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 you can email Redian Furxhiu 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 Redian know.

Due to Penn administrative constraints, sub-matriculation students need to contact Redian to get a ‘authorization’ to register for graduate courses.

Information on CIS course schedules can be found here.


Waitlist Information

Course waitlists for the Fall 2020 courses will open up on April 30th, you will be able to sign up for them at that time. If you have any questions about the waitlist process then please let us know at You can access the waitlists 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:

Redian Furxhiu
Graduate Coordinator for on-campus MCIT, CIS/MSE and CGGT programs
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-898-1668

Staci Kaplan
Program Manager for DATS (Data Science MSE)
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2431

Britton Carnevali
Doctoral Program Manager
Office: 310 Levine
Phone: 215-898-5515

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

Ashley Culver
PICS Program Coordinator Academic Advisor for SCMP
Office: 3401 Walnut, 5th Fl.
Phone: 215-573-6037