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: 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 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. 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 webform request Tuesday, September 10
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Friday, November 1
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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)
Course registration opens Tuesday, November 19
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 Tuesday, January 28
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
Course registration opens Tuesday, November 19
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 Tuesday, January 28
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
Course registration opens Tuesday, November 19
Classes begin Monday, March 16
Last day to register via Penn InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, January 28
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Monday, March 23
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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 InTouch; after this date, submit webform request Tuesday, June 9
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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 webform request Monday, September 21
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Tuesday, November 3
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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 webform request Wednesday, January 20
Last day to add a course; submit webform request Thursday, March 18
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript; submit webform request 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 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