The Registration Process
Students in the College have several opportunities to explore courses and adjust their rosters before settling on a final schedule. It should be noted that language and some STEM courses require student enrollment earlier than other courses. The registration process includes:
Students request courses for the upcoming semester during the Advance Registration period. For incoming first-year students, Advance Registration takes place over a three-week period in the summer before they arrive.
During Advance Registration, students submit their preferred courses, as well as alternative courses, using Path@Penn, the online registration and information system. Students can submit their course requests at any time during this period. All course requests are processed at the conclusion of the Advance Registration period, regardless of when the request was submitted. There is no advantage to registering early and no guarantee that students will be enrolled in all their requested courses.
It is very important to take part in Advance Registration. Students who do not advance register may find themselves closed out of the courses they wish to take.