Students who have significant periods of illness, injury, or other emergency near the end of the semester should work with their dean and faculty to develop a schedule in advance that will allow them to complete their work.
In the case of serious illness or some other emergency that arises during the finals period itself, students should contact their dean as soon as possible. The dean will make every effort to contact the student's faculty member. If necessary, a student may be entitled to be granted an extension or have an examination deferred by their dean.
Extensions on written work will normally only be for a few days. Most commonly, the professor will still be able to submit the student's grade on time, and no grade of Incomplete is necessary.
Extensions beyond the last day of finals are very rare and subject to intense scrutiny, because the last day of finals marks the end of the semester and is one of the most significant dates in the academic calendar.
In contrast, a student who has had an exam deferred must normally take that exam on the deferred exam date. Deferred exams are usually given:
When necessary, students will be assigned a grade of Incomplete. Once the work is complete and the professor has submitted a grade, the registrar replaces the Incomplete with the grade. The Incomplete is merely a temporary grade. There is no permanent record on the transcript of this temporary grade.
Note: Students seeking an Incomplete in a Haverford course must abide by all Haverford regulations and deadlines. See Haverford's Academic Regulation Guidebook for more information.
Classes begin at Penn
Dorms reopen at 9am
Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
PE registration begins
Confirmation of Registration (first-years)
Labor Day (no classes at Bryn Mawr and Haverford)
Confirmation of Registration (sophomores)
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for first quarter courses (5 pm)
Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for full semester courses (5 pm)
Fall Break (begins after last class on Oct. 9)
Last day of first quarter courses
Second quarter courses (including PE) begin
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Preregistration Advising for Spring
Preregistration Period in BiONiC
Last day to drop second quarter courses
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Thanksgiving Break (begins after last class on Nov. 25)
Last day of classes at Swarthmore and Penn
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Examination Period (ends at 12:30 pm on December 18)
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