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(s). 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 How to Apply
Summer N/A April 1 Start your application via CollegeNet
Fall 1 March 1 July 1 Start your application via CollegeNet
Fall 2 N/A August 1 Start your application via CollegeNet
Spring 1 October 1 November 1 Start your application via Slate
Spring 2 N/A February 1 Start your application via Slate

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

Term of Entry Regular Deadline How to Apply
Summer May 1 Start your application via CollegeNet
Fall 1 August 1 Start your application via CollegeNet
Fall 2 September 15 Start your application via CollegeNet
Spring 1 December 1 Start your application via Slate
Spring 2 February 15 Start your application via Slate

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.

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