New Student Registration
Fall 2020


Let's get you registered for your Fall 2020 Gustavus classes!

You're going to be a Gustie? CONGRATULATIONS! The information on this page will help you prepare to submit your class registration preferences online so that we can assemble your Fall 2020 class schedule.

Of course, we would have loved to host you, our new Gusties and their families, here on campus for our traditional Gustie Gear-Up! Registration and Summer Orientation event in June 2020. However, as is the case with most things in our world, COVID-19 prompted us to change our plans and take a fresh look at how to help you with class registration.

So, rather than host you here for Gustie Gear-Up!, we are asking for you to submit your class registration preferences online so that we can assemble your Fall 2020 class schedule. Please follow the directions below. Thank you!


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 your online Enrollment 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 will have your photo taken during Fall Orientation, and will receive your Gustavus ID card soon after.


Our Admission Office mailed you a Welcome Packet after you paid your enrollment deposit. The packet contained a Gustavus Enrollment Timeline that will assist you through the next few months. The packet also included a Housing Preference handout that provides instructions on how to complete your online housing application and profile.

Finally, the packet also included a Gustie Gear-Up! Registration Invitation that asked you to complete the online Gustie Gear-Up! RSVP form on your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist. However, we have now decided to not hold the Gustie Gear-Up! event on campus. Instead, you will submit your class registration preferences online and we will assemble your Fall 2020 class schedule for you.


On May 18, 2020, incoming 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).

2020 Submitting Registration Preferences

2020 First-Term Seminar (FTS) Selection

2020 Three Crowns Curriculum Information

2020 Advising & Registration Manual (ARM)


Beginning May 18, please go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist and complete your Registration Preference form by June 5, 2020. The information you provide on your Registration Preference form will be used by Gustavus advisors to create your Fall 2020 class schedule. The form will likely take you 15-20 minutes to complete.

Be sure to complete your own form so that your schedule will reflect your own academic interests. (Translation: The form should be completed by the student, not a parent or anybody else.)


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 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. When in doubt, TAKE THE EXAMS :-)

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.

Send transcripts to the Gustavus Admission Office, 800 W. College Ave, Saint Peter, MN, 56082 or electronically to . If courses are still in progress, transcripts may be sent upon course completion. Sending transcripts as soon as possible will assist us in assembling your class schedule and figuring out how your credits will transfer to Gustavus. Please request to have your college transcript(s) and scores sent as soon as possible. Thank you! 


Your Fall 2020 class schedule will be made available to you in July. You will also receive instructions at that time about opportunities to have a conversation with an advisor about your schedule.


Do you need an extra copy of any of the mailings or paper forms that you were sent from our Admission Office? You will find a comprehensive list on their 2020 Enrollment Forms page.


Have questions about submitting your registration preferences? Chat with us in real time from your Gustavus account using Google Chat! Simply start a chat with and ask your question!