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 18th - Monday, September 8th|
|Leave of Absence Deadline||Friday, August 22nd|
|Classes Begin||Monday, August 25th|
|Labor Day - No Classes||Monday, September 1st|
|Drop period||Monday, August 25th - Wednesday, September 3rd (11:59 p.m.)|
|Add period||Monday, August 25th - Thursday, September 4th (8:00 a.m.)|
|Late drop||Thursday, September 4th - Friday, November 14|
|Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes||Sunday, November 23 - Sunday, November 30|
|Withdrawal Deadline||Friday, December 12th|
|Last Day of Classes||Friday, December 12th|
|Final Exams||Monday, December 15th - Thursday, December 18th|
|Commencement||Thursday, December 18th|
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.