Undergraduate Opportunities

From freshman seminars and the Penn Reading Project to preceptorials and career services, opportunities for undergraduate enrichment and support abound.

Academic Support Programs
Penn’s Office of Equity and Access Programs (EAP) provides professional guidance to scholars of all ages and backgrounds. Learn about the many services and programs EAP has to offer.

Accelerating Study
The policies that govern Penn’s awarding of credit for advanced placement and other pre-college tests, transfer credits, and more.

Career Services
Information about Penn’s career planning and placement services for students, including online resources, interviewing advice, walk-in hours, and more.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies
Learn about the wide range of Penn’s undergraduate programs for adult, part-time, high school, and post-baccalaureate students.

Penn Celebrates ‘Reinvigorated’ ARCH, A New Hub For Student Life

The Penn community gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the ARCH, Penn’s Arts, Research, and Culture House.

The open house marked the completion of a $24.5 million renovation transforming the historic late-Gothic Revival building at 3600 Locust Walk into what President Amy Gutmann called a “welcoming and central hub for all students to meet and share ideas” and a “beacon of undergraduate cultural and research life.”

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Freshman Seminars
Learn about these small classes that bring freshmen from across the University into close contact with scholars and teachers from a wide range of disciplines.

Guest Student Program
Penn’s Domestic Guest Student Program offers undergraduate students at colleges around the United States the opportunity to experience Penn’s academics and student life on our historic campus. Learn about admissions, eligibility, and other aspects of the program.

Students suggest the topics for these small non-credit seminars taught by some of Penn’s most distinguished faculty and staff members.

Penn Reading Project (PRP)
PRP was created as a way to introduce incoming freshmen to academic life at Penn. It is a shared intellectual experience for new students, with faculty members and senior academic administrators in all 12 schools invited to participate as discussion leaders.

Critical Writing Program (CPCW)
Learn about the full range of critical writing seminars, opportunities for student writers, and many other services offered through CPCW and the Marks Family Writing Center.