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Summer Sessions for Visiting Students

Undergraduate | Graduate

Visiting Undergraduate Students

The University of Pennsylvania opens its doors to undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country through Penn Summer Sessions. A Penn Summer experience is like no othervisiting students have the opportunity to earn academic credits within smaller, focused classes, while benefiting from the excellence of our historic Ivy League institution, world-class faculty, and vibrant intellectual community.

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. 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 and may be transferrable to your home institution. Visiting undergraduate students 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 previous course offerings. 2015 courses will be published shortly. 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

Campus Housing & Dining

Visiting Penn Summer students are eligible for campus housing and dining plans. Summer students living on campus stay in furnished, air-conditioned, multi-occupant guest suites with private or shared bedrooms. Visiting Students interested in on-campus housing options should visit the Hospitality Services Summer Housing website. Convenient, flexible dining plans, including vegetarian and kosher options, are available through Penn Dining.

Explore Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the US. The city's historic, artistic, and commercial centers are located just a short distance from Penn's campus.  The city offers everything from rich history to diverse dining; the arts and culture to recreation and outdoor activities. Regardless of your interests, Philadelphia has something for everyone. Learn more.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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. Visiting Summer Session students interested in financial aid should consult their home institution.

Need Assistance?

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

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Visiting Graduate Students

The University of Pennsylvania opens its doors to graduate students from colleges and universities across the country through our Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program. A Penn Summer experience is like no other--visiting graduate students have the opportunity to earn academic credits within smaller, focused classes, while benefiting from the excellence of our historic Ivy League institution, world-class faculty, and vibrant intellectual community.

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. 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 and may be transferrable to your home institution. Visiting graduate students admitted to the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program are permitted to register for graduate level courses (numbered 600 or above) in any of our three 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 previous course offerings. 2015 courses will be published by January of 2015. Be sure to filter by session, department, or format to discover the courses best suited to your agenda.

Application

Deadline: May 1, 2015

See the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program page for complete application instructions.

Campus Housing & Dining

Visiting Penn Summer students are eligible for campus housing and dining plans. Summer students living on campus stay in furnished, air-conditioned, multi-occupant guest suites with private or shared bedrooms. Visiting Students interested in on-campus housing options should visit the Hospitality Services Summer Housing website. Convenient, flexible dining plans, including vegetarian and kosher options, are available through Penn Dining.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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. Visiting Summer Session students interested in financial aid should consult their home institution.

Need Assistance?

Contact an LPS Recruitment Specialist at 215.746.6902 or lps-info@sas.upenn.edu.

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