Before the first day of classes, if a student who has completed his/her registration decides that he/she does not want to attend the University that semester, cancellation of registration is possible. When registration is canceled, a complete refund of tuition and fees is granted.
- Drop all courses that were scheduled for the upcoming semester or session by using eLion. You can also drop your courses at your college / campus advising center, your department office, or the Registrar's office at your campus.
- Contact the Bursar regarding any outstanding account balances.
- If you have received any form of financial aid, contact the Office of Student Aid to learn about the consequences of canceling your registration.
- If you have a loan, log onto Federal Student Aid and select Complete Exit Counseling to get information you need about repaying your loan.
- If you have a housing contract, cancel it by contacting the Housing Assignment Office at your campus.
After classes begin, if a student who has registered decides he/she does not want to attend the University that semester or session, the student must withdraw unless he/she never attended any classes. In this case, the student may follow the procedure for administrative course cancellation.
If a student is not enrolled for a fall or spring semester, re-enrollment is necessary to resume as a degree candidate.
The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.
Reviewed: July 2015
Last Update: May 2008