Penn GSE Academic Calendar


Spring 2017 Calendar

Download the Spring 2017 calendar

  Date

  Day

  Event/Deadline

January 11
WednesdaySpring term classes begin; Monday Class Schedule

January 16

Monday

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

January 30

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 12:00 midnight

  • Drops after this are subject to partial refund schedule: 
  • 75% refund January 31 – February 6 
  • 50% refund February 7 - February 13 
  • NO REFUND February 14 - February 17

 

February 17

Friday

LAST DAY to drop a course (No refund)

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

March 3

Friday

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

March 4-12

Saturday-Sunday

Spring Break (NO CLASSES)

March 20 - April 2

Monday-Sunday

Registration period for Summer & Advance registration for Fall 2017

March 24

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply for May 2017 degree. Late fee is $25: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app
*See below*

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

April 7

Friday

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

April 12

Wednesday

Course selection for Fall 2017 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses

April 26

Wednesday

Undergraduate classes end

May 1

Monday

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

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

 

LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination, Thesis, or Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for Spring 2017 degree or eligibility to march in the GSE Commencement ceremony

May 3

Wednesday

Last day of classes at GSE

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

May 8

Monday

Spring term grades due

May 9

Tuesday

Spring term ends for University

May 13

Saturday

GSE Commencement ceremony

May 15Monday

University Commencement ceremony

Summer I and 11-week session begin on Monday, May 22

* 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 2017 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

March 20

Monday

Course selection for summer session opens

May 22

Monday Summer Session I and 11-week Session classes begin

May 29

Monday

Memorial Day observed (no classes)

May 30

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 31 - June 6

June 6

Tuesday

Add/drop period for 11-week Session ends at 12:00 midnight. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule: 50% refund June 7 - June 19

June 16

Friday

LAST DAY to apply by 5:00PM for August 2017 degree without late fee: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

June 7

Wednesday

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

June 26

Monday

Summer Session I ends

June 29

Thursday

Summer Session I grades due

July 4

Tuesday

Independence Day observed (no classes)

July 5

Wednesday

Summer Session II begins

July 5

Wednesday

LAST DAY to Withdraw from 11-week Session course. Full financial obligation will apply. Transcript to read "W"

July 7

Friday

LAST DAY students may submit dissertation for three-week review & signature of the Assoc. Dean (Ed.D.) for August 2017 degree

July 13

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 14 - July 21

July 14

Friday

FINAL DEADLINE to apply by 5:00PM for August 2017 degree. Late sign- up fee is $25*: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/grad_app

July 28

Friday

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

July 31

Monday

LAST DAY to submit approved & signed dissertations for August 2017 degree:

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

July 31

Monday

LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Examination/Thesis Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2017 degree

August 8

Tuesday

11-week Session and Summer Session II classes end

August 8

Tuesday

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

August 11

Friday

11-week Session and Summer Session II grades due

Fall classes begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

*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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Fall 2017 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

TBA

TBA

New Student Orientation dates TBA, but usually takes place in the days leading up to the first day of class

August 29

Tuesday

Fall term classes begin

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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