First-Year Students

First-year students new to King’s College do not follow the same registration process as current students. Class schedules for new students will be prepared by Academic Advisors and the members of the Registrar’s Office. You will receive your class schedule when you meet with an Academic Advisor during your Orientation/Advisement Session.

Please note: Before we can create your schedule, all placement tests and the student questionnaire must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the dates listed below

December 1 For students starting classes in the Spring Semester 
May 1 For students starting classes in the Summer Semester 
June 1 For students starting classes in the Fall Semester 

Transfer Students

Students transferring to King’s College do not follow the same registration process as current students. Rather, transfer students are required to meet one-on-one with a transfer advisor to discuss course of study, review transfer credits, and register for classes for the upcoming semester. To ensure proper course registration, we strongly encourage you bring the latest copy of your transcript to your meeting. You may call the Academic Advisement Office at 570-208-5872 to schedule your appointment after the dates listed below:

Mid-November  For transfer students starting classes in the Spring Semester 
Mid-April  For transfer students starting classes in the Summer or Fall Semester 

*The Academic Advisement Office can only meet with and register transfer students who have submitted their enrollment deposit.

Re-Admit Students

Former students who would like to return to King’s College to complete their degree, must complete the Re-Admit Application. Once officially readmitted to the college, you must schedule an appointment with the Office of Academic Advisement to register for classes. Please access the checklist below to guide you through the process.

Current Students

Current students at King’s College register their classes online through their WebAdvisor account. However, before current students can register, they are REQUIRED to meet with their Academic Advisor each semester during the Academic Advisement Period listed in the academic calender. Once they meet with their Advisor to discuss what courses they should take, they will be released and permitted to register online on or after their assigned registration date.  

Advisement and Registration Workshops

The Advisement and Registration Workshops lead new students step-by-step through the pre-advisement, advisement and registration process. The goal is to eliminate the pitfalls students registering online for the first time often encounter and the stress of muddling through the unknown. All freshmen attend an Advisement and Registration Workshop during their HCE 101, Holy Cross Experience course. New transfers or students who were unable to attend this workshop during their Holy Cross Experience course can contact to review advisement & registration process. 

Advisement Guides and Resources

How To - Advisement and Webadvisor Quick Reference Guides

Additional Advisement and Registration Resources

FAQs – Advisement and Scheduling Classes

  • How do I schedule my classes for the first semester?

    Before you can schedule your classes for your first semester, you must complete your Student Questionnaire / Curriculum Survey and the necessary placement test(s) (if required). Once these are complete, the freshmen advisors can create a schedule for you. See Advisement and Scheduling Classes

  • When will I receive my class schedule for the first semester?

    You will receive instructions on how to access your schedule after meeting with an Academic Advisor during the Academic Advisement Session during Orientation.

  • How will I receive my schedule if I am unable to attend the Academic Advisement Sessions during Orientation?

    You will need to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor. If you are unsure of who your Academic Advisor is please contact the Academic Advisement Office at 570-208-5872 or

  • How can I Add or Drop a course from my class schedule? (New Students Only)

    Unlike returning students, students new to the college cannot add or drop courses to their schedule on WebAdvisor. New students are REQUIRED to discuss schedule changes with their Academic Advisor prior to the last day to Add/Drop a course during each semester.

  • How can I Add or Drop a course from my class schedule? (Current Students Only)

    Current students can add or drop courses from their schedule directly on WebAdvisor as long as the course is open. Students should ALWAYS consult with their Academic Advisor before adding or dropping classes. These changes can be made prior to the last day to Add/Drop a course during each semester.

  • How can I Withdraw from a course?

    Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete and submit an official Course Withdrawal Form prior to the deadline date in each semester listed in the King's College Catalog. Students should ALWAYS consult with their Instructor and Academic Advisor prior to completing the form.

  • How do I know what books to purchase for my classes?

    Once you have your schedule, you may purchase books, using the course code and number (ex. ENGL 110) and the Section letter. This will give you the exact title and edition of the book/s required for the course.

  • Where can I purchase my books for my classes?

    Log into WebAdvisor, choose Student Links All - Self Service. On the left, select the graduation cap. Scroll to My Course Books where all your books for your registered classes are listed. Please refer to the How to Order Guide for more detail. Students will receive an email once King’s Cash and Book Vouchers are available.

  • How many credits should I take during my first semester?

    In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree in the traditional four year span, you will need to complete five courses, consisting of 15 to 17 credits, each semester. To be considered a full-time student, you must take a minimum of 12 credits. Always consult with your Academic Advisor to determine how many credits are best for you.

  • What is an overload?

    An overload is when a student wishes to take a sixth course or more than 17 credits in a given semester. A GPA of a 2.5 or better is required along with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the Registrar. Additional charges apply.

  • Can I take more than 17 credits during my first semester?

    Permission for an overload is primarily based on the student previous academic achievement. As a result, first-year students are not usually permitted to take an overload.

  • How do I know which classes to take next semester?

    You should always review your Program Evaluation on Web-Advisor/Self-Service and check your Major Academic Planner before consulting with your Academic Advisor. For more information visit course registration section on the registrars webpage.

  • What is the CORE Curriculum?

    All students at King's College, regardless of their individual majors, participate in the Core Curriculum. It is, as its name implies, central to all undergraduate degrees at King's College. It lays the foundation for a liberal education that will be reinforced in the major program and continued throughout life. Core courses comprise a common educational experience that seeks to develop a community of learners; enhance learning through the sharing of viewpoints and ideas; and encourage a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit, discovery, and transmission of that knowledge and truth essential to intellectual growth, moral maturity, and personal fulfillment.

  • What is the Honors Program/Curriculum?

    The Honors Curriculum replaces the Core Curriculum for those who qualify and have chosen to participate in the Honors Program. Detailed information about this program can be found in the college catalog.

  • How do I qualify for the Honors Program?

    Admission to the Honors Program is selective. To qualify, applicants must be in the top twenty percent of their graduating class and have a minimum score of 550 on the reading section and a minimum score of 550 on the math section of the SAT.