Individuals can apply to enroll at Penn State as degree-seeking or nondegree students, and as full-time or part-time students. A student's reported enrollment status is calculated based on the student's total number of enrolled credits for the semester.
- Newly admitted students are expected to attend New Student Orientation (NSO), where you will meet with an advisor to select and enroll in courses.
- Students are informed about New Student Orientation after Penn State receives your $230 Enrollment Fee.
- Review the Registration Timetable to find out when you can enroll.
- Once you have met with your academic advisor for course selection recommendations, use LionPATH to enroll in classes.
- All students must complete a Pre-Registration Activity Guide each semester prior to enrolling in classes.
- Multiple Campus Registration
- Former degree-seeking students who wish to return to the University after a period of interruption in their enrollment may request Re-enrollment by completing and submitting a Re-enrollment Form to the Campus Registrar's Office.
- After your Re-enrollment has been finalized, you must reactivate your Access Account at: https://www.work.psu.edu/password/ or by contacting the IT Accounts Office at 814-865-4772.
- Once your account is active, you can use LionPATH to enroll in classes after completing the Pre-Registration Activity Guide, found as a "To Do" item from your LionPATH Student Center.
- The deadline to submit a Re-enrollment Form is two weeks before the start of the semester.
Undergraduate Non-degree Students
- Students who wish to register for the first time as an undergraduate non-degree student must complete an Undergraduate Non-degree Enrollment Form to initiate the process.
- The deadline to submit a Non-degree Enrollment Form is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the first day of classes of that semester.
- Non-degree students may schedule classes on a space-available basis after degree students and provisional students have been accommodated.
- Enrollment as a non-degree student does not imply admission to the University.
- Students in non-degree status are not eligible for financial aid.
Registration is the process by which students enroll in courses for a given semester. Below is information on how and when to register for courses, and what classes are available. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser before completing any registration activity.
- Class Search - Penn State offers a large selection of courses each semester which can be viewed in the LionPATH Schedule of Classes.
- Registration Timetable - View the course registration timetable schedule for the upcoming semesters.
- Adding, Dropping, and Auditing Courses - Once registration is complete, students can still add, drop, or audit courses for a limited time after the semester begins.
- Late Registration - Registrations that occur after the regular add period are classified as late registrations and apply certain conditions to students who register late.
- Multiple Campus Registration - Students can enroll in courses at multiple campuses, their assigned home-campus and additional campuses during the same semester with permission from the non-home campuses.
- Veterans Priority Registration - In recognition of those who service in the military, the University offers priority registration for veterans.