New Student Registration
Spring 2023

You're going to be a Gustie? Congratulations!

The information on this page will help you submit your registration preferences so that we can create your class schedule for you.

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 consult this page and/or 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!

SUBMITTING REGISTRATION PREFERENCES:

Our Admission Office will send you a Submitting Registration Preferences handout after you pay your enrollment deposit. The handout explains how to go to your Gustavus Enrollment Checklist, complete your online Registration Preference form, take any necessary placement exams, submit AP and/or IB scores, and submit your high school and college transcripts.

The information that you provide on your Registration Preference form will be used by a Gustavus advisor to create your class schedule. The form will likely take you 20-30 minutes to complete.

PLACEMENT EXAMS:

Many 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.
 
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.

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 to 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 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!

RECEIVING YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE:

You will receive your Gustavus class schedule within 10 days after submitting your Registration Preference form. It will be sent to your Gustavus email.

That email will include directions on how to access your schedule in MyGustavus and guidance about how your courses fit within the Gustavus curriculum.

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS:

While a vast majority of incoming students will not need to make schedule adjustments, there are times when it's appropriate to make a change. You will receive your academic advisor's contact information prior to the beginning of the semester and be able to make schedule adjustments at that time.

Schedule adjustments can be made all the way until the 10th day of the semester. In many ways, it is easier to make a schedule adjustment after you arrive at Gustavus.

REGISTRATION IN FUTURE SEMESTERS:

You will register for classes more independently in future semesters. (Although always with the guidance and approval of your academic advisor.)

For your incoming semester, however, we find that it is best to create your initial schedule for you based on your preferences. Our registration advisors use their knowledge of major and general education requirements, transfer credits, and course sequencing to create a schedule that gets you started on the path to timely graduation from Gustavus. Of course, we're happy to help you make adjustments if you'd like.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

The Gustavus Campus Activities Office typically conducts a brief new student orientation at the start of the spring semester. Orientation is intended to assist you with your transition to Gustavus and sense of belonging in the community. Questions? Email or call (507-933-7598) Andrea Junso in the Campus Activities Office.

Again, congratulations! Welcome to Gustavus.