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, January 2 - Monday, January 26|
|Leave of Absence Deadline||Friday, January 9|
|Classes Begin||Monday, January 12|
|Martin Luther King Day - No Classes||Monday, January 19|
|Drop period||Monday, January 12 - Wednesday, January 21 (11:59 p.m.)|
|Add period||Monday, January 12 - Thursday, January 22 (8:00 a.m.)|
|Late drop||Thursday, January 22 - Friday, April 10|
|Spring Break - No Classes||Sunday, March 8 - Sunday, March 15|
|Withdrawal Deadline||Friday, May 1|
|Last Day of Classes||Friday, May 1|
|Final Exams||Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7|
|Commencement||Saturday, May 9|
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.