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Summer Sessions for Penn Employees

Penn Summer provides a flexible opportunity for University employees to pursue professional development, dive into new academic pursuits, or prepare for graduate coursework, all while maximizing tuition benefits. We offer a diverse array of courses across disciplines, many 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.

Courses & Credit

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. 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 flexibility. The academic credits completed through Penn Summer will appear on an official University of Pennsylvania transcript. Penn employees are registered as visiting students, and as such, are permitted to register for undergraduate level courses (numbered 499 or below) in any of our three summer sessions.

2015 Summer Sessions

11 week Summer Session

  • May 26 – August 7, 2015
  • Register for a maximum of 4 CUs

Summer Session I

  • May 26 – July 1, 2015
  • Register for a maximum of 2 CUs

Summer Session II

  • July 2 – August 7, 2015
  • Register for a maximum of 2 CUs

Visit the Summer Course Catalog to browse sample course offerings. 2015 courses will be published in January of 2015. Be sure to filter by session, department, or format to discover the courses best suited to your agenda.

Enrollment and Registration

Step 1: Enroll as a Summer Session Student

Enrollment will open in Spring 2015

Step 2: Register for summer courses

Registration will open in Spring 2015

Tuition & Fees

Eligible Penn employees may utilize tuition benefits for Penn Summer courses. For complete information on the tuition benefit program please visit Penn HR Tuition Benefits

Need Assistance?

Contact an LPS Recruitment Specialist at 215.746.6902 or summer@sas.upenn.edu.