Visiting Students

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This summer, experience life as a Penn student. Join peers from across the US to access Penn courses and programs through open enrollment—and earn credits on a Penn transcript.

Penn Summer On-Campus

There are three academic sessions during Penn Summer On-Campus, and more than 300 courses are offered from academic departments across the university. Flexible day and evening classes are offered to fit your schedule and needs.

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Penn Summer Online

Not going to be in Philadelphia this summer? Consider taking one of our Penn Summer Online courses. Online courses allow you to earn credit as you participate in real-time with your Penn instructor and peers while having 24/7 access to your virtual learning materials.

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Penn Summer Abroad

Earn Penn credit as you experience culture in another country with Penn Summer Abroad. Travel with Penn faculty and other undergraduates with your accommodations and excursions planned for you. Enjoy the flexibility of a short-term commitment and make the most of your summer break.

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Transferring credits

We encourage you to consult with your home institution regarding transfer credit policies prior to enrolling in courses through Penn Summer. In many cases, the transfer credit evaluation process will require a review of the course syllabus. When available, Penn Summer will post syllabi on the website under the course description. After completing course work at Penn and being awarded a grade, you can request a transcript through the University Registrar's Office to submit to your home institution for final evaluation.

Getting started

Once you have received confirmation of your enrollment in a Penn Summer program, learn how to get started with your studies. As a visiting student, you will be assigned an advisor from the Penn Summer team who assist with academic needs. Please contact our office at (215) 898-7326 to schedule an advising appointment.

More than 300 courses

to choose from


Ready to become a

Penn Summer student?


You've already enrolled.

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Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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