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Students abroad during the spring or fall semester will need to register online for classes for the following semester while they are abroad.
For course descriptions, class schedule, and schedule of time periods for web registration (all times listed are local time at Lehigh), visit the Lehigh University Registrar’s webpage.
While abroad, you need to contact your adviser by email so you can plan for registration. Check out your internet-access facilities so you know when and where you'll do your registration. University policy does not allow the Study Abroad Office to register on students' behalf; you will need to take responsibility for your registration.
Your adviser will have your registration (alternate) PIN number. The registrar has sent this information to the Dean’s office to be distributed to the advisors. You should test your Lehigh Alt. PIN (6 digits) well in advance so if there is a problem, you can contact your advisor or the Registrar's Office and get it corrected before you need to register.
If you declared your major recently, your new major adviser may not have your records yet. If you discuss your plans with a new adviser, you may need to review your courses taken and your objectives--allow some extra time for this process. Your new adviser and your old adviser will both have access to your registration PIN.
Consider the requirements of your major, the distribution requirements, and your interests when thinking about courses to take. I suggest that you make a list of 8 to 10 courses with schedule information on the list, ranked in order of priority. Armed with such a list, you can register really quickly and respond quickly if you find that one or another course is closed--you can just pop to the next course on your list.
DEPARTMENT PERMISSION COURSES
You must have department approval for Department-permission courses. Consult with department staff for the department in question--in advance!--to find out how they handle department permissions. Students should make arrangement for department permission courses before they leave for their study abroad destination. Some departments withdraw permission after a specified time if you don't register for the course, so make sure you understand the conditions for department permission.
You won't be able to register for a course if you don't have its prerequisites. Make sure that you check for prerequisites in the course catalog before registration. If you are currently taking the prerequisites for a course, you will need to contact the registrar’s office to have the prerequisite updated in the system.
Remember to allow plenty of time for everything you have to do before registration.
Don't hesitate to contact our office if you have questions.