General Admission

General admission status is available to students who wish to enroll in education courses for personal or professional development without applying to a degree program.

You may take up to two courses as a general admissions student. Courses taken in general admissions status are not guaranteed to be counted towards a degree program.

Applicants who plan on applying to a degree program are advised to talk to the program coordinator to choose their courses.

Select courses will not be available to you as a general admission student as some courses may have prerequisites or require a permit. Degree students are given priority for those few courses in which enrollment is limited.

General admission students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average

General admission students must submit a new application and all the supporting documents when applying to a degree program.

Non-US citizens and permanent residents cannot be accepted for general admission from abroad.

Application Requirements:

Return Application Materials To:

Office of Admissions
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
Call us at 215-898-6415 or 1-877-PENN-GSE
Fax us at 215-746-6884
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