Undergraduate students should follow the important instructions below in order to successfully create their course schedule and register for classes.
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 via my.PennWest.
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
All active students have time tickets assigned for both summer and fall terms. Students are able to see their scheduling time ticket through their Student Profile via my.PennWest, by clicking Registration and then Prepare for Registration in Student Self-Service.
Scheduling begins at 8 am on the dates below based on your class standing. Summer semester courses begin as early as May 9. The Fall semester begins on August 22.
November 7 - Graduate and students with Priority
November 9 - Seniors
November 11 - Juniors
November 14 - Sophomores
November 16 - Freshman
Not all groups that received priority scheduling in the past will continue to have priority scheduling in Penn West.
Please check your “Prepare for Registration” link in the Registration section to determine
your Time Ticket registration window.
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 my.PennWest. Click on Student Self-Service, Student Profile, Registration and then “Browse Class Schedule” to begin.
All searches should begin with selecting your home campus. For online courses only, select the Online campus.
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 override from the department to be able to register for the course. Some courses
have space restrictions based on campuses. Permit overrides for restricted courses
may be requested to the department offering the course.
Students should access their Degree Works Audit via my.pennwest.edu, click on the Degree Works link on the Student Quick Access card.
Need to add a course to the wait list, or register a wait listed course? The following instructions are specific to Cal U and VIP, however, the functionality is the same in PennWest:
Please remember that once you have received a wait list email notification you will
have 48 hours to register yourself for the course. If you do not, then you will be
dropped from the wait list.