• Procedures and Changes for Fall 2020 as result of COVID-19

Procedures and Changes for Fall 2020 as result of COVID-19

Dear Undergraduates:

Updates to Fall 2020 procedures as a result of Penn’s COVID-19 operational changes are listed below.  This global pandemic continues to evolve and further changes may become necessary.  Please check this page and the Fall 2020 website (https://ras.seas.upenn.edu/fall-2020/) often for up-to-date details for the Fall 2020 term.

 

Calendar and Deadlines

Penn will follow the normal calendar schedule determined by the University (Calendar).  Academic deadlines (add, drop, and change of grade type) remain unchanged and will be adhered to by all four undergraduate schools. The last day of instruction on campus for undergraduates will be Friday, November 20, 2020.  Campus will close after Thanksgiving break.  All final exams will be given remotely and follow the original final exam schedule.

Note: Deadlines will be strictly enforced and conclude EDT – 11:59.

 

Petition for Action

Petition requests can be submitted directly to petition@seas.upenn.edu. using an online form.  Faculty Advisor and UG Curriculum chair signoff will not be required for Fall 2020; petitions will be processed by the Petitions Committee and include input from the program/department and advisor as needed.  If your petition lacks sufficient information, the decision can be delayed or rejected. Form Link

 

Minors

Requests can be submitted to the appropriate Department (see below for the appropriate email). Approvals can be forwarded directly to buoni@seas.upenn.edu. The engineering Registrar will post the record, notify the student, and copy the department so they are aware the action has been posted on the record. Form Link

 

 Second Majors

Requests can be submitted to the appropriate Department (see below for the BE, CBE, CIS, ESE, MSE and MEAM contact information).

Approvals can be forwarded directly to buoni@seas.upenn.edu. The SEAS Registrar will post the record and notify the student.  The department will be copied so they are aware that the action has been posted on the record. After this notification, the department coordinators should assign an advisor to the student and record this on the student record. Form Link

 

Change of Curriculum

Requests can be submitted to the Department (see below for the appropriate email) of the proposed new curriculum. Approvals can be forwarded directly to buoni@seas.upenn.edu. The engineering registrar will post the record and notify the student, the department coordinator for the new curriculum, the new advisor and the department coordinator for the major they are leaving so they are aware the action has been processed. Form Link

 

Course Withdrawal

Requests can be submitted directly to the engineering registrar – buoni@seas.upenn.edu. No signatures are required. The SEAS Registrar will forward the request to the Central Registrar for posting and then notify the student, advisor, and instructor that the request has been processed. Form Link

 

CPT

Requests can be submitted directly to buoni@seas.upenn.edu. All required documents need to be included (cover sheet, proposal, job offer letter). Email/electronic signature approval from the project advisor is required. The remainder of the approval process will not change. Form Link

 

Permission to Register for a Course

Requests can be submitted directly to buoni@seas.upenn.edu. Requests will not be accepted until the first day of Advance Registration.

Please note:

  • SAS and WH are not allowing course conflicts during Fall 2020.
  • Time Conflict forms must be received by the end of the add deadline.
  • Time Conflict requests cannot be processed during the advance registration period.Form Link

 

Core Substitution Forms

Requests will continue to be processed through the Department (see below for the appropriate email). Undergraduate Coordinators should submit completed Core Substitution forms to petition@seas.upenn.edu. Core Substitution forms can be found here.

 

Independent Study

Contact the SEAS Registrar, Ms. Cindi Buoni (buoni@seas.upenn.edu).  Form Link

 

Leave of Absence (LOA)

Leave policies remain the same and is up to the student to decide.  As always, students should consider all options, gather information and make a thoughtful well-informed decision.  Please take the necessary time if you are considering this option. Leave of Absence information can be reviewed here LOA Policy. For questions regarding LOA, please contact Dr. Gwak at sgwak@seas.upenn.edu

 

Departmental Contact Information:

BE        kacy@seas.upenn.edu

CBE      mtartag@seas.upenn.edu

CIS       https://forms.cis.upenn.edu/; cis-undergrad-advising@seas.upenn.edu

ESE      eseugrad@seas.upenn.edu

MSE     vickylt@seas.upenn.edu

MEAM   meamugra@seas.upenn.edu

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For details on 2020A and 2020B Undergraduate Procedures and Changes as result of COVID-19, please visit https://ugrad.seas.upenn.edu/2020a-undergraduate-procedures-and-changes-as-result-of-covid-19/