Admissions for Penn Summer Global Institute
- May 1, 2015
All application materials must be received in our office by the application deadline.
The following items must be submitted via the Online Application system.
- Application content (contact information, educational background, etc.)
- Application essays
- Application fee
In the application system, make sure to select "Penn Summer Global Institute" from the "Program" selection drop-down menu. Then select "not applicable" as your concentration.
The following items must be sent directly to Penn Summer (LPS) from the originator of the documentation. In other words, these materials must be sent from the individual or organization responsible for authenticating the content (not from the student).
- Letter of recommendation
- Standardized test scores
- Official transcripts
See below for details on all of the above required application components.
The University of Pennsylvania will review your application once all supporting materials have been received.
You will be notified of your admissions decision 1-2 weeks after all application materials are received. Click button to begin, you must fill our all required sections as well as the Guest Student supplemental section:
Online Application Components
You will need to enter information common to any type of application for academic studies. For example, you will need to provide your contact information, indicate which program of study you are interested in, and clarify if you have previously applied to our school. You will also need to confirm your educational background. List current institution first, followed by any other universities attended and high school, and estimated cumulative GPA for each institution.
Please respond to each of the two Application Essay questions.
The non-refundable application fee of $50.00 can be paid by credit card online when students submit the Application Form.
If a partner institution is paying the fee, the student should indicate that the fee will be sent by check. Checks must be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Supporting Application Components
Unless otherwise noted, the below items should be sent directly to:
College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS)
Attention: LPS Admissions
Program: Summer Session
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335 USA
Letter of Recommendation
One Letter of Recommendation is required.
You may submit up to three letters of recommendation as optional additional support for your application. These should be from individuals with whom you have had a close professional or academic association and who know of your desire to enroll in Penn Summer.
If you decide to submit letters of recommendation, you may ask your recommenders to complete their letters online or to submit hard copy letters of recommendation. To submit online recommendations, follow the instructions in the Recommendations section of the online application. If your recommendations will not be submitted online, please complete the Penn Summer (LPS) “Penn Summer Global Institute Letter of Recommendation Form,” give it to your references, and have them complete and attach the form to their letter.
Standardized Test Scores
International applicants, whose primary language of instruction is not English, must submit TOEFL scores. Use ETS institutional code 2986 when requesting test scores.
Qualifying students without a TOEFL iBT score may submit other comparable test scores (computer- or paper-based TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge exams).
You may choose to submit standardized test scores such as the SAT if you feel it may support your application, but these are not required.
Official transcripts from each College and/or University attended, with English translation and US equivalencies, must be sent directly from the home institution to LPS.