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Academic Success
By taking a survey or viewing a list, identify factors that may be obstacles to your academic success. Select the links provided to read detailed information about each obstacle and strategies to use to avoid or overcome it.

Academic Summary
View a summary of your key academic records. Learn how and where to update your record if it is out of date or incorrect. Send yourself an e-mail summary.

Academic Verification
Request an academic verification to be mailed to yourself or a third party, such as an insurance company, employer, or credit card company.

Act 48 Reporting
The Act 48 Reporting application is available to Pennsylvania educators who want to report their Penn State courses to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in compliance with Act 48 requirements.

Address Information
View the addresses you have on file with the University and make any necessary corrections.

Adviser Information
Find out the name, office address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other relevant information about your assigned academic adviser. Send yourself an e-mail summary.

Advising Preparation
Prepare to meet with an academic adviser by answering a series of questions about the issue(s) you would like to discuss. E-mail your responses to yourself and to your academic adviser.

Alternative Majors
View a list of Penn State baccalaureate majors (at all locations) that are similar to a major that interests you.

Bursar Tuition Bills
View your current tuition bill online.  To complete your registration, you can select "Complete Registration".  The Bursar' s office provides a number of payment options to pay the tuition bill. The available options can be found at http://www.bursar.psu.edu/payplans.cfm.

Calendar, Academic
The Academic Calendar identifies important dates throughout the semester related to class meetings and academic deadlines.

Change of Campus
Generally, undergraduate students are expected to complete two full years of academic work at their initial campus. After two years, they may have to change to a University campus that offers the upper-level course work required in their major. A student may request an early change of campus in order to maintain normal progress toward his/her preferred major.

Change of Major
An undergraduate student desiring to change from one college to another, or from one major to another, or from the Division of Undergraduate Studies to a college.

Code of Conduct for Students
The Penn State Code of Conduct describes behaviors that are inconsistent with the essential values of the University community.

College Cost Estimate
The College Cost Estimate application gives you a breakdown of estimated cost related to a Penn State undergraduate education. You can select any Penn State campus location, grade level, and numerous other criteria that apply to you and obtain your own personalized undergraduate college cost estimate.

Concurrent Majors
Allows a baccalaureate or associate degree candidate to earn degrees in more than one major.

Confidentiality/FERPA
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy At (FERPA) of 1974 protects the privacy of student education records and identifies the rights of students with respect to education records maintained by institutions.

Course Drop Dates
View the regular drop and late drop processing dates for your courses. Your number of late drop credits remaining is also provided. This application is available for current and future semesters.

Course Preferences
Identify majors that are available to you based on the courses you decide not to take. From the list of majors you identify, select each major for more information.

Course Watch List
Allows students to request to be notified via e-mail and/or text message when a previously full course section has an open seat. Students may request notification for up to 10 course sections once they are eligible for registration.

Degree Audit
Request an up-to-date undergraduate degree audit. Degree audits may be requested for your current undergraduate major(s), current undergraduate minor(s), any valid undergraduate major/option offered, or any valid undergraduate minor offered. A requested degree audit report will be processed and returned back to your browser for viewing.

Drop/Add
Register for courses, adjust your schedule, view your schedule, and send a copy of your schedule to your Penn State e-mail address.

Early Progress Report
View a list of courses in which you are earning a grade of less than C. Learn the reasons for the low grade and the steps you can take to improve your grade.

Entrance to Major
Update and/or confirm your top three major and location preferences if you are not yet in a major.

Ethnicity/Race Reporting
View or change your ethnicity and race information.

Exploring Majors
Learn how to explore majors. Link to University resources that can assist you in the exploration process.

Final Exam Schedule
View your final exam schedule for the current semester. Request an overload conflict exam, if necessary. Send yourself an e-mail of your final exam schedule.

GPA Prediction
Calculate semester and cumulative grade-point averages based on the grades you predict you will earn in your current courses. View the calculations and read the implications. Send an e-mail summary to your Penn State e-mail address.

Grades
View semester grades from any semester that you have attended Penn State. Send an e-mail summary to your Penn State e-mail address.

Graduating this Semester
Inform your college or The Graduate School of your intent to graduate at the end of the current semester.

Holds
View holds placed on your record that may prevent registration, issuing of transcripts or diplomas, as well as the placement of a transcript notation.

Housing/eLiving
Assists you in managing your on-campus housing and food service information. Allows you to request and/or manage a housing and food service contract at any residential Penn State campus.

Immunizations/Health
Enables you to report your immunizations to University Health Services and Housing (for students living in on-campus residence halls). You may also record your health history for use during visits to University Health Services.

Late Course Drop
Participate in a personalized, interactive advising session that will assist you in determining the alternatives to and implications of late dropping a course from your current schedule. The advice you receive will be based on your academic records and responses to key questions. You will be permitted to late drop a course through eLion after participating in the advising session.

Leave of Absence
Allows students to interrupt continuous enrollment (usually for not more than one year) without having to apply for re-enrollment and without changing conditions of their academic program.

Loan Decrease
Decrease your current loan(s) (Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, University Loans) as displayed on the Student Aid Summary. Calculate net amounts of your loan(s) before submitting your final decrease(s).

Loan Entrance Counseling
Fulfill requirements set by federal regulations and University policy regarding student educational loans. You must complete this loan counseling session before Penn State can disburse your loan funds.

Loan Exit Interview
Fulfill requirements set by federal government regulations and University policy by completing student loan exit counseling (for Federal Perkins and University Loans) prior to graduating or when you drop below half-time attendance.

Mail Semester Grades
Request that your semester grade report be mailed to your home address.

Major Preferences
Update and/or confirm your top three major and location preferences if you are not yet in a major.

Major Themes
Create a list of Penn State baccalaureate majors that may interest you by identifying your areas of interest, selecting themes (groups of majors) related to your interests, and choosing campus locations. Send yourself an e-mail summary with links to information about each major on your list.

Minor Declaration
The Minor Declaration function allows a student to select a minor from the current list of all minors offered University-wide.

Parent/Other - Access
The Parent/Other Access application allows Penn State students to grant permission for parents, guardians, sponsors or others to access their information. A student can grant access to one or more of the following eLion applications:

Penn State Principles
The Penn State Principles were developed to embody the values held by the University community.

Placement Test
Review your Academic Background and Placements, including results from the English, mathematics, and chemistry tests administered through New Student Orientation (NSO) (formerly called FTCAP). Send yourself an e-mail copy of the placement actions.

Policies and Rules
View University Faculty Senate Policies and Rules for undergraduate students.

Printing Charges
View your current printing charges. Send an e-mail summary to your Penn State e-mail address.

Refund Information
View or change your refund preference. If any refund is available to you, the refund will be delivered to the destination of your choice.

Registration
Register for courses, adjust your schedule, view your schedule, and send a copy of your schedule to your Penn State e-mail address.

Registration Watch List
Allows students to request to be notified via e-mail and/or text message when a previously full course section has an open seat. Students may request notification for up to 10 course sections once they are eligible for registration.

Schedule of Courses
The Schedule of Courses is a Web application available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week containing a complete listing of course offerings and availability for all campus locations.

Schedule Planner
Schedule Planner is an easy to use, web-based class scheduling tool that helps you to quickly schedule classes and other important activities.

Student Aid Summary
View your student aid award and the most current information on the student financial aid programs (loans, grants, work-study, and scholarships) available to you throughout the year.

Student Schedule
View your semester schedule for any current or future semester that you have been enrolled at Penn State. Send yourself an e-mail of your semester schedule.

Summer Pennsylvania State Grant
Request a summer Pennsylvania State Grant. The application is available between April 1 and August 1 to eligible students. Students must complete their summer schedule first before requesting a State Grant.

Summer Stafford Loan
Request consideration for a Summer Stafford Loan. The application is available between April 1 and August 5 to eligible students. Students must complete their summer schedule first before requesting a Stafford Loan.

Summer Work-Study
Request consideration for summer Federal Work-Study funds. The application is available between February 15 and April 1.

Target GPA Prediction
Calculate the grades you will need in order to reach a specific target cumulative grade-point average. View the calculations and read the implications. Send yourself an e-mail summary.

Taxes - 1098T
Identify the educational expenses paid by you, or on your behalf, to Penn State during the tax year.

Transcripts
View, print, and e-mail a copy of your advising transcript or request that your official transcript be mailed to a specified address.

Transferring Credits
Enables you to enter course work that you have taken, or plan to take at another institution, and view Penn State's review of that course work.

Withdrawal
Participate in a personalized, interactive advising session that will assist you in determining alternatives to and implications of withdrawing from the University for the current semester. The advice you receive will be based on your academic records and responses to key questions. You will be permitted to withdraw through eLion after participating in the advising session.

Work-Study Job Search
Look for currently available work-study positions at all campus locations.

Work-Study Extension
Request that your Federal Work-Study award be held in place and not cancelled until you have secured a Work-Study position.