LEAP Registration

LEAP Registration Opens

LEAP registration opens on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. and closes on May 3, 2024.

After May 3, students with summer admission will be able to sign up for LEAP during New Student Orientation as space allows.

Students accepted to begin in fall 2024 must contact Admissions to change their starting term to summer 2024 by May 1, 2024 to participate in LEAP.

STEP 1: Review the list of LEAP Prides

Tip: Not sure how to choose a pride? Visit the Selecting a LEAP Pride page. You can also email us at leap@psu.edu or call us at 814-863-4174 for guidance on selecting a pride. Keep in mind that some prides will fill very quickly and there may not be space in the pride that is your top choice. You should have a few back-up choices just in case your top choice is full. 

STEP 2: Accept your Offer of Admission

Tip: It takes 1-2 business days for the admission acceptance to be processed and recognized by our registration system.
Tip: If your offer of admission is for the fall 2024 semester, you must contact Admissions to change your starting term to summer by May 1, 2024 before you can complete the next registration steps then must complete the remaining steps below by May 3, 2024.

STEP 3: Sign up for a LEAP Pride

Tip: The earlier you sign up, the more likely it is there will be space in the pride you are interested in!

  • Visit orientation.psu.edu/nso and go to your New Student Orientation task list
  • Click the "Select a LEAP pride" link in your New Student Orientation task list
  • Select the LEAP pride you would like to participate in and submit the selection

STEP 4: Complete both the Pre-Registration Activity Guide and Major Preferences Guide for Summer 2024 in LionPATH to be enrolled in your summer courses

Tip: Failure to complete STEP 4 will result in you losing your spot in the LEAP pride you selected during Step 3. We are unable to enroll you in the LEAP courses you have signed up for until you have completed the Pre-Registration Activity Guide and the Major Preferences Guide for Summer 2024 in LionPATH. If you do not complete this step, we will get an error when we are registering you for your LEAP courses and we will not be able to finalize your course registration. 

  • In the afternoon one day after you complete step 3, login to LionPATH using your PSU credentials
  • Select Pre-Registration Activity Guide from your to-do list and complete the guide
    • You must complete the Pre-Registration Activity Guide by May 6, 2024
  • Select the Major Preferences Guide from your to-do list and complete the guide
    • You must complete the Major Preferences Guide by May 6, 2024

Once you have completed Step 4, we will be able to add the LEAP classes associated with the LEAP pride you sign up for to your LionPATH student schedule. You will see these on your schedule in LionPATH in mid-May.

If you encounter difficulties, please contact the LEAP staff at leap@psu.edu or 814-863-4174.