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” by successfully completing four designated Penn LPS Online courses with a minimum GPA requirement to demonstrate your ability and commitment to academic success.

Applications are now open, and courses will begin in fall 2019.

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. 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.

Admission Cycle Priority Deadline Regular Deadline
Fall 1, 2019 March 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
Fall 2, 2019 N/A August 1, 2019
Spring 1, 2020 October 1, 2019 November 1, 2019
Spring 2, 2020 N/A February 1, 2020
Summer, 2020 N/A April 1, 2020

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 an alternative to the standard admissions process.


Request a preliminary transfer credit evaluation.

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Submit your application form online.

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