New Student Registration
Fall 2021

 
 

You're registered for your Gustavus classes!

What an exciting time! Class schedules for Fall 2021 are ready for all students who completed their Registration Preference form prior to July 8, 2021. Please check your Gustavus email for instructional videos on how to access and understand your schedule.

Many people at Gustavus have worked very hard to create a functional, balanced class schedule that satisfies some of your interests and gets you started on the path to timely graduation.

We recognize that receiving your class schedule is exciting, but can also be a stressful time. That is why it is so important to follow the steps outlined below, including watching both of the videos in their entirety. The videos answer many frequently asked questions, and help assure you that you will be able to have further input this fall.

Remember that your schedule was created for you based on the information that you submitted on your online Registration Preference form. We also reviewed all other information that you sent to Gustavus, including your placement exam results, AP/IB exam results, and high school and college transcripts.

ACCESSING & UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCHEDULE:

First, watch both videos:

then...

Tip! Use this helpful Weekly Planning Sheet to map out your class schedule and plan your study, meal, wellbeing and social times!

Schedule Adjustments:

While a vast majority of incoming students will not need to make adjustments to their schedule, there are times when it's appropriate for students to make a change.

There is a two-stage approach to schedule adjustments. Stage 1 occurs this summer, and Stage 2 will occur this fall. Please watch the 'Understanding Your Gustavus Class Schedule' video for a further explanation.

  • Stage 1: Schedule adjustments can be made this summer for these three, time-sensitive reasons:
    • You have changed your intended major since you completed the Registration Preference form.
    • You have been told by the Gustavus Registrar's Office (or you believe) that your AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, transfer, or other college credit is a duplicate of one of your current classes.
    • There is an unavoidable time conflict between one of your current classes and another established academic commitment.
  • IF you meet one of the criteria above:
    • Login to your Gustavus account.
    • Request an appointment by completing the Schedule Adjustments - Stage 1 - 2021 Google Form.
    • Accepted appointment requests will be confirmed by sending a Google Calendar invitation with your appointment time and date to your Gustavus email address.
    • Your appointment will be conducted online using Google Meet.
  • Stage 2: Schedule adjustments for all other reasons are welcome this fall. These reasons might include less time-sensitive issues, such as:
    • Preferring to take an afternoon class instead of a morning class.
    • Preferring different general education, elective, or non-English language courses.
    • Anticipating a potential conflict with an athletics practice, fine arts rehearsal, or other commitment.
    • While those are all certainly valid concerns, they are all adjustments that can be made during Orientation.
    • Remember, all incoming students will meet with their advisor during Orientation and have the ability to make schedule changes.
    • Also, remember that schedule changes can be made all the way until the 10th day of the semester. In fact, in many ways it is easier to make a schedule adjustment after you arrive at Gustavus than it is in the summer.

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Just Getting Started?

Did you recently decide to become a Gustie? Congratulations! The information below will help you submit your class registration preferences online so that we can assemble 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 helpline@gustavus.edu) 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.

WELCOME PACKET:

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET:

Our Admission Office also mailed you a Registration Packet after you paid your enrollment deposit. The packet included 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 were included in the packet:

2021 Submitting Registration Preferences

2021 First-Term Seminar (FTS) Selection

2021 Three Crowns Curriculum Information

2021 Advising & Registration Manual (ARM)

SUBMITTING REGISTRATION PREFERENCES:

Please go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist and complete your Registration Preference form as soon as possible. The information that you provide on your Registration Preference form will be used by a Gustavus advisor to create your Fall 2021 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.)

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

PLACEMENT EXAMS:

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

AP, IB, CIS, PSEO & OTHER COLLEGE CREDIT:

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:

admission@gustavus.edu

or

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! 

RECEIVING YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE:

If you submit your Registration Preference form after July 8, 2021, your class schedule will be made available to you within 7-10 days of submitting the form. You will receive an email at that time with instructional videos to help you access your class schedule and understand how your courses fit within the Gustavus curriculum.

You will also learn about the process for requesting any necessary schedule adjustments. and timeline for schedule change requests. A vast majority of schedule adjustments can wait until you meet with your advisor during New Student Orientation in the fall. However, there are a few situations in which a summer change might be appropriate.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

After receiving your class schedule, your next step will be to move in this fall and attend New Student Orientation. Orientation is focused on helping you make a successful transition to Gustavus and establish a strong sense of belonging with this community. Be sure to purchase and read a paperback or ebook copy of the Reading in Common book and come prepared to discuss it during Orientation. 

New Student Orientation takes place September 3 - 6, 2021. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Questions? Email or call (507 933 7598) Andrea Junso in the Campus Activities Office.

ENROLLMENT FORMS:

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.