Graduate Registration Instructions

About Registration

Graduate students registering for programs that do not require full-time attendance have several registration options depending on status and dates of registration. Graduate students do not need adviser approval and thus take personal responsibility for course selection and degree completion (students may contact advisers for help in course planning). The Business Office will notify students through Arcadia email when their tuition eBill may be viewed ( following registration; students on financial holds will not be permitted to register. Students on a grade hold may register, but will not have access to grades.

To participate in courses requiring fieldwork in elementary and secondary schools, original and updated PA and FBI clearances must be presented on the first day of class. Go to the Education Department website ( for guidelines and procedures. Courses that require these clearances include, but are not limited to ED110A, ED110B, ED120, ED120L, ED211, ED212, ED214, ED216, ED217, ED218, ED220, ED220L, ED221, ED221L, ED313, ED315, ED319, ED320L, ED322, ED324, ED330L, ED375, ED411, ED412A, ED412D, ED416, ED417, ED419, ED423, ED443, ED470, ED471, ED474, ED478, ED501, ED502, ED503, ED505, ED513, ED520A, ED520B, ED521, ED523, ED526A, ED552, ED553, ED556, ED562A, ED562B, ED579, ED580, ED582, ED583A, ED583B, ED584, ED585, ED590, ED591, ED592, ED595, ED597, ED606, ED607 and ED622.

Graduate Priority Registration schedule  

  • Matriculated and non-matriculated students may register using Self-Service, E-mail, or a Registration Form (on or after March 31, 2014 for Fall 2014)
  • Fall 2014 course changes after registration may be made immediately, or during August 27 - September 9, 2014. Drop/Add forms for this purpose may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar and online. Students may withdraw from a class (with a grade of W) between September 10 - October 21, 2014 (using Drop/Add form). After October 21, withdrawal from class requires approval from the Dean of the School or College (by petition) and the student is graded WP or WF. Withdrawal is not permitted during the last four weeks of the semester, November 19 - December 16, 2014.

  • Course inactivity, non-attendance, or failure to make or complete payment does not constitute a course drop or withdrawal. Students remain financially responsible for a course registration unless the student notifies the Registrar's Office in writing to drop or withdraw from the course. Fees are assessed according to the current refund policy. Neglecting to drop or withdraw officially will result in a failing grade on the transcript. 

  • Regarding non-traditional and summer courses (Summer 2014 registration is currently open):

    Students in 7-week classes may drop prior to the start of class. Once class begins, students may withdraw (not drop) and/or add classes during the first week of class. Withdrawal with a grade of W may occur as late as the fourth week of class, and withdrawal with a grade of WP or WF may occur as late as the fifth week of class. Students may not withdraw after the fifth class week.  

    Students in 1-week intensive classes and institute courses may only drop or add prior to the start of the course.

How to Register

Self-Service Web Registration: Current graduate students may register for programs that do not require full-time attendance using the Self-Service system. Please note: Registration for students eligible to use Self-Service begins at the start of Priority Registration and continues until about a week before classes begin. 

Visiting, Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students: If you are new to Arcadia and would like to take Education courses as a visiting, non-degree seeking student, please contact Jo-Ann Psoras in the School of Education at or 215-572-2938 for assistance with contacting an academic adviser. If you would like to take courses in any other Part-Time graduate program, please contact Enrollment Management at 215-572-2910. Registration is limited to three graduate courses. Registration in Full-Time program courses is not permitted.

Full or Part-time Degree Seeking Graduate Students: If you have been formally accepted to Arcadia as a graduate student, please schedule an appointment with your academic adviser. Contact information for your academic adviser can be found in your acceptance letter.

Other Options

  • E-mail Registration. Identify course requests by specific course codes including section and term (e.g., Spring, Summer 1, Fall) in a message sent to Students will receive registration confirmation by email.
  • Registration Form (PDF format)
    • Fax completed form to Office of the Registrar at 215-572-2126
    • Mail or submit (in person) completed form to Office of the Registrar
    • Students will receive confirmation by fax or email (state preference)

Note: Current students are encouraged to view grades, course schedules, classroom assignments using Self-Service.

Important Notes

  • Students who schedule an independent study must request the appropriate form from the Office of the Registrar. The completed form with the required signatures must be included with the registration materials.
  • Registration for full (closed) courses is supported by Self-Service. Students using Self-Service are advised to register for all open courses and save their schedule, then return to the scheduling process to select the 'waitlist' option for full (closed) courses. Alternatively, students may send an email to to request waitlist status in a course by indicating the semester, course and section of the desired full (closed) course. The Registrar's Office will add students to the waitlist queue. 
  • Students with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Disabilities Support Services. 

Tuition/Credit Costs

  • Students should verify tuition and fees by visiting the financial aid page reporting the current cost of attendance.


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Taylor Hall, Room 103
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Mailing Address: 
Arcadia University
Office of the Registrar
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038 

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday,
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 215-572-2100

Fax: 215-572-2126