Survival Guide to LionPATH Schedule of Courses 2023

LionPATH Schedule of Courses

Penn State University offers a large selection of courses each semester which can be viewed in the LionPATH Schedule of Courses. Below is a guide on to Penn State LionPATH’s schedule of courses 2023 and How to Schedule classes as a PSU student.

Table of Contents

Pre-registration tasks

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Self-Service.
  3. Click on Student Center.
  4. Agree to do business electronically when LionPATH prompts you to do so.
  5. Find the To-Do List box on the right-hand side of the page and click on the link to the Pre-Registration Activity Guide. Accomplish all the tasks listed in the Student Task Work Center on the left-hand side of the screen.
  6. Click on the Main Menu tab at the top; select Self-Service and then Student Center.

Find out more about PSU Canvas and PSU Academic Calendar.

Choosing courses and a schedule

  1. Find the Academics section. Underneath that header is all the major tools you will use.
    • Search: This allows you to explore which courses are offered during Fall 2016. To learn how to use this tool most efficiently, click through this quick tutorial:
    • Plan: This allows you to build an eight-semester academic plan.
    • Enroll: This takes you to your enrollment shopping cart, where courses you’ve chosen are listed.
    • My Academics: This allows you to find your advisor, transfer credits, course history, transcript, graduation information, etc.
    • Schedule Builder: This allows you to build a semester schedule you can import into your enrollment shopping cart.
  2. To build a schedule, select Schedule Builder.
  3. Click on the green Click Here button. (If necessary, allow pop-ups from so that it doesn’t block the Schedule Builder window from opening).
  4. Adjust the search filters.
  5. Click Add Course. Choose a subject and course number. Course numbers may take a few moments to populate, especially when you’re switching from one subject to another.
  6. Click the Add button to include a course in your schedule.
  7. When you’ve added all your courses, click the Back button to the left of the Add button to get back to the main page of Schedule Builder. Do not use the back button on your browser!
  8. Click the Options button next to any class to narrow options further (e.g., to remove all Honors sections).
  9. Block time slots on your schedule by clicking on Add Break.
  10. Click on Generate Schedules to view all the possible schedules that include your preferred courses.
  11. Select your preferred schedule and click on Send to Enrollment Cart.
  12. Close the Schedule Builder window to exit.

Verifying your enrollment cart

  1. Return to Student Center on the main LionPath page.
  2. Click on Enrollment Shopping Cart under the Academics section.
  3. Select the appropriate semester.
  4. Click on Import Cart (in the yellow alert box).
  5. Click on Next as you review each individual course you have chosen. Once you are done doing this, it will allow you to view your entire enrollment shopping cart at once.
  6. Click on Validate at the bottom to verify that you are eligible to schedule all of the courses you’ve chosen.
  7. Return to the Enrollment Shopping Cart.

How to add a class

Students can enroll in a class through LionPATH. A class can be added to your schedule until the last day of the regular add period.

Navigating to the Add Classes page

  1. From the Student Home Base, select the Enrollment button.
  2. The Add Classes page will appear. If prompted, select the term you would like to swap a class and select the Continue button.

You can enroll in classes using a class number, searching for a class, or selecting classes from your planner. 

This is a two-step process, the first step is to add the class to your shopping cart, and the second step is to review your shopping cart and finish the enrollment process.

Adding a class to your shopping cart: Entering a class number

If you know the class number for the class section you want to add, you can use it to add a class.

  1. Enter the class number in the Enter Class Nbr field and select the Enter button. The Enrollment Preferences page appears, and this page contains the details of the class section. Selecting the Cancel button will return you to the previous page.
  2. To finish adding the class to your schedule, select the Next button.
  3. A confirmation message appears, and the class is placed in your shopping cart.

Adding a class to your shopping cart: Using the class search

If you do not know the class number for the class section you want to add to your schedule, you can search for the class by using the class search page.

  1. Select the Class Search radio button.
  2. Select the Search button.
  3. Enter your search criteria into the Class Search and Additional Search Criteria sections.
  4. After selecting the criteria, click the Search button to view the filtered class list.
  5. Locate the class section you want to schedule and click the Select button. Note: When the class you are adding contains a related class section, e.g., a lab, select the radio button next to the related section you wish to register for and select the Next button.
  6. To finish adding the class to your schedule, select the Next button.
  7. A confirmation message appears, and the class is placed in your shopping cart.

Adding a class to your shopping cart: Using My Planner

You can add a class to your shopping cart based on a course already listed in your planner.

  1. Select the My Planner radio button and select the Search button to view the courses listed in your planner that are assigned to the selected term.
  2. Click the Select button to the right of the course you want to add to your shopping cart.
  3. The class sections for the course selected will display. Locate the class section you want to schedule and click the Select button.
  4. To continue to add the class to your schedule, select the Next button.
  5. A confirmation message appears, and the class is placed in your shopping cart.

Completing the enrollment process

Once classes are added to your shopping cart, you are then ready to finish the enrollment process.

  1. Select the Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button.
  2. Select the Finish Enrolling button to complete the process and add the courses to your schedule.
  3. Review the results to verify you have successfully enrolled in the selected classes.

Once you are finished verifying the results, you can add additional classes or select the My Class Schedule button to view your schedule.

Lionpath schedule of courses faqs

How do I schedule classes at Penn State?

To schedule classes at Penn State, go to Click on Self-Service. Go to the student center and continue the process.

When can I schedule classes PSU spring 2021?

The window of time for students to schedule spring 2021 courses has been adjusted to align with the recently announced revised spring semester schedule, which includes a one-week later start in January. The Schedule of Courses will be available in LionPATH on Oct. 15, with registration beginning on Nov.

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