Form Instructions

You need to add/drop a class:

Fill out the Add/Drop Form (PDF) and have it signed by your professors, adviser, and finance counselor (if applicable)

You need to change your address or phone number:

Send an email to providing your name, ID number, and new address.

Evaluate your adviser:

Fill out the Academic Advisement Evaluation

If you need to give Southern Adventist University permission to release your grades to your parents or any other person:

Sign into your portal at, click on Academics>Academic Profile>Manage Access>Grant or Revoke Access

You can demonstrate your knowledge about a class & a test/examination is available:

Fill out the Request for Challenge, Waiver, or Validation Examination (PDF) and give it to the department in charge of the class

Note: Please check with the professor of the class first.

You are a Southern Adventist University student but you need to take a class off campus:

Request for Permission to Take Courses Off Campus During Fall and/or Winter Semester (PDF)


Request for Permission to Take Courses Off Campus During the Summer (PDF)

Note: Students wanting to take Home Study courses, need to fill out the Home Study Application and one of the above forms.

You need a class that is not being offered. An instructor, school/department is willing to teach the class:

Application for Undergraduate Directed Study (PDF)

Note: After obtaining approval from the department/school chairman/dean, return to the Records and Advisement front desk.

You need to withdraw from all classes:

Fill out the Drop All Classes (PDF) form, have it signed, and return it to the Records office

Extenuating circumstances make it impossible for you to complete a class/classes by end of the semester:

Contact your professor about your circumstances and if your professor agrees to grant you an incomplete, you will have an extra semester to complete the class. Make sure to work with your professor on the timeline and schedule to follow in order to meet all requirements.

You’ve changed your major/minor/degree/professional objective/adviser:

Fill out the Request to Change Major/Minor/Adviser form

Your name has changed:

Request for Change of Legal Name

Note: A copy of the legal document to verify the name change must be sent to the Records and Advisement front desk.  It can be personally brought to the Front Desk, mailed, or faxed to 423.236.1899.

Exceptions to catalog policy:

Academic Petition (PDF)

Note: Exeptions may also apply to waivers, writing courses, & graduation requirements.

You are a senior, planning to graduate from Southern Adventist University:

Graduation Contract: Associate Degree (PDF)


Graduation Contract: Baccalaureate Degree (PDF)

You need an official Southern Adventist University transcript:

Southern Adventist University Transcripts

You need to obtain your high school/academy or college/university transcript. Fill out the form for obtaining:

Transcript Request for High School and Off-Campus Undergraduate Transcript (PDF)