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Before initial registration, the student would be well advised to consult with the faculty member in charge of the program to which the student has been admitted or with an assigned advisor for advice in devel­oping a program of study that leads to the desired degree. The ultimate responsibility for selection of graduate courses, based upon the requirements of the student’s program as set forth in the Catalog, remains with the student. Continued consultation with the advisor is encouraged. Because of the nature of certain programs, an advisor may require consultation before each registration.

Registration Procedure

All Youngstown State University class registration takes place online through the Penguin Portal. Registration days and times are determined by a student’s classification and earned hours completed. Registration dates and appointment times for current students are determined by the Office of the Registrar and avail­able to view on the Penguin Portal under e-Services for Students - Important Dates. All significant dates are also listed on the Registrar’s website and on the Penguin Portal announcements for each specific semester. Registration requires that the student agrees to pay all tuition and fees associated with the registration. Failure to withdraw during the 100% refund period does not release the student from his or her financial obligation incurred by registration. Assistance with all registration related functions can be found at the Penguin Service Center located on the second floor of Meshel Hall (Phone: (330) 941-6000, Email:

Change of Registration

Students may change their registration up to the last day to add a class. All dates are available on the Penguin Portal.

Withdrawal from a course must be accomplished through the online registration system. Fail­ure to attend class or notification to an instructor is insufficient. A grade of F will be recorded unless a student officially withdraws.

Complete Withdrawal of Registration

The student who wishes to withdraw from all classes in a particular semester must also pro­cess this through the Penguin Portal. If a student withdraws from all classes during the first two weeks of the semester, the academic record will contain the statement, “Student completely withdrew during the first two weeks of the semester.”