Curricular Deadlines

Senate Curriculum Report Schedule
Academic Year 2016-2017

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 5, 2016 August 23, 2016 September 6, 2016
September 16, 2016 October 4, 2016 October 18, 2016
October 28, 2016 November 15, 2016 December 6, 2016
December 16, 2016 January 10, 2017 January 24, 2017
February 3, 2017 February 21, 2017 March 14, 2017
March 24, 2017 April 4, 2017 April 25, 2017
May 26, 2017 June 27, 2017

New courses and courses being dropped become effective the first semester following the approval of a report unless otherwise specified. Changes in existing course offerings will become effective the date of the first published Schedule of Courses listing the changed course, unless written objection is received at the Senate Office.

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given–as a one-semester offering–using one of the following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K)*

  • 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
  • 098/198/298/398/498/598/898 – Special Topics
  • 099/199/299/399/499/599/899 – Foreign Studies

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

Summer Session 2016 and Fall Semester 2016 – January 4, 2016

Spring Semester 2017 – August 12, 2016

Summer Session 2017 and Fall Semester 2017 – January 6, 2017

US/IL and Writing-Intensive Course Proposals
All requests for one-semester US/IL and Writing course offerings should be submitted to the Senate Office six (6) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2016 and Fall Semester 2016 – January 22, 2016

Spring Semester 2017 – August 5, 2016

Summer Session 2017 and Fall Semester 2017 – January 22, 2017


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

*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
J – individualized instruction courses
L,P,R – lecture, practicum (or laboratory), recitation sections
M – honors and writing intensive courses
S – First-Year Seminar courses
T – honors and first-year seminar courses
U – United States cultures and/or international cultures 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