Ian Binnington

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 (registrar@allegheny.edu, 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!!

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.