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Fall 2021

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

August 30 Monday GSE New Student Orientation 
August 31 Tuesday Fall term classes begin
September 6 Monday Labor Day (NO CLASSES)
September 14 Tuesday

Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59 PM ET via Penn InTouch)

Courses dropped after September 14 are subject to the following partial refund schedule:

75% refund September 15 - 20

50% refund September 21- 27

NO REFUND September 28 - October 11

 September 16  Thursday (by 5PM ET COB) Last day for new Summer and Fall incoming students to complete GTAP module without incurring registration hold for Spring 2022
DOCTORAL (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2021 are strongly advised to defend by October 25 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by November 8. The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date.
October 11 Monday LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)
Courses dropped after October 11 require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grades.
October 29 Friday LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval. Please send request and approval to gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu
November 1 - 14 Monday -Sunday Advance Registration for Spring 2022 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
November 8 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (NO REFUND). Requires instructor approval. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade.
November 8 Monday LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for December 2021 degree:
Ed.D. students: upload to Proquest.
Ph.D. students: email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus- mcmmeg@upenn.edu).
November 15 Monday LAST DAY to apply for December 2021 degree:
All students apply here: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/apply-to-graduate
($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline)

Ph.D. students must also apply here: https://fission.sas.upenn.edu/sso/gas/degree/app-start.php/
($100 fee for applications submitted after this date)

November 23 Tuesday Course selection for Spring 2022 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
November 23-24 Tuesday-Wednesday Alternative class meeting schedule:
Thursday classes will meet on Tuesday, Friday classes will meet on Wednesday.
November 25-28 Thursday-Sunday Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASSES)
November 29 Monday Classes resume
December 6 Monday LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for December 2021 degree:
• Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus)
• Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences
December 6 Monday LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2021 degree.
December 10 Friday Undergraduate Classes end
December 20 Monday LAST DAY of classes at GSE
December 20 Monday LAST DAY doctoral final defense ballots for December 2021 graduates will be accepted by Student Records Office
December 22 Wednesday LAST DAY May 2022 Ed.D. and Ph.D. graduates can hold final defense without having to pay Spring 2022 tuition (must receive a successful pass; tuition waiver does not apply for pending pass)
December 22 Wednesday Fall term ends for University
January 3, 2022 Monday Fall term grades due
Spring Classes begin on January 12, 2022 (Monday class schedule)
Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after the December term.

Spring 2022

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

January 12 Wednesday SPRING TERM CLASSES BEGIN. Alternative class meeting schedule: Monday classes meet Wednesday. Classes for remainder of this week meet on normal schedule
January 17 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed (NO CLASSES)
January 25 Tuesday

Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59 PM ET via Penn InTouch)

Courses dropped after January 25 are subject to the following partial refund schedule:

75% refund January 26 - February 1

50% refund February 2 - February 8

NO REFUND February 9 - 21

May 2022 Doctoral Gradutes: DOCTORAL STUDENTS (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN MAY 2022 are strongly advised to defend by March 25 in order to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by April 8
 
August 2022 Doctoral Graduates: DOCTORAL (PhD AND EdD) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN AUGUST 2022 are strongly advised to defend by June 24 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by July 8
 
The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date
February 21 Monday LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)
Courses dropped after February 21 require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade
March 5-13 Saturday-Sunday Spring Break (NO CLASSES)
March 14 Monday Classes resume
March 18 Friday LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval. Please send request and approval to gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu
March 21 - April 3 Monday - Sunday Registration period for Summer & Advance registration for Fall 2022 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
March 25 Friday LAST DAY for all May and August 2022 graduates to apply to graduate and RSVP for the May 2022 GSE commencement ceremony:
All students apply here: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/apply-to-graduate
($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline)

Ph.D. students must also apply here: https://fission.sas.upenn.edu/sso/gas/degree/app-start.php/
($100 fee for applications submitted after stated deadline)

March 28 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade.
April 8 Friday LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for May 2022 degree.
Ed.D. students: upload to Proquest.
Ph.D. students: email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus- mcmmeg@upenn.edu).
TBA TBA Course selection for Fall 2022 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10 am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
April 27 Wednesday Undergraduate classes end
May 2 Monday LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for May 2022 degree:
• Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus)
• Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences
May 2 Monday LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for May 2022 graduates.
May 4 Wednesday LAST DAY OF CLASSES AT GSE 
May 10 Tuesday Spring term ends for University
TBA TBA Spring term grades due
May 14 Saturday GSE Commencement ceremony
May 16 Monday University Commencement ceremony
May 20 Friday LAST DAY to hold an oral proposal hearing or final defense without having to pay summer tuition (Note: Both PHD and EDD students are billed at the EDD tuition rate in the Summer term. See tuition and fees page for rates: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/admissions_financial/tuition)
Summer I session begins on Monday, May 23, 2022
* ALL students who wish to march in the GSE Graduation Ceremony must RSVP to march online regardless of graduation date. For eligibility to march please consult the Graduation site: https://onepenn.gse.upenn.edu/student-services/commencement 

Summer 2022

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

May 23 Monday Summer Session I and 10/11 week classes begin at GSE
May 30 Monday Memorial Day Observed (NO CLASSES)
TBD TBD LAST DAY to add or drop a Summer I class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)

Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:
50% refund TBD (Email gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu with your request)
Courses dropped after TBD require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

TBD TBD LAST DAY to add or drop a 10/11 week class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)

Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:
50% refund TBD (Email gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu with your request)
Courses dropped after TBD require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

June 8 Wednesday LAST DAY to Withdraw from a Summer Session I course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade 
June 20 Monday Juneteenth Observed (NO CLASSES)
DOCTORAL (PhD AND EdD) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN AUGUST 2022 are strongly advised to defend by June 24 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by July 8. The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date
June 29 Wednesday LAST DAY of Summer Session I at GSE. Alternative class meeting schedule: MONDAY classes meet on this day. No classes Tuesday, June 28
TBD TBD Summer Session I grades due
July 1 Friday Summer Session II classes begin at GSE
July 4 Monday Independence Day Observed (NO CLASSES)
July 5 Tuesday LAST DAY to Withdraw from a 10/11 week course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade 
TBD TBD LAST DAY to add or drop a Summer II class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)

Drops after this period are subject to a partial refund schedule:
50% refund TBD (Email gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu with your request)
Courses dropped after TBD require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade

July 8 Friday LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for August 2022 degree:
EdD students: Upload to Proquest
PhD students: Email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus- mcmmeg@upenn.edu)
July 20 Wednesday LAST DAY to Withdraw from a Summer Session II course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade 
August 1 Monday LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for August 2022 degree:
EdD students: to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus)
PhD students: to Graduate Arts & Sciences
August 1 Monday LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Examination/Thesis Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2022 degree
August 5 Friday LAST DAY of Summer Session II at GSE. Alternative class meeting schedule: MONDAY classes meet on this day
August 8 Monday Summer Session II grades due
Fall classes begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fall 2022

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

TBA TBA GSE New Student Orientation 
August 30 Tuesday Fall term classes begin
September 5 Monday Labor Day (NO CLASSES)
TBA TBA Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)
TBA TBA Last day for new Summer and Fall incoming students to complete GTAP module without incurring registration hold for Spring 2023
DOCTORAL (PH.D. and ED.D.) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2022 are strongly advised to defend by TBA to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by TBA. The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date
TBA TBA LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)
Courses dropped after this date require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grades
TBA TBA LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval. Please send request and approval to gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu 
TBA TBA Advance Registration for Spring 2023 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
TBA TBA LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (NO REFUND). Requires instructor approval. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade
TBA TBA LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for December 2022 degree:
EdD students: upload to Proquest
PhD students: email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus- mcmmeg@upenn.edu
TBA TBA LAST DAY to apply for December 2022 degree:
All students apply here: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/apply-to-graduate
($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline)

PHD students must also apply here: https://fission.sas.upenn.edu/sso/gas/degree/app-start.php/
($100 fee for applications submitted after this date)

TBA TBA Course selection for Spring 2023 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
November 22 - 23 Tuesday - Wednesday Alternative class meeting schedule:
Thursday classes will meet on Tuesday, Friday classes will meet on Wednesday
November 24 - 27 Thursday - Sunday Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASSES)
November 28 Monday Classes resume 
TBA TBA LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for December 2022 degree:
Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus)
Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences
TBA TBA LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for December 2022 degree
December 12 Monday Undergraduate Classes end
December 19 Monday LAST DAY of classes at GSE
December 22 Thursday LAST DAY May 2023 EdD and PhD graduates can hold final defense without having to pay Spring 2023 tuition (must receive a successful pass; tuition waiver does not apply for pending pass). 
December 22 Thursday Fall term ends for University
TBA TBA Fall term grades due
Spring Classes begin on January 11, 2023 (Monday class schedule)
Graduation Applications do not roll over. Names are purged from the system after the December term

Spring 2023

January 11 Wednesday SPRING TERM CLASSES BEGIN. Alternative class meeting schedule: Monday classes meet Wednesday. Classes for remainder of this week meet on normal schedule
January 16 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (NO CLASSES)
TBA TBA Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)
Courses dropped after TBA are subject to the following partial refund schedule:
50% refund TBA
NO REFUND TBA
May 2023 Doctoral Gradutes: DOCTORAL STUDENTS (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN MAY 2023 are strongly advised to defend by TBA in order to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by TBA.

August 2023 Doctoral Graduates: DOCTORAL (PhD AND EdD) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN AUGUST 2023 are strongly advised to defend by TBA to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by TBA.

The link to schedule your final defense is: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/final-defense-sched. SRO requests that this form is submitted two weeks prior to defense date

TBA TBA LAST DAY to drop a course (NO REFUND)
Courses dropped after TBA require instructor approval and 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade
March 4-12 Saturday - Sunday Spring Break (NO CLASSES)
March 13 Monday Classes resume
TBA TBA LAST DAY to request course grade type change to audit. Requires instructor approval. Please send request and approval to gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu 
TBA TBA Registration period for Summer & Advance Registration for Fall 2023 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
TBA TBA LAST DAY for all May and August 2023 graduates to apply to graduate and RSVP for the May 2023 GSE commencement ceremony:
All students apply here: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/student-forms/apply-to-graduate

PHD students must also apply here: https://apps.sas.upenn.edu/sso/gas/degree/app-start.php
($100 fee for applications submitted after stated deadline)

TBA TBA LAST DAY to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade.
TBD TBD LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for May 2023 degree
EdD students: upload to Proquest
PhD students: email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus- mcmmeg@upenn.edu
TBA TBA Course selection for Fall 2023 re-opens. Log into Penn InTouch after 10am to register for courses: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
April 26 Wednesday Undergraduate classes end
TBA TBA LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for May 2023 degree:
Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Megan McManus)
Ph.D. to Graduate Arts & Sciences
TBA TBA LAST DAY that divisions may submit Master's Comprehensive Examination/Thesis/Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for May 2023 graduates 
May 3 Wednesday LAST DAY OF CLASSES AT GSE 
TBA TBA Spring Term grades due
May 9 Tuesday Spring term ends for University
May 13 Saturday GSE Commencement ceremony
May 15 Monday University Commencement ceremony
May 20 Friday LAST DAY to hold an oral proposal hearing or final defense without having to pay summer tuition (Note: Both PHD and EDD students are billed at the EDD tuition rate in the Summer term. See tuition and fees page for rates: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/admissions_financial/tuition)
Summer I session begins on Monday, May 22, 2023
* ALL students who wish to march in the GSE Graduation Ceremony must RSVP to march online regardless of graduation date. For eligibility to march please consult the Graduation FAQ site: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/students/graduationfaqs 

Contact the Penn GSE Student Records Office

GSE Student Records Office
3700 Walnut Street - 2nd Floor
215.898.2059
gse-sro@gse.upenn.edu

Janeen Chavis
Registrar & Director of Student Records

Nicole Guerrero
Coordinator, Student Records Office