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The important dates below are scheduled by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Some deadlines and other dates may be different in other Penn Schools or Colleges.

Fall 2014 academic calendar and deadlines

New Student Orientation See information on orientation dates
Course registration begins Monday, March 24
Classes begin Wednesday, August 27
Labor Day Monday, September 1 (no classes)
Last day to add language courses and writing seminars Friday, September 5
Last day to add a course Monday, September 15
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on transcript Monday, September 15
Tuition Reduction Request Forms due  Monday, September 15
Last day to drop a course with 50 percent financial obligation and no notation on transcript. (LPS students must submit a Late Drop Form (PDF)) Friday, October 3
Last day to change grade status in a course. (E-mail lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request.) Friday, October 3
Fall break begins at close of classes
(Saturday classes will not meet)
Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12
Fall break ends; classes resume Monday, October 13
Advance registration for Spring term Monday, October 27 - Sunday, November 9
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form (PDF) Friday, November 7
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed Tuesday, November 25 &
Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Recess begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet.
Wednesday, November 26
Classes resume Monday, December 1
Fall term classes end Tuesday, December 9
Reading days Wednesday, December 10 -
Thursday, December 11
Final examinations Friday, December 12 -
Friday, December 19
Fall term ends Friday, December 19

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Spring 2015 academic calendar and deadlines

Advance registration for the Spring term Monday, October 27 - Sunday, November 9 (2014)
Classes begin Wednesday, January 14 
Last day to add writing or language course Friday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday, January 19 (no classes)
Tuition Reduction Request Forms due Monday, February 2
Last day to add a course Monday, February 2
Last Day to Drop a Course with No Financial Obligation and No Notation on the Transcript. (After this date LPS students must contact the LPS office to drop a course or change grade type: grade to pass/fail; pass/fail to grade; credit to audit; audit to credit.) Monday, February 2
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Financial Obligation and No Notation on Transcript. (LPS students must complete a Late Drop Form. The form must be in the LPS office by close of business - 5:00 pm) Friday, February 20
Last day to change grade status in a course (E-mail lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request) Friday, February 20
Spring Recess Begins at Close of Classes (LPS classes on Saturday, March 7 will be held and there will be no class on March 14) Friday, March 6
Spring Recess ends; Classes resume Monday, March 16
Advance Registration for Fall and Registration for Summer Classes Monday, March 23–Sunday, March 29
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must submit a Withdrawal Form (PDF)) Friday, March 27
Spring term classes end Wednesday, April 29
Reading days Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1
Final examinations Monday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 12
Grades due Friday, May 14 (noon)
LPS Graduation Sunday, May 17
University Commencement Monday, May 18

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