Choosing Classes and Advising

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 Learning Commons and the Registrar’s Office will coordinate First Year Course Registration July 13–24, 2020.

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

Action 1:

Make sure we have your final high school transcript and transcripts for any prior college coursework (including AP credit).

Action 3:

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 6:

On June 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: July 13–24.

Action 7:

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.


If you have any questions about registering for Fall courses, please contact the Learning Commons at (814) 332-2898 or learningcommons@allegheny.edu.