Fall 2019 Registration Updates (April 2019)

Pre-registration for Fall 2019 continues!!

On Monday, April 29, WebAdvisor will be temporarily closed while we make final adjustments to the Fall schedule. All continuing students without holds will have had the opportunity to register by this time.

WebAdvisor will re-open on Tuesday, April 30. Add cards will also be available on April 30. Please use Add cards to register (if the instructor grants permission) for:

  • courses that are full
  • courses that have restrictions you do not meet (e.g., FR/SO only)
  • courses that require the instructor’s signature (in “Search for Sections” in WebAdvisor, these courses are designated “Yes” in the “Sign Req” column).

Please note that an Add card does not override a general registration hold (e.g., no advisor approval or a financial hold).

After April 30, students may continue to add unrestricted courses that have open seats online, and also drop any course online. WebAdvisor will remain open for these course adjustments until June 28.

Students may register for up to 18 credits at this time. Continuing students wishing to register for 19 or more credits may do so after First-Year Course Registration ends in early August. At that point students may register for up to 20 credits with no special permission. Once the Fall semester starts in August, students may register for up to 21 credits with the permission of their advisor, and 22 credits and above with the permission of their advisor and the registrar. Overload forms will be available at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester in August. Credit/No Credit cards will be available at the same time.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at if you encounter any problems registering for Fall classes.

Transcript Freeze — May 7 through May 15

Effective May 7, transcript requests cannot be processed until spring semester grades are posted. This applies to ALL requests — from current students, pending graduates, and alumni.

If you have a deadline date before or near May 8, 2019, we recommend that you request your transcript(s) prior to May 8; otherwise it will be held until May 15, 2019. Students wishing to have spring semester grades should indicate “Hold for Current Semester Grades” when ordering. If you do not, you may need to order a second transcript. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on May 15.

Seniors graduating in May 2019 should select “Hold for Current Semester Grades & Degree Posted” to make sure their degree is listed on the transcript. If you do not, you may need to order a second transcript. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on May 15.

Students who are facing academic suspension or dismissal will have their transcripts held until after the process concludes, on or around May 23.

Students who are not graduating seniors may continue to order transcripts as usual, but should be aware that delivery will be delayed during this period. Please plan ahead!!

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 814-332-2357 or

Fall 2019 Distribution Course Listing

Please see this Google spreadsheet for a listing of Fall 2019 courses that fulfill distribution requirements for students who entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after. You will need to be logged in with an 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 Fall 2019 schedule. This document is provided for planning purposes only.

Please direct questions about Fall 2019 course planning to your academic advisor.

Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) Deadline: 3/26

The deadline to take a Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) from a semester course for Spring 2019 is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. 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 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. 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.

Sign up for President Mullen’s short course — “Case Studies in Presidential Leadership”!!

Sign up for President Mullen’s short course — LS 191 S0, “Case Studies in Presidential Leadership”, a 1-credit short course starting on Sunday 7 April.


Add cards are available in the Office of the President, Tippie 205.

The course is a study of presidential leadership in times of crisis or social change. Students investigate the leadership qualities of four American Presidents — Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

The class meets six times: Sunday, April 7: 6:00 – 7:30 pm; and Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12: noon – 1:15 p.m. each day.

The format centers around discussion based upon selected readings. Students provide a final written reflection, examining how the qualities of leadership discussed inform their own personal approach to leadership.

This course must be taken credit/no credit and is open only to students graduating in May 2019.

Sign up for “The Art of Leadership,” Spring 2019 Module B Course

Sign up for LS 190 B1 “The Art of Leadership,” a 2-credit Module B course starting on Tuesday 5 March.

TuTH 9:30-10:45 am.  Add cards are available in the Office of The Registrar, Murray 128.

The course is an exploration of the complexities of leadership and an opportunity to discover one’s own individual leadership style. There is more that goes into fostering good leadership than what one often sees. In this class, students learn how to build and manage effective teams, how to motivate and supervise individuals, how to negotiate, and how to manage conflict. Students will also learn to identify toxic leadership and how to remove and prevent it. In this class, students will explore how to effectively use the leadership techniques they already possess, and cultivate new ones which they will use throughout their life. This will be taught as a seven-week course.

Taught by visiting faculty from the Edinboro ROTC cadre, this course is informed by their experience as leaders in the military but is not focused on military leadership. Instead, it seeks to take their experience and training and allow Allegheny students the opportunity to study and develop this important life skill.  At some point, you will be called upon to lead. This class can help you get ready!

Invitation to Commencement 2019

Students eligible to participate in the 2019 Commencement ceremony should have received an e-mail invitation with a short form to complete. Eligible students are those who have already graduated (since May 2018); who expect to graduate in May 2019; or have an anticipated graduation date falling within the nine months following May 2019 (so, September 2019 or January 2020). If a student has walked in a prior Commencement ceremony, they are not eligible to walk in 2019.

For information about ordering caps & gowns, Senior Week events, Baccalaureate, tickets for the ceremony, or anything else related to Commencement, please visit the Commencement 2019 website or contact the Office of Conference & Event Services at 814-332-3101.

Spring Registration Update (late January 2019)

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday 28 January at 4:00 pm

Monday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Spring semester. Add cards and Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on 1/28. Drops must be completed on-line via WebAdvisor by 4:00 p.m. on 1/28.

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.

Overload deadline is Monday 28 January at noon

The deadline to submit an overload form for Spring 2019 is noon on Monday 28 January. The form will be turned off at that time.

Seniors: Check your Senior Project Registration!!

Please see here for directions on how to register for a “double” senior project. If a student is writing a combined comp, they need to make sure their registration is for “DOUBL HIST/MATH 600″ or “DOUBL CMPSC/COMM 610,” as the case may be. If a student is writing two separate comps, this does not apply; they will need to register as per the rules of their two majors.

If you are facing a situation where your major departments have different registration requirements for senior projects, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR ADVISORS BEFORE YOU REGISTER!! So, for example, one program requires a two semester comp and the other doesn’t; or one program requires a 2 credit 600 and the other a 4 credit 600. If you are uncertain, you can find that information in the Academic Bulletin for the year you first came to Allegheny.

Seniors: will you graduate?

Have you checked your Degree Audit? Do you see this under the “Program Summary” section?

Program Summary: (Pending (Anticipated Complete))

If you do not see this on your Degree Audit, please consult with your academic advisor BEFORE THE SPRING ADD DEADLINE, which is Monday, January 28 at 4:00 pm.

 Seniors: Watch for more information about Commencement 2019 soon!!