Former University of the Rockies Student Info

Former University of the Rockies Student Information

As a previous University of the Rockies student who is finishing out your graduate degree at Ashford University, it’s important for you to have a home for necessary information.

Commencement 2018 Information
Frequently Asked Questions About Finishing Your Degree
Transcript Request
Helpful Forms

Commencement 2018 Information

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

university of rockies graduation

View the Commencement Program

Frequently Asked Questions About Finishing Your Degree

I have a question about completing degree requirements, whom should I contact?
Your Academic Advisor will be happy to assist you.

When will I receive my diploma, and what will be printed on it?
Your degree will be conferred and your diploma and transcripts will be released once you have met all degree requirements including, but not limited to, credits earned, GPA, examinations, internships, dissertations and balances paid in full. Diplomas are generally ordered within 30 days of completion of all program requirements and payment of all related tuition and fees. Once the diploma is ordered, it will take six (6) to eight (8) weeks to arrive. Diplomas, certificates, and transcripts will be withheld until all accounts at the University are paid in full. Once orders are placed, mailing addresses cannot be changed. Please make sure your address is up to date and accurate before finishing your last course. Your diploma will state your name as indicated on your Petition to Graduate, your degree, and your graduation date. The date of degree conferral recorded on your diploma will reflect the end of the term in which you completed all degree requirements. If you complete degree requirements prior to January 1, 2019, your diploma will be issued by University of the Rockies. After that date, diplomas will be issued by Ashford University. 

What size is the diploma?
University of the Rockies diplomas are 8½ inches by 11 inches

When will my official transcript reflect my degree awarded?
Degree completion is recorded on your official transcript within 30 days after completion of all program requirements. Transcripts will not be released until your account balance is paid in full, including the graduation fee. Please note that transcripts will be issued by Ashford University. 

How do I request my official transcripts?
Once your degree is awarded, one official transcript will be mailed to your current address. You can order additional official University of the Rockies transcripts at $6 per electronic copy and $8 per paper copy. Please note that costs may change after the merger with Ashford University. Please complete a Transcript Request form.
Official Transcript Request 

How do I prove I have earned my degree?
If you need to prove that you have earned your degree for an employer or other third party, you can either provide them with a copy of your official transcripts, order an official transcript and have it sent to a third party, or you can fill out an Enrollment Verification request form.
Official Transcript Request 
Enrollment Verification Request

How do I request faculty to provide a recommendation for me?
Complete a Student Request for Recommendation form and send it directly to the University of the Rockies individual from whom you are requesting a recommendation. Please be sure to explain exactly what you need in your request, in addition to sending the form. Please also be aware that requests for recommendations are fulfilled at the professor’s or staff member’s discretion. Professors may choose to fulfill a request right away, may require a longer timeline to write letters, or may decline to fulfill requests. You may direct questions concerning this process to the Office of the Registrar.
Request for Recommendation

Transcript Request

How to Order Your Official Transcripts Online
To order official transcripts, log into your Student Portal, click on My Degree and then click on the link that says “Order Official Transcript”. If you are unable to log into your Student Portal because you’ve forgotten your Student ID, please call the Registrar’s office at 1-866-621-0124 x30120. Didn’t have access to the Student Portal? Not a problem, you can visit our secure transcript store front.

The transcript ordering site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. Order updates will be sent to your email address, and you can track your order online. If a hold at University of the Rockies prevents the transcript from being released, you will have 30 days to resolve the hold before the order is cancelled.

Requests for official transcripts from students with outstanding financial obligations to the University cannot be completed. To clear financial holds, contact the Business Office at 1-844-250-2871.
University of the Rockies issues official transcripts only with signed permission from the owner of the student record. The Registrar's Office releases academic record transcripts in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Need to Pay by Check or Money Order
No problem! Just fill out the Official Request form.

Mail your completed form and check or money order to:
Ashford University
Office of the Registrar
8620 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123

Unofficial Transcripts
You can print copies of your unofficial transcript, free of charge, by logging into your student portal, clicking “My Degree” and then clicking “Unofficial Transcript.” Please note, if you have a hold on your account, you will not have access to your unofficial transcript.

Handbooks and Helpful Forms

You've found the source for the forms and handbooks you may need as a former student at University of the Rockies. Additional forms are also available in the Student Portal.

Applied Doctoral Project and Dissertation

Certification of APA Style Compliance
Chair Request
Oral Defense Evaluation
Request for Oral Defense
Request to Change Chairperson or Committee Member

Master of Counseling

Application for Counseling Practicum/Internship
Counseling Practicum/Internship Site Proposal
Counseling Practicum/Internship Site Agreement

Registrar's Office

Area of Study Declaration - Clinical 
Area of Study Declaration - Counseling 
Area of Study Declaration - Human Services
Area of Study Declaration - Psychology (CMC/GP/SPP)
Area of Study Declaration - Psychology (Non-Licensure)
Area of Study Declaration - Human Development and Public Sociology
Area of Study Declaration - Organizational Development and Leadership
Enrollment Verification Request
Official Transcript Request 
Petition to Graduate Form - Master's Programs 
Petition to Graduate Form - Doctoral Programs
Request for Recommendation
Request for Replacement/Duplicate Diploma


Applied Doctoral Project Handbook
Dissertation Handbook
IRB Handbook 
Master of Arts in Counseling Practicum and Internship Handbook
PsyD, Clinical Practicum Handbook 
PsyD, Clinical Specialization Internship Handbook