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PennWest students register for classes well in advance. In the midst of one semester, you'll hear, "It's time to register for next semester's classes!"

Even if it seems like the next semester is a long way off, it's important to register on your assigned day. Timely registration maximizes your ability to register for the classes you need.

You also will see whether any "holds" have been placed on your registration. If a hold is present, you must contact the office that placed the hold on your account and make arrangements to clear it before you can register.

General Education Attribute Codes

General Education Courses

Graduate Course Equivalencies

Undergraduate Course Equivalencies

Download Registration Instructions (PDF)

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Time Tickets

All students will have a registration time ticket assigned. Students are able to see their registration time ticket through their Student Profile via myPennWest, by clicking Registration and then Prepare for Registration in Student Self-Service.

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Registration Dates

Registration begins at 8am on the dates below based on your class standing.

Winter 2023 / Spring 2024 registration begins on October 23, 2023, for all groups. The schedule will be available to view via Self-Service beginning on October 9, 2023.

Winter 2023 / Spring 2024 Registration

Registration begins:

October 23 – Graduate students and students with Priority*

October 25 – Senior standing (90 + earned hours)

October 27 – Junior standing (60-89 earned hours)

October 30 – Sophomore standing (30-59 earned hours)

November 1 – Freshman (0-29 earned hours)

Advising and Other Holds

All students have an advising hold on their account; they must reach out to their academic advisor for removal of the hold.  Students can review their advising hold, and any other hold, on their Student Profile or on the Prepare for Registration link in myPennWest.

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 Schedule Searching

The schedule can be accessed through myPennWest. Click on Student Self-Service, Student Profile, Registration and then Browse Class Schedule to begin.

All students will have an advising hold, clicking on Register for Classes will then display your holds.

All class searches should begin by selecting the subject of the course you are looking for. You can also restrict the search to a specific campus by entering it in the search box.

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Beginning in Fall 2023 courses will not have a leading A, C or E. An example: AENG, CENG or EENG now shows as ENGL or subject English.

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Section numbers appearing after the course number also represent the location of the course.  

  • 001-099 California campus
  • 200-299 Edinboro campus  
  • 300-399 Clarion campus
  • 400-499 Online courses
  • 500-599 Off-Campus courses

Students who wish to register for a course at another PennWest campus may require a permit from the department to be able to register for the course.  Some courses have space restrictions based on campuses. Permits for restricted courses may be requested from the department offering the course.

*Priority Registration

Please check your “Prepare for Registration” link in the Registration section to determine your Time Ticket registration window.

Wait List

Do you need to add a course to the wait list, or register for a waitlisted course?

Important Instructions Prior to Registration

All students should follow the important instructions below in order to successfully create their course schedule and register for classes.

  1. Meet with your academic advisor
  2. Students can review any holds, on their Student Profile via myPennWest
  3. Review your DegreeWorks Audit.

College Scheduler

This tool is the most efficient way for you to optimize your semester’s schedule and maximize credit hours. College Scheduler generates a variety of daily schedules to fit your needs based on criteria you input, such as campus location, desired courses, and work breaks. Follow these steps to develop your semester plan.

Problems With Your Registration?

For round the clock assistance in answering general questions regarding registration utilize our student support chatbot, PennWest. Connect with PennWest by clicking on the blue chat icon located at the bottom right corner of this page. You can also connect to us via email at

For other issues, here's who to contact: