A registrar is the head of a university's record-keeping department. It's the job of the registrar to keep track of class schedules and a record of students' grades.

At a college or university, the registrar is the person who's responsible for keeping accurate records of classes, students, and grades. You might visit the registrar if your schedule needs to be changed, or when you want a copy of your transcript to send to a graduate school or for a fellowship application. Registrar comes from the Medieval Latin registrarius, "one who keeps a record,"

Definitions of registrar
  1. noun
    the administrator responsible for student records
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    type of:
    academic administrator
    an administrator in a college or university
  2. noun
    someone responsible for keeping records
    synonyms: record-keeper, recorder
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    a recorder appointed by a committee to prepare reports of the meetings
    type of:
    functionary, official
    a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  3. noun
    a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
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    type of:
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
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