- January 15–April 7 (Thurs–Fri): Late drop period
- March 28 (Tues): College Fair
- April 7 (Fri): Late Drop Deadline
- April 28 (Fri): Classes End
- May 1-5 (Mon-Fri): Final Exams
- May 8–June 5 (Mon–Mon): Maymester (University Park)
- May 15–June 23 (Mon–Fri): First summer session (University Park)
- June 28–August 9 (Wed–Wed): Second summer session (University Park)
The Division of Undergraduate Studies offices at University Park are now back in Grange Building. We thank you for your patience during the renovation to our building and look forward to working with you from our new spaces. Please plan to see your adviser at their new office in Grange Building. Our phone number (814-865-7576) and general email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will not change.
Interested in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences? Come to the Deike Building on Saturday, March 25 from 8:15 - 2:00 p.m. for the college's free open house: EMEX - Earth and Mineral Sciences Exposition.
- Meet current students, faculty, staff and alumni
- Discuss majors, careers and student life
- Tour the college and attend science demonstrations
For more information, visit the EMEX website: http://www.ems.psu.edu/emex
Undergraduate students are invited to attend the bi-annual college fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on March 28 in Heritage Hall in the HUB. Advisers and staff from the different colleges will help students learn about majors, explore options before choosing a major, and narrow their academic interests. The college fair is a great way for students to begin thinking about ways to relate their interests to what they can study at Penn State.
Brief demonstrations/presentations highlighting each College will run throughout the event.
10:00 a.m. - College of Agricultural Science
10:20 a.m. - College of Arts & Architecture
10:40 a.m. - Smeal College of Business
11:00 a.m. - College of Communications
11:20 a.m. - Division of Undergraduate Studies
11:40 a.m. - College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
12:00 p.m. - College of Education
12:20 p.m. - College of Engineering
12:40 p.m. - College of Health & Human Development
1:00 p.m. - College of Information Sciences & Technology
1:20 p.m. - College of the Liberal Arts
1:40 p.m. - Eberly College of Science
Representatives from Colleges will be available for one-on-one conversations from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you’re thinking about late dropping a course, consider these questions before the late-drop deadline on April 7: Are you failing the course? Are you passing it with a D but need a C to enter your major? What impact will fewer credits have on financial aid, student visas, or other important issues? Make time to talk to an academic adviser before dropping a course to find out what the consequences might be and if there are other options to consider.
Students thinking about law school should sign up for a small-group information session before scheduling an individual appointment with the pre-law adviser. See details and dates/times for both the Pre-Law Orientation and the Applying to Law School sessions at Pre-Law Information Sessions.
Attention Sophomores heading toward the Smeal College of Business:
Information on external scholarship opportunities and how to apply can be found on the Smeal Student Exchange web site under the External Scholarship link: http://php.smeal.psu.edu/uge/externalscholarships/
All Penn State majors have entrance requirements. Most majors require a minimum cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) of 2.0 and third-semester standing. Some majors, however, have additional prerequisites. For details about requirements to enter the major you want, click on the college that offers it at Entrance to Major Requirements or contact your DUS adviser.
If you have reached a decision about your choice of major and meet the qualifications to enter that major, you can use “Update Academics” in LionPATH to process a change into your major. Please be sure to visit with your DUS adviser to determine whether or not now is the time to request a change into your new academic home.
Check out the Language Institute at Penn State for great opportunities to learn languages during the summer. Courses include Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. You can take an individual course or a whole sequence. You can also apply for a tuition scholarship.
Making decisions? Use the Exploration Resources on the DUS website to explore and make decisions about possible majors
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Penn State Events
Interested in more events at Penn State? For a list of workshops, seminars, information sessions, career and major fairs, and more, visit the Events Calendar at Penn State.