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

Join visiting students from across the US to access Penn courses and programs through open enrollment.

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 Sessions
With daytime, evening, and online classes designed to fit your summer schedule, Summer Sessions make more than 200 courses available to undergraduates and working professionals and Penn and beyond.
Penn Summer Abroad
Undergraduates at Penn and other accredited institutions can get immersed in the culture of the world's most exciting and beautiful locales while learning from experts and earning credit.

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.

Download: Visiting student handbook (PDF)