For Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Class of 2021.

You will be hearing from the College on June 1 via email about next steps, summer advising and your fall schedule.

  • Access Compass, your primary guide for incoming freshmen throughout the summer. (Available June 1)
  • Access Compass to view the names and contact information for your peer and pre-major adivisor. (Available mid-June)
  • View videos of the webcast with the Dean of the College, advisors and faculty. (Available mid-summer)
Important Dates:
May 1 Incoming Freshmen: Create your PennKey between now and May 31
June 2 Incoming Freshmen: Begin to Move through Compass and Complete the Advising Questionnaire and Math Diagnostic Before Speaking with Your Pre-Major Advisor
21 Incoming Freshmen: View the Live Webcast
30 Incoming Freshmen: Complete the Advising Questionnaire and the Math Diagnostic on Compass Before Speaking with Your Pre-Major Advisor
August 25 Incoming Freshmen: If Needed, Review Placement Exam Schedule from 8/25-8/29
30 Incoming Freshmen: Meet with your pre-major advisor between now and 9/19 to discuss any schedule changes.
September 1 Attend the Student Organizations Fair on Locust Walk
19 Course Selection Period Ends
October 26 Course & Majors Fair: Talk with reps from courses, College majors and more. 11:30-2:30, Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
June 1 Incoming Freshmen: Welcome Email from the College with Links to Compass
12 Incoming Freshmen: Receive a Second Email from the College with Contact Information for Peer and Pre-Major Advisors
19 Incoming Freshmen: Advance Registration Starts on 6/19 and Continues to 7/14
July 14 Incoming Freshmen: Advance Registration Ends
August 28 Incoming Freshmen: Meet Your Peer Advisors and Attend Welcome to the College and Opening Exercises

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