Academic Calendar

The International Master of Public Administration (I-MPA) program uses the following academic calendar for fall 2023. Please note that I-MPA program deadlines and other important dates may differ from those in other Penn Schools or Colleges. It is I-MPA students’ responsibility to remain informed of and adhere to the correct dates for these program-specific dates, which are communicated during the REQUIRED I-MPA orientation sessions and published in the I-MPA Student Handbook issued to students during orientation.

Classes begin Tuesday, August 29
I-MPA Orientation Wednesday & Thursday, August 30-31
Labor Day Monday, September 4 
(no classes)
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation (via Path@Penn) Tuesday, September 12
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (via Path@Penn) Monday, October 9
Last day to withdraw from a course 
Full financial obligation applies. Transcript to read "W.” (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form)
Monday, November 6
Fall term ends Thursday, December 21