Penn GSE Academic Calendar


Fall 2017 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

August 23 - 24

Wednesday - Thursday

International Student Orientation

August 28

Monday

New Student Orientation

August 29

Tuesday

Fall term classes begin

September 1

Friday

Orientation for Students of Color

September 4

Monday

Labor Day (NO CLASSES)

September 18

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 12:00 Midnight. Drops after this are subject to partial refund schedule: 
75% refund September 19 - September 25
50% refund September 26 - October 2
NO REFUND October 3 - October 9

October 9

Monday

LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)

October 9

Monday

LAST DAY to request course registration changes (e.g. audit, pass/fail) with instructor approval

October 20

Friday

LAST DAY to apply for December 2017 degree without a late fee*: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

October 30 - November 12

Monday - Sunday

Advance Registration for Spring 2018. Log into Penn InTouch to select courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

November 6

Monday

LAST DAY Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for review & signature of the Assoc. Dean for December 2017 degree

November 10

Friday

LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (partial refund schedule applicable). 'W' will appear on transcript.

November 10

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply for December 2017 degree. Late sign-up fee is $25*: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

November 21

Tuesday

Course selection for Spring 2018 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

November 21 - 22

Tuesday - Wednesday

Thursday - Friday class schedule on Tuesday - Wednesday

November 23 - 26

Thursday - Sunday

Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASSES)

November 27

Monday

Classes resume

December 4

Monday

LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for December 2017 degree:

• Ed.D. to GSE Student Records Office

• Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

December 4

Monday

LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Comprehensive Examination, Thesis or Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2017 degree

December 11

Monday

Undergraduate Classes end

December 14

Thursday

Last day of classes at GSE; MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

December 14

Thursday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office

December 21

Thursday

Fall term ends for University

January 3

Wednesday

Fall term grades due

Spring Classes begin on January 10, 2018 (Monday class schedule)

*Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after every degree term. A student who misses the final deadline must sign up for the following degree term. No exceptions will be made after the final deadline

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Spring 2018 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

January 10

Wednesday

Spring term classes begin; MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

January 15

Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (NO CLASSES)

January 29

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 12:00 midnight

Drops after this are subject to partial refund schedule:

  • 75% refund January 30 – February 5
  • 50% refund February 6 - February 12
  • NO REFUND February 13 - February 16

February 16

Friday

LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)

February 16

Friday

LAST DAY to request course registration changes (e.g. audit, pass/fail) with instructor approval

March 2

Friday

LAST DAY to apply for May 2018 degree without a late fee: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app *See below*

March 3 - 11

Saturday - Sunday

Spring Break (NO CLASSES)

March 12

Monday

Classes resume

March 12

Monday

RSVP to march in May commencement ceremony form open online: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/grad-rsvp **See below**

March 19 - April 1

Monday - Sunday

Registration period for Summer & Advance registration for Fall 2018. Log into Penn InTouch to select courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

March 23

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply for May 2018 degree. Late fee is $25: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app *See below*

March 23

Friday

LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (partial refund schedule applicable). 'W' will appear on transcript.

April 6

Friday

LAST DAY Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for review & signature of the Assoc. Dean for May 2018 degree

April 11

Wednesday

Course selection for Fall 2018 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

April 25

Wednesday

Undergraduate classes end

April 30

Monday

LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for May 2018 degree:

  • Ed.D. to GSE Student Records Office
  • Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

April 30

Monday

LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination, Thesis, or Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for May 2018 degree or eligibility to march in the GSE Commencement ceremony

May 2

Wednesday

Last day of classes at GSE

May 2

Wednesday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office for eligibility to march in GSE Commencement ceremony

May 7

Monday

Spring term grades due

May 8

Tuesday

Spring term ends for University

May 12

Saturday

GSE Commencement ceremony

May 14

Monday

University Commencement ceremony

Summer I and 11-week session begin on Monday, May 21

* Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after every degree term. A student who misses the deadline must sign up for the following degree term. No exceptions will be made after the final deadline

** ALL students who wish to march in the GSE Graduation Ceremony must RSVP to march online regardless of graduation date. For eligibility to march please consult the Graduation FAQ site: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/graduationfaqs

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Summer 2018 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

March 19

Monday

Course selection for summer session opens

May 21

Monday

Summer Session I classes begin

May 28

Monday

Memorial Day observed (no classes)

May 29

Tuesday

Add/drop period for Summer Session I ends at 12:00 midnight. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:50% refund May 30 - June 5

June 6

Wednesday

LAST DAY to Withdraw from a Summer Session I course. Full financial obligation will apply. Transcript to read "W"

June 25

Monday

Summer Session I ends

June 28

Thursday

Summer Session I grades due

July 4

Wednesday

Independence Day observed (no classes)

July 5

Thursday

Summer Session II begins

July 9

Monday

LAST DAY students may submit dissertation for three-week review & signature of the Assoc. Dean (Ed.D.) for August 2018 degree

July 12

Thursday

Add/drop period for Summer Session II ends at 12:00 midnight. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:50% refund July 13 - July 20

July 27

Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Summer Session II course. Full financial obligation will apply. Transcript to read "W"

July 30

Monday

LAST DAY to submit approved & signed dissertations for August 2018 degree:

  • Ed.D. to the Student Records Office
  • Ph.D. to Grad. Arts & Sciences

 

July 30

Monday

LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Examination/Thesis Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2018 degree

August 8

Wednesday

Summer Session II classes end

August 8

Wednesday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office for August 2018 graduation

August 13

Monday

Summer Session II grades due


Fall 2018 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

TBA

TBA

International Student Orientation dates are TBA, but usually take place the week before the first day of class

August 27

Monday

New Student Orientation

August 28

Tuesday

Fall term classes begin

August 31

Friday

Orientation for Students of Color

September 3

Monday

Labor Day (NO CLASSES)

September 17

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 12:00 Midnight
Drops after this are subject to partial refund schedule:
75% refund September 18 - September 24
50% refund September 25 - October 1
NO REFUND October 2 - October 8

October 8

Monday

LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)

October 8

Monday

LAST DAY to request course registration changes (e.g. audit, pass/fail) with instructor approval

October 19

Friday

LAST DAY to apply for December 2018 degree without a late fee*: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

October 29 - November 11

Monday - Sunday

Advance Registration for Spring 2019

November 5

Monday

LAST DAY Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for review & signature of the Assoc. Dean for December 2018 degree

November 9

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply for December 2018 degree.Late sign-up fee is $25*: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

November 9

Friday

LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (partial refund schedule applicable). 'W' will appear on transcript.

November 20

Tuesday

Course selection for Spring 2019 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

November 20 - 21

Tuesday - Wednesday

Thursday - Friday class schedule on Tuesday - Wednesday

November 22 - 25

Thursday - Sunday

Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASSES)

November 26

Monday

Classes resume

December 3

Monday

LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for December 2018 degree:

  • Ed.D. to GSE Student Records Office
  • Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

December 3

Monday

LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Comprehensive Examination, Thesis or Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2018 degree

December 10

Monday

Undergraduate Classes end

December 13

Thursday

Last day of classes at GSE; MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

December 13

Thursday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office

December 20

Thursday

Fall term ends for University

January 3, 2019

Thursday

Fall term grades due

Spring Classes begin on January 16, 2019 (Monday class schedule)

*Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after every degree term. A student who misses the final deadline must sign up for the following degree term. No exceptions will be made after the final deadline. 

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Spring 2019 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

January 16

Wednesday

Spring term classes begin; MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

January 21

Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (NO CLASSES)

February 4

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 12:00 midnight
Drops after this are subject to partial refund schedule:
75% refund February 5 – February 11
50% refund February 12 - February 18
NO REFUND February 19 - February 22

February 22

Friday

LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)

February 22

Friday

LAST DAY to request course registration changes (e.g. audit, pass/fail) with instructor approval

March 2 - 10

Saturday - Sunday

Spring Break (NO CLASSES)

March 11

Monday

Classes resume

March 26 - April 8

Tuesday - Monday

Registration period for Summer & Advance registration for Fall 2019. Log into Penn InTouch to select courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

March 29

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply for May 2019 degree: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app *See below*

March 30

Saturday

LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (partial refund schedule applicable). 'W' will appear on transcript.

April 12

Friday

LAST DAY Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for review & signature of the Assoc. Dean for May 2019 degree

April 18

Thursday

Course selection for Fall 2019 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

May 1

Wednesday

Undergraduate classes end

May 3

Friday

LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for May 2019 degree:• Ed.D. to GSE Student Records Office• Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

May 3

Friday

LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination, Thesis, or Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for May 2019 degree or eligibility to march in the GSE Commencement ceremony

May 8

Wednesday

Last day of classes at GSE

May 8

Wednesday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office for eligibility to march in GSE Commencement ceremony

May 13

Monday

Spring term grades due

May 14

Tuesday

Spring term ends for University

May 18

Saturday

GSE Commencement ceremony

May 20

Monday

University Commencement ceremony

Summer I and 11-week session begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

* Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after every degree term. A student who misses the deadline must sign up for the following degree term. No exceptions will be made after the final deadline

** ALL students who wish to march in the GSE Graduation Ceremony must RSVP to march online regardless of graduation date. For eligibility to march please consult the Graduation FAQ site: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/graduationfaqs

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Summer 2019 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

March 26

Tuesday

Course selection for summer session opens

May 27

Monday

Memorial Day observed (no classes)

May 28

Tuesday

Summer Session I classes begin

June 5

Wednesday

Add/drop period for Summer Session I ends at 12:00 midnight. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:50% refund June 6 - June 10

June 12

Wednesday

LAST DAY to Withdraw from a Summer Session I course. Full financial obligation will apply. Transcript to read "W"

July 1

Monday

Summer Session I ends

July 4

Thursday

Independence Day observed (no classes)

July 5

Friday

Summer Session I grades due

July 8

Monday

Summer Session II begins

July 8

Monday

LAST DAY Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for three-week review & signature of the Assoc. Dean for August 2019 degree

July 16

Tuesday

Add/drop period for Summer Session II ends at 12:00 midnight. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:50% refund July 17 - July 19

July 24

Wednesday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Summer Session II course. Full financial obligation will apply. Transcript to read "W"

July 29

Monday

LAST DAY to submit approved & signed dissertations for August 2019 degree:

  • Ed.D. to the Student Records Office
  • Ph.D. to Grad. Arts & Sciences

July 29

Monday

LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Examination/Thesis Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2019 degree

August 9

Friday

Summer Session II classes end

August 9

Friday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots will be accepted by Student Records Office for August 2019 graduation

August 14

Wednesday

Summer Session II grades due