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||Monday, August 12th - Monday, September 9th|
|Leave of Absence Deadline||Friday, August 23rd|
|Classes Begin||Monday, August 26th|
|Labor Day - No Classes||Monday, September 2nd|
|Drop period||Monday, August 26th - Wednesday, September 4th (11:59 p.m.)|
|Add period||Monday, August 26th - Thursday, September 5th (8:00 a.m.)|
|Late drop||Thursday, September 5th - Friday, November 15|
|Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes||Sunday, November 24-Sunday, December 1st|
|Withdrawal Deadline||Friday, December 13th|
|Last Day of Classes||Friday, December 13th|
|Final Exams||Monday, December 16th - Thursday, December 19th|
|Commencement||Thursday, December 19th|
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.