Registration is a continuous process at Penn State, beginning with the student's first day to register and continuing until the first day of classes for the semester. Once the semester begins, the process of changing the student's course schedule is referred to as dropping/adding courses (policy 34-87 and policy 34-89). Before registering or making any registration changes consult with your academic adviser.
Before registering or making any registration changes consult with your academic adviser.
The period of time at the start of each course when the course can be added without incurring a $6 late drop/add fee.
Adding a course that will take a student over 19 credits for the semester.
Effective Spring 2022, students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 can enroll for up to 24 credits.
The department has restricted registration, department approval to add the course must be obtained.
Adding a course after the regular add period ends.
There are financial implications to consider when dropping courses. Tuition penalties may apply and financial aid may be impacted. Students who receive financial aid are strongly encouraged to consult with the Office of Student Aid.
Students who require course drops due to military leave, please follow the instructions on the Military Leave of Absence, Military Withdrawal and Military Drop page.
The period of time at the start of each course when the course can be dropped without incurring a $6 drop/add fee. Dropping a course during this time means that:
There are two ways in which a student can drop a course:
Dropping a course after the regular drop period and before the late drop deadline, (policy 34-89). A student can drop a course with certain restrictions and requirements. They are:
There are two ways in which a student can late drop a course: