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Admissions and Eligibility

The International Guest Student Program (IGSP) is designed for students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs at institutions outside the US. Students must have completed the first year of their undergraduate studies and maintained the equivalent of a 3.3 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or higher in prior college-level work.  

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English. If you do not meet the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement, we encourage you to contact Penn's English Language Program to inquire about the Intensive English Program.

See Application Overview for specific requirements.

Application and deadlines

The first step toward studying in the International Guest Student Program at Penn is completing the online application.

You may apply to begin your studies during the fall or spring terms. (If you plan to study during the summer term please apply to the Penn Summer Global Institute.) Your application portfolio, including all transcripts, must be received by the following deadlines:

Admission Cycle Deadline
Spring 2020November 1, 2019
Fall 2020June 15, 2020

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Demonstrate English proficiency

TOEFL Requirements

See Penn's English proficiency requirements by country.

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Visas and passports

Visa & Passport Requirements

Get information about visas and passports before you travel to the U.S.

See Visa & Passport Requirements >

Spring application deadline: November 1

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