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Course Registration

Lehigh University Distance Education (DE) students are able to register online via Lehigh’s Campus Portal, using any web-enabled browser.  You can refer to the Calendar for complete dates and deadlines.  A student must be registered in the semester in which the degree is conferred.


Prior to Registration

  • Browse DE Course Listings for Distance Education's full listing of courses and course descriptions using the links below.
  • If you are returning from an approved Leave of Absence, you will first need to complete the Graduate Readmission Form. If you have taken a leave from graduate study for more than one year without requesting an official leave of absence you will be required to petition the Standing of Graduate Students (SOGS) committee for readmission, in addition to completing the Graduate Readmission Form.
  • Students should email their Program Advisor or the Department Coordinator to confirm their course selection and get their Registration (Alternate) PIN. You must have this Alternate PIN to register. PINs are unique to each semester.
  • If you wish to take a course outside of your department, you will need to notify the Department Coordinator to request an override prior to registering. You will not be able to register without this override.

Course Listings

The following are courses available through the Lehigh University Office of Distance Education. Information is subject to change without notice. Please call 610-758-6210 for further information.


To Register for Classes

Video Instructions

Please note: There is a reference to a Pre-Registration Survey in the video - this is NOT mandatory for DE students. 

Written Instructions

  • Go to Lehigh's Campus Portal at http://portal.lehigh.edu
  • Log in with your Lehigh email id (username) and password.
    • If you have not taken a course within the last semester, you will need to reactive your Lehigh email account and password. You can do this by going to lehigh.edu/forgot
  • Select the Banner icon.
  • Under the "Student Services" tab, choose "Registration" link, and then "Add/Drop Classes".
  • Select the correct term and click Submit.
  • Enter your Registration (Alternate) PIN.
  • Enter the correct CRN numbers of the courses in the appropriate area and then Submit.
    • Make certain to have the correct Course Number (it should begin with D-**) from our DE Course Listing to get the delivery format of the course you want. An explanation of each Delivery Format is noted on the first page of the DE Course Listing.
    • Verify your complete registration before existing out of the program. The following message should be listed for each class: ***Web Registered***
  • For information about tuition and payment, please refer to our Tuition and Payment page.

Drop/Add Policy

  • During the first 5 days of class, students may add classes via the web with the consent of their advisors.
  • During the sixth through tenth day of classes, both the advisor's and the instructor's consent is required to add a class. Students will need to complete a Drop/Add form and submit it to DE office.
  • Classes may be dropped with only the consent of the advisor during the drop/add period. Students will need to complete a Drop/Add form and submit it to the DE office.  Students dropping a course within the first ten days of the semester (five days for summer session) will have no record of the course on the transcript.
  • After the tenth day of classes, students may withdraw from classes with the consent of both the advisor/instructor. Students will need to complete the Drop/Add form and submit it to the DE office. Students will have a grade of "W" if class is withdrawn before the end of the eleventh week of instruction. After the eleventh week of instruction and before the end of classes, student will receive a "WP" or "WF" at the discretion of the instructor. A "WF" is considered to be a failing grade.

ADD/DROP forms must be received by the Registrar's Office before the deadlines noted above, to be official.

Tuition will be refunded according to the pro-rated schedule determined by the Bursar's Office Refund Policy.

Fees are non-refundable after the start of the course.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the DE Office at 610-758-6210 or the department of your program of study. You can find the contact information for your department of study through our Programs page.


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