Post-Baccalaureate Studies

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Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Go beyond your bachelor's degree with Penn: your goals, your courses, your schedule

Enter the inspiring academic atmosphere of the Ivy League with the Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bacc) Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS). If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, the Post-Bacc Studies program is a unique opportunity to prepare for graduate study, enhance your learning or get ahead in your career by enrolling in courses that you choose at Penn.

The Post-Bacc Studies program offers you access to courses in more than 50 areas of study, personal academic advising and the full range of the university's scholarly resources. Whether you’re preparing for another degree, expanding your professional knowledge or exploring an area of personal interest, we offer the flexibility to handpick the courses you need to accomplish your goals. In Post-Bacc Studies, you can affirm your love of learning, discover new confidence in your professional abilities and be nourished by the atmosphere of intellectual rigor here at Penn.

Choose your own adventure

The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (post-bacc) program offers you the flexibility to handpick the Ivy League courses you need to accomplish your goals. Hear from students who took courses to stay ahead of the curve, enhance their academic transcripts, prepare for graduate studies and explore new subjects. Administrative Director Jaime Kelly is here to help you find your path to success.

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Fast facts

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Areas of Study

Fully customizable

With access to over 50 areas of study, the Post-Baccalaureate program can be customized to meet your individual needs.

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Program Contacts

Personal advising

The Post-Baccalaureate program team is here to advise, guide and coach you through the Penn experience.

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Program Resources

Post-Baccalaureate information session

Meet the program staff as they explore this unique and customizable program, and review details on how to apply.

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College of Liberal and Professional Studies Office

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053


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3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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