Advance Registration Guide

Getting Started

Most of the information you need are online on Penn website and on the Penn Engineering Freshman page. This Guidebook may not give you all the information you need, so please utilize the online resources listed here:

How do I change or correct my major?

In your packet you will find a postcard that looks like the following:

The major you selected on your application to Penn is on the postcard included in this mailing. If it is incorrect, if you would like to change your major, or if you would like to declare a major, please email the following information with “Major Correction” as the subject, to

                  1. Full Name
                  2. 8-digit PennID Number
                  3. Correct Engineering Major

You may also go to the Engineering Freshman Website for directions on changing your major. You can also find a list of majors there. The deadline to change/declare a major is Friday, July 30, 2010.
Please note that You cannot change your major to Curriculum Deferred, Digital Media Design, Market and Social Systems Engineering, or Management & Technology.

How do I make a class schedule and register for classes?

You can access the online version of the Fall Freshman Course Timetable from the Registrar’s website listed above.

Advance Registration will open on Monday, June 28, 2010 and ends on Friday, July 23, 2010. All the tools you need are accessible from the PennPortal. After Advance Registration closes, you will need to wait for the Course Selection period, beginning Thursday, August 12, 2010 in order to make changes in your schedule.

You do not need to speak with an advisor before you register. This Guide should give you all the necessary information to get started, so read it carefully. However, if you are having trouble with the registration process, you can contact yourOPA!.