Undergraduate Student Handbook
FAQ on Classes and Curricula
Detailed instructions for advance registration are available here. In brief, all students must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for courses. In order to have a productive session with your advisor, bring a completed and current copy of your Course Planning Guide, a list of questions, an Advisor Sign-off form, etc. After discussing your program with you, your advisor will sign the Course Planning Guide and the Advisor Sign-off form. Take these to your advisor's home department and the advisor sign-off will be entered into the computer; you will then be able to use Penn-In-Touch to register.
Transfer students in Penn Engineering may not take any additional courses for credit at other institutions. Failed courses may not be cleared by taking a course at another institution. The form needed for transferring course credit from another institution is available for here or in 111 Towne Building. The student must take the form and a course catalog description to the appropriate University of Pennsylvania department representative, who must attest that the course is "comparable in quantity and quality" to one offered by his or her own department. The student must then obtain his or her advisor's approval and submit the form to the Academic Programs Office for action. After completion of the course, an official transcript must be forwarded to the Academic Programs Office; no course with a grade below C will be accepted for credit towards Penn Engineering degrees.