Registration for Spring 2021

If you have questions about registering for Spring, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2357.


Update: Information sent to students on January 15, 2021

There are multiple add/drop deadlines for Spring 2021!!

Due to the modular structure of Spring 2021, there are several add/drop and credit/no credit deadlines to know.

  1. All students MUST be registered for one course no later than 5:00 pm on Friday 22 January 2021.  Students not registered for at least one course by that deadline will be placed on a leave for Spring 2021.
  2. The add/drop and credit/no credit deadline for Module 1 courses is 5:00 pm on Friday 22 January 2021.
  3. The add/drop and credit/no credit deadline for full-semester courses is 5:00 pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021. In most cases this applies to senior projects only.
  4. The add/drop and credit/no credit deadline for Module 2 and Module 2A courses is 5:00 pm on Thursday 4 March 2021.
  5. The add/drop and credit/no credit deadline for Module 2B courses is 5:00 pm on Thursday 15 April 2021.

Students may add and drop courses prior to these deadlines using Self-Service. All course conflict forms must be completed by the appropriate deadline. Requests for eligible courses to be taken credit/no credit require a form to be completed here

Students who miss the appropriate deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules.

 

There are two overload deadlines!!

The deadline to submit an overload form for Spring 2021 Module 1 courses is noon on Thursday 21 January 2021. The Module 1 overload form will be turned off at that time.

The deadline to submit an overload form for Spring 2021 Module 2 courses is noon on Wednesday 3 March 2021. The overload form will be turned off at that time.

Overload forms are available at this link.

 

 

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.

In almost every case, the add/drop deadline for senior projects is 5:00 pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

 

 

Billing and Financial Aid Reminders (repeated from October message)

Financial Aid Considerations: As the structure of Spring 2021 is unusual, there are several differences between Spring 2021 and previous semesters. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at fao@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2701 or toll free at 1-800-835-7780.

NEW: The Intent to Return Form will be available soon. A message will be posted when it is ready.

  1. Depending on their sources of aid, some students MUST be registered for 15 weeks of instruction, which would require a course in Module 1 and at least one course that spans the entire length of Module 2. These students and their advisors have all been individually notified of this requirement. 
  2. Certain sources of aid, specifically some federal and state aid, will show as “pending” and will not be disbursed until after the student starts their Module 2 classes. This is because no student will be full-time (12 credits) until that point. 
  3. Students who do not enroll in a Module 1 course or who drop or withdraw from their Module 1 course must complete an “Intent to Return” form. Failure to do so may result in their financial aid being returned. If a student completes the “Intent to Return” form and then does not return to classes for Module 2, the date they signed the form will be the date they left the institution.

Billing Considerations: To accommodate students and families on multi-payment plans, the billing deadlines for Spring 2021 will remain the same. However, pending aid (see above) will be accounted for in calculating balances. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Services at finsrv@allegheny.edu or toll free at 1-800-376-7075.

 

 

Signature Consent vs. Add Authorization in Self-Service

Top line

  1. If your course has started, then you must use “Add Authorization” to add students. This will last for the add/drop period for the period in question.
    • This ignores posted caps, pre-reqs, and other restrictions.
  2. If your course has not started, then either the student can add if the class is open and they are eligible OR you will need to use “Signature Consent” to add students.
    • This means that posted caps, pre-reqs, and class year restrictions will remain in force.

Dates for Specific Actions

Module 1

  • Signature consent – 01/04/21 – 01/18/21
  • Add Authorization – 1/19/21 – 01/22/21

Whole Semester – Sr Projects / Independent studies

  • Signature consent – 01/04/21 – 01/18/21
  • Add Authorization – 1/19/21 – 02/02/21

Module 2  & Module 2A

  • Signature consent – 01/04/21 – 02/22/21
  • Add Authorization – 02/23/21 – 03/04/21

Module 2B

  • Signature consent 01/04/21 – 04/04/21
  • Add Authorization – 04/05/21 – 04/15/21

Much More Detail!

Module 1

  1. For Module 1 classes, faculty will need to use the “Add Authorization” function to add students to the course starting on Tuesday 19 January, 201, the first day of Module 1. If “Add Authorizations” have already been granted, students will be able to register starting on Tuesday.
  2. For Module 1 that were signature-only, if a student does not enroll by Monday 18 January, faculty will need to go into Self-Service and provide “Add Authorization” even if they have already provided “Signature Consent.” i.e., signature consent will not allow a student into a Module 1 class after that point in the semester.
  3. Between Tuesday 19 January and the end of the Module 1 add/drop on Friday 22 January, faculty may use the “Add Authorization” function to override course caps for Module 1 courses. Remember that pre-requisite and class year checking is turned off for this period and all adds are via “Add Authorization.”

Full Semester

  1. For full semester courses (mostly senior projects), faculty will need to use the “Add Authorization” function to add students to the course starting on Tuesday 19 January, 201, the first day of the semester. If “Add Authorizations” have already been granted, students will be able to register starting on Tuesday.
  2. For full semester courses (mostly senior projects) that were signature-only, if a student does not enroll by Monday 18 January, faculty will need to go into Self-Service and provide “Add Authorization” even if they have already provided “Signature Consent.” i.e., signature consent will not allow a student into a full semester class after that point in the semester.
  3. Between Tuesday 19 January and and the end of the full semester add/drop on Tuesday 2 February, faculty may use the “Add Authorization” function to override course caps for full semester courses. Remember that pre-requisite and class year checking is turned off for this period and all add are via “Add Authorization.”

Module 2 and 2A Courses

  1. For Module 2 and 2A courses, until the start of Module 2 on Tuesday 23 February, faculty should continue to use “Signature Consent” to add students and students will be able to continue to add open classes for which they are eligible. “Add Authorizations” granted during this period for Module 2 courses will allow students to register starting on Tuesday 23 February.
  2. This means that until Tuesday 23 January, class caps and class year restrictions for Module 2 and 2A courses cannot be overridden.
  3. For Module 2 and 2A courses that were signature-only, if a student does not enroll by Tuesday 23 February, faculty will need to go into Self-Service and provide “Add Authorization” even if they have already provided “Signature Consent.” i.e., signature consent will not allow a student into a Module 2 or 2A course after that point in the semester.
  4. Between Tuesday 23 February and and the end of the Module 2 and 2A add/drop on Thursday 4 March, faculty may use the “Add Authorization” function to override course caps for Module 2 and 2A courses. Remember that pre-requisite and class year checking is turned off for this period and all add are via “Add Authorization.”

Module 2B Courses

  1. For Module 2B courses, until the start of Module 2B on Monday 5 April, faculty should continue to use “Signature Consent” to add students and students will be able to continue to add open classes for which they are eligible. “Add Authorizations” granted during this period for Module 2B courses will allow students to register starting on Monday 5 April.
  2. This means that until Monday 5 April, class caps and class year restrictions for Module 2B courses cannot be overridden.
  3. For Module 2B courses that were signature-only, if a student does not enroll by Monday 5 April, faculty will need to go into Self-Service and provide “Add Authorization” even if they have already provided “Signature Consent.” i.e., signature consent will not allow a student into a Module 2 or 2A course after that point in the semester.
  4. Between Monday 5 April and and the end of the Module 2B add/drop on Thursday 15 April, faculty may use the “Add Authorization” function to override course caps for 2B courses. Remember that pre-requisite and class year checking is turned off for this period and all add are via “Add Authorization.”

Update: Information sent to students on October 19, 2020

Spring 2021 classes are now available for you to view on Self-Service. Please see here for additional information about special topics courses, FS 102 and 201 course descriptions, etc.

Please see below for information about the unique structure of the Spring 2021 semester. All students must be registered for at least one class by Friday 22 January (the add/drop deadline for Module 1 courses) or they will be placed on leave. Enrolled students may change their schedule after this date, based on the various add/drop deadlines for the semester

 

  1. Preregistration for the Spring 2021 semester begins on Monday, November 2. Please use the Academic Bulletin and Self-Service to plan your schedule. The Bulletin lists ALL courses, so please use Self-Service to see which classes are actually being offered in a given semester. There are detailed instructions for how to search for, add, and drop classes via Self-Service here.
  2. Please check the registration schedule to see at what time you are eligible to register. Please check your profile in WebAdvisor to confirm your correct class and letter! The date and time in the schedule are the earliest that you may register. Make sure to consult with your academic advisor(s) before your scheduled registration time to receive permission to register – you will not be permitted to register for any classes without your advisor’s approval (double majors: both advisors must approve you to register). 
  3. If you have previously been informed that you must declare a major and minor this semester, you must also have submitted your declaration form to be able to register.
  4. Preregistration is limited to a maximum of 18 credits. You will be able to register for up to 20 credits starting on Wednesday 9 December and for over 20 credits (an “overload”) starting on Monday 18 January.
  5. If you are unable to register, there may be some sort of hold on your account. Please consult this page for suggestions.
  6. Once per semester, students need to confirm their address, personal e-mail, etc. Please see here for how to do that.
  7. If you wish to declare a class “Credit/No Credit” you may do so starting in January. Please consult your advisor as CR/NC courses cannot be used to fulfill some College and departmental requirements. In particular, CR/NC may NOT be used to fulfill the distribution requirements.
  8. Seniors, if you need to register for a double senior project, please follow these directions

 

Registration Class: Please note that Registration Class is determined by the number of credits you will have earned by the end of the semester, not when you entered Allegheny; for example, you may think of yourself as a “sophomore” because this is your second year but be eligible to register as a junior. A student is considered to be a first-year student from the date of matriculation until the semester following completion of the 28th semester hour, when the student becomes a sophomore. A student becomes a junior in the semester following completion of the 60th semester hour, and a senior in the semester following completion of the 92nd semester hour.

 

Structure of Spring 2021 Semester: In June, we told you that we were adopting a new semester structure for Spring 2021. The spring 2021 semester will begin January 19 remotely with a three-week Module 1 (plus final exams) with one course taken (4 credits) followed by a 12-week on-campus Module 2 that begins February 22 during which the typical student will take three courses (12 credits). Classes will end on May 7 and exams will end on May 17. Unless you have completed the Remote Session Housing Request and been approved to remain on campus during the periods of remote instruction, you should not be on campus between November 20 and February 19. Information about Spring move-in will be coming later.

 

  1. We assume that each student will enroll in a Module 1 course. Each of these courses has an M in the section number (e.g., CMPSC 100 M0) and you can filter by these courses in Self-Service. Use the “Modules” option in the “Filter Results” box.
  2. Given the intensity of a five day class schedule, students will be able to take up to 4 credits without special permission during the Spring 2021 Module 1 term. There will be an overload process for students who wish to take more, but exceptions are not likely to be routinely granted.
  3. As usual, students may take up to 20 credits total in the Spring 2021 semester without special permission. 21 or more credits will require the usual overload request process. This means there will be TWO overload processes for Spring 2021, one for Module 1 and one for the whole semester. 

 

Financial Aid Considerations: As the structure of Spring 2021 is unusual, there are several differences between Spring 2021 and previous semesters. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at fao@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2701 or toll free at 1-800-835-7780.

  1. Depending on their sources of aid, some students MUST be registered for 15 weeks of instruction, which would require a course in Module 1 and at least one course that spans the entire length of Module 2. These students and their advisors have all been individually notified of this requirement. 
  2. Certain sources of aid, specifically some federal and state aid, will show as “pending” and will not be disbursed until after the student starts their Module 2 classes. This is because no student will be full-time (12 credits) until that point. 
  3. Students who do not enroll in a Module 1 course or who drop or withdraw from their Module 1 course must complete an “Intent to Return” form. Failure to do so may result in their financial aid being returned. If a student completes the “Intent to Return” form and then does not return to classes for Module 2, the date they signed the form will be the date they left the institution.

 

Billing Considerations: To accommodate students and families on multi-payment plans, the billing deadlines for Spring 2021 will remain the same. However, pending aid (see above) will be accounted for in calculating balances. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Services at finsrv@allegheny.edu or toll free at 1-800-376-7075.