Curricular Deadlines

Senate Curriculum Report Schedule
Academic Year 2017-2018

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date Report Publication Date SCCA Meeting Date
August 4, 2017 August 22, 2017 September 12, 2017
September 15, 2017 October 3, 2017 October 17, 2017
October 27, 2017 November 14, 2017 December 5, 2017
December 15, 2017 January 9, 2018 January 23, 2018
February 2, 2018 February 20, 2018 March 13, 2018
March 23, 2018 April 10, 2018 April 24, 2018
May 25, 2018 June 26, 2018

Senate Curriculum Report Schedule
Academic Year 2018-2019

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date Report Publication Date SCCA Meeting Date
August 10, 2018 August 28, 2018 September 18, 2018
September 21, 2018 October 9, 2018 October 23, 2018
October 26, 2018 November 13, 2018 December 4, 2018
December 14, 2018 January 15, 2019 January 29, 2019
February 1, 2019 February 19, 2019 March 12, 2019
March 22, 2019 April 9, 2019 April 23, 2019
June 14, 2019 June 25, 2018

Following the approval of a report (30 days after the report is published), new courses become effective the next semester not yet begun. Changes in existing course offerings and courses being dropped will become effective the first semester that has not yet rolled in LionPath from the previous year, unless written objection is received at the Senate Office and an exception is granted.

*Please note that the following information is subject to change due to LionPath*

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given–as a one-semester offering–*

  • 294/394/494/594/894 – Research Topics
  • 295/395/495/595/898 – Internships
  • 296/396/496/596/896 – Independent Studies
  • 097/197/297/397/497/597/897 – Special Topics
    • Special topics Inter-domain and Linked courses use following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K
  • 098/198/298/398/498/598/898 – Special Topics
  • 099/199/299/399/499/599/899 – Foreign Studies

All requests for special topics (one-semester titles) should be submitted to the Senate Office, e-mail univfs@psu.edu, four (4) weeks prior to registration.

All requests for Inter-domain or Linked one-semester offerings should be submitted to the Senate Office, e-mail univfs@psu.edu, six (6) weeks prior to registration.

One-Semester request forms: http://senate.psu.edu/curriculum/forms-for-curricular-changes/


*The following alpha letters have been reserved for identifying special types of courses:

A-G,I-K – special topics courses
H – honors courses or sections
M – honors and writing intensive courses
N – inter-domain courses
Q – inter-domain and honors courses
S – First-Year Seminar courses
T – honors and first-year seminar courses
U – United States cultures and/or international cultures and honors courses
V – linked and honors courses
W – writing intensive courses
X – First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y – United States cultures and/or international cultures and writing courses
Z – Linked courses

*Please note not all courses falling into the above categories carry the suffix on the course.