Fall and Spring Semesters
The World Campus follows Penn State's academic calendar for the fall and spring semesters for most academic deadlines; however, deadlines and exam dates may vary by course. Please check your syllabus if you have questions.
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.
|Action||Session I–12 weeks||Session II–6 weeks||Session III–6 weeks|
|Student Registration Deadline||May 12||May 12||June 25|
|Intent to Graduate||May 6–June 14||May 6–June 14||May 6–June 14|
|Classes Begin||May 13||May 13||June 26|
|Regular Drop Deadline||May 17||May 15||June 28|
|Regular Add Deadline||May 18||May 16||June 29|
|Late Drop Begins||May 18||May 16||June 29|
|Late Registration Begins||May 19||May 17||June 30|
|Memorial Day Holiday||May 27||May 27||N/A|
|Independence Day Holiday||July 4||N/A||July 4|
|Late Drop Deadline||July 20||June 13||July 29|
|Withdrawal Deadline||August 7||June 21||August 7|
|Classes End||August 7||June 21||August 7|
|Final Exams||Varies by course. Check your course syllabus.||Varies by course. Check your course syllabus.||Varies by course. Check your course syllabus.|
|Commencement||August 10||August 10||August 10|