The registrar maintains the academic record of all students and plans and implements the registration process for classes. He or she works with other administrators to coordinate times and locations for class meetings and resolve scheduling conflicts. Other responsibilities include keeping records of all college classes and curriculum prerequisites, determining students' graduation eligibility, planning commencement activities and preparing information such as honors lists, transcripts and class rankings.
The registrars might need to compile enrollment statistics and might advise students regarding loan and scholarship eligibility. Often serving as the department head, a registrar might be responsible for developing and implementing a budget and recommending useful technological updates and implementations to create a more efficient work environment. Registrars need to be familiar with the school’s academic policies when advising students on how to meet distribution and graduation requirements and resolving issues related to individual academic records, such as credit attribution.