Program Resources

Virtual information session

Whether you’re preparing for your next career, getting ready to apply to a graduate program or seeking to explore a field that inspires you, the Post-Baccalaureate Studies program allows you to study the subjects you want—on a schedule that works for you. View the information session video below to learn more about our program.

If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch it on YouTube.

Student handbook

For guidelines on getting started as a new Penn student, choosing classes, reviewing policies and more refer to the Post-Baccalaureate Studies Program Student Handbook (PDF).

Housing options

Most students choose to live in apartments or rental houses in the neighborhoods surrounding the university. Your first and best resource for information on off-campus housing is the Office of Off-Campus Services

Academic resources

  • Weigle Information Commons supports collaborative learning and group activities using the latest technologies.
  • Kelly Writers House offers lectures, readings, and discussions.
  • The Office of Learning Resources (OLR) provides free, confidential, professional instruction in skills such as academic reading, writing, study strategies, and time management.
  • The Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) provides free, confidential, comprehensive, professional services and programs for students who self-identify with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunities and participation in University-sponsored programs.
  • Penn Counseling & Psychological Services offers a wide range of services including individual and group counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, structured workshops, psychological testing, medication reviews, and consultation.

Ready to apply?

See Post-Baccalaureate Studies application deadlines, review our application materials checklist, and get ready to apply.

Am I eligible to apply?

Learn more about applicant qualifications for Post-Bacc Studies.

Student stories

"I’ve learned skills and made connections that have tremendously advanced my career. And I am now on track to pursue my dream career.”
– Maxwell J. Miller