Academic Calendar

The International Master of Public Administration (I-MPA) program uses the following academic calendars. 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

Spring 2024

Classes begin Thursday, January 18
I-MPA Orientation Thursday, January 18
Spring Convocation Friday, January 19
Last day to add a course (via Path@Penn) Wednesday, January 31
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation (via Path@Penn) Wednesday, January 31
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (via Path@Penn) Tuesday, February 27
Spring Term Break Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 10
Last day to withdraw from a course 
Full financial obligation applies. Transcript to read "W.” (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form)
Tuesday, April 2
Spring term ends Tuesday, May 14

Fall 2024

Classes begin Tuesday, August 27
I-MPA Orientation TBD
Last day to add a course (via Path@Penn) TBD
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation (via Path@Penn) TBD
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (via Path@Penn) TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course 
Full financial obligation applies. Transcript to read "W.” (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form)
TBD
Labor Day Monday, September 2
(no classes)
Fall term ends Thursday, December 19