Registration Instructions for Arcadia Courses

  • Arcadia University's definition of Directory Information should be reviewed prior to registration 
  • Undergraduate Registration Instructions
  • Graduate Registration Instructions (Part-time programs)
  • Fall 2021 priority registration opened April 12, 2021, opened to all on April 23, 2021 and continues until classes begin.
  • Special Note: Undergraduate students in Pre-Nursing, 3+2, 3+3 and 3-year degree programs, Veterans and students receiving Veteran's Education Benefits, as well as students in the Honors Program, may register as early as the first Priority Registration day.
  • Certain registration restrictions may apply to courses less than 15 weeks in length. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog's Policies for Non-Traditional Courses.

New Student Registration Process

Questions about New Student Registration

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Full or Part-time Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students

If you have been formally accepted to Arcadia and have deposited, our Professional Advising staff will register you for courses. They have worked carefully with faculty to shape schedules that will set you up for success. If you have any questions please email 

If you have been formally accepted to Arcadia as a transfer student, you may register for courses. We recommend you connect with your academic adviser to shape your schedule for success. Contact information for your academic adviser can be found in Self Service. 

If you have not yet applied, or have any questions about admission, please contact Enrollment Management at 215-572-2910 or e-mail for advising and registration.

Visiting, Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students

If you are new to Arcadia and wish to take undergraduate courses as a visiting, non-matriculated student, please email for advising and registration.

Visiting Non-Degree Seeking High School Students

If you are in High School and have an interest in attending as a part time visiting student, please email

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 the School of Education at 215-572-2938. 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.

Students with Disabilities

If you require accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services.

Current Student Registration Form

The registration method for all students is online through Self-Service. Students unable to access Self-Service should email and provide a brief explanation of the nature of the difficulty.

Self-Service Online Registration Instructions 

Graduate students and all current undergraduate students will use Self-Service for the Fall 2021 Registration period. See undergraduate and graduate registration instructions for more details.

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. Students assume all responsibility pertaining to course registration and degree completion. Students who have not completed required pre-requisite courses may be dropped from the class at any time by the instructor, Department Chair, or administrator. Student accounts that become more than 30 days past due will be charged a $50 late fee. Tuition refunds are calculated in accordance with university policy in the appropriate catalog and online