The College of Liberal and Professional Studies welcomes graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College back into Penn’s inspiring academic atmosphere to explore new subjects or refresh your knowledge. As a Quaker Consortium alumnus, you may enroll in undergraduate courses in the School of Arts and Sciences and beyond. Our classes are available during the day and evening, and in spring, summer and fall semesters, offering flexibility to fit your schedule and course variety to fulfill your evolving academic needs. Students in the Penn Alumni Program also have access to Penn LPS Online courses and certificates.
There is no application fee for the program. The system will automatically waive your fee when you select the "Penn Alumni Program". To complete the application, you will need to enter your personal information and academic background. Transcripts, standardized test scores and recommendations are waived.
Once your application has been submitted you should expect to receive an offer of admission within one week. After accepting your offer of admission you will be able to register for classes in a few days.
You can find full details on alumni academic policies, tuition rates and deadlines at the Post-Baccalaureate Studies page.
If you’re interested in graduate-level courses, you can apply to the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program.
If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree or certificate, please follow the application procedures for your program of choice.
School of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies ‘12
"After graduating and working for a few years, I decided I still had some unfinished academic business. Penn was the easiest choice to come back to school—I knew the campus, the people and what to expect. The Penn Alumni Program gave me the opportunity to completely reroute my professional career. I am starting a PhD program in physics this fall at Princeton."
Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience ‘15
"As a graduate of a Liberal Arts College on the path of reassessing my options, Penn's post-bacc program gave me the opportunity to select from a wide range of courses to bolster my background, while offering the resources of a large research university. Penn's relationship with the Quaker Consortium made for a painless application process and allowed me easy access to friends and connections that I had made in the Philadelphia area over my years as an undergraduate."
Wharton School of Business ‘02
"Upon deciding to register for my first class in years, I sought advice on how to proceed and Jaime introduced me to the Penn Alumni Program. There was no application fee and I received a positive decision within the same week. I began attending a summer class in June just a few weeks later."