Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
2020 SAS summer courses will take place remotely. For undergraduates, please check Penn InTouch for updated summer course information. For graduate and professional students, please consult your schools and programs. Summer study abroad remains cancelled.

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.

Penn Summer Global Institute Application Information

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Application deadline: June 1, 2020

Application process

Penn Summer Global Institute welcomes applications from full-time undergraduate students from around the world. All applicants are required to submit the following materials. Please note that all application materials become the property of the University of Pennsylvania and will not be returned. Remember to retain a personal copy of your application.

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended, with English translation and US equivalencies sent directly from the home institution
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (see below)
  • Application essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and mandatory remote work, please submit all supporting admissions documents to complete your application file electronically to lps-admissions@sas.upenn.edu. PDF and JPG files/documents are acceptable. Admissions documents sent by mail or courier service that reached the LPS Admissions Office by March 19 were processed. LPS Admissions will collect official documents at a later date.

TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo Scores

International applicants whose primary language of instruction is not English must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores. The minimum scores for consideration are 100 TOEFL IBT/7 IELTS/120 DET. Students sending TOEFL scores should use ETS institutional code 2986 when requesting test scores. Students sending IELTS scores should have official paper copies mailed directly from the testing center to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Admissions Department. Students submitting DET scores should request that their scores be sent to “The University of Pennsylvania, College of Liberal and Professional Studies.” We will also need an unofficial copy of your Duolingo English Test certificate. Please save your certificate as a PDF and send it to lps-admissions@sas.upenn.edu.

Flexibility for applicants from China: We recognize that upcoming test dates for the IELTS and TOEFL have been canceled in China and that some applicants will not be able to report scores by our deadlines. If this pertains to you, we encourage you to complete the application to the best of your ability and to include a supplemental statement that explains your circumstances. Your information will be provided to the appropriate admissions committee and your admissions decision will be based on the materials available at the time of review. 
 
We also recognize that some applicants may not be able to submit an official transcript by the June 1 PSGI deadline. If this pertains to you, we encourage you to complete the application to the best of your ability and to include a supplemental statement that explains your circumstances. Your information will be provided to the appropriate admissions committee.

Visa and Documentation

Once admitted, you will receive an e-mail from the International Student and Scholar Services office with instructions for applying for your I-20. The I-20 is the form you need to apply for an F-1 student visa at your closest US Embassy or Consulate.

Tuition and Payment

Once you register for classes, you will be sent a bill notification via e-mail about your tuition and fees, which can be viewed through your account at the PennPay website. Payment is due according to Penn's Student Registration and Financial Services billing and payment schedule and can be made by international wire or bank transfer. If your university would like to arrange third-party billing, they can find more information at Penn’s Student Financial Services website.

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