Penn GSE Academic Calendar


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 Ed.D. and Ph.D. students may submit dissertation for review & signature of the Assoc. Dean 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

August 22 - 23

Wednesday - Thursday

International Student Orientation

August 27

Monday

New Student Orientation

August 28

Tuesday

Fall term classes begin

September 3

Monday

Labor Day (NO CLASSES)

September 7

Friday

Orientation for Students of Color

   DOCTORAL (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2018 are strongly advised to defend by October 22 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by November 5. The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date

September 17

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 11:59 PM ET 
Courses dropped after the add/drop period are subject to the following 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)

Courses dropped after October 8 require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

October 8

Monday

LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval

October 29 - November 11

Monday - Sunday

Advance Registration for Spring 2019 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

November 5

Monday

LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for December 2018 degree:

 

 

November 9FridayLAST DAY  to withdraw from a course. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

November 12

Monday

LAST DAY  to apply for December 2018 degree:

   ($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline)

   ($100 fee for applications submitted after this date)

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

Alternative class meeting schedule:

Thursday classes will meet on Tuesday; Friday classes will meet on 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 Faculty Affairs Office (Betty Deane or Megan McManus)
  • Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

December 3

Monday

LAST DAY divisions may submit Master’s Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2018 graduates

December 10

Monday

Undergraduate Classes end

December 17

Monday

LAST DAY of classes at GSE

December 17

Monday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots for December 2018 graduates will be accepted by Student Records Office

December 20

Thursday

FALL TERM ENDS FOR UNIVERSITY

January 2, 2019

Wednesday

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 the December term. 

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Spring 2019 Calendar

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  Date

  Day

  Event/ Deadline

January 16

Wednesday

SPRING TERM CLASSES BEGIN; Alternative class meeting schedule: Monday classes meet Wednesday. Classes for remainder of this week meet on normal schedule

January 21

Monday

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

February 4

Monday

Add/drop period ends at 11:59 PM ET 
Courses dropped after the add/drop period are subject to the following partial refund schedule:
75% refund February 5 – February 11
50% refund February 12 - February 18
NO REFUND February 19 - February 22

  DOCTORAL STUDENTS (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2019 are strongly advised to defend by March 29 in order to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by April 12. The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to final defense date

February 22

Friday

LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)

Courses dropped after February 22 require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

February 22

Friday

LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval

March 2 - 10

Saturday - Sunday

Spring Break (NO CLASSES)

March 11

Monday

Classes resume

March 18 - March 31

Monday- Sunday

Registration period for Summer & Advance registration for Fall 2019 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch

March 29

Friday

LAST DAY for all May and August 2019 graduates to apply to graduate and RSVP for the May 2019 GSE commencement ceremony:

   ($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline)

   ($100 fee for applications submitted after stated deadline)

April 5

Friday

LAST DAY to withdraw from a course. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

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

April 12

Friday

LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for May 2019 degree:

May 1

Wednesday

Undergraduate classes end

May 3

Friday

LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for May 2019 degree:

  • Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Betty Deane or Megan McManus)
  • Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences

May 3

Friday

LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for May 2019 graduates

May 8

Wednesday

LAST DAY of classes at GSE

May 8

Wednesday

LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots for May 2019 graduates will be accepted by Student Records Office 

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

* 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