Registration Instructions

Registering for Online Courses Offered through the Penn State University Park Campus

View the schedule of classes in LionPath to be sure the class is running in your desired semester.

The College of Engineering offers courses on campus and online for current Penn State Students and students at other institutions. Both graduate and undergraduate level courses are available. The instructions below guide you through the process of registering for individual courses offered through the Penn State University Park Campus. If you are interested in pursuing a full degree program online, visit the World Campus website.

Current Penn State Students

Students currently enrolled at Penn State can register for classes through Lion Path. The registration timetable is available on the University Registrar Website. Consult your academic adviser for assistance with registration, or questions related to specific courses.

Students at other Institutions

Students from institutions, or adults interested in continuing education or professional development can register for courses by following the steps below. If you are seeking transfer credit, we recommend that you consult with your home institution to ensure that the course(s) you take at Penn State will count toward your degree requirements. External students can begin registration on the date set by the University Registrar on their registration timetables.


1. Find a course to enroll in.

Visit the public Lion Path homepage to conduct a course search.

LionPath Search Screen Shot with circles calling out the term, the campus, and the subject. You should select the appropriate term, select University Park Campus, select your subject, and enter an exact course number if known

2. Apply to Penn State as a non-degree student.

If you wish to take undergraduate level courses, apply as a non-degree undergraduate. After completing the form, you should print it, sign it, scan it, and return it to the Registrar at

If you wish to take graduate level courses, apply as a non-degree graduate student.


3. Wait for Application Acceptance

If you are accepted, your email from the registrar will contain detailed instructions on setting up your Penn State accounts and completing the registration process.

Who to Contact for Help?




The Office for Digital Learning in the College of Engineering supports engineers in lifelong learning - the process of acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to remain current in a chosen field. In today's rapidly-changing, knowledge-based economy, engineers must devote the time and effort to learn new skills and technologies in order to add value for their employers and clients and to remain personally marketable.

Office for Digital Learning

College of Engineering

301-A Engineering Unit C

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7643