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Penn Summer Global Institute Application Information

Application process

Application deadline

April 1, 2021

Penn Summer Global Institute welcomes applications from full-time undergraduate students from around the world. All applicants are required to submit the following materials. Please note that all application materials become the property of the University of Pennsylvania and will not be returned. Remember to retain a personal copy of your application.

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended, with English translation and US equivalencies sent directly from the home institution
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (see below)
  • Application essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

All physical/hard copy documents should be mailed to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Admissions, 3440 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335.

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

International applicants whose primary language of instruction is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum scores for consideration are 100 TOEFL IBT/7 IELTS. Students sending TOEFL scores should use ETS institutional code 2986 when requesting test scores. Students sending IELTS scores should have official paper copies mailed directly from the testing center to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Admissions.

Visa and Documentation

Once admitted, you will receive an email from the International Student and Scholar Services office with instructions for applying for your I-20. The I-20 is the form you need to apply for an F-1 student visa at your closest US Embassy or Consulate.

Tuition and Payment

Once you register for classes, you will be sent a bill notification via email about your tuition and fees, which can be viewed through your account at the PennPay website. Payment is due according to Penn's Student Registration and Financial Services billing and payment schedule and can be made by international wire or bank transfer. If your university would like to arrange third party billing, they can find more information at Penn’s Student Financial Services website.

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