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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.

Spring 2019 academic calendar and deadlines

Advance registration for the Spring termMonday, October 29 -
Sunday, November 11 (2018)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 16
(Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)Monday, January 21
(no classes)
Last day to add writing or language courseFriday, January 25
Tuition Reduction Request Forms dueMonday, February 4
Last day to add a courseMonday, February 4
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 4
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript. (LPS students must complete a Late Drop Form)Friday, February 22
Spring term break begins at close of classes (LPS classes on Saturday, March 2 will be held and there will be no classes on Saturday, March 9)Saturday, March 2
Spring term break ends; classes resumeMonday, March 11
Last day to change grade type status in a course (E-mail: lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request.)Friday, March 15
Advance registration for Fall term and registration for Summer classes
Monday, March 18 -
Sunday, March 31
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must submit a Withdrawal Form)Friday, April 5
Spring term classes endWednesday, May 1
Reading daysThursday, May 2 -
Sunday, May 5
Final examinationsMonday, May 6 -
Tuesday, May 14
Spring Term endsTuesday, May 14
LPS GraduationSunday, May 19
University CommencementMonday, May 20

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Summer 2019 academic calendar and deadlines

 11-Week Summer SessionSummer Session ISummer Session II
Course Registration BeginsMarch 18March 18March 18
Classes beginMay 28May 28July 5
No classes, university holidayJuly 4  
Last day to add a course/drop a course with no financial obligation

Tuition Reduction Request Forms due
June 11June 4July 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 25June 14July 20

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

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