Penn Summer COVID-19 Update
Penn Summer staff are not onsite, but 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 summer@sas.upenn.edu. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.
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Penn Summer Sessions

Penn Summer Sessions

Whether you want to get ahead on required courses, advance your career goals, or discover new skills and interests, you can connect with professors and classmates in courses that suit your summer schedule. Penn Summer Sessions offers classes in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Weitzman School of Design, Penn Law, and the Wharton School. With hundreds of courses available in the daytime, evening, and online, Penn Summer Sessions has something for everyone.

If you are a current Penn student, go directly to Penn InTouch to register for on-campus or online courses. Regardless of the format you choose, all programs earn Penn academic credit.

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Open admission makes it easy for anyone to enroll, including:

  • Visiting undergraduate students from other institutions
  • Working professionals and Penn employees
  • Penn alumni
  • International students who are already enrolled at an accredited US college or university and will return for the fall semester

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

Penn Summer Sessions schedule

Some on-campus courses meet during the day while others meet on select evenings, giving you the flexibility to choose courses that suit your schedule. Most online classes meet at least once a week in required synchronous video conferencing sessions, and also use web-based threaded discussions, assignments, activities, and virtual office hours to extend and enrich the learning experience.

The 2021 Penn Summer Sessions are:

Session Dates
11-week Summer Session: May 24 - August 6, 2021
Summer Session I: May 24 - June 30, 2021
Summer Session II: July 1 - August 6, 2021

Online system requirements

If you are taking an online course, 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, Penn’s learning management platform, 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.

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