Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Admissions

Designed for working adults and other non-traditional students who want to pursue an Ivy League education, Penn LPS Online’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program offers prospective students two pathways to admission.

  • The standard admission process includes a review of all previous transcripts with a focus on your most recent coursework.
  • Alternately, you can “prove your way in” through our Gateway Program by successfully completing four designated Penn LPS Online courses with a minimum GPA requirement to demonstrate your ability and commitment to academic success.

Ready to apply?

Complete and submit the online application and non-refundable fee ($25), accessible through our online application system. Select "LPS Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences" to begin the standard admission process, or "LPS Online Gateway to the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences" if you opt to prove your way in through our Gateway Program. Applications for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to finalize and submit their materials by the priority deadlines.

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

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.

Flexible and career-focused

Standard Admission Process
For applicants with a strong academic background as reflected in a high school diploma and transcript, General Educational Development (GED) test scores, or college transcripts from a previous institution.
Prove Your Way In
For applicants whose academic background is not reflective of academic potential or who are not successful in applying through the standard application procedure, we offer our Gateway Program, an alternative to the standard admissions process.

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