Enroll in one or more courses relevant to your field of interest to take advantage of this unique online educational opportunity. Students considering these courses are strongly encouraged to have completed one year of college-level introductory biology for an optimal experience.
If you are not already enrolled in a program or degree at Penn, there are two ways to apply:
- For fall and spring terms, complete a traditional application through the Penn Post-Baccalaureate Studies program, where you will be asked to provide transcripts, your resume, and application essays
- For the summer term, you can take advantage of open admission and enroll in Penn Summer Sessions as a visiting student without completing a full application
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For Penn Alumni
To register for Human Anatomy courses, alumni should take advantage of the Penn Alumni Program, which offers automatic acceptance and no application fee for enrollment. If you are already enrolled in the Penn Alumni Program, you can register for Human Anatomy courses now through Penn InTouch—no additional enrollment form is necessary.
Requirements for international students
A strong command of the English language is necessary for successful study at Penn. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to demonstrate English proficiency. Please note that the TOEFL is rarely waived; therefore, we encourage applicants to take the test to avoid delays in completing the application. The minimum TOEFL scores required for admissions consideration are 100 (iBT), 250 (CBT), or 600 (PBT). The TOEFL must be sent from ETS using the institutional code 2986. To locate a testing site near you or schedule an exam, visit the TOEFL website. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted, and the minimum score for consideration is a 7. You may upload a copy of your IELTS test to the standardized test score section of the application.
Flexibility for applicants from China: We recognize that upcoming test dates for the IELTS and TOEFL have been canceled in China and that some applicants will not be able to report scores by our deadlines. If this pertains to you, we encourage you to complete the application to the best of your ability and to include a supplemental statement that explains your circumstances. Your information will be provided to the appropriate admissions committee, and your admissions decision will be based on the materials available at the time of review.