Advising and Choosing Classes

First-Year Course Registration is an opportunity for new students to talk to a faculty member or administrator about the registration process, including discussing interests and selecting classes.

The Center for Student Success and the Registrar’s Office will coordinate First-Year Course Registration June 14–25, 2021.

This process will be completed through telephone or Google Meet conversations. You will receive a personalized email on May 25 with a specific day and time for your First-Year Course Registration appointment. To prepare for your appointment, there are important actions you need to complete.

Action 1:

Complete your Educational Planning and Course Interest Form.

Action 2:

Complete the placement exams for:

  • Mathematics (Required for first-year students and transfer students who intend to take mathematics courses at Allegheny. Exceptions are outlined in the Mathematics Placement Exam Policy.)
  • Foreign Languages (optional)
  • Music (optional)

Please note: mathematics, foreign language, and music placement tests must be completed prior to your summer course registration appointment.

Action 3:

Register for a Group Advising Session.

Action 4:

Watch the Academic Overview: Advising and Course Planning video.

Action 5:

On May 25, you’ll receive an email at your Allegheny email address with your appointment time to speak with your entrance advisor during the first-year registration period: June 14–25.

Action 6:

Recently, we implemented a new course registration and advising platform, called Self-Service. We have made detailed instructions on how to navigate this platform. Please take some time throughout July to navigate and practice.

Action 7:

Please send your final transcripts and transcripts for any prior college coursework (including AP credit) when they are available.

If you have any questions about registering for Fall courses, please contact us at (814) 332-2898 or