New Student Information


You will be notified by 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. 

Orientation date Registration Period for First Year Seminar
Jan 17 12/12/2023 - 01/05/2024

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. 

First Year Seminar Course Topics and Descriptions

Instructions for registering for your First Year Seminar

Login to MyKU 

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 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.

    Questions? Visit the Language Placement website or contact Dr. Christine Núñez, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, at  or 610-683-4427.     


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