Department ofAcademic Advising

New Student Registration for Fall 2014

New Student Registration

All incoming first-year students will meet with a Registration Counselor to register for Fall 2014 classes. These meetings provide an opportunity for students to discuss course selection, interest areas and academic preparation.

Step 1: Complete the Following to be Eligible for New Student Registration

Step 2:  Request a New Student Registration Appointment 

Please call the Academic Advising Office at 253.535.7459 to schedule an appointment.

Step 3: Complete Evaluations prior to Registration Appointment 

Take the Math Placement Evaluation.
All students are required to take the Math Placement Evaluation. (See page 5 in your PLU New Student Guide.)

Foreign Language Placement
If you took German, Spanish, or French in high school and plan to continue at PLU, please contract Professor Bridget Yaden ( for proper course placement.

Step 4:  Complete pages 4-11 of your PLU New Student Guide

Step 5:  Bring your PLU New Student Guide to your Registration Appointment

If you have any questions, please call the Academic Advising Office at (253) 535-7459.

First-Year Course Load

Most students take 12-16 credit hours during their first semester. A typical schedule includes three "solids" (4 credit courses) and a 1 credit class (e.g. PE, Career & Educational Planning, or Study Skills). Some science classes have a lab component which will require additional time outside of class.