Penn State World Campus courses are located in Canvas, Penn State’s course management system. Use the following resources to prepare for and make the most of your courses.

Scheduling, Dropping, and Late-Dropping a Course

By scheduling a course, you are reserving your “seat” in an upcoming course. Find out more about how to schedule your courses.

You can drop a course during your course’s regular drop period, with certain restrictions and requirements. It’s also possible to drop after the regular drop period—this is known as "late dropping"—but there are academic and financial implications of late dropping.

If you intend to drop all of your courses during the semester, you will need to complete a withdrawal from the University.

Preparing for Your Courses

Before your classes start, we recommend that you do the following:

On the first day of your course:

  • Log in to Canvas. You will be able to access your course after 10:00 a.m. ET on the first day of class.
  • Make proctor arrangements, if required. If any of your courses require proctored exams by webcam or an approved in-person proctor, begin making those arrangements.