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Admissions and Eligibility

The Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds and requires no specific prerequisite courses. However, applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements.

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. International students should make sure that their degree is the equivalent of a four-year degree in the US. Successful applicants to the program should possess at least a 3.3 grade point average in previous academic work.

Application and deadlines 

The first step toward entering the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program at Penn is reaching out to a member of the program team to discuss your goals. The Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program team will help you determine whether the program is suited to help you accomplish your goals.

You will also need to complete the online application.

You may apply to begin the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program during the fall, spring or summer terms. Your application portfolio, including all transcripts, must be received by the following deadlines:

Admission Cycle Deadline
Summer 2019 May 1, 2019
Fall 2019 August 15, 2019
Spring 2020 December 15, 2019

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