•   COVID-19 Information

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registrar’s Office is currently providing services remotely via Zoom appointments and can be reached at registrar@trinity.edu. All forms, requests, and approvals can be submitted to us via email for the time being.

Using TigerPaws

Registration for classes and grading at Trinity is done online for all students using TigerPaws.

Grading Instructions


Before you begin the grading process, login to TigerPaws.


  1. Access TigerPAWS then click on "Log In" at the top of the page. Enter your User Name and Password, then click Submit. 
  2. Click on the "Faculty" menu then click on "Grading" under the "Faculty Information" heading.

Get Help

Forgot your password or having problems logging in? Contact ITS at itsupport@trinity.edu or by phone at (210) 999-7409.

Trouble entering grades or questions about online grading? Contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@trinity.edu or by phone at (210) 999-7201.


  • Grading Deadlines

    Grades can be entered or changed online only until the published deadline for grade submission. After the deadline, grades/grade changes must be submitted in person in the Office of the Registrar; this applies also when changing grades of Incomplete to a letter grade. Grades and Grade Changes will not be accepted by email or by fax.

Hot Tip 

Additional documentation

An Information Statement for Grade of Incomplete must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for all "I" grades issued.

Grade of Incomplete Form →


Accessing Advisee Files

Go to TigerPAWS, click Log In, enter username/password, submit, then choose TigerPAWS for Faculty and select My Advisees.

Hot Tip 

View advisee list with photos by clicking the “Advisee List with Photos” link from the Faculty menu.


Electronic Waitlists or “E-Waitlists” 

Through these waitlists, students can add themselves to an online waitlist on TigerPAWS if a desired class is closed.

The system keeps track of the order students sign up and then provides two distinct processes for managing the waitlists:

Automatic Processing – requires no involvement from faculty or department administrator; it manages waitlists in first-come, first-serve order. The second alternative – Faculty-Initiated Permission to Register – was developed to give faculty the flexibility to approve registrations in closed classes for special cases (just like “pink slips”), with department their administrator’s assistance. In either case, students are notified by email of their permission to register and are responsible for actually registering themselves online for the class prior by the deadline specified in their notification. If the student’s permission to register expires, he or she will be removed from the waitlist. Students may add themselves to waitlists, remove themselves, or if granted permission, register from the waitlist; however, these functions are allowed only during official registration/add/drop periods.

Managing Waitlists Automatic Waitlist Processing The system automatically builds a waitlist of students in first-come/first-serve order, and then grants permission to register if seats become available. No action is needed from faculty or department administrator for first-come, first-serve handling. Instead, at regular intervals during registration/add/drop, the Registrar runs a computer program which checks for openings and triggers batch email notifications of permission to register to students at the top of waitlists. It’s important to note that email notifications of permission to register are produced at the time the Registrar runs the Automatic Processing program; permission notices are NOT automatically sent at the instant an enrolled student drops the class. Automatic Processing keeps track of enrollments, currently pending registrations and course capacities before granting permissions to register.

Faculty-Initiated Permission to Register (replaces the “pink slip” process) With this option a faculty member can override a closed class and approve any student on the waitlist to register in the class. This is accomplished through the department administrator who posts the FacultyInitiated Permission directly on the Datatel system (a “P” status is entered on the SWLM screen). The student will be allowed to register regardless of the course capacity, the number of pending registrations currently on the waitlist, or number of students enrolled. This is a closed class override, so care must be taken not over-enroll the classroom.

Before using this option, please note:

  • The permission to register in the closed class can only be posted by the department administrator during the official registration/add/drop period; not before or after. 
  • A student must be on the E-Waitlist before permission to register can be granted. Students must place themselves on waitlists using TigerPAWS. Department administrators cannot place students on E-Waitlists, they can only grant permission to those already on a waitlist. 
  • The automatic email notification of Faculty-Initiated Permission to Register is sent to the student instantly at the time the department administrator posts the permission on the system. (This is a major difference from Automatic Processing, which generates notifications in batch when the Registrar runs a system program.) Permission to register is granted for a limited time. The deadline is normally midnight the next day. Students who don’t register by the deadline are dropped from the waitlist. 
  • Before granting permission to register in a closed class, professors must carefully check the number of pending registrations, if any, which may have already been granted by either the Automatic Processing program or by prior Faculty-Initiated Permissions. Department administrators can view real-time enrollments and the total number of currently pending registrations; they can also generate reports with this information for you. Advanced Features (Department Chair Approval required) Faculty can “manage” the order of students on their waitlists with the assistance of their department administrator.
  • The department administrator changes the order by changing the numerical “rank” of the student(s) on the SWLM screen. The student with the highest rank is automatically moved to the top of the waitlist. If a seat opens, the student at the top of the list receives permission to register the next time the Registrar runs the Automatic Processing program. However, if no seats become available, no students will be offered permission to register. This feature should only be used in extenuating circumstances with the Chair’s approval.


Hot Tip

Once a waitlist is established, students cannot register for the class unless they are on the waitlist. Increasing the capacity on a section with a waitlist will create open spots, but only students on the waitlist may register for them.