University announces summer and fall 2021 course registration schedules

March 02, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The window of time for students to schedule summer and fall 2021 courses has been updated to align with the recently announced semester course plans. For summer 2021 registration, the schedule of courses will be available in LionPATH on March 17, with registration beginning on March 25 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For fall 2021 registration, the schedule of courses will be available in LionPATH on March 17, with registration beginning on April 10 for graduate students and April 11 for undergraduate students.

Students are reminded that their first day to register is calculated by their total credits earned plus the number of credits for which they are currently enrolled. Complete information is available on the Registrar website.

Enrollment appointments for summer 2021 will be assigned in LionPATH during the day of March 19 for both undergraduate and graduate students. For fall 2021, enrollment appointments for undergraduate and graduate students will be assigned during the day of March 30. Due to the compressed registration timeline, enrollment appointments will be set to allow a new group of students to begin enrolling every day, as opposed to every few days as in previous semesters. Shopping carts in LionPATH will open on March 22 for summer 2021 and on March 31 for fall 2021 registration.

Yvonne Gaudelius, interim vice president and dean for undergraduate education, emphasized the importance of students meeting with their advisers to plan ahead for the summer and fall semesters. “With overlapping timelines for summer and fall registration, and the planned transition to an experience that more closely resembles our in-person experience this fall, it’s important for students to assess their goals and fully explore the flexible options available to them this summer and fall,” she said.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers and complete registration by end of the classes on April 30. Summer courses will continue to use the COVID-19 instructional modes of in-person, mixed-mode, remote synchronous and remote asynchronous that were developed for the Fall 2020 semester. The University plans to transition back to an in-person instructional experience for fall 2021, while continuing to offer a full range of web classes. 

More information related to the summer and fall 2021 semesters will be available at virusinfo.psu.edu as plans are finalized.

Last Updated March 02, 2021