LEAP Registration

LEAP registration opens on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and closes on May 5, 2023.

After May 5, new summer students will be able to sign up for LEAP during New Student Orientation as space allows.

Students accepted to begin in fall 2023 must contact Admissions to change their starting term to summer 2023 by May 3, 2023 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: If your offer of admission is for the fall 2023 semester, you'll need to contact Admissions to change your start term to summer by May 3, 2023 before you can complete the next registration steps.


    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 "Register for LEAP" 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 the Pre-Registration Activity Guide and Major Preferences Guide for Summer 2023 in LionPATH to be enrolled in your summer courses
    Tip: 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 2023 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 business 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 8, 2023
    • Select the Major Preferences Guide from your to-do list and complete the guide
      • You must complete the Major Preferences Guide by May 8, 2023

    Once you have completed Step 4, the LEAP classes associated with the LEAP pride you sign up for will be displayed in your LionPATH student schedule in mid-May.

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