Office of the Registrar

Letters of Confirmation

Letters of Confirmation, Verification, Authenticity, Certification and Introduction are prepared for students.  Complete the “Letter Request Form” and allow one working day for processing.

Address Update

Address, Phone and Email Updates should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.  The Registrar’s Office will update your records campus wide.

Transcripts

Official Transcripts may be requested and collected anytime during working hours. The cost is KShs. 500 for the entire official transcript.

Link for payment process and options is https://www.usiu.ac.ke/payment-options/

Once payment is made, send transaction details to the finance office at finance@usiu.ac.ke for payment verification. The transcript will be processed within 24 hours after receiving confirmation from the Finance office.

NB:  In case you pay via Mpesa , Enter Account number: Student ID – (hyphen) then purpose code example 654XXX-TSPT. Code for Transcript  is TSPT

 

Grades

Lecturers are given two weeks after final exams to submit grades.  Allow one additional week for posting.  Grades are available on line. Or click here to Check Your Grades.
 

Registration

Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.  You may register on line during registration periods.  You must know your username and password to access your on line account.  Please get in touch with the USIU-Africa HelpDesk at helpdesk@usiu.ac.ke or call extension 333 for assistance.

Student's Pass

The Kenyan government requires all international (Non-Kenyans) students to obtain a Student's Pass.  The Student's Pass is valid for a period of one year.  The Student's Pass is required to be renewed annually.  The cost for the Student's Pass is KShs. 5,050 for all international students except East African Nationals.

Student's Data Sheet

Data Sheets show the courses registered for, class locations, days and times of attendance and charges.  This information  is  accessed on line from your Course and Fee Statement.

Leave of Absence

Students may officially request for a Leave of Absence (LOA) for up to one academic year of study.  Absence from the University without an approved LOA requires the student to Reapply for Admission to the University along with a KShs. 3,000 - Reapplication fee.

Graduation Application

When you are within 6 months of graduating, you must apply for graduation. Only those students who fulfill their program requirements are allowed to apply. All graduating students must file a formal Application for Degree with the registration officer in the registrar’s office. Advance notice of the intent to graduate permits timely review of degree requirements. This allows you to plan or change your final term course schedule to ensure completion of all requirements. Students with NR’s, Incompletes, F’s should not apply until all previous pending unresolved requirements issues are met.


Student Clearance

Students who wish to clear/ withdraw from the university for various reasons i.e. graduation, transfer must do so officially by applying for clearance and taking an Exit interview. To apply for clearance, visit  https://www.usiu.ac.ke/clear/  Click on - Student. Kindly indicate student number and sign in to check clearance status.

For graduation clearance, all course requirements must have been completed and graded before applying for clearance.


General Academic Policies

* Dean’s List - The names of full-time undergraduate students whose term GPAs are 3.5 or over are included on the Dean’s List each term.

* Honors - Graduating seniors who achieve the requisite cumulative grade point average during their undergraduate career will be entitled to graduate with honors, and the honors certification will be designated on their diplomas.  The following honor categories are recognized by the University:
•Summa Cum Laude  [3.90 – 4.00] 
•Magna Cum Laude  [3.70 – 3.89]; and
Cum Laude [3.50 – 3.69;]

* Students may repeat courses to improve their academic record.  All grades earned at USIU - Africa will remain on the student’s transcript and the higher grade earned will be used to compute the grade point average.  At the undergraduate level, a maximum of four courses may be repeated.  No course may be taken more than twice without approval from the Dean.  At the master’s level, a maximum of two courses may be repeated.  No course may be taken more than twice without approval of the Dean.

* Undergraduate students must formally declare their major and minor/concentration before beginning their junior year of study at USIU - Africa. Changes of Majors are processed through the Academic Dean of the  Chandaria School of Business, School of Humanities & Social Sciences and the School of Science & Technology.

University Code of Conduct and Ethics

The University is committed to principles of scholastic honesty.  Its members are expected to abide by ethical standards both in their conduct and in their exercise of responsibility towards other members of the community.

Any student who violates the Code of Conduct and Ethics will be subject to sanctions up to and including dismissal from the University.

Students bear the responsibility not only for their own academic integrity, but also for bringing instances of suspected violations of the Academic Code of Conduct to the attention of the proper authorities.

 

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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

GRADUATION 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

 

Registration for September 2021 Graduation  

Degree application for September 2021 commencement begins on 15th  March 2021. Students completing course work by April and August 2021 are encouraged to apply. Deadline is  April 30th 2021

Eligible students to contact the Graduation Office at graduation@usiu.ac.ke (from 15th  March 2021) by sending their student details i.e. student id number, major and concentration/minor. The degree application forms  will be sent to the given email account within a week of contacting the graduation office.

NB: Only those students who meet the following requirements should apply:

  • You must be taking the FINAL units in April or August.
  • You should not be having unresolved grades (Incompletes, NRs, Fs, or IPs) in your transcript .
  • Graduate students must currently be registered for project/thesis.

Graduation fee is Kshs. 5000. Those students completing coursework by April and intending to participate in the September 2021 commencement to pay an additional refundable fee of Kshs. 5000(gown deposit). Payment deadline is 31st May 2021.

Students completing degree requirements by August 2021  to pay ONLY Kshs. 5000 by  31st May 2021.

Doctoral Students to apply end of May 2021.

SUMMER 2021- PRE-REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON PRE-REGISTRATION
 
 
KINDLY NOTE THAT WE WILL HAVE BLENDED LEARNING IN SUMMER 2021. IT'S IMPORTANT TO TAKE NOTE OF THE SECTIONS AS YOU REGISTER. SELECT THE FOLLOWING;
SECTIONS A - L FOR ONLINE CLASSES
SECTIONS O - Z FOR FACE TO FACE LEARNING
 
 
 
Dear Students,
 
Kindly take note of the following notice on Summer Pre-registration.
 
Note that you will be able to :
 
  1. Register on line from 24th March  to 9th  May 2021  for undergraduates without Add/Drop  charges
  2. 29th March 2021 to 9th March  2021 for Doctorate and Masters students without  Add/Drop charges
  3. All students will still  be able to Register  online from 10th  May 2021  to 21st May 2021  with Add/Drop  and late  registration charges
(Beware:  Each  Drop and/or Add  is  charged once charges begin).
 
 Display courses relevant to your level of study to avoid selecting courses that are above or below your level!! This will incur unnecessary costs and delays in completing your studies.
 
NOTE: The online faculty evaluation must be completed to allow access to registration. If your account is on any hold (Read the messages on your registration page)visit the concerned office for it to be lifted before you can register i.e.
 
  • Business/Finance holds- Finance office,
  • Web Clearance, Leave of absence, Placement exam, and academic standing holds - Registrar’s office
  • Course Prerequisites, Course advising -Academic advisor’s office
  • Conditional Admission holds-Admissions office
 
Pupil’s Pass: International students kindly ensure your pupil’s pass remains valid by registering as a full time student i.e. 9 and above units for undergraduates and 6 and above units for graduates.
 
Tutorials on registration are available on https://cx.usiu.ac.ke/ICS/.
Always protect your passwords and change them frequently.
 
Refer to the Academic calendar, Summer 2021 schedule for financial guidelines on Registration https://www.usiu.ac.ke/resource/download-academic-calendar
 
Please take advantage of the prolonged registration time to avoid unnecessary charges.
 
 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NOTICE

Pupil’s Pass:

International students

Kindly ensure your pupil’s pass remains valid by registering as a full time student i.e. 9 and above units for undergraduates and 6 and above units for graduates.

Registrar's Attachments

Congratulations on your fine academic performance during Spring Semester of 2021. The grades you earned have entitled you to inclusion on the Dean’s List, which recognizes those students who are demonstrating superior achievement in their course work at USIU. We are all delighted that you have earned this distinction and we hope that you will continue to meet with equal success in all of your academic endeavors.

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