Luther Hall 216   |   Phone: (319) 352-8272   |   Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. summer)

The Registrar’s Office maintains the integrity and accuracy of academic records to support each student from enrollment to graduation and beyond, establishing the connection between students and faculty and the curriculum. The office works with an array of constituents within and outside the campus community which includes faculty, staff, and parents as well as federal organizations to monitor and administer college policies with respect for academic standards and requirements. The items below represent some of the services offered: 

Academic Records

Classroom Scheduling

Cross-functional Campus Programs

Technology Services

Wartburg College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:


Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

Full-time students enroll in:

  • 3.00-4.50 course credits (cc) in Fall Term
  • 4.00 – 5.75 cc in Winter/May Term (3.00 – 4.50 in the Winter term and 1.0-1.25 in the May term).

Part-time students enroll in: 

  • 0.25- 2.75 course credits

Overload students enroll in:

  • 4.75 cc or more

For the Winter/May Term, enrollment status is determined by the course credits students have registered for in the Winter Term. Students must be enrolled in one May Term course per academic year. Overload for May Term is more than 1.25 cc.

To qualify for graduation from Wartburg, students must:

1. Earn 36 course credits, including four May Term course credits. Transfer students must complete one May Term course credit for each year of classification at Wartburg.
2. Complete the Wartburg Plan of Essential Education for the degree for which they are candidates.
3. Complete courses in a major.
4. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in: (1) all courses comprising a major; and (2) all courses taken at Wartburg. When Wartburg courses are repeated, only the last grade is used in calculating grade point average. Some departments require a higher grade point average in the major.
5. Take at least seven of the last nine course credits from Wartburg offerings.

When to declare your major
Individuals should declare their major(s) and/or minor(s) by the end of the first term of their second year. To do this, students must obtain a form in the Registrar’s Office and complete the form with the appropriate adviser and department chair signature. Each major includes separate requirements which are listed in the Wartburg College academic catalog. This catalog is available in the Registrar’s Office.

Diploma Application
During the third year, students must complete a diploma application which starts the graduation process. Advisers, together with the Registrar’s Office, exercise all possible care in checking students’ records for graduation. However, it is the sole responsibility of the student to fulfill all requirements for a degree.

Degree Completion

MaTina Clark

Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions; Assistant Registrar for Transfer & Articulation Processes

Cindy Hendrickson

Registrar Support Specialist

Joel Holthaus

Assistant Registrar - Systems

Course Credit Overview & Average Course Load

Finding Web Resources

General Education Plan Overview

Academic Catalog Overview