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

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.

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 univfs@psu.edu, four (4) weeks prior to registration:

Fall Semester 2017 – February 22, 2017

Spring Semester 2018 – September 10, 2017

Summer 2018 – January 4, 2018

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:

Fall Semester 2017 – February 8, 2017

Spring Semester 2018 -August 27, 2017

Summer 2018 – December 21, 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