With more than 300 courses offered during three summer sessions, Penn provides you with more than flexibility: it’s the chance to study at one of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions. Live the academic lifestyle on campus and spend your free time in Philadelphia exploring everything the city has to offer, including historic sites, some of the world’s best art, music, and professional sports.
Penn Summer Sessions has a special program for students who are currently undergraduates at other institutions around the country. Using our Open Enrollment process students enroll as Penn Summer visiting students and are permitted to register for courses in any of our three summer sessions, and in any course that has a course number of 499 or below.
Find the right course, at the right time to fit your schedule. Penn Summer allows you to register for courses in the School of Arts and Sciences, The Wharton School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Courses are all taught by Penn Instructors and meet throughout the day and evening. We encourage you to browse our online course guide to find the course you are looking for and also to explore the possibilities.
The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, a city that has a population of 1.8 million, making it the fifth largest city in the US. The city’s historic, artistic, and commercial centers are located a short distance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia is a city of many neighborhoods, and this makes it seem like a small town. Philadelphia has the second largest student concentration on the East Coast and the lowest cost of living. There are 300,000 students and 80 colleges and universities in Philadelphia. The city offers everything from rich history to diverse dining; the arts and culture to recreation and outdoor activities. Philadelphia has something for everyone.
Philadelphia was the nation’s capital from 1790 to 1800 and it is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Constitution of the United States was written. It is one of the most historic cities in the US. Students interested in on-campus housing for Penn Summer should visit the Penn Conference Services Summer Session Housing website.