Office of the Registrar

Mailing Address:

500 Washington St SE,
Gainesville GA 30501

(770) 534-6203

Send us email:
Need a transcript? Questions about graduation? Who do you call — the Registrar’s Office! Here we hope to provide you with the answers to these and many other questions; let us know how else we can help! Welcome to the Registrar’s Office! We are your partners to help you with record keeping, class schedules, and graduation.

  • Calendars and Schedules This includes registration schedules, the academic calendar, weekend dates, deadlines, etc.
  • Catalog  Brenau’s web-based academic catalog site. This site contains the current catalog version as well as archived versions from 2010-2011. Any requests for information from a catalog prior to 2010-2011 can be sent to the Registrar’s Office at
  • Diploma Reorder This page explains the diploma reorder process and provides a link to the Parchment ordering site.
  • Forms 
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Graduation Graduation information. Links to graduation forms are here as well as on the “forms” page.
  • Office Hours, Staff Our staff listing, job responsibilities and contact information.
  • Program Plans Our program plans of study for the last five years.
  • Section Code Information/Registration Instructions What do sections codes mean? How do I register? Click here to find out.
  • Transcript request Need a transcript? This page explains the transcript order process and a link to the Parchment ordering site.


The Registrar’s Office processes reactivation for students returning to Brenau after an absence. If you are a returning Brenau student and you have:

  1. missed more than one semester of enrollment but less than two years – and –
  2. not attended another institution– or – if you are a new Brenau student and will defer your start term to another term (students who defer past summer semester please contact the admissions office for re-evaluation as the catalog changes between summer and fall semester.)
  3. The following majors may not reactivate. They must reapply to Brenau and their respective majors in order to reserve a slot in the returning cohort.
    1. Nursing
    2. Occupational Therapy
    3. Physical Therapy
    4. Physician Assistant Studies
    5. Ed.D. programs (all majors)

Then you are a candidate for reactivation! It is a simple process and involves completing the Reactivation Request Form. There is no fee for reactivation.

Notice to Brenau Students and Faculty with children:
Faculty, staff and students are not permitted to bring their children to class, work or to leave them unattended at any Brenau facility. This policy is in place to provide an appropriate environment for teaching, working and learning, and to ensure the safety of all concerned. Faculty or staff observing violations of this policy should report them to the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Executive Vice President and CFO or the Human Resources Office on the main campus, or to the campus director at one of Brenau University’s off-campus locations.

Brenau On Ground Attendance Policy
Faculty may prescribe reasonable requirements relevant to the course of instruction. At the beginning of each semester, they shall inform students in writing of any special requirements. Each syllabus shall state the attendance policy and any academic consequences of excessive absences as well as any special attendance requirements. Faculty should keep a record of class attendance for their enrolled students. Faculty should use the Campus Web to confirm enrollment.

When a student in a day program class has been absent from 25 percent of the classes in any semester, the instructor shall report the absences in writing to the Dean of Student Success & Retention and may recommend appropriate action. If the student is a recipient of VA educational benefits, the instructor must also report these absences to the director of veteran’s services by the next workday after the second absence for a class that meets once a week.

Brenau University Online Studies Attendance Policy
Online classes do not take place at a particular time; the times are flexible, dictated only by the individual schedule of each student. It is recommended that online students be “present” in the “virtual classroom (vc)” five of seven days of the week in order to keep up with assignments and participate fully in class discussions.

Important Information about the Privacy and Protection of your Records!
Brenau University is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This legislation is commonly referred to as “FERPA.” This legislation governs the use and distribution of student’s records. A student has the right to refuse to permit the release of directory information. If students choose to exercise the right of refusal, they must do so in writing to the registrar within 30 days of the beginning of each academic semester. Please refer to the current catalog for more information.