This page contains information and links for current students regarding academics, transcripts, and other University resources. Students that have questions not answered by one of the below links or regarding anything below, please email your Program Coordinator.
For all other inquiries regarding the Biotechnology Program for those that are not students, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Calendar for SEAS Graduate Students
This calendar lists important dates for the current and upcoming terms including: term start & end dates, registration periods, course add/drop date, break and observed holidays.
Contains the three forms for the Biotechnology Program: laboratory waiver, statistics waiver, and the BIOT599 independent study registration. Details regarding these forms can be found on the individual links to each form. There is also a link on there for SEAS forms including the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) information.
Log in for the course system. Support for students including basic information and guides can be found here: Canvas Guides. Not all courses use Canvas. You will need to check with the instructor of the course if you should have access to a Canvas Course page that is not showing up for you.
Career Services counselors are available to discuss concerns regarding career planning and job hunting during appointments, walk-ins and mock interviews.
Student portal to complete online registration, worksheets & schedule planning, billing/payment information, direct deposit, student loan and financial aid status.
SEAS Graduate Student Forms
The forms listed are to request a leave of absences (LOA), withdrawal from a course, requesting a letter, transfer of credit, CPT registration, etc.
SEAS Graduate Student Handbook
Lists academic requirements including GPA requirements, information on LOA, course procedures, billing, etc.
Ceremony information and visitor information. An email regarding the upcoming graduation will be sent at the beginning of the term from the Academic Programs Office (APO). Graduation is maintained and run by SEAS APO.
SEAS Graduate Students Resources
Lists academic, research, and resources for those living on and off campus.
Current SEAS Master's degree tuition costs. If you have specific questions regarding your bill, you will need to contact the Student Financial Services (SFS) Office.
Using the right hand links you can view the course rosters, final exam schedule, classroom information, transcripts, etc.
If you need to request a transcript, you will need to do so by using the 'Transcript Request Form' through the University's Registrar. The Biotechnology Program Office cannot issue a transcript.
The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA)
GAPSA is the
official student government body for graduate and professional students
at Penn, representing over 10,000 students across twelve graduate
schools. GAPSA sometimes has funds
available for travel, research, initiatives, and events.
Links for international students:
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS will help new students with immigration regulations, cultural adjustments, visa and employment options.
Reduced Course Load (RCL)
International students must maintain full-time status taking 3.0 credit units or more. Anything 2.99 credit units and below, you must request a RCL.
PBG is a student-run, cross-disciplinary club based at the University
of Pennsylvania with the mission of promoting education and awareness
regarding the many facets of biotechnology, including science, business,
law, and medicine. The club draws members and expertise from the larger life sciences
community of Southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as graduate and
undergraduate programs at Penn, including the School of Engineering
and Applied Sciences, The Wharton School of Business, the Law School
and Medical School.
PBG also has activities that educate the membership regarding industry basics,
current events and career opportunities; events that foster networking; hands-on consulting projects at local life sciences businesses; and supporting the growth of biotechnology and related industries
in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.
Biotechnology Student Association (BSA)
The BSA is the coordinating student body charged with representing all students enrolled in the Master’s in Biotechnology program in SEAS. BSA monitors issues of importance to the student community; sponsor academic, cultural, and social events of interest to the student community; and organize programs to enhance the quality of student life. All graduate and professional students within the Master’s in Biotechnology program automatically become members of BSA while enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and are encouraged to participate in all BSA activities. You can email the group at email@example.com.
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Social Media Pages
Official UPenn Biotechnology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/upenn.biotech
Official UPenn Biotechnology Twitter:
Biotechnology Student Association: https://www.facebook.com/pennbsa