Interested in learning more about Penn's College of Arts and Sciences? Visiting will give you a chance to experience the City of Philadelphia and Penn's beautiful campus. It will also give you the chance to interact with current students, faculty and undergraduate admissions staff. In addition to university information sessions and tours, be sure to take part in College-specific offerings, namely course visits and presentations led by the College's student ambassadors, the College Cognoscenti.
Led by enthusiastic volunteers, the College Cognoscenti give presentations to families in small groups about what it means to be at Penn from an academic and co-curricular perspective. Independent of undergraduate admissions, the Cognoscenti are a great resource for prospective students to learn about the curriculum, student research experiences and other academic details specific to Penn's College of Arts and Sciences. Register for a presentation here.
The College created a course visitation list to encourage prospective students to taste the academic experience Penn provides. The courses on this list have been vetted, but prospective students should introduce themselves to the instructor at the beginning of class to make sure an exam or other special event hasn’t been planned.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers prospective students and their supporters a variety of resources to learn more about Penn and the admissions process. Information sessions and campus tours are held daily throughout the year. For more detailed information on these sessions, plus class statistics and application instructions, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Learn more about the College curriculum, advising, support and opportunities by taking our website tour.