New Student Registration
Fall 2021


You're going to be a Gustie? Congratulations!

The information on this page will help you submit your class registration preferences so that we can create your Fall 2021 class schedule. Here are your first steps:

Create and activate your Gustavus User Account:
Your first step is to create and activate your Gustavus User Account. You were sent an email the day after you paid your enrollment deposit that included account creation and activation instructions. Please contact the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111 or if you need help or have questions about creating or activating your account.

Enrollment Checklist:
After you activate your Gustavus User Account, go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist. You will use the online checklist to request housing, submit your registration preferences, and keep track of other important details prior to arriving at Gustavus.

Gustavus ID#:
Students can find their Gustavus ID# in their Gustavus admission offer and/or financial aid information. This is an important number for you to memorize! You can upload a photo for your Gustavus ID card on your Enrollment Checklist or have your photo taken during orientation. You will receive your Gustavus ID card soon after.


Beginning March 15, our Admission Office will mail you a Welcome Packet after you pay your enrollment deposit. The packet contains a Gustavus Enrollment Timeline that will assist you through the next few months. The packet also includes a Housing Preference handout that provides instructions on how to complete your online housing application and profile in April.


Beginning May 17, incoming deposited students will be mailed a Registration Packet. The packet includes instructions on how to submit the online Registration Preference form, as well as information about taking placement exams, submitting AP and/or IB scores, submitting PSEO/CIS transcripts, and using the Advising & Registration Manual (ARM). The following items will be included in the packet:

2021 Submitting Registration Preferences (link posted May 17, 2021)

2021 First-Term Seminar (FTS) Selection (link posted May 17)

2021 Three Crowns Curriculum Information (link posted May 17)

2021 Advising & Registration Manual (ARM) (link posted May 17)


After you receive your Registration Packet in mid-May, please go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist to complete and submit your Registration Preference form prior to June 4. (The form will open on May 17.)

The information that you provide on your Registration Preference form will be used by a Gustavus advisor to create your class schedule, so be sure to take the time to really tell us about your own academic interests. The form will likely take you 20-30 minutes to complete.


Most incoming Gustavus students need to take at least one placement exam prior to class registration. Visit the Should I Take a Placement Exam? page to help you decide which exam(s) you should take. More detailed information can be found on your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist.

Still not sure after reading the instructions? TAKE THE PLACEMENT EXAMS :) Don't let the lack of a placement exam score keep you from getting into a class you want. Taking a placement exam doesn't mean that you have to take that class this semester, but it does give you the option. Remember, placement exams do not impact your GPA. They are simply used for placement.

Calculus Placement

Chemistry Placement

Language Placement


Have you earned any college credits prior to coming to Gustavus? If so, be sure to request that your official college transcripts and/or AP or IB test scores are sent directly to Gustavus from the institution(s) that granted the credit. It is not enough to have these classes listed on your high school transcript. You must request for the official college transcript(s) and/or test score be sent directly to Gustavus.

Have transcripts sent to:


Gustavus Admission Office
800 W. College Ave
Saint Peter, MN, 56082

If courses are still in progress, transcripts may be sent upon course completion. Sending transcripts and scores as soon as possible upon completion will allow us to identify how your credits will transfer to Gustavus and help us create your class schedule. Thank you! 


Your fall class schedule will be made available to you in mid-July. You will receive an email at that time with instructional videos to help you: 1) access your class schedule and 2) understand how your courses fit within the Gustavus curriculum. You will also learn about the process for making any necessary schedule adjustments.


Do you need an extra copy of any of the mailings that you were sent from our Admission Office? You will find a comprehensive list on their 2021 Enrollment Forms page.

Again, congratulations! Welcome to Gustavus.