New Student Registration
Fall 2022


You're going to be a Gustie? Congratulations!

The information on this page will help you learn more about new student registration and what to expect when attending a Gustie Gear-Up! event on June 15, 16, or 17, 2022.


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 consult this page and/or 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!


Our Admission Office will mail you a Welcome Packet shortly after you pay your enrollment deposit. The packet contains a Gustavus Enrollment Timeline that will assist you through the next few months.


Beginning May 11, incoming deposited students will be mailed a Registration Packet. The packet includes instructions on how to submit the online Registration Preference form, RSVP to attend a Gustie Gear-Up! event in June, take placement exams, and submit AP and/or IB scores and PSEO/CIS transcripts. More detailed information can be found on your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist.

The Registration Packet includes:


Once you receive and review your Registration Packet, please go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist and complete two important forms prior to May 31:

  • First, complete your Gustie Gear-Up! RSVP form to reserve your spot at Gustie Gear-Up!. (Or to tell us if you cannot attend).
  • Next, complete your Registration Preference form to tell us your intended major and other information necessary for our advisors to create your class schedule. 

Hint: Watch the Submitting Your Registration Preferences video for helpful tips on how to complete the Registration Preference form.


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

You do not need to take a placement exam if you already have college credit for calculus or a non-English language. Instead, you will register for the next appropriate course, if appropriate.


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 your college courses are still in progress, you can wait until they are complete before sending transcripts. Sending transcripts and scores as soon as possible upon completion will help us identify if/how your credits will transfer to Gustavus. Thank you! 


Once you have created and activated your Gustavus User Account, submitted your Gustie Gear-Up! RSVP form and Registration Preference form, taken any necessary placement exams, and requested to have your transcripts/scores sent to Gustavus, you will be ready to attend a Gustie Gear-Up! event on June 15, 16, or 17, 2022.

Gustie Gear-Up! is your opportunity to personally review and adjust your class schedule with an academic advisor, meet your fellow classmates, complete necessary paperwork, take your ID photo, and get your final questions answered prior to moving in this fall. You can expect to spend a half day here on campus for Gustie Gear-Up!.

Unable to attend Gustie Gear-Up! due to distance or other reasons? Please tell us that on the Gustie Gear-Up! RSVP form found on your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist. Students who don't attend Gustie Gear-Up! will receive an email later this summer with information about their fall class schedule and how to review it with a Gustavus advisor.


After attending Gustie Gear-Up! in June, your next step will be to move in and attend New Student Orientation this fall. Orientation is focused on helping you make a successful transition to Gustavus and establish a strong sense of belonging with this community. 

Questions? Email or call (507 933 7598) Andrea Junso in the Campus Activities Office.


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 Enrollment Forms page.

Again, congratulations! Welcome to Gustavus.