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.
All students currently have registration time tickets assigned. Students are able to see their registration time ticket through their Student Profile via my.pennwest.edu, by clicking Registration and then Prepare for Registration in Student Self-Service. https://my.pennwest.edu/
Registration begins at 8am on the dates below based on your class standing.
November 7 – Graduate students and students with Priority*
November 9 – Senior standing (90 + earned hours)
November 11 – Junior standing (60-89 earned hours)
November 14 – Sophomore standing (30-59 earned hours)
November 16 – Freshman (0-29 earned hours)
All undergraduate students have an advising hold on their accounts. Students must reach out to their academic advisor to be advised ahead of registration. Students can review their advising hold, and any other hold, on their Student Profile or on the Prepare for Registration link in https://my.pennwest.edu/
If a student has any other hold, (ie: financial, judicial, bookstore, etc.) the student should reach out to the office that placed the hold at their home campus for additional information.
There have been a number of changes to the method that students will use to locate courses in the class schedule. The schedule can be accessed through https://my.pennwest.edu/ Click on Student Self-Service, Student Profile, Registration and then Browse Class Schedule to begin.
As all undergraduate students 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.
Subject prefixes for all courses have a leading A – California, C – Clarion or E – Edinboro to help students identify the location. Additionally, each subject has a trailing – CAL, CLA or EDI to ensure that students are selecting the appropriate version of the subject.
Section numbers appearing after the course number also represent the location of the course.
Students who are wishing to register for a course at another 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 to the department offering the course.
Not all groups that received priority registration in the past will continue to have priority registration in Penn West. Please check your “Prepare for Registration” link in the Registration section to determine your Time Ticket registration window.
Need to add a course to the wait list, or register a wait listed course? The following instructions are specific to PennWest California and VIP, but the functionality will be the same in the new system :
All students should follow the important instructions below in order to successfully create their course schedule and register for classes. (Graduate students can skip the first two bullet points as they do not pertain to your group.)
1. MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR - (only applies to UG students)
a. You will go over your plans for the upcoming semester
b. Students can review any holds, on their Student Profile via my.PennWest.edu
c. Review your DegreeWorks Audit.
If there are any problems with registration, please contact:
For other issues, here's who to contact: