Information for New External Transfer Students

Welcome transfer students! This website will provide you with important information as you prepare to make the transition to Penn in the fall. Certain links may lead you to our first-year pages, but some of that information pertains to you! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenna Tesauro.

Events & Deadlines

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August 31: First Day of Fall Classes

September 6: Labor Day (no classes)

September 14: Course Selection Period Ends

October 11: Drop Period ends

October 14-17: Fall Break

October 29: Last Day to Change Grade Type

October 29-31: Family Weekend

November 1-14: Advance Registration for Spring Term

November 6: Homecoming

November 8: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course¹

November 23: Follow Thursday Class Schedule

November 24: Follow Friday Class Schedule

November 25-28: Thanksgiving Break

December 10: Last Day of Classes

December 15-22: Final Examinations

December 22: Fall Term Ends

January 12, 2022: First Day of Spring Classes

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes)

January 25: Course Selection (Add) Period Ends

February 21: Drop Period Ends

March 5-13: Spring Break

March 18: Last Day to Change a Grade Type

March 21 – April 3: Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions

March 28: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

April 27: Last Day of Classes

April 28-May 1: Reading Days

May 2-10: Final Examinations

May 10: Spring Term Ends

May 15: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 15: Baccalaureate

May 16Penn Commencement

¹ Please note that some courses have earlier withdrawal deadlines.  Students must abide by deadlines and policies published by faculty.