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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.

Summer 2019 academic calendar and deadlines

  11-Week Summer Session Summer Session I Summer Session II
Course Registration Begins March 18 March 18 March 18
Classes begin May 28 May 28 July 5
No classes, university holiday July 4    
Last day to add a course/drop a course with no financial obligation

Tuition Reduction Request Forms due

June 11 June 4 July 12

Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (LPS students must submit a Late Drop Form)

June 25 June 14 July 20

Last day to change grade type status in a course (E-mail: lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request.)

June 25 June 14 July 20
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form July 29 June 26 August 2
Classes end* August 9 July 3 August 9

**Summer Sessions do not have a set schedule for final exams. All exam dates are at the discretion of the course instructor. 

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Fall 2019 academic calendar and deadlines

New Student Orientation See information on orientation dates
Advance registration period Monday, March 18 -
Sunday, March 31
Course selection opens Wednesday, April 10
Classes begin Tuesday, August 27
Labor Day Monday, September 2
(no classes)
Last day to add language courses and writing seminars Friday, September 6
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 10
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on transcript Tuesday, September 10
Tuition Reduction Request Forms due  Tuesday, September 10
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript. (LPS students must submit a Late Drop Form) Monday, October 7
Fall term break
Saturday classes will not meet
Thursday, October 10 -
Sunday, October 13
Fall term break ends; classes resume Monday, October 14
Last day to change grade type status in a course (E-mail: lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request.) Friday, October 25
Advance registration for Spring term Monday, October 28 -
Sunday, November 10
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form Monday, November 4
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed Tuesday, November 26 &
Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving break begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet.
Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving break ends; classes resume Monday, December 2
Fall term classes end Monday, December 9
Reading days Tuesday, December 10 -
Wednesday, December 11
Final examinations Thursday, December 12 -
Thursday, December 19
Fall term ends Thursday, December 19

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