Registrar News

Please be mindful of the Academic Calendar and additional semester information concerning dates and deadlines.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at 717-477-1381 or extension 1381 on campus.

Application for Graduation

The application deadline for December and January graduation is Monday, August 3, 2020. Once received, these applications will be reviewed by the appropriate academic dean's office or graduate department. This process will require approximately 8 weeks after the due date for applications. For more information, please visit

Last Day to Withdraw with "W" Grade

After schedule adjustment for Fall 2020, all students, except first-semester freshmen, may withdraw from classes with "W" grades through myShip. First-semester freshmen must contact their dean’s office to explore their options for withdrawing from a class.

Students will be able to withdraw from all but their final spring or fall class online. All undergraduate students must personally visit their academic dean's office to process a withdrawal from their final class. Graduate students and non-degree students must complete the Withdrawal Request Form to request a withdrawal from their final spring or fall class.

To withdraw from a class, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to myShip.
  2. Select My Academics from the Student tab.
  3. Click on Add or Drop Classes link under the Registration Tools heading.
  4. If prompted, select current registration term.
  5. Click on the Action drop-down menu for the CRN (course reference number) from which you want to withdraw.
  6. Select Course Withdrawal Through Web.
  7. Select Submit Changes to submit your withdrawal.
  8. If your submission was successful, the status for course should indicate Course Withdrawal through WEB on (date you submitted withdrawal).

The deadline to withdraw from a class or the University and receive a "W" grade is as follows for each part of term (POT):

 Part of Term
  Course Start & End Dates
  Withdrawal Deadline
 1 (Full Term)   Aug 17 - Dec 4   Oct 26
 2   Aug 17 - Oct 9   Sept 22
 3   Oct 12 - Dec 4   Nov 17
 4   Aug 17 - Oct 9   Sept 22
 5   Oct 12 - Dec 11   Nov 20
 6   Aug 17 - Nov 6   Oct 9
 7   Aug 17 - Sept 25   Sept 15
 8   Oct 12 - Nov 20   Nov 6
 9   Aug 24 - Oct 16   Sept 29
10   Oct 19 - Dec 11   Nov 24


Note of Caution: Before withdrawing from a class, careful thought should be given to the possible consequences. Withdrawals may have a negative impact on your progress toward graduation, your eligibility for financial aid, and your health insurance coverage. If you are unsure or have any concerns, you should consult with your academic advisor with questions about your progress toward graduation, the financial aid office with questions about any financial aid you may have, and your health care provider for any potential changes to health coverage.

Students are responsible for any class(es) appearing on their schedule.

Note: After the schedule adjustment period, NO REFUNDS will be given for any withdrawn courses. Charges will not be reduced for classes withdrawn with a "W" grade.

Winter Scheduling

Scheduling for Winter 2020 begins as follows:

  • Graduate - October 19
  • Undergraduate - October 26 (or your start time)
  • Undergraduate Non-Degree - November 13

To view your registration days and schedule winter classes, log into the myShip portal and select "Winter 2020." For additional information, please visit

Spring Graduate Scheduling

Graduate scheduling for Spring 2021 opens October 19. Students may log into the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses. Please visit /registrar/graduate_scheduling_information/ for additional information on preparing to schedule.

Spring Undergraduate Scheduling

Undergraduate scheduling for Spring 2021 opens October 26. To view your registration days and schedule your spring classes, log into the myShip portal.

Get additional information about preparing to schedule.

  • Scheduling will end Thursday, November 12.
  • Schedule adjustment for spring will begin Monday, November 30.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students for the spring semester will be scheduled prior to the start of the semester. Schedules will be available online before the semester begins.