As an International Guest student, you will enroll in a full-time program of study (4 course units*) each semester you are enrolled at Penn. You will work closely with an academic advisor to select the courses that will help you accomplish your academic goals.
Choose your courses
As a student in the International Guest Student Program, you have access to a broad range of undergraduate courses (up to the 5999 level). Each semester, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers courses from more than 50 academic departments at a discounted tuition rate.
In addition, students are eligible for courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As part of the International Guest Student Program, students must enroll in a minimum of 2 course units through LPS or the College of Arts and Sciences.
- See tuition rates for non-LPS courses >
- Please note that students who enroll in a full-time program of study of non-LPS courses will be charged one semester at the flat undergraduate rate.
- See the University course catalog >
International Guest Students must maintain full-time student status to meet visa requirements. Full-time student status requires a minimum of 3.5 course units during each semester of study (fall, spring, and/or summer). Typically, International Guest Students do not carry more than 4 course units during a given semester to ensure strong performance in all coursework. However, it is possible for special permission to be approved to carry up to 4.5 course units during the first semester, and up to 5 course units during the second semester following strong performance in the first term.