Academic Resources

Penn’s extensive network of programs, services and resource centers enable its support teams to meet the specific academic needs of every member of the University community.

Grad-Undergrad Mentoring Program
Undergraduates are matched with Penn graduate and professional students to learn more about preparing for, applying to, and succeeding in grad school.

Office of Learning Resources
Learning Resources staff provide a wide range of programming and professional consultation services in university-relevant skills such as reading, writing, study strategies, and time management.

Penn College Achievement Program (PENNCAP)
PENNCAP works closely with a diverse group of students, many from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds, to support their success at Penn. Among the many services offered are laptop and textbook loans, summer tuition grants, tutoring and advising.

Student Disabilities Services
Student Disabilities Services staff work closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities and services.

Tutoring Center
The Tutoring Center offers Penn undergraduates a wide variety of free, accessible, and convenient options to supplement their academic experience.

Upward Bound
Provides students at identified Philadelphia high schools with enrichment, resources and programming to prepare them for success in their pursuit of a four-year college education.

Veterans Upward Bound
A federally-funded pre-college program that prepares eligible veterans to matriculate at and successfully graduate from college.

Helping Students to Write With Clarity

Marks Family Writing Center, part of the Critical Writing Program in Penn’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, provides writing support to Penn students and faculty. The Center is also actively engaged in the community, helping high school students hone their writing and prepare their college application essays

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Academic Advising and Mentorship

How to find academic support, advice, and mentoring on campus.

College of Arts & Sciences

Academic Advising and Support
A strong network of academic advisors is available to assist College students throughout their undergraduate careers.

Support for Research and Mentoring
Peers, faculty and alumni serve as mentors for College students through a variety of programs.

School of Nursing

Undergraduate Advising Services
Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN/BSN-MSN students benefit from a three-tiered advising structure which includes a faculty advisor, professional staff advisors in the Office of Student Services, and a peer advisor.

Graduate Advising Services
Penn Nursing provides advising structures unique to its Master’s and Doctorate programs.

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Undergraduate Advising Services
Each undergraduate is assigned a faculty advisor with whom he or she is required to meet at least twice per year, and can also seek guidance from professional staff advisors in the Academic Programs Office.

Graduate Advising Services
Graduate students have numerous resources where they can find guidance in all matters regarding academics, research, teaching, and tech support.

Wharton School

Academic Advising Services for Undergraduates
Advising by appointment, walk-in advising, and specialized advising are available to current Wharton undergraduate students.

Peer Advising Program for Undergraduates
Wharton’s peer advising fellows, Wharton seniors, are available to provide advice regarding academic, extracurricular, and professional concerns to their undergraduate peers.

Academic Advising Services for Graduate Students
Academic guidance is available from advising staff in the MBA Program Office and through MBA faculty advisors in each of the academic departments.

Health, Counseling and Mediation

Offices, organizations, and centers across campus offer a wide range of support services to meet the unique needs of each Penn community member.

Residency-based Academic Support

College Houses offer numerous academic support programs, with availability ranging from College Houses residents to all Penn students.

College House Computing
A central staff of highly skilled professionals provides IT access, education, and a wide range of IT services for students, faculty and staff who reside in the College Houses.

Pre-Major SAS Advising
Many College House residents in the School of Arts & Sciences are able to obtain pre-major advising from faculty who live in their House.

Tutoring in the Houses
Open to all Penn students, House tutoring sessions in math, chemistry, and economics are free and require no advance sign-up.