Academic Calendar

Penn LPS Online courses are offered in either accelerated (8-week) or classic (11- or 12-week) formats according to the following academic calendar:

Summer 1: May 24 – July 16, 2021 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Monday, March 22
Classes begin Monday, May 24
Last day to add a course Tuesday, June 1
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, June 15
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, June 28
Classes end Friday, July 16
 
Fall 1: August 31 – October 25, 2021 (Accelerated)
Advance registration for fall term April 13 - 23
Classes begin Tuesday, August 31
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 7
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, September 14
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, October 4
Classes end Monday, October 25
Fall 2: October 28 – December 21, 2021 (Accelerated)
Advance registration for fall term April 13 - 23
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, September 14
Classes begin Thursday, October 28
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Thursday, November 4
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Thursday, November 11
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, November 30
Classes end Tuesday, December 21

The fall 2021 course 160: Modern and Contemporary US Poetry runs on a classic, 12-week schedule, from August 31 – December 10. See the course page for the full classic calendar.

Spring 1: January 12 – March 9, 2022 (Accelerated)
Advance registration for spring term November 1 - 14
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 12
(Monday classes)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 19
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, January 25
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, February 8
Classes end Wednesday, March 9
Spring 2: March 14May 10, 2022 (Accelerated)
Advance registration for spring term November 1 - 14
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, January 25
Classes begin Monday, March 14
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Monday, March 21
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Monday, March 28
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, April 11
Classes end Tuesday, May 10

The spring 2022 course 160: Modern and Contemporary US Poetry runs on a classic, 12-week schedule, from January 12 – April 6. See the course page for the full classic calendar.

Summer 1: May 23 – July 15, 2022 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens TBD
Classes begin Monday, May 23
Last day to add a course Monday, May 30
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, June 7
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Tuesday, June 14
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, June 27
Classes end Friday, July 15

The summer 2022 course 160: Modern and Contemporary US Poetry runs on a classic, 12-week schedule, from May 23 – August 5. See the course page for the full classic calendar.