Student Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal regulation that protects the privacy and confidentiality of student education records. Under FERPA, institutions may not release a student's education record without prior consent of the student, except in limited circumstances.

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Dates & Deadlines

May 28

Late Drop Deadline for Summer 2024 - Maymester

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Jun 3

Withdrawal Deadline for Summer 2024 - Maymester

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Jun 3

Classes End for Summer 2024 - Maymester

Jun 12

Late Drop Deadline for Summer 2024 - First Six-Week Session

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (ET)



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Course Registration

Schedule of Courses

Penn State releases a new schedule of available courses each semester. See what courses are being offered at each campus by semester.

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Registration Timetable

The Registration Timetable provides a schedule of when students can begin registering for classes for the upcoming semester.

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Register for Courses

Registration is a continuous process at Penn State. Learn more about course registration policies and follow these steps to successfully register courses.

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Enforced Prerequisites

Some courses require additional criteria be met in order to register for the course. Learn how course prerequisites are enforced during the registration process.

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Academic Actions

Confidentiality & FERPA

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by institutions. As part of the requirements of FERPA, the University has a Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records to ensure that student record information, including grades, course schedule, and academic progress, remains private.

University Resources and Services

The Office of the University Registrar partners with several other offices across Penn State to deliver services, resources, and information related to academic records and policies, as well as enrollment and registration processes.