General Admission

General admission is available to individuals who wish to enroll in courses at the Graduate School of Education for personal or professional development without applying to a degree program. You may take a maximum of two 500 level and above courses as a general admission student.

If you plan on applying to a degree program at a later date, we recommend meeting with a program advisor to discuss your goals and determine which courses are transferable.

Please note our degree program students have enrollment priority, and select courses may not be available to general admission students based on prerequisites.

General admission students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue the program. General admission students must submit a new application and all the required supporting documents when applying to a degree program.

Non-US citizens are not eligible for general admission.

Application Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • GRE scores are NOT required
  • Official transcripts from the applicant's undergraduate institution
  • Application fee*

*The $75 fee is waived September 15-March 15 annually

General admission applicants are generally notified of an admissions decision within two weeks of our office receiving a completed application.

Deadlines

For consideration, we must receive completed applications by the following dates:

Fall Term                     August 15

Spring Term                December 1

Summer Term             May 1

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
Email us at admissions@gse.upenn.edu or finaid@gse.upenn.edu