Penn Summer provides a flexible opportunity for working professionals to pursue professional development, dive into new academic pursuits, or prepare for graduate coursework. We offer a diverse array of interdisciplinary courses offered in the evenings or in fully-online format to accommodate work schedules, commutes, and busy lives. With three summer sessions, Penn Summer allows professionals to individualize their pursuits and select an educational path that best meets their academic needs.
We offer more than 300 courses in a variety of disciplines within the School of Arts and Sciences, The Wharton School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Penn Summer courses are small, averaging ten to fifteen students, and are comprised of traditional Penn students, as well as visiting and international students from other colleges and universities. All courses are taught by Penn instructors and are offered in the day, evening, or online to ensure maximum flexibility. The academic credits completed through Penn Summer will appear on an official University of Pennsylvania transcript. Visiting students are permitted to register for undergraduate level courses (numbered 499 or below) in any of our three summer sessions. Professionals interested in graduate level coursework should consider our Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program.
11 week Summer Session
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
Visit the Summer Course Catalog to browse offered courses. Be sure to filter by session, department, or format to discover the courses best suited to your agenda.
If you are a working professional at the University of Pennsylvania please refer to Penn Summer for Penn Employees for further information on maximizing tuition benefits and enrolling in Penn Summer Sessions.
Step 1: Enroll as a Summer Session Student
Step 2: Register for summer courses
Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) unless otherwise indicated, and varies depending upon which of Penn’s schools is offering the course. For updated tuition rates, please see Tuition and Fees.
Contact an LPS Recruitment Specialist at 215.746.6902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.