Online Registration Instructions

Current Upperclass and Graduate Students

Please follow the registration procedures for undergraduate students / graduate students. You can go directly to Self-Service (www.arcadia.edu/selfservice) or access Self-Service from the Tools menu on MyArcadia.

Log into Self-Service using your MyArcadia login and password.

  1. Click on the Register tab.
  2. Click on Current Students.
  3. Select a Period
    • Please note: Semesters are divided into sessions; Session 01 spans the whole term, Session 02 represents courses meeting during the first half, and Session 03 represents courses meeting during the second half. If you want to see all courses available in a term, please leave the 'Sessions' field blank while searching.
  4. Click on Section Search.
    • When using the Section Search function, be sure to select the Period for the academic year for which you wish to register, i.e., Fall, Summer, Spring.
    • The Course Code must be no more than 2-3 letters and three numbers (ie. EN472 or PBH640). All days and times will appear.
    • Searching for a partial course code (e.g., EN4 or EN47) works better than searching for a full course code (e.g., EN472). Do not include section numbers in the course code field. [section_search_hints]
  5. Click Add.
  6. View Cart or Proceed to Registration.

Please note: If the section you prefer is closed (full) at the time of registration, register for all open courses and finalize the online registration process. Waitlisting (waiting in the queue for an available seat) is not supported by Self-Service, and you should email registrar@arcadia.edu indicating the term, session, course and section for which you would like to waitlist.

New Part-time and Visiting Students (Graduate or Undergraduate)

If you are new to Arcadia, you can create a personal profile and register for a course using our online Self-Service system. Students who have not attended Arcadia University previously are encouraged to call the Enrollment Management Office at 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342) with any questions regarding courses, prerequisites and academic advising.

  1. Create Your Personal Profile
  2. Register for Course(s) using Section Search to locate the course for which you want to register.
    • When using the search function, be sure to select the Period for the academic year for which you wish to register, ie. Fall, Summer, Spring.
    • The Course Code must be no more than 2-3 letters and three numbers (ie. EN472 or PBH640).

Please note: If the section you prefer is closed (full) at the time of registration, register for all open courses and finalize the online registration process. Waitlisting (waiting in the queue for an available seat) is not supported by Self-Service, and you should email registrar@arcadia.edu indicating the term, session, course and section for which you would like to waitlist.

Returning First-year and Sophomore Students

Please follow the Undergraduate Registration Instructions and bring your completed registration materials to the Office of the Registrar.

Visiting High School Students

Visiting high school students should contact Kathryn "Kat" Phillips at 215-517-3093 or email phillipsk@arcadia.edu for advising and registration.

New Full-time Undergraduate Students

Students who have not attended Arcadia University previously are encouraged to call the Office of Enrollment Management at 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342) or e-mail admiss@arcadia.edu for information about courses, prerequisites and academic advising.