Certificate & Course Admissions (Open Enrollment)

Open enrollment and the accessible online format that Penn LPS Online offers make getting started easy. Whether you already have an associate's degree, some college or a high school diploma or GED, Penn LPS Online certificates and courses are available to you.*

Ready to enroll?

Complete and submit the enrollment form and non-refundable fee ($25), accessible through our online application system. While we do not require an official application for certificates and individual courses, you do need to use our application system to submit information about your educational background and contact details in order to enroll as a Penn LPS Online student. To enroll, you must have a high school diploma or have passed the high school equivalency exam or General Educational Development (GED) test with a minimum score of 450. No additional documentation is required. You will receive an email from Penn LPS Online asking you to confirm your enrollment; once you've confirmed, you can register for courses as they are available. See more details on how to enroll.

The enrollment fee is automatically waived for any applicant who is on active military duty or a veteran of the United States armed forces.

Enrollment forms must be received by the following deadlines:

Admission Cycle Regular Deadline
Fall 1 August 15
Fall 2 October 1
Spring 1 December 15
Spring 2 March 1
Summer May 15

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

*Courses delivered through Penn LPS Online may count toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in LPS, but do not count toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Students planning to transfer Penn LPS Online credits to another institution should be aware that transfer credits are awarded at the discretion of the other institution.

English proficiency requirements

If English is not your first language, the minimum TOEFL scores required for enrollment consideration are 100 (iBT), 250 (CBT) or 600 (PBT). The TOEFL must be sent from ETS using the institutional code 2986. To locate a testing site near you or to schedule an exam, visit the TOEFL website. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted, and the minimum score for consideration is a 7. You may upload a copy of your IELTS test to the standardized test score section of the enrollment form.

Penn alumni

The enrollment fee is automatically waived for Penn alumni (in the online application, choose "Penn Alumni Program" under Program Choice).

The deadline to enroll through the Penn Alumni Program for fall 1 and fall 2 courses is August 1. The deadline to enroll for spring 1 and spring 2 courses is December 15. The deadline to enroll for summer is May 15. For more information about important dates and deadlines, please visit our academic calendar.

If you are already enrolled in the Penn Alumni Program, you can register for Penn LPS Online courses now through Penn InTouch—no additional enrollment form is necessary. 

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Penn LPS Online Certificates
Choose from a variety of certificates to enhance your resume or advance your personal goals.
Penn LPS Online Courses
You can take individual courses to improve your skills or improve your life.

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