All MPH students and Public Health Certificate students who are eligible for registration will be guaranteed a priority seating opportunity in PUBH-prefix courses during advanced registration and up until 3 weeks prior to the start of classes, or until the enrollment cap on a course is reached. If an MPH student is on a registration hold, we cannot guarantee seating in PUBH courses. Students are advised to keep the Associate Director informed about their progress toward resolution of any registration holds.

Course registration will open no later than three weeks prior to the start of classes for non-matriculated students, other Penn graduate students, LPS students, and advanced undergraduate students who have obtained written permission of the MPH course instructor. The MPH Program Coordinator will keep a list of registration requests on a first-come, first-serve basis to facilitate permit requests during this time period. Wait lists will not be maintained for any course beyond this controlled registration period.

Two weeks prior to the start of classes, PUBH courses with available seats will open to allow any Penn graduate student to register for a PUBH course via CIT until the course the enrollment cap is reached. 

Course Add/Drop Policy

Students who drop a course within the course selection period, which is the first two weeks of the term, will receive a full tuition refund. Students will be responsible for 50% of the tuition and fees for any course dropped between the second and fourth weeks of the term.

Students who withdraw from a course after the 4th week of the term will be responsible for 100% of tuition and fees, and a W will appear on the student's transcript.

Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadlines

Please see the Penn Academic Calendar.

Students are always able to drop themselves from a course through the Penn in Touch portal on the student page of the university website.