Penn LPS Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or lps@sas.upenn.edu.

Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.
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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 2021 November 1, 2020
Fall 2021 June 1, 2021

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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 lps-admissions@sas.upenn.edu.

Demonstrate English proficiency

TOEFL Requirements

See Penn's English proficiency requirements by country.

See TOEFL requirements >

Visas and passports

Visa & Passport Requirements

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

See Visa & Passport Requirements >

Fall application deadline: June 1, 2020

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Get your application started!

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