Course Selection & Drop Period

The add, drop and withdrawal deadlines for full-semester courses and Wharton half-semester courses are listed in the tables below. Please also note the following:

  • After the first two weeks of the fall or spring semester, students may request additional courses only with the permission of the instructors and with approval from the Undergraduate Petitions Committee.
  • Some courses and academic departments have different rules governing their course selection, drop and withdrawal policies. Consult the department websites and individual faculty for more information.
  • Students who are receiving financial aid should check with Student Registration & Financial Services before dropping a course, since some packages require a minimum number of credits per semester.
  • International students have strict course-load requirements and must consult with the Office of International Programs about their course load.
  • Students who want to drop a half-CU course that meets in the second half of the semester will need to do this through their home school.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a course, should review the withdrawal policies.
  • Summer courses have different deadlines. Consult the Penn LPS calendar for more information.

It is the student’s responsibility to properly enroll in courses. Students should use Penn InTouch (use Path@Penn starting with registration for summer and fall 2022) to ensure that their schedule is correct.

Fall and Spring Full-Semester Courses
If you wish to… You must do so by the…
Add a course End of the 2nd full week of classes
Drop a course End of the 5th week of classes
Withdraw from a course End of the 10th week of classes

Fall and Spring Wharton Half-Semester Courses
If you wish to… You must do so by the…
Add a course End of the 1st week of the class
Drop a course End of the 3rd week of the class
Withdraw from a course End of the 5th week of the class