Domestic Guest Student Program

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Guest Students

Explore new courses and a new campus at Penn

The Domestic Guest Student Program offers undergraduate students at colleges around the United States the opportunity to experience Penn’s academics and student life on our historic campus. If you are a full-time undergraduate student at a US college or university, you may apply to enroll full- or part-time at Penn for one or two semesters.

Penn’s unrivaled academic resources make the University an ideal place to explore an area of interest, work with a faculty member with expertise in your field or sample Penn’s unique combination of campus and city life in the heart of Philadelphia. During your stay, you may enroll in the full range of courses offered by Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, including seminars and upper-level courses with the permission of the instructor.

Admissions and eligibility 

The Domestic Guest Student Program is designed for undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and requires no specific prerequisite courses. However, in order to ensure our domestic guest students are prepared to thrive at Penn, the Admissions Committee considers each program candidate’s application as part of a selective admissions process. All written application materials are evaluated as a reflection of candidates’ academic writing ability.

To be eligible for the guest student program, you must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student. You must have completed your freshman year studies and have at least a 3.3 grade point average in prior college-level work. In addition, you must provide a compelling reason for applying to this program, such as lack of course or program of study availability at your current institution.

Learn more the Domestic Guest Student Program at Penn in our Student Handbook (PDF).

Contact us

We’re looking forward to speaking with you further about the opportunities awaiting you at Penn.

Domestic Guest Student Program
College of Liberal and Professional Studies
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335
Telephone: (215) 898-7326
Fax: (215) 573-2053

Director, Nondegree Programs
Eli Lesser

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