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:

SPRING: JANUARY 16 – APRIL 8 (CLASSIC FORMAT)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 16 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday, January 21 (No synchronous sessions or assignments due)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 23
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 4
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, March 8
Classes end Monday, April 8
SPRING 1: JANUARY 16 – MARCH 13 (ACCELERATED FORMAT)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 16 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday, January 21 (No synchronous sessions or assignments due)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 23
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 4
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Wednesday, February 20
Classes end Wednesday, March 13
SPRING 2: MARCH 14MAY 10 (ACCELERATED FORMAT)
Classes begin Thursday, March 14
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Monday, February 4
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Thursday, March 21
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Thursday, April 4
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Thursday, April 18
Classes end Friday, May 10
SUMMER: MAY 28 – AUGUST 16 (CLASSIC FORMAT)
Course registration opens Monday, March 18
Classes begin Tuesday, May 28
Last day to add a course Tuesday, June 4
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, June 11
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, July 23
Classes end Friday, August 16
SUMMER: MAY 28 – JULY 22 (ACCELERATED FORMAT)
Course registration opens Monday, March 18
Classes begin Tuesday, May 28
Last day to add a course Tuesday, June 4
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 11
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 18
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, July 1
No classes, university holiday Thursday, July 4
Classes end Monday, July 22
Fall: August 27 – November 18 (Classic)
Course registration opens Wednesday, April 10
Classes begin Tuesday, August 27
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 3
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, September 10
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, October 18
Classes end Monday, November 18
Fall 1: August 27 – October 21 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Wednesday, April 10
Classes begin Tuesday, August 27
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 4
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, September 10
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, September 30
Classes end Monday, October 21
Fall 2: October 25 – December 19 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Wednesday, April 10
Classes begin Friday, October 25
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, September 10
Last day to add a course; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Friday, November 1
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Thursday, November 14
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Wednesday, November 27
Classes end Thursday, December 19
Spring: January 15 – April 8 (Classic)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 15 (Monday classes)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 22
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 3
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, March 6
Classes end Wednesday, April 8
Spring 1: January 15 – March 12
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 15 (Monday classes)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 22
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 3
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Wednesday, February 19
Classes end Thursday, March 12
Spring 2: March 16May 12
Classes begin Monday, March 16
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Wednesday, January 22
Last day to add a course; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Monday, March 23
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Monday, April 6
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, April 20
Classes end Tuesday, May 12
Summer: May 26 – August 7 (Classic)
Classes begin Tuesday, May 26
Last day to add a course Tuesday, June 2
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, June 9
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, July 21
Classes end Friday, August 7
Summer 1: May 26 – July 20
Classes begin Tuesday, May 26
Last day to add a course Tuesday, June 2
Last day to register via Penn In Touch; after this date you must submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 9
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 16
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, June 29
Classes end Monday, July 20
 
Fall: September 1 – November 23 (Classic)
Classes begin Tuesday, September 1
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 8
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, September 21
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, October 23
Classes end Monday, November 23
Fall 1: September 1 – October 26 (Accelerated)
Classes begin Tuesday, September 1
Last day to add register for a course Tuesday, September 8
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, September 21
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, October 5
Classes end Monday, October 26
Fall 2: October 27 – December 21 (Accelerated)
Classes begin Tuesday, October 27
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Monday, September 21
Last day to add a course; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, November 3
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu. Monday, November 16
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, November 30
Classes end Monday, December 21
Spring: January 13 – April 6 (Classic)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 13 (Monday classes)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 20
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 1
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, March 5
Classes end Tuesday, April 6
Spring 1: January 13 – March 10
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday, January 13 (Monday classes)
Last day to add a course Wednesday, January 20
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Monday, February 1
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Wednesday, February 17
Classes end Wednesday, March 10
Spring 2: March 11May 7
Classes begin Thursday, March 11
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Wednesday, January 20
Last day to add a course; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Thursday, March 18
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Friday, April 2
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, April 16
Classes end Friday, May 7
Summer: May 24 – August 6 (Classic)
Classes begin Monday, May 24
Last day to add a course Monday, May 31
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, June 8
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, July 19
Classes end Friday, August 6
Summer 1: May 24 – July 16
Classes begin Monday, May 24
Last day to add a course Monday, May 31
Last day to register via Penn In Touch; after this date you must submit registration requests to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 6
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; email lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu Tuesday, June 13
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