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Academic Calendar


Fall 2022

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

August 22-26 Monday-Friday GSE New Student Orientation 
August 30 Tuesday Fall term classes begin
September 5 Monday Labor Day (NO CLASSES)
September 13 Tuesday Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Path@Penn)
September 16 Friday Last day for new Summer and Fall incoming students to complete Penn Experience 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 October 24 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by November 7. 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 10 Monday 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
October 24 Monday Opening of December 2022 Graduation Application: Eligible students will be messaged by OSS ($75 fee for applications submitted after this deadline) 
October 28 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 
October 31-November 13 Monday-Sunday Advance Registration for Spring 2023 available via Path@Penn
November 7 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw from a course (NO REFUND). Requires instructor approval. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade
November 7 Monday LAST DAY doctoral students may submit dissertation for review by the Associate Dean for December 2022 degree:
Ed.D. students: upload to Proquest
Ph.D. students: email dissertation to Faculty Affairs Office (Ginger Emens- gemens@upenn.edu
November 14 Monday LAST DAY to apply for December 2022 degree:
($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 TBD TBD Course selection for Spring 2023 reopens. Log into Path@Penn after 10:00 A.M. to register for courses
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 
December 5 Monday LAST DAY for submission of approved & signed dissertations for December 2022 degree:
Ed.D. to Faculty Affairs Office (Ginger Emens)
Ph.D. to Office of the Provost
December 5 Monday 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
January 3 Tuesday 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)
January 24 Tuesday Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty (11:59P.M. ET via Path@Penn)
May 2023 Doctoral Gradutes: DOCTORAL STUDENTS (PH.D. AND ED.D.) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN MAY 2023 are strongly advised to defend by March 24 in order to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by April 7.

August 2023 Doctoral Graduates: DOCTORAL (PhD AND EdD) STUDENTS DEPOSITING THEIR DISSERTATION IN AUGUST 2023 are strongly advised to defend by June 24 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by July 7.

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 20 Monday 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
March 17 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 20 - April 2 Monday - Sunday Registration period for Summer & Advance Registration for Fall 2023 available via Penn InTouch: www.upenn.edu/pennintouch
March 24 Friday 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)

March 27 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade.
April 7 Friday 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 (Ginger Emens: gemens@upenn.edu
TBA TBA Course selection for Fall 2023 re-opens. Log into Path@Penn after 10:00A.M. to register for courses
April 26 Wednesday Undergraduate classes end
May 1 Monday 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
May 1 Monday 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 
May 8 Monday 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 Ph.D and Ed.D students are billed at the Ed.D 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 

Summer 2023

Date

Day

Event/Deadline

May 22 Monday Summer Session I and 10/11 week classes begin at GSE
May 29 Monday Memorial Day Observed (NO CLASSES)
May 30 Tuesday LAST DAY to add or drop a Summer I class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)
June 6 Tuesday LAST DAY to add or drop a 10/11 week class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)
June 7 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 19 Monday Juneteenth Observed (NO CLASSES)
DOCTORAL (PhD AND EdD) STUDENTS GRADUATING IN AUGUST 2022 are strongly advised to defend by June 23 to ensure that they can submit their dissertation for format review by July 7. 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 28 Wednesday LAST DAY of Summer Session I at GSE. Alternative class meeting schedule: MONDAY classes meet on this day. No classes Tuesday, June 27
June 30 Friday Summer Session I grades due
June 30 Friday Summer Session II classes begin at GSE
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day Observed (NO CLASSES)
July 5 Wednesday LAST DAY to Withdraw from a 10/11 week course. Full financial obligation will apply. 'W' will appear on transcript in place of grade
July 6 Thursday LAST DAY to add or drop a Summer II class without financial penalty (11:59PM ET via Penn InTouch)
July 7 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 (Ginger Emens gemens@upenn.edu)
July 19 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
July 31 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
July 31 Monday LAST DAY Divisions may submit Master’s Examination/Thesis Portfolio results to the GSE Student Records Office for August 2022 degree
August 4 Friday LAST DAY of Summer Session II at GSE. Alternative class meeting schedule: MONDAY classes meet on this day
August 7 Monday Summer Session II grades due
Fall classes begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Contact the Penn GSE Student Records Office

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

Michael Fennell
GSE Registrar & Director of Student Records

Nicole Guerrero
Coordinator, Student Records Office