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Our students come to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) from many different walks of life, but with one shared purpose: to forge a new path, intellectually, professionally and personally. Our staff and faculty are proud to welcome our outstanding and dedicated students to the Penn community and are here to support you on every step of that journey.

The following resources offer guidance, instructions, key forms and handbooks to students from each of the many communities we serve at LPS. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact LPS staff with further questions.

Prospective Students

Links to programs, admissions and tuition information as you consider coursework at LPS.

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Newly Admitted Students

Get off to the right start with our new student orientation.

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Current Students

Find student forms, handbooks and current academic information in one quick stop.

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International Students

Learn about LPS' offerings for students from around the world.

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High School Students

LPS offers the Young Scholars Program and other options for young students seeking to experience college coursework.

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Penn Alumni

Alumni are always welcome! Learn how to sign up for courses, and enjoy free registration.

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Penn Employees

Information on applying for courses and using your tuition benefit.

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Quaker Consortium

Take Penn classes as a visiting student from Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr or the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Senior Auditors

Learn how you can select and audit Penn classes as a senior citizen.

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Veterans and Active Military

Take a look inside veteran and active military life at Penn.

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LPS News

  • LPS' Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program professor Emily Wilson
    Classical Studies professor awarded MacArthur genius grant
    LPS' Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program professor Emily Wilson, the first woman to publish an English translation of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, has been awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. View Story
  • Multi-master’s degree alumna takes a global approach to environmental studies
    Kristen King (MES/MEng/MS ’17) draws on every element of her interdisciplinary education in China, France, and the United States. View Story


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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