New Student Information
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS STARTS HERE
You will be notified by mail and email when registration for your first semester is available.
New Freshman Students registered for the New Student Orientation will be able to register for their First Year Seminar (FYS) course until two weeks before their orientation date. Once your Registration Period has ended a schedule will be built for you around your FYS and based on your major requirements.
Registration Period for First Year Seminar
4/7/2020 - 5/8/2020
4/20/2020 - 6/1/2020
If no course is selected by the given deadline, a First Year Seminar course will be selected for you.
Follow the steps below to be register for your first semester at Kutztown University!
1. Registering for First Year Seminar
Using the links below you will first browse the available course topics, then download registration instructions, and then proceed to MyKU to register for your course.
2. Placement Assessments
Before KU staff can construct the remainder of your first semester schedule, you will need to take your Math Placement Assessment and possibly the Language Placement Assessment.
REQUIRED (All New Students) - Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS)
ALEKS Math Placement
In order to register for a math course, you must have an ALEKS score. The assessment will ask up to 30 questions. You should plan to complete the assessment in one 2-3 hour sitting.
*Students with transfer credits that have been evaluated and accepted to Kutztown as MAT 017, Introduction to Mathematics, have met this requirement and do not have to take the placement exam. If you are transferring into a major that requires more than introductory math, you must take the assessment.
For questions about the math placement exam, visit the Math Placement website or contact Dr. Paul Ache, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, at email@example.com or 610-683-4410.
Modern Language Placement (CAPE) - Optional
CAPE Language Placement: (Suggested) Earn up to 9 free credits! Before enrolling in a French, German or Spanish course, unless you have no prior experience in the language, you should complete this diagnostic tool to evaluate your language skill level. This assessment will indicate the recommended level of the language you choose to study. If you place into and take a course at a level beyond 011 (renumbered 101 as of fall 2018) and pass with a C or better, you will get free credits (up to 9) for the previous levels.
The placement diagnostic typically takes less than 20 minutes depending on your level of fluency. You will need:
- Password: bears1
- A printer to print the results of your exam
- Take a printed copy with you to CONNECTIONS.
3. Advanced Placement and Other College Credits
Did you take an AP or dual enrollment course in high school? You could potentially receive college credit by sending your scores or transcript to Kutztown.
View Your Major Checksheet (For Your Information)
Using the drop down menus below, select your major from the list and download your major checksheet and projected 8 semester plan. You can use the following link to explore what the general education requirements are for all students at Kutztown: General Education
- College of Business and Sport Management
College of Education
Special education: Visually Impaired
Library & Learning Technologies
B.S. Library Science B.S.Ed. Library Science
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Anthropology & Sociology
B.A. Sociology B.A. Anthropology
B.S. Biology: Allied Health B.S. Environmental Science: Biology B.S. Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell B.S. Biology: Organismal/Ecology B.S. Biology: Pre-Med & Other Health Careers
Computer Science & Information Technology
B.S. Information Technology B.S. Computer Science
B.S. Criminal Justice B.S. Criminal Justice: Paralegal Studies
B.A. English B.S. Public Relations B.A. English: Paralegal Studies B.A. English: Professional Writing
B.A. Geography: Environmental B.A. Geography: General B.S. Environmental Science: Geography B.A. Geography: Globalization B.A. Geography: Planning
B.A. History B.A. History: Paralegal Studies
B.A. Spanish B.A. German: Communication and Culture
B.A. Philosophy B.A. Philosophy: Religious Studies
B.A. Political Science B.S. Public Administration B.A. Political Science: Paralegal Studies B.S. Public Administration: Paralegal Studies
B.S. Psychology: Clinical/Counseling B.S. Psychology: General B.S. Psychology: Industrial/Organizational B.S. Psychology: Paralegal Studies
B.S.W. Social Work
College of Visual and Performing Arts
B.A. Art History B.F.A. Applied Digital Arts B.F.A. Studio Art
B.S. Art Education: Alternative Settings B.S. Art Education: Certification
Cinema, Television, and Media Production
B.S. Cinema, Television, and Media Production
B.F.A. Communication Design
B.S. Social Media Theory and Strategy B.A. Communication Studies
B.S. Music Education B.A. Music B.A. Music: Commercial Music B.A. Music: Performance
Exploratory Studies (Undeclared)
Exploratory Studies (Undeclared)
General Education Requirements