How to register
Registering for classes at Penn State is a two-step process. Students first meet with their academic adviser to discuss course selection for the upcoming semester. Students then complete their registration by taking action on their semester tuition bill. Visit eLion to find the name of your academic adviser and use the Advising Preparation application to contact your academic adviser. Visit the Bursar's web site to learn more about tuition, billing, and payment options.
When to register and take other academic actions
The Academic Calendar lists important semester dates, including the dates of the drop/add period, as well as the last day to late-drop for each semester.
|Intent to Graduate Activation||Saturday, January 2 - Monday, January 25|
|Leave of Absence Deadline||Friday, January 8|
|Classes Begin||Monday, January 11|
|Drop period||Monday, January 11 - Wednesday, January 20 (11:59 p.m.)|
|Add period||Monday, January 11 - Thursday, January 21 (8:00 a.m.)|
|Late drop||Thursday, January 21 - Friday, April 8|
|Late Registration Begins||Friday, January 22|
|Martin Luther King Day - No Classes||Monday, January 18|
|Spring Break - No Classes||Sunday - Saturday, March 6 - March 12|
|Withdrawal Deadline||Friday, April 29|
|Last Day of Classes||Friday, April 29|
|Final Exams||Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6|
|Commencement||Saturday, May 7|
In the event a student does not take action on his/her tuition bill before the semester ends, he/she may need to process a Retroactive Registration. For more information, stop in our office in Frable 101B or call us at 412-675-9172.