Scheduler Priority Rules

All course sections that are scheduled through the Advanced Registration process have a PRIORITY RULE, which prioritizes students for enrollment based upon certain criteria.

The following table lists the priority rules in effect at Penn:

CODE

RULE

DESCRIPTION

A

Undergraduate seniority and major preference

Senior major relative to the course,
all other seniors,
junior major relative to the course,
all other juniors,
sophomore major relative to the course,
all other sophomores,
freshman major relative to the course,
all other freshmen plus LPS post-bac students,
any other student,
auditors

B

Undergraduate major preference

Senior major relative to the course,
junior major relative to the course,
sophomore major relative to the course,
freshman major relative to the course,
other seniors,
other juniors,
other sophomores,
other freshmen,
all other students plus LPS post-bacs,
auditors

C

Undergraduate seniority preference

All seniors,
all juniors,
all sophomores,
all freshmen, plus LPS
post-bacs,
all other students,
auditors

D

Undergraduate distribution preference

Sophomores
freshmen,
juniors,
seniors,
all other students,
auditors

H

Graduate/Professional preference

Grad/professional major or grad group relative to the course,
other grad/professional students,
senior major relative to the course,
other seniors,
juniors major relative to the course,
other juniors,
sophomore major relative to course,
other sophomores,
freshman major relative to the course,
other freshmen,
all other students,
auditors

I

Seniority preference graduate/professional

Grad/professional major or grad group relative to the course,
other grad/professional students,
all seniors,
all juniors,
all sophomores,
all freshmen plus LPS post-bacs,
all other students,
auditors

J

Major/graduate group preference graduate/professional and undergraduates

Graduate/professional major or group relative to the course,
senior major relative to the course,
junior major relative to the course,
sophomore major relative to the course,
freshman major relative to the course,
other graduate/professional,
other seniors,
other juniors,
other sophomores,
other freshman,
all other students,
auditors

K

Law preference

Third-year Law student,
Second-year Law student,
First-year Law student,
all other students,
auditors

L

Wharton Graduate preference

4th semester WHG student with major relative to the course,
3rd semester WHG major,
4th semester WHG non-major,
2nd semester WHG major,
3rd semester WHG non-major,
2nd semester WHG non-major,
1st semester WHG student,
all other students,
auditors

M

Graduate/Professional

Graduate/professional student,
senior major relative to the course,
all other seniors,
junior major relative to the course,
all other juniors,
sophomore major relative to the course,
other sophomores,
freshman major relative to the course,
other freshmen plus LPS post-bacs,
all other students,
auditors

N

Division preference graduate/professional

Graduate/professional student with division relative to the course,
senior major relative to the course,
all other seniors,
junior major relative to the course,
all other juniors,
sophomore major relative to the course,
other sophomores,
freshman major relative to the course,
other freshmen plus LPS post-bacs,
all other students,
auditors

O

LPS Preference

LPS students
Senior major relative to the course,
all other seniors,
junior major relative to the course,
all other juniors,
sophomore major relative to the course,
all other sophomores,
freshman major relative to the course,
all other freshmen
any other student,
auditors

P

Wharton Graduates Seniority Preference

WHG P4
WHG P3,
WHG P2,
WHG P1,
L* class,
all other students,

Q

Graduate Major/Seniority Preference

P6 majors
P5 majors
P4 majors
P3 majors
P2 majors
P1 majors
P6 majors
P5 other majors
P4 other majors
P3 other majors
P2 other majors
P1 other majors
G* other majors
all others

R

Communications Major/Senority Priority

Communication senior majors
Communication junior majors
Communication sophomore majors
Communication freshman majors
LPS or COL junior of 'UNDC' or 'NMAJ" major
LPS or COL sophomore of 'UNDC' or 'NMAJ" major
LPS or COL freshman of 'UNDC' or 'NMAJ" major
LPS or COL senior of 'UNDC' or 'NMAJ" major
all others

S

Communications Major/Senority Priority

Communication senior majors
Communication junior majors
Communication sophomore majors
Communication freshman majors
LPS or COL junior
LPS or COL sophomore
LPS or COL freshman
LPS or COL senior
all others

T

Wharton Undergraduate Priority

WH Freshmen
WH Sophomores
WH Juniors
WH Seniors
Other School's Freshmen
Other School's Sophomores
Other School's Juniors
Other School's Seniors
All others (Grad/Prof students)

U

Wharton Undergraduate Seniority Priority

WH Seniors
WH Juniors
WH Sophomores
WH Freshmen
Other School's Seniors
Other School's Juniors
Other School's Sophomores
Other School's Freshmen
All others (Grad/Prof students)

V

Wharton Major/Seniority Priority

WH Senior Majors
Other WH Seniors
WH Junior Majors
Other WH Juniors
WH Sophomore Majors
Other WH Sophomores
WH Freshmen Majors
Other WH Freshmen
Other School's Seniors
Other School's Juniors
Other School's Sophomores
Other School's Freshmen
All others (Grad/Prof students)

W

Wharton Major Priority

WH Senior Majors
WH Junior Majors
WH Sophomore Majors
WH Freshmen Majors
Other WH Seniors
Other WH Juniors
Other WH Sophomores
Other WH Freshmen
Other School's Seniors
Other School's Juniors
Other School's Sophomores
Other School's Freshmen
All others (Grad/Prof students)

X

Random Order

All students are the same priority

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