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Fall 2016 course registration will take place in LionPATH

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, you will use LionPATH, Penn State's new student information system, for course registration, financial aid management, bill payment, personal information updates, and other tasks related to enrollment. All tasks related to summer 2016 will still be completed in eLion. Learn more about using LionPATH for the fall 2016 semester.


Through Summer 2016, you can register for our credit courses in a variety of ways, depending on your student status.

Nondegree Students

Nondegree students are those who are not in a Penn State degree program. This includes students working on Continuing Education credit certificate programs. Here are the procedures for registering for our courses as a nondegree student:

Step 1

Undergraduate Students: Before you can register for your first Continuing Education course as a nondegree student, you will need to complete the Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form. Return your completed form to Registration and Records in 301 Outreach Building or to the Registrar's office in 112 Shields Building for immediate processing.

Graduate Students: Before you can register for your first course as a nondegree student, you will need to apply online for Graduate Nondegree Admissions. The Graduate School will process your application in two to four business days.

Step 2

Once your application has been processed, you have approval to register. After you have selected a course with help from one of our advisers, you can complete your registration by any of the following methods:

  • Call Continuing Education Student Services at 814-863-5256 to register by phone or request a Credit Registration Form.
  • If you are currently taking a Penn State course and want to register for your next course, you can use eLion when the registration window opens for the next semester. Registration window dates are available on eLion.

Degree Students

Degree students are those who have been admitted to a Penn State degree program. Here are the procedures for registering for our courses as a degree student:

Step 1

Talk with one of our advisers to ensure that you are registering for a course that meets the requirements of your degree program.

Step 2

  • Call Continuing Education Student Services at 814-863-5256 to register by phone or request a Credit Registration Form.
  • If you are currently taking a Penn State course and want to register for your next course, you can use eLion when the registration window opens for the next semester. Registration window dates are available on eLion.