Graduate Program in Acoustics

 


Students wishing to enroll in Distance Education FALL 2017 courses who did not enroll in spring 2017 can preregister with the Graduate School by filling out a nondegree or resuming student application.

Penn State has implemented new software called LionPATH. LionPATH is Penn State’s student information system that provides students with access to their academic, registration, and financial records. Students can enroll for classes, view/accept their financial aid awards, and view their tuition bills.

Please see below for new student nondegree and degree registration instructions as well as resuming student instructions.

Note: LionPATH works best with Safari or Internet Explorer internet browsers.

Distance Education Student Registration

Distance education students may begin their studies in either the Fall or Spring Semester. The sequence of core (required) courses for the fall and spring semesters is listed below. For the full listing of courses offered through the distance program for the upcoming semester, please see the DE course schedule. ACS 598E Engineering Mathematics I is an optional course as long as the student meets the mathematical requirements for course prerequisites.

  • Fall Semester

  • ACS 501 Elements of Acoustics and Vibration - 3 credits
  • ACS 502 Elements of Waves and Fluids - 3 credits
  • ACS 597 Signal Analysis for Acoustics and Vibration - 3 credits (replacing ACS 513 Digital Signal Processing)
  • Spring Semester

  • ACS 514 Electroacoustic Transducers - 3 credits
  • ACS 515 Acoustics in Fluid Media - 3 credits
  • ACS 597 Advanced Signal Analysis for Acoustics and Vibration - 3 credits (replacing ACS 516 Acoustical Data Measurement and Analysis)
  • ACS 598E Engineering Mathematics I - 3 credits

 

Distance Education Student Registration*

Students who have not previously enrolled in a graduate level course at Penn State must complete a Penn State Graduate School Application for admission to either degree or nondegree status.

NOTE: ALL new nondegree students must complete the Graduate School Online Application, including the application fee, before being able to enroll in classes in LionPATH. Once your PSU ID has been activated (within 2-3 days of your Graduate School Nondegree Application) nondegree students can activate their account in LionPATH and get ready to enroll in courses in the upcoming semester.

When completing the application for non-degree admission students should fill out the "degree" and "program" areas as 'non-degree graduate' and 'none' respectively. The campus location for distance education students is World Campus.

Instructions for degree admission are listed on How to Apply to the Graduate School. Degree Admisssion will take 4 -6 weeks.

After submitting either a degree or non-degree application, the Graduate School will provide you with a Penn State identification number (ID). Before being able to enroll in classes in LionPATH new students will need to consent to do University business electronically and promise to take financial responsibility for the payment of their account. See Survival Guide to Scheduling Courses in LionPATH FA16

Continuing Distance Education Student*

Before being able to enroll in classes in LionPATH a student who has enrolled as a degree or non-degree student in a Penn State graduate level course during the immediately preceding semester (fall/spring), will need to consent to do University business electronically and promise to take financial responsibility for the payment of their account. See Survival Guide to Scheduling Scheduling Courses in LionPATH FA16

Resuming Distance Education Degree Student

NOTE: ALL previously admitted degree students who did not take a course in the previous semester (spring/fall - does not include the summer semester) must go to the Graduate School Application Website Graduate School Application to re-activate their PSU ID.

The procedure for re-activating a PSU ID is to login to the Graduate School Application Website Graduate School Application with your existing account and then search for the Resuming Student Application. (There is not a cost for submitting the Resuming Student Application.)

Once the PSU ID has been re-activated (within 2-3 days of completing the Resuming Student Application) Graduate Students can check their status and get ready to enroll in courses in the upcoming semester in LionPATH.

When filling out the Resuming Student Application complete all the information requested. The semester is the semester in which you are now enrolling. The campus location for distance education students is World Campus. A degree student will write M ENG in the areas requesting present degree and desired degree and write ACS in the areas requesting present major and desired major.

Before being able to enroll in classes in LionPATH a resuming distant education degree student will need to consent to do University business electronically and promise to take financial responsibility for the payment of their account. See Survival Guide to Scheduling Courses in LionPATH FA16

Resuming Distance Education Non-degree Student

NOTE: ALL previously admitted nondegree students who did not take a course in the previous semester (spring/fall - does not include the summer semester) must to go to the Graduate School Application Website Graduate School Application to re-activate their PSU ID.

The procedure for re-activating a PSU ID is to login to the Graduate School Application Website Graduate School Application with your existing account and then search for the Resuming Student Application. (There is not a cost for submitting the Resuming Student Application.)

Once the PSU ID has been re-activated (within 2-3 days of completing the Resuming Student Application) Graduate Students can check their status and get ready to enroll in courses in the upcoming semester in LionPATH.

When filling out the Resuming Student Application complete all the information requested. The semester is the semester in which you are now enrolling. The campus location for distance education students is World Campus. A nondegree student will write nondegree in the areas requesting present degree and desired degree and write nondegree in the areas requesting present major and desired major.

Before being able to enroll in classes in LionPATH a resuming distant education degree student will need to consent to do University business electronically and promise to take financial responsibility for the payment of their account. See Survival Guide to Scheduling Courses in LionPATH FA16


Instructions for class enrollment for the Graduate Program in Acoustics Distance Education Program students via Penn State LionPATH.

After consent has been given to do University business electronically and promise to take financial responsibility for the payment of your student account you will be allowed to register for fall courses. Distance Education registrations MUST use World Campus as the campus location.

Go to the Penn State main page

Click on "Current Students" on the top right.

Under "Academics" click on "Course Schedule". --- The second line in the Announcement paragraph instructs current students to log into LionPATH for the Schedule Builder. - Click on the LionPATH link and log in.

You are now at your Student Center.

Click on the yellow button that reads Search for Classes

Do a search using the drop downs as shown here:
  • Campus WC – World Campus
  • Location – leave empty
  • Subject – ACS – Acoustics
  • Course Number– leave empty
  • Course Career– Graduate School
  • Session – Regular Academic Session
Click on the SEARCH button and the classes that are being offered through the DE program will appear.

Then go to the Enroll tab and follow the directions.

Tuition Fee Schedule
  • Degree Student Tuition- $2,625. for a 3 credit course
  • Nondegree Student Tuition- *TBD - approx. $2,500.00 for a 3 credit course
  • IT (Information Technology) Fee Schedule due each semester
  • *TBD - approx. $90.00 for 1 - 4 credits
  • *TBD - approx. $190.00 for 5 - 8 credits
  • *Final Tuition and IT Fee amounts TBD by Board of Trustees in July
  • Please note that the Penn State registration process is not complete until tuition and fees are paid. After students schedule their courses, the Bursar's office will send an e-mail message to the student's official University e-mail account announcing that the eBill is available. Regardless of the amount due, action is required to complete the registration process. For detailed information concerning your tuition bill please contact the Bursar's office.

    Helpful Information Links:

    Survival Guide to Scheduling Courses in LionPATH FA16

    LionPATH Graduate Student webpage

    Contact Kris Popovich at 814/863-6078 or cxp23@psu.edu if you have questions or problems.