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Summer Sessions for Working Professionals

Penn Summer provides a flexible opportunity for working professionals to pursue professional development, dive into new academic pursuits, or prepare for graduate coursework. We offer a diverse array of interdisciplinary courses offered in the evenings or in fully-online format to accommodate work schedules, commutes, and busy lives. With three summer sessions, Penn Summer allows professionals to individualize their pursuits and select an educational path that best meets their academic needs.   

Courses & Credit

We offer more than 300 courses in a variety of disciplines within the School of Arts and Sciences, The Wharton School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Penn Summer courses are small, averaging ten to fifteen students, and are comprised of traditional Penn students, as well as visiting and international students from other colleges and universities. All courses are taught by Penn instructors and are offered in the day, evening, or online to ensure maximum flexibility. The academic credits completed through Penn Summer will appear on an official University of Pennsylvania transcript. Visiting students are permitted to register for undergraduate level courses (numbered 499 or below) in any of our three summer sessions. Professionals interested in graduate level coursework should consider our Non-Traditional Graduate Studies Program.

2016 Summer Sessions

11 week Summer Session

  • May 23 – August 5, 2016
  • Register for a maximum of 4 CUs

Summer Session I

  • May 23 - June 29, 2016
  • Register for a maximum of 2 CUs

Summer Session II

  • June 30 – August 5, 2016
  • Register for a maximum of 2 CUs

Visit the Summer Course Catalog to browse offered courses. Be sure to filter by session, department, or format to discover the courses best suited to your agenda.

Penn Employees

If you are a working professional at the University of Pennsylvania please refer to Penn Summer for Penn Employees for further information on maximizing tuition benefits and enrolling in Penn Summer Sessions.

Enrollment and Registration

Step 1: Enroll as a Summer Session Student

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Step 2: Register for summer courses

Registration Instructions

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) unless otherwise indicated, and varies depending upon which of Penn’s schools is offering the course. For updated tuition rates, please see Tuition and Fees.

Need Assistance?

Contact an LPS Recruitment Specialist at 215.746.6902 or summer@sas.upenn.edu.