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

Visit, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

Penn Summer Sessions

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One of the only programs at Penn that lets you enroll in classes without applying for admission, Penn Summer Sessions provides you with the ideal opportunity to take day or evening online courses that fit your life. 

  • Prepare for your next level of education
    Complete prerequisite courses and build confidence as you enhance your academic transcript.
  • Unlock your career potential
    Polish up your resume with topics such as economics, data science, or human anatomy.
  • Discover your new pastime or passion
    Learn a new language, explore creative expression, or dive into rich topics in cinema, history, and culture.

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

2020 Penn Summer Sessions dates:

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

Penn Summer Sessions are open to:

  • Current Penn undergraduates
  • Visiting undergraduate students
  • International students (if already enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the fall semester)
  • Working professionals and Penn employees
  • Penn alumni

If you are not already a Penn undergraduate student, you can register for Penn Summer Sessions by completing the visiting student open enrollment form. During any of the three sessions, you can register to take classes at the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Penn Law School, and the Wharton School. Get more information about enrolling in Penn Summer Sessions.


Penn Summer Sessions 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.


Courses across the University

to choose from


Ready to become a

Penn Summer student?


Summer is the best season

to be a Penn student


Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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