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As of March 12, 2020, Penn Summer Sessions are scheduled to run as planned. The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is fluid and being monitored closely. Please check back periodically for updates. Should there be any changes to the policy that impacts our decision to hold courses this summer, we are committed to providing timely updates via email. Should any of these programs be cancelled, students will receive a full refund of program fees at that time.

Our campus task force is monitoring the situation daily and making active decisions as we receive new information. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our campus community. You can stay updated with all developments on Penn’s special coronavirus webpage.

Penn Summer Online

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No matter where you are, you can enroll in an Ivy League course with Penn Summer Online. So, if you have an internship or other summer obligation that precludes your ability to come to campus, keep your summer plans and earn Penn credits with our online courses. Get engaged in rigorous academics, connect with our professors and participate—in real-time—alongside other students.

In this video, Jaime Kelly, Director, Certificate and Non-Degree Programs, and our Penn Summer recruitment team share details about courses, campus resources, tuition and enrollment details. If you are having trouble viewing this video, you can watch it on YouTube.

The three 2020 Penn Summer On-Campus sessions are:

11-week Summer Session: May 26 – August 7, 2020
Summer Session I: May 26 – July 1, 2020
Summer Session II: July 2 – August 7, 2020

Most online classes meet at least once a week in required synchronous video conferencing sessions, and also use web-based threaded discussions, assignments, activities and virtual office hours to extend and enrich the learning experience.

During the summer sessions, the School of Arts and Sciences’ Online Learning program offers a select number of online credit courses for undergraduate students. If you are not already a Penn undergraduate student, you can register for Penn Summer Online courses by completing the visiting student open enrollment form. Get more information about enrolling in Penn Summer Online.


Penn Summer online system requirements

We recommend that all operating systems, browsers, Flash and other software be up-to-date before the start of each online class. Most courses use Canvas for assignments, discussion and watching video, and synchronous sessions can happen in a variety of platforms. Students will receive all important information before the beginning of class.


Penn Summer On-Campus courses

If you are going to be in Philadelphia, also consider taking one of our Penn Summer On-Campus courses. There are three academic sessions and more than 300 courses offered. Plus, you have the flexibility to schedule your classes during the day or evening which means you can select courses that fit into your summer plans.


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