Spring Course Update 1/13


A new section of Math 157, Calculus I for the Social/Life Sciences, has added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Leech, this course will be offered MWF 12:30-1:20 pm. This is a signature course.

Spring Course Update 1/12


FS 102 Section 13, Language Matters, has been moved to a new time slot.  Taught by Professor Riess, this course will now be offered TTH 11:00am-12:15pm. Although previously advertised as only for transfer students, this course is now open to ALL students. Please see here for FS 102 course descriptions.

Spring Course Update 1/12


PSYCH 465 The Psychology of Nationalism has been added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Searle-White, this class will be offered TTH 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The course description is as follows:

An examination of the psychological dimensions of nationalism.  Current research and theory in cognitive and clinical psychology will be applied towards understanding how and why people form groups, the implications of group membership for individual thinking and behavior, and the emotional processes that may play a role in transforming differences between national groups into violent action.  Several case studies of nationalist conflict, both Western and non-Western, will be examined.  This course emphasizes discussion and participation. Prerequisite: One course in Psychology. Distribution Requirements: SB, IP.

If you have questions, please contact the instructor.


PSYCH 206 Section 03 Research Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 207 Section 01 Statistical Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 455 History of Psychological Theories has been cancelled.

Snapshot of Open Courses as of 01/10/2017

Please see this Google spreadsheet for a listing of ALL Spring 2017 courses with at least 5 open seats as of 12:00 pm on 01/10/2016. You will need to be logged in with an allegheny.edu address in order to be able to view this document.

Please note that not all of these courses are appropriate for all students, depending on their class year and whether or not they have the appropriate pre-reqs, and that some of these courses are restricted to signature only or have other restrictions.

This list is a snapshot in time, so please use WebAdvisor to check the real-time status of classes. WebAdvisor is the source of record for the Spring 2017 schedule. This document is provided for planning purposes only.

Please direct questions about Spring 2017 course planning to your academic advisor.

Course Overloads

Taking more than 20 credits in a semester requires the permission of your academic advisor; taking more than 21 credits requires the permission of the Registrar.


New for Spring 2017, each overload form must be accompanied by a brief statement explaining why you are seeking this overload.

Please see the Overload Approval page for details and to download the Overload Approval Form.

WebAdvisor will close for Adds on Friday — use Add Cards

WebAdvisor will remain open for course adjustments until 4:00 pm on Friday 13 January. It will be closed over the weekend and will re-open on Tuesday 17 January. After that time, the addition of ANY class requires the instructor’s permission. Add cards are available in the Registrar’s Office and must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday 30 January. Late cards will not be accepted.

You may Drop courses on-line via WebAdvisor until the Drop deadline, which is 5:00 p.m. on Monday 30 January.

Spring Course Update 1/6


DMS 112 Community Contra Dance has been cancelled.

Spring Course Update 12/23


A new section of FS 102 has been opened for Spring 2017. Section 13, Language Matters, will be offered TTH 3:30-4:45 pm. The class will be taught by Professor Riess. Please see here for the course description.

Transcript Freeze for Current Students

Effective December 21,2016, transcript requests for current students cannot be processed until fall semester grades are posted to the official transcripts.

If you have a deadline date before or near January 12, 2017, we recommend that you request your transcript prior to the December 21 deadline so that it can be processed before the transcript freeze begins. Students wishing to have fall semester grades posted will need to indicate “HOLD FOR GRADES” when ordering through WebAdvisor Transcript on Demand service.

We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on January 12, 2017. Please note that no official transcripts will be available for first-semester students until January 12.

The Transcript Freeze does not affect transcript orders for alumni and former students, whose transcript orders will be processed as usual.

Office Closed for the Winter Break

The Office of the Registrar will close at 5:00 pm on Friday 23 December 2016 for the Winter Break. We will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.