

Diploma Request

If you have already received a diploma and need an additional or replacement please click on the RE-ORDER YOUR DIPLOMA banner below.

Share a digital official diploma (eDiploma) on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or with employers. Purchase an eDiploma and have access to your electronic diploma through a secure and verified link. To order your eDiploma click on the ORDER YOUR eDIPLOMA banner below.


Visit to access the Parchment Student Tool Kit containing:

  • Video Tutorials
  • User Guides
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Support Resources

Other Forms

Rochester College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as our agent for all degree and student enrollment verifications. Please visit the Clearinghouse online at or contact them by phone at (703) 742-4200.




Application deadlines for Fall and Spring commencements are October 1 and February 1 respectively. Summer graduates should apply by August 1. The registrar must receive transcripts from other institutions by the application deadline. If transcripts have not been received by the appropriate date, the student may be moved to a subsequent commencement ceremony, provided all documentation has been received.


Graduation Audit

Upon receiving a student’s graduation application, the Office of the Registrar conducts an official graduation audit. A graduation audit letter will be sent to the student’s RC email account within four weeks of submitting a graduation application to confirm progress toward graduation.


Students who graduate in August and December are invited to participate in RC’s Winter Commencement ceremony, and students who graduate in April are invited to participate in the Spring Commencement ceremony.

Graduates’ Breakfast RSVP Graduation Tickets – Eventbrite


The National Student Clearinghouse is the trusted source for education verification offering a nationwide collection of enrollment and degree data. You may verify your enrollment or degree using The National Student Clearinghouse.

Verify Now


Rebekah Pinchback 
Colleen Duddles
Associate Registrar
Linda DeJarnette
Linda DeJarnette
Assistant Registrar for Systems and Technology
Debi Rutledge
Debi Rutledge
Director of Advising
Julayne Hughes
Julayne Hughes
Academic Services Specialist
Katie Kilpatrick
Katie Kilpatrick
Assistant Registrar for Academic Progress and Advising
Shiloh Covell
Shiloh Covell
Assistant Registrar
Julie Hoensheid
Julie Hoensheid
Administrative Assistant