Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions & Deadlines

Welcome to Penn LPS Online: fully-accredited online courses, certificates and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program created by the University of Pennsylvania for adult learners. We offer an Ivy League curriculum designed by Penn’s renowned faculty—and an educational experience that enhances your resume and your career. Learn more about how to apply and choose the option that best fits your professional and personal goals.

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Applications for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program must be received by the following deadlines:

Term of Entry Priority Deadline Regular Deadline
Fall 1 March 1 July 1
Fall 2 N/A August 1
Spring 1 October 1 November 1
Spring 2 N/A February 1
Summer N/A April 1

The enrollment form and all supporting documents for the Gateway Program must be received by the following deadlines:

Term of Entry Regular Deadline
Fall 1 August 1
Fall 2 September 15
Spring 1 December 1
Spring 2 February 15
Summer May 1

The enrollment forms for the certificates and general course taking must be received by the following deadlines:

Term of Entry Regular Deadline
Fall 1 August 15
Fall 2 October 1
Spring 1 December 15
Spring 2 February 15
Summer May 15

Your completed application and application fee payment is due at 5 p.m. ET on the deadline date for the term to which you apply. We cannot guarantee that we will review information sent to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies admissions office after the deadline of the term in which you apply.

Early enrollment form submission is encouraged for optimal course selection. For class start and end dates and other key deadlines, please refer to the academic calendar.

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The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires the University to provide a list of student-related disclosures and policies, as well as information about how to obtain the required information. See the University of Pennsylvania Required Disclosures website for more information.

How to apply

Certificate and Course Admissions
What you need to know about applying for our certificates or individual courses.
Standard Admission Process for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
For applicants with some college experience, a high school diploma, or who have passed the high school equivalency exam or General Educational Development (GED) test.
“Prove Your Way In” for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
Explore the Gateway Program, our alternative to the standard admissions process for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

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Fall 2022 registration is now open!

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