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:

Fall: September 1 – November 23, 2020 (Classic)
Course registration opens Thursday, April 30
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 Tuesday, September 15
Last day to change grade type (email: lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu) Friday, October 23
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, 2020 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Thursday, April 30
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 Tuesday, September 15
Last day to change grade type (email: lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu) Monday, October 5
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 29 – December 22, 2020 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Thursday, April 30
Classes begin Thursday, October 29
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, September 15
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Thursday, November 5
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Thursday, November 12
Last day to change grade type (email: lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu) Tuesday, December 1
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, December 1
Classes end Tuesday, December 22
Spring: January 13 – April 6, 2021 (Classic)
Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, November 30 - Monday, December 7
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 Tuesday, January 26
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 Wednesday, April 7
Spring 1: January 13 – March 10, 2021 (Accelerated)
Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, November 30 - Monday, December 7
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 Tuesday, January 26
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Tuesday, February 9
Classes end Wednesday, March 10
Spring 2: March 15May 11, 2021 (Accelerated)
Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, November 30 - Monday, December 7
Classes begin Monday, March 15
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Wednesday, January 20
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Monday, March 22
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request Monday, April 5
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, April 19
Classes end Tuesday, May 11
Summer: May 24 – August 6, 2021 (Classic)
Course registration opens Wednesday, April 14
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, 2021 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens Wednesday, April 14
Classes begin Monday, May 24
Last day to add a course Monday, May 31
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, June 6
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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
 
Fall: August 31 – November 22, 2021 (Classic)
Advance registration for fall term March 22 - April 4
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 TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, October 22
Classes end Monday, November 22
Fall 1: August 31 – October 25, 2021 (Accelerated)
Advance registration for fall term March 22 - April 4
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 TBD
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 March 22 - April 4
Classes begin Thursday, October 28
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request TBD
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
Spring: January 12 – April 6, 2022 (Classic)
Course registration opens TBD
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 TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Friday, March 4
Classes end Wednesday, April 6
Spring 1: January 12 – March 9, 2022 (Accelerated)
Course registration opens TBD
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 TBD
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)
Course registration opens TBD
Classes begin Monday, March 14
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request TBD
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, April 4
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, April 18
Classes end Tuesday, May 10
Summer: May 23 – August 5, 2022 (Classic)
Course registration opens TBD
Classes begin Monday, May 23
Last day to add a course Monday, May 30
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript Tuesday, June 7
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. Penn LPS Online students must submit a withdrawal form. Monday, July 18
Classes end Friday, August 5
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