Preregistration for Fall, 2015

Posted: March 12, 2015

Classes for the 2015-16 academic year will be visible on WebAdvisor starting next week (Spring Break). Any course changes after that time will be posted on the Registrar blog.

Preregistration for the Fall, 2015, semester will open the week of April 6; please see the posted Registration Schedule to find your registration time. Registration is by class and letter group; please check your registration class and letter to make sure you register at the earliest possible time for you.

You will need to be approved by your advisor to register before you can sign up for classes in WebAdvisor. If you have recently declared a major or changed your advisor, your new advisor is the one who must approve you. If you have two advisors (e.g., because you are a double major),both advisors must approve you before you will be able to register. Please contact your advisor(s) well in advance of your scheduled registration time to make an appointment to discuss your academic plans.

In planning your Fall schedule, students (especially seniors!) are encouraged to review your Degree Audit to see what graduation requirements you still need to complete.

If you have questions about your Degree Audit or about registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 814-332-2357.

Drop Deadline is Monday 2/16

Posted: February 12, 2015

The last day to drop a Spring class is this coming Monday.Drop cards must be signed by the instructor and turned in by the student by 5 PM on February 16.  Late cards will not be accepted.

Please note that courses CANNOT be dropped on WebAdvisor at this time – drops can be made using Drop cards ONLY. Drop cards are available in the Registrar's Office, which is open M-F 8 AM-5 PM.

New Short Course on Climate Change

Posted: February 5, 2015

Visiting Scholar Dr. Claudio Piani from the Department of Environmental Science at the American University of Paris will teach a one-week short course on climate modeling & climate change from March 2-6. The class will meet every evening for two hours on five consecutive days. Students should have taken at least one previous class in Environmental Science or Geology; please contact Professor Pallant in the Environmental Science department for more information or to register.

Course Description: ENVSC 290 Climate Change, Climate Modeling

An introduction to climate change and climate modeling. Topics include how global warming works; observations of global warming; and what we know and don’t know about the future of the earth’s climate. We also examine climate models, including applications of impact models and bias correction.

Add, CR/NC Deadline is Monday 1/26

Posted: January 22, 2015

Monday, January 26, is the last day to Add a course for Spring or to declare a Spring course Credit/No Credit. Signed cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on Monday afternoon. Late cards will not be accepted!

Students may still drop classes until February 16. After January 26, WebAdvisor will be closed for drops, and a Drop card should be used instead.

SENIORS: please make sure you are registered to complete ALL graduation requirements by Monday’s deadlines.If you are not registered to complete all requirements, you will not be permitted to walk in the May Commencement ceremony.

New FS 102 Section Added

Posted: January 8, 2015

A new section of FS 102 has been added to the Spring schedule:

Section 1: Still Relevant Today?

Professor Briggeman. CORRECTION: meeting time is WF 11-12:15

An examination of several literary works that have been considered central to western culture. We investigate what they have to offer to determine if they remain relevant today. Are there “universals” that explain a book’s longevity? Titles include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Hamlet, Heart of Darkness, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Time permitting, we will read Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle as a “test case.” Will it join the western literature canon? This seminar develops oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on persuasive communication in an academic context.

WebAdvisor closes 1/7 at 4 PM

Posted: January 6, 2015

WebAdvisor will close for Spring registration at 4 PM on Wednesday, January 7. Adding classes after that time will require Add cards for all courses. The Spring Add deadline is Monday, January 26. Add cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

Cards to declare a course Credit/No Credit will be available on Monday, January 12. The deadline to declare a Spring course Credit/No Credit is Monday, January 26. CR/NC cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

WebAdvisor will reopen for drops only on Monday, January 12 and will remain open until January 26. After that date, drops will require a Drop card.  The Spring Drop deadline is Monday, February 16. Drop cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

Students may register for up to 20 credits without special permission. If you wish to enroll for more that 20 credits this semester, please see the Course Overload page.

Closed 12/24 through 1/4

Posted: December 23, 2014

Allegheny College will be closed for Winter Break from December 24 through January 4. We will reopen at 8 AM on Monday, January 5.

Happy Holidays!

“Arabic Novel in Translation” Course Available for Spring

Posted: December 4, 2014

ARAB 250 Modern Arabic Novel in Translation, taught by Professor Hilal, will meet TTh 1:30-2:45. Instruction and all readings are in English, and the course has no prerequisites.

Description:An introduction to the contemporary Arabic novel and the historical, political, and cultural realities of the Middle East. Class sessions focus on discussion of key developments in the literature of the contemporary Arabic-speaking world. The selected novels, originally written in Arabic but translated into English, offer a space to discuss the important issues that have influenced this genre: colonialism and post-colonialism, religion and secularization, orientalism, and feminism.

UPDATE: PROBLEM FIXED (was: WebAdvisor down due to power outage)

Posted: December 1, 2014

WebAdvisor appears to be functioning normally for registration now. If you have any difficulty registering at your scheduled time, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 814-332-2357,

SO/JR/SR preregistration closes Tuesday, 11/25

Posted: November 24, 2014

Initial preregistration for students whose registration class is sophomore, junior, or senior will close at 4 PM on Tuesday, November 25.
WebAdvisor will re-open for registration for first-years ONLY on Monday, December 1.

On Monday, December 8, WebAdvisor will re-open for registration for all students. Add cards will also be available on this date, and students will be able to register for up to 20 credits at that time.

Credit/No Credit cards will be available at the beginning of the Spring semester (January 12). Petitions for overloads (more than 20 credits) will also be considered once the Spring semester begins.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 814-332-2357.