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Non-Degree Programs

Non-Degree Programs

Whether you want to enhance your academic transcript for future studies, develop your knowledge base, boost your resume, try out a new skill, or explore your intellectual interests, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers a range of credit-bearing non-degree programs to meet your academic and professional needs.

Our guest student programs extend the opportunity to study at Penn to students enrolled in other institutions. The International Guest Student Program is designed for undergraduates enrolled in colleges and universities outside the US, while the Domestic Guest Student Program is intended for individuals enrolled elsewhere in the US. The Young Scholars program welcomes ambitious high school students to Penn classrooms.

The most established program of its kind in the world, offering Ivy League preparation in Greek and Latin

Classical Studies

Enhance your knowledge of Greek and Latin with renowned classicists, and make the most of world-class museum and library resources.

The Domestic Guest Student Program offers undergraduate students at colleges around the US an opportunity to experience Penn’s academics and student life on our historic campus.

Domestic Guest Student Program

Undergraduate students from other US colleges and universities can enroll full-time at Penn for one semester.

ELP students in class

English Language Programs (ELP)

ELP offers a range of programs of different lengths and subjects, designed for international students to refine and develop English language skills while immersed in US culture.

International Guest Student Program students walking on campus

International Guest Student Program

International undergraduate students can earn credit and enjoy an immersive cultural experience at a top-ranked East Coast university.

Nontraditional Graduate Studies

Nontraditional Graduate Studies

Take graduate-level courses without committing to a degree as you prepare for professional or academic advancement.

Penn Alumni Program

Graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College can apply anytime to take undergraduate courses across the University.

High school students learn in-demand browser-based technologies

Penn LPS High School Coding Program

High school students learn in-demand browser-based technologies, create projects using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery, and earn a certificate of completion in this 13-week online program.

Penn LPS High School Data Analytics Program

Penn LPS High School Data Analytics Program

High school students learn critical skills using programs like iExcel, Python Tableau, Python, Pandas, and Plotly as they create sample portfolios using real data sets in this 13-week online program.

Penn LPS Online student

Penn LPS Online

Learn skills to enhance your personal or professional expertise in fully online and credit-bearing certificates and courses with flexible and accelerated schedules.

Penn Summer students on Penn Campus

Penn Summer Sessions

Open admissions and accelerated course schedules make it easy for students, working professionals, and lifelong learners to dive into summer classes at Penn.

Post-Baccalaureate Studies student studying in library

Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Select classes from across the School of Arts and Sciences to suit your schedule and meet your academic, professional, or personal goals.

Pre-Health Programs

Pre-Health Programs

Distinguish yourself as a candidate for medical, dental, veterinary, or nursing school with training, courses, and opportunities tailored to your interests.

Young Scholars program students meeting during summer classes

Young Scholars High School Program

High school juniors and seniors can get a head start on college requirements by taking courses alongside Penn undergraduates.