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Academic Calendar

Important Undergraduate Deadlines

The following deadlines are for undergraduate programs only. For graduate program deadlines, please select your degree or certificate from the list to view the How to Apply information.

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Student Deadlines
Action Date
New Student Degree Application Deadline October 31, 2020
Returning Student Form Submission Deadline January 8, 2021
Nondegree Enrollment Form Submission Deadline January 8, 2021
Course Registration Deadline January 18, 2021
Classes Begin January 19, 2021
Classes End April 30, 2021
Final Exams Varies by course*
Commencement May 7–9, 2021
Summer 2021 Undergraduate Student Deadlines
Action Session I–12 weeks Session II–6 weeks Session III–6 weeks
New Student Degree Application Deadline March 15, 2021 March 15, 2021 March 15, 2021
Returning Student Form Submission Deadline May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021 June 18, 2021
Nondegree Enrollment Form Submission Deadline May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021 June 18, 2021
Course Registration Deadline May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021 June 29, 2021
Classes Begin May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 June 30, 2021
Classes End August 11, 2021 June 25, 2021 August 11, 2021
Final Exams Varies by course* Varies by course* Varies by course*
Commencement August 14, 2021 August 14, 2021 August 14, 2021
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Student Deadlines
Action Date
New Student Degree Application Deadline June 30, 2021
Returning Student Form Submission Deadline August 13, 2021
Nondegree Enrollment Form Submission Deadline August 13, 2021
Course Registration Deadline August 22, 2021
Classes Begin August 23, 2021
Classes End December 10, 2021
Final Exams Varies by course*
Commencement December 18, 2021

For a complete listing of important dates and deadlines, view the Academic Calendar on the Penn State Registrar's website.

* Please review your course syllabus.