Registration

Current Students

All registration holds must be removed prior to using LionPATH to enroll in classes.  The LionPATH Student Center—To Do List—lists holds and contact information.  The Student Activity Guide is one of the hold that must be completed before enrolling in classes.

Are you a new first-year degree student student?

New first-year students attend orientation during which time you will meet an adviser and discuss your schedule. At that time, you will be given an opportunity to schedule your classes for the upcoming semester. If you have not been notified for an advising appointment at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester for which you have been offered admission, contact the Advising Center at 610-396-6280.

Are you transferring from another college?

Students who are transferring from another college must first contact the Admissions Office. After you have accepted your offer of admission, you may see an adviser to schedule your courses. If you intend to complete your degree at Berks, go to the list of degrees (https://berks.psu.edu/academics ) and click on the program to find the contact information for the program coordinator.  During the summer months, contact the Advising Center (610-396-6280).  

Are you returning to Penn State? 

  • Students who have not been continuously enrolled (not including summers) or who want to complete a second undergraduate degree must complete a re-enrollment form. 
  • Students who were not in a degree program at the time of last enrollment and wish to continue in the same status must complete a non-degree enrollment form.
  • Students who have never been in a degree program and wish to complete an undergraduate degree must apply through the Admissions Office
  • Students who have not taken credit classes at Penn State for at least four years and had below a 2.0 grade-point average at the time of last enrollment may request academic renewal
    • Students who had less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of their last enrollment must complete the following steps:
      • Schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office. Please contact them at (610) 396-6070 to discuss your financial profile and possible funding options.
      • Contact the Berks Advising Center at 610-396-6280 to schedule an appointment to create an Academic Return Plan.
      • Prior to attending your appointment, please print out and complete the Academic Success Plan Worksheet and take it to your Advising Meeting.
      • At your Advising Meeting, you will learn more details about your return and work with an advisor to create an action plan.
      • If you will be requesting re-enrollment into a non-Berks major, you will need to contact the Program Representative from that college/major. If you are re-enrolling into a Berks major, you will meet with the Program Chair of that major. You will learn more about this at your Advising Meeting.
      • Re-enrollment forms must then be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, along with proof of the meeting with an academic advisor and Program Chair, no later than the deadline for processing. (See below for dates)

Anticipated Semester of Return

Deadline to Submit all Paperwork

Fall

Week of July 2nd

Spring

Friday before Thanksgiving

Summer

Last Friday in March

After you have submitted the appropriate form for review and received approval, use LionPATH to activate your Penn State access account and complete the Student Activity Guide (To Do List) on LionPATH.

Are you a Returning Adult Learner?

See the “Re-enrollment Exception for Adult Learners” information at  re-enrollment.