- August 4 (Tues): Late course drop deadline *
- August 12 (Wed): Withdrawal deadline *
- August 12 (Wed): Classes end *
- August 14 (Fri): Final exams *
- August 24 (Mon): Fall semester begins
* date applies to University Park (For important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2015 Academic Calendars.)
Looking for a major? Trying to revise your fall schedule? Got questions about tutoring or getting involved at Penn State? Check out Student Resources in the Academic Advising Portal. You’ll find tips and links to just about everything you need.
If you’d like to add a first-year seminar to your fall schedule but didn’t have any luck on your orientation day, remember to keep your eye on the Schedule of Courses, because seats continue to open as students revise their schedules. Tip: When searching, select Additional Search Criteria then choose First-Year Seminar Courses under Additional Course Types. Another tip: There are some seminars—L A 083S and L ST 083S (Liberal Arts and Library Studies, respectively)— that are controlled for DUS students, so all seats are for you! Take a look; you may be surprised how many seats in these and other first-year seminars are available.
If you are a University Park student, you will receive an Academic Review in within the next few weeks from your DUS adviser. Your Academic Review will include comments and suggestions about your goals, your grades, and your schedule for next semester. Check your Penn State email account for this. It’s important!
Are you wondering if Penn State will accept credits you earned at another college or university? Check for yourself by using the Transfer Course Evaluation Guide (also available in eLion by clicking on Advising and then selecting Transferring Credits). If Penn State has evaluated the course, this guide will show whether the University will award General or Specific Credits for it. If you have questions, get in touch with your academic adviser (contact information for your adviser is in eLion under Advising (Adviser Information).
Making decisions? Use the Exploration Resources on the DUS website to explore and make decisions about possible majors
Make An Appointment
Want to make an appointment with your adviser? Use our Make an Appointment system!
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.