Adjusting Your Schedule During a Semester

There are a number of options for adjusting your schedule during a semester:

  1. Course Drop/Add Period
  2. Credit Overload (more than 19 credits in a semester)
  3. Late Course Drop
    Important Note: All late drop actions should be taken in consultation with your academic adviser. There are consequences when a course is dropped that may adversely affect financial aid, health insurance, eligibility for a major, and more. Check with the Office of Student Aid and other sources of financial aid (e.g. special scholarships) to investigate the financial implications of a late course drop. International students on most types of visas must maintain a full-time load of at least 12 credits; those who don't risk the likelihood of haveing to leave the United States. Students living in on-campus housing should contact the Housing Assignment Office in 201 Johnston Commons at 814-865-7501 or to discuss their housing contract status.
  4. Late Course Add
  5. Deferred Grades
  6. Withdrawal from the University


The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033