International Students

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As an international student, you can pursue outstanding educational opportunities at Penn with a wide range of credit and non-credit programs. Whether you are in high school or studying at a university level, our programs allow you to experience academic life within the Ivy League.

Please note, if you are an international student already enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the fall semester, please refer to the information for visiting students.

Penn Summer Global Institute

If you are a top international undergraduate with high English proficiency and a strong academic background, consider enrolling in Penn Summer Global Institute—an online experience that allows you to enroll in two summer courses and earn college credit.

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English Language Programs

Penn's English Language Programs help you refine and develop your English language skills. Whether you want to learn English for professional, academic, or personal gain, there are several non-credit options for you to consider during the summer.

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Penn Summer Programs for International High School Students

Taking courses through Penn Summer High School programs as an international high school student can provide you with important preparation for and exposure to college-level academics.

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English language requirements

  • International high school students: The minimum score accepted is typically 100iBt. Students who attend a high school offering an English-medium education may substitute their PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores for their TOEFL scores.
  • Penn Summer Global Institute students: The minimum TOEFL score is 100iBt/IETLS: 7.
  • English Language Programs students: Visit the Penn ELP website to review TOEFL requirements for these programs.

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