• Non-Engineering Students

Non-Engineering Student Course Registration Policy

Non-Engineering Students may request to take one (1) SEAS graduate level course, (5000 and above,) based on course registration availability and/or classroom size. NO additional registration beyond 1 course unit will be permitted unless the student is admitted to a graduate program in Engineering (Master’s or PhD). Only for students in a graduate degree program outside of Engineering who are using these courses as part of their curriculum requirements, may request to take more than 1 CU with departmental approval.


Students must complete the Non-Engineering Graduate form, with signature, and email the attachment as a pdf file to graddean@seas.upenn.edu for processing. This form must have a digital signature from the instructor or email approval sent along with the form and cannot be sent during the advanced registration period. (Please wait for regular registration to open prior to submitting the form.)  Please request the course permit through Path once you have the form completed. Please note courses from the CIS department require waitlist approval prior to completing the Non-Engineering Graduate form.


Non-engineering students are not permitted to enroll in the on-line classes, typically designated with section ‘501’ at the end. Only Engineering Online Learning students can enroll in the online courses.