Know the key dates for course add and drop for fall 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of the University Registrar has announced key dates and deadlines for the fall 2021 semester for adding and dropping classes, as well as intent to graduate.

Key deadlines and dates for the fall 2021 semester include:

  • Regular drop deadline, Aug. 28.
  • Regular add deadline, Aug. 29.
  • Intent to graduate activation period deadline, Sept. 7.
  • Late drop deadline, Nov. 12.
  • Withdrawal deadline, Dec. 10.
  • Classes end, Dec. 10.
  • Final exams, Dec. 13-17.

The fall semester will more closely resemble Penn State’s in-person instructional experience. Any updates on course mode and delivery — as well as learning resources — can be found at

Full academic calendars for the fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022 semesters can be found at

The Office of the University Registrar is part of the Office of Undergraduate Education, the academic and administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated August 20, 2021