Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar contains important deadlines for your classes. 

Spring and Fall Semesters

The World Campus follows Penn State's academic calendar for the spring and fall semesters for most academic deadlines; however, deadlines and exam dates may vary by course. Please check your syllabus if you have questions.

Summer Semester

In the summer semester, most World Campus courses follow the academic calendar listed below.

Please note: Your courses may not follow the same dates that are listed below; please check your syllabus or talk with your instructor if you have questions.

Summer 2015 Academic Calendar

Action Session I–12 weeks Session II–6 weeks Session III–6 weeks
Student Registration Deadline May 17 May 17 June 30
Intent to Graduate May 11–June 19 May 11–June 19 May 11–June 19
Classes Begin May 18 May 18 July 1
Regular Drop Period May 18–26 May 18–21 July 1–6
Regular Add Period May 18–8:00 a.m. ET,
May 27
May 18–8:00 a.m. ET,
May 22
July 1–8:00 a.m. ET,
July 7
Late Drop Begins May 27 May 22 July 7
Late Registration Begins May 28 May 23 July 8
Memorial Day Holiday May 25 May 25 N/A
Independence Day Holiday Observed July 3 N/A July 3
Late Drop Deadline July 24 June 17 August 4
Withdrawal Deadline August 12 June 26 August 12
Classes End August 12 June 26 August 12
Final Exams Varies by course. Check your course syllabus.
Commencement August 15