Registration Instructions

All Penn Engineering graduate students have been placed on a registration “hold.” Before you can register, you should have your advisor’s approval to have the hold removed.

Please use the template below to review your proposed enrollment with your advisor (by email is fine and preferred); your advisor may release the hold or can email Mike Felker to release the hold.

Once the hold is released you can signup for classes by accessing Penn Portal.

If you run into a problem re: the hold or course enrollment, let Mike know.

Due to Penn administrative constraints, submatriculant students need to contact Mike to get a ‘permit’ to register for graduate courses.

Information on CIS course schedules can be found here.

Template for advisor approval email message:



Courses to be taken:



I have reviewed the selection of courses, and give my permission to register.

Advisor Approval/Signature

Graduate Program:

Your CIS Contacts:

Mike Felker – CIS Graduate Admissions
Graduate Coordinator for on-campus Master in Computer and Information Technology and Master of Science in Engineering programs
Office: 158 Levine
Phone: 215-898-9672

Britton Carnevali
Graduate Coordinator for PhD program
Office: 310 Levine
Phone: 215-898-5515

Joy McManus
Graduate Coordinator for ROBO
Office: 459 Levine
Phone: 215-573-4907

Liz Wai-Ping Ng
Associate Director for Embedded Systems MSE program
Office: 313 Levine
Phone: 215-898-8543