Find important dates and deadlines, policies, and valuable funding opportunities to make your graduate student experience a success.

Dates and Deadlines


  • Academic Integrity: Students are responsible for understanding academic integrity (Faculty Senate Policy 49-20), how to avoid academic misconduct, and academic dishonesty whether related to coursework or program requirements such as the qualifying or comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation or publications and conference presentations. There are procedures for reporting and reviewing cases of reported violations. Graduate students are expected to meet Penn state Professional Ethics standards (Policy AC47).
  • College-level policies and guidelines:
    • USDA NIFA Pre-doctoral Eligibility guidelines
    • Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) Funding guidelines
    • Graduate Student Advisory Committee guidelines
  • The Graduate School Academic and Administrative Policies that are enacted by the Graduate Council.
  • Other university policies that most directly pertain the graduate students at Penn State.

Funding Opportunities

College-level Opportunities

University-wide Opportunities