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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!!

Spring Registration Update (January 2019)

WebAdvisor will remain open for Adds until 8:00 am Monday 21 January


WebAdvisor will remain open for course adjustments until 8:00 am on Monday 21 January. This is new this semester. Students may add eligible courses through the first week of the add/drop period. After that time, the addition of ANY class will require the instructor’s permission.

Courses may still require Add Cards in the first week of add/drop, through Monday 21 January, if they are closed, you do not meet the pre-reqs or restrictions, or if they are Signature courses. ALL classes will require Add Cards for the second week of add/drop, from 8:00 am on Monday 21 January until 4:00 pm on Monday 28 January.

Add cards will be available in the Registrar’s Office on Monday 14 January and must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday 28 January. Late cards will not be accepted.

Request a Course Overload starting Monday 14 January

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. Each overload form must be accompanied by a brief statement explaining why you are seeking this overload.


The Overload Approval Form is now online and is no longer available in paper. Please see the Overload Approval page for details and to submit the Overload Approval Form. The deadline to submit an overload request is noon on Monday 28 January.

Closed for Winter Break

The Office of the Registrar at Allegheny College will be closed for the Winter Break starting at 5:00 pm on Friday 21 December 2018. We will re-open at 8:00 am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. During this time all services, including transcripts, will be unavailable.

Course Changes for Spring 2019 (12/13)


Two new sections of FS 102 have been added. Section 32 with Professor Bailey, titled The Politics of Anger, and Section 33 with Professor Allgeier, titled Understanding Organizations.


A new section of Math 170 Calculus II has been added. Section 3 with Professor Ellers.


Two courses have been cancelled. ECON 385 Intermediate Accounting and PHIL 260 Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Snapshot of Open Courses as of 12/07/2018

Please see this Google spreadsheet for a listing of Spring 2019 courses with at least 5 open seats as of 9:00 am on 12/07/2018. You will need to be logged in with an allegheny.edu address in order to be able to view this documents. Click to the second tab for the list of courses.

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 Spring 2019 schedule. This document is provided for planning purposes only.

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

Are you going to graduate in May 2019??

Seniors should ensure they are registered for the courses they need to graduate!!

Please review your Degree Audit, consult with your academic advisor(s), or contact the Office of the Registrar (registrar@allegheny.edu, 814-332-2357). You have until 4:00 pm on Monday 28 January 2019 to adjust your schedule.

All-College Change Period (Add/Drop) (December 2018)

On Monday 10 December, WebAdvisor will be temporarily closed while we make final adjustments to the Spring schedule. You will still be able to log on to see your schedule.

WebAdvisor will re-open on Tuesday 11 December.

Add cards will also be available on 11 December. 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).

Students may register for up to 20 credits at this time. Starting in January, students will be able to register for an “overload” (21 credits or more). Overload forms will be available at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester in January. Credit/No Credit cards will be available at the same time.

Please note that an Add card does not override a general registration hold (e.g., no advisor approval or a financial hold). If you are unable to register and you know that your advisor has approved you, you may have some sort of billing hold. You can review your balance through the TMS Student Account Center link on your WebAdvisor or by calling Financial Services at 332-2360.

You can continue to add unrestricted courses that have open seats online, and you can also drop any course online.

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

Transcript Freeze — December 18 through January 4

Effective December 18, transcript requests cannot be processed until fall 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 December 18, 2018, we recommend that you request your transcript(s) prior to December 18; otherwise it will be held until January 4, 2019. Students wishing to have fall 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 January 4.

Seniors graduating in January 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 January 18, 2019, after the faculty have voted to confer degrees.

Students who are facing academic suspension or dismissal will have their transcripts held until after the process concludes, on or around January 11.

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 registrar@allegheny.edu.