Deadline for Student-initiated withdrawal (‘X’) is 11/3/16.

The last day to opt for a student-initiated withdrawal from a course (“X“) is Thursday 3 November.

Forms for withdrawals are available in the Registrar’s Office and require the signatures of the instructor and your academic advisor. The completed forms must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Thursday 3 November. Please keep in mind that only one student-initiated withdrawal per student is permitted per semester. If you wish to take a leave of absence from the College (i.e., to withdraw from all classes this semester), please contact the Dean of Students Office.

If taking a student-initiated withdrawal will leave you with fewer than 12 credits for the semester, you are strongly encouraged to consult with Financial Aid and Financial Services before you submit the card.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about withdrawing from a course.

Information Session: Special Requirements for CHEM 109, Spring 2017

Students who might be interested in taking Chem 109, The Science (and Art) of Brewing Beer, should attend the information session on November 7 at 4:30 pm in Carr 329. Please come with a signature card and proof that you will be at least 21 years of age before the end of the first week of the Spring Semester.

Signature cards will be available from the Office of the Registrar in Bentley Hall starting on Monday 7 November.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Statman,

Pre-Registration for Spring 2017

Pre-registration for the Spring 2017, semester begins on Monday, November 7.

Access is by registration class and letter code according to the posted registration schedule. Please check your profile in WebAdvisor to confirm your correct class and letter! The date and time in the schedule are the earliest that you may register.

Please make sure to consult with your academic advisor(s) before your scheduled registration time and receive permission to register – you will not be permitted to register for any classes without your advisor’s approval (double majors and students with co-advisors: both advisors must approve you to register). You should take a Degree Audit with you when you go to meet with your advisor(s).

The general registration order is: seniors, week of November 7; juniors, week of November 14; sophomores, week of November 28; first-years, week of December 5. Within each class, the letter group order for Spring preregistration is: C, D, E, F, G, H, B, A (please note that the order when you register next next Fall will be: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H).

Preregistration is limited to a maximum of 18 credits. You may add additional credits once the Spring semester begins. If you need a signature card, those will be available in Bentley Hall starting on the morning of Monday 7 November.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about registering for Spring.

Spring Course Update 10/24


Computer Science 111 Section 2, Introduction to Computer Science I, has been cancelled. Section 1 remains on the Spring schedule.

Journalism 300, Multimedia Journalism, has been cancelled. Please consult with the Journalism in the Public Interest program about possible substitutions for JPI minors.

Math 170 Section 2, Calculus II, has been cancelled. Four sections remain on the Spring schedule.

Political Science 326, Sports and the Politics of Race and Memory, has been cancelled.

Political Science 390, Special Topics in Political Science, has been cancelled.

Political Science 427, The European Union, has been cancelled.

Updates to Spring 2017 Course Information


Updates have been posted to the Course Information section of the Registrar’s website which includes descriptions for FS 102, FS 201, and special topics courses for the Spring 2017 semester. Please e-mail the course instructor if you have questions.

January and May 2017 Graduation List Posting

Graduates of 2017: The Registrar’s Office in Bentley Hall will publish and post a tentative January and May graduation list Monday, October 17th through Thursday, December 1st. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in the office on the second floor of Bentley Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed.

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday

Monday, September 12, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Fall semester. Add cards and Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on 9/12. Drops must be completed on-line via WebAdvisor by 5 p.m. on 9/12.

Adding a class requires the instructor’s signature, and declaring a class Credit/No Credit requires the advisor’s signature. Students are reminded that faculty schedules vary, so any needed signatures should be obtained as soon as possible. Students who miss the deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules.

Fall Course Update 9/6


 SPAN 591, “Group Study in Spanish Translation”

Are you bilingual English/Spanish? Have you studied Spanish and translation? “The Geography of Me” is an international correspondence project seeking to understand the relationship between place and self. In collaboration with Professor Ben Haywood’s FS 101 class and Professor Barbara Riess, students will help to connect Allegheny students to community members in Mexico through a study of specific “pitfalls” of translation and by translating letters into Spanish. Prerequisites are SPAN 315 or 405 or permission of the instructors. This is a 2-credit group-study. Please contact if interested.

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

WebAdvisor Closes for Adds on 8/26

At 4 PM on Friday, August 26, WebAdvisor will close for on-line course Adds. After that time, all Adds will require the instructor’s permission. Add cards will be available in the Registrar’s Office on Monday, August 29, and faculty will be in their offices that afternoon from 1-3 PM to sign eligible students into classes where possible. Add cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the Add deadline, 5 PM on Monday, September 12.

You may continue to drop classes on-line via Webadvisor until the Drop deadline, 5 PM on Monday, September 12.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions.