Penn GSE Academic Calendar
Registration for Sessions I & II for new and general admit students
Summer I classes begin
Memorial Day observed (no classes)
Add/drop period ends for Summer I at 5:00pm.
LAST DAY to register for major comprehensive examination for master's degree for Summer 2013
LAST DAY to register for doctoral preliminary examination for Summer 2013
Please check with your division for exam requirements and information.
LAST DAY to apply for August 2013 diploma without a late fee*
First day students may submit dissertation for three-week review and signature of the Associate Dean (Ed.D. students) or Graduate Group Chair (Ph.D. students) for August 2013 diploma.
Summer I classes end
LAST DAY students may submit dissertation for three-week review and signature of the Associate Dean (Ed.D. students) or Graduate Group Chair (Ph.D. students) for August 2013 diploma.
LAST DAY to apply for August 2013 diploma with $25 late fee.*
Summer I grades due
Summer II classes begin
Independence Day observed(no classes)
Add/drop period ends for Summer II at 5:00pm.
LAST DAY to submit approved and signed dissertations to Student Records office (Ed.D. students) or Graduate Arts & Sciences (Ph.D. students) for August 2013 diploma
LAST DAY divisions may submit master's comprehensive examination, thesis, or portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2013 diploma.
Summer II classes end
Degrees conferred for August 2013 diploma
Summer II grades due
Fall classes begin
|August 27 ||Tuesday |
New Student Orientation
|August 28 ||Wednesday||Fall Classes Begin|
|September 2 ||Monday||Labor Day (Observed-No classes)|
|September 13 ||Friday|
Add/drop period ends at 5:00 pm. Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:
LAST DAY to register for major comprehensive examination for master's degree for Fall 2013
LAST DAY to register for doctoral preliminary examination for Fall 2013
Please see your division for the scheduled examination date for your area of specialization.
|October 10-13 ||Thu-Sun|
Fall Term Break (Undergraduates Only)
|October 28 ||Monday|
Last Day to apply for December 2013 Diploma without a late fee*
|Oct. 21-Nov. 3 ||Monday-Sunday|
Advance Registration Period for Spring 2014
|November 4 ||Monday|
FINAL DEADLINE to apply for a December 2013 Diploma. Late Sign-up fee is $25*
|November 8 ||Friday|
LAST DAY to withdraw from a course with instructor notification
LAST DAY Ed.D students may submit dissertations for three-week review and signature of the Association Dean for December 2013 Diploma
|Nov. 28-Dec. 1 ||Thursday-Sunday|
|December 2 ||Monday|
LAST DAY to submit an approved and signed dissertation for December 2013 Diploma to GSE Student Records Office (for Ed.D students) or to Graduate Arts and Sciences (for Ph.D students)
LAST DAY that Divisions may submit a Master's Comprehensive examination, thesis or portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2013 Diploma
|Tuesday||Undergraduate Classes End|
|December 20 ||Friday||Graduate Classes End; Fall Semester Ends; Degrees conferred for December 2013 Diploma|
|January 3, 2014 ||Friday|
Fall 2013 Grades Due
|January 15, 2014 ||Wednesday|
Spring Classes Begin (Monday schedule of classes)
*Graduation applications do not roll over to the next semester. 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 GSE graduation FAQs.