Advance Registration

Advance Registration: Spring 2023

Below you will see the procedure for the upcoming Spring 2023 advance registration period, which will be held October 31st-November 13th.

You can access Path@Penn here and you can find a quick reference guide on how to request courses during advance registration here

Advance Registration Procedure

All students will have their hold removed and permitted to register beginning October 31st. During the two-week Advance Registration period, all Undergraduate students are required to meet (either virtually or in person) with their faculty advisor. You will receive clear instructions from your faculty advisor on how to schedule an appointment. Please be prepared with an academic plan of courses you want to take next semester and beyond. All students should have met with their advisor by Friday, November 11th.  If you do not meet with your faculty advisor by this date, you will remain on hold next semester.

If you still have a hold on October 31st, please check where the hold is coming from. The BE Department cannot remove any hold other than “Advising Hold” from your Path@Penn.  Please check the Path@Penn reference guide for more information.

Credit Increases

There will be no credit increases during advance registration (no exceptions). Students may only register for more than 5.5 cu’s AFTER grades from the current semester are available. You must submit credit increase requests through Path Forms- please wait until all of your grades are reported before submitting your Max C.U. Increase Form

Credit increase requests must be done every semester if you would like more than 5.5cu. A credit increase does not roll over from previous semesters and must be approved each new semester. 


Permits are requested through Path@Penn. You can see how to request a permit here

Please refer to our  BE Permit Request Information sheet. There will be no permits for the following courses approved during advance registration: BE 4900, BE 4920, BE 5270, BE 5290, BE 5620

Students needing a permit for other BE courses not listed above will need to do the following steps:

1) Email the instructor of the course to ask for permission.

2) If approved, submit a permit request through Path@Penn.

3) Forward your instructor approval along with confirmation that you have submitted your permit request in Path@Penn to Colleen (cd0318@seas)

4) The department will then approve the request in the system and you must go in and register for the course. The permit does not automatically register you for the course.

BE Curriculum

Students entering Fall 2020 or later, should follow the sample curriculum below:

BAS Sample Curriculum 

BSE Sample Curriculum 

Students entering Fall 2019 or earlier should follow the sample curriculum below:

BAS Sample Curriculum

BSE Sample Curriculum 

*Please note that DegreeWorks is still being updated and has many errors. Students should be using the BE curriculum websites for the most up to date requirements. 

*Many electives in Path@Penn are coded incorrectly for Social Science, Humanities, etc. Many courses in SAS have been renumbered, and RAS is working to update these in the system. Please use the SEAS Handbook to see what counts for Social Science, Humanities, TBS, etc. until this feature is updated in Path@Penn. 


Please see the BE Curriculum Prerequisites document for current required pre and corequisites for each of your BE core classes and electives. These will be enforced, so all students must show their advisor that they have taken the required preliminary coursework. If you do not have the required prerequisites, you MUST have an approved petition or plan of action in place, in which case you should contact Kacy (kacy@seas) in the BE office.

Staff Advising

You can direct advising questions to Kacy (kacy@seas). Walk-in advising hours (Skirkanich 240) are Tuesday, 11am-12pm and Wednesday, 2-3pm or by appointment. Accelerated Masters questions can be directed to Erin, ereavy@seas.

Quick Links:

Faculty Advisor List

BE Curriculum Prerequisites

BSE/BAS Curriculum Requirements

BE Permit Request Information

SEAS Undergraduate Student Handbook

BE Policies

Max C.U. Increase Form

How to request a permit in Path@Penn

How to request courses during Advance Registration