If you completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, or Swarthmore College, the Penn Alumni Program in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) makes it easy to enroll in undergraduate courses in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and beyond. Whether you want to polish your academic credentials in preparation for graduate studies, boost your resume and professional knowledge base for career advancement, or simply explore your interests in a vibrant intellectual community, you can apply anytime to take courses without committing to a degree. Through the Penn Alumni Program, Quaker Consortium alumni 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.
Our non-degree Penn Alumni Program features:
- Automatic acceptance
- No application fee
- No transcript or test score requirement
- Day and evening classes
- Courses offered in the fall, spring, and summer
- Credit-bearing courses and certificates
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 LPS 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.
Ready to get started?
To enroll in the program, search for “Penn Alumni Program” in our online application and enter your personal information and academic background in the form. Penn Alumni do not need to upload transcripts, essays, or letters of recommendation—and there’s no application fee. 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 may experience delays in the processing and review of your application due to the COVID-19 virus. We will work with any applicant who is missing documents due to testing delays and closings. Our team may be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please contact us if you have questions at (215) 746-6905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."