college submatriculation form
Students are encouraged to apply for submatriculation during the fall semester of the junior year, though some programs may accept applications during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Generally, students will not be admitted to the submatriculation program after the end of the seventh semester.
Students interested in submatriculation should discuss the option with their College Contact (listed on Path@Penn) to determine whether the program is a good fit for their goals, and whether those goals can be better achieved through other options than submatriculation.
Students who are ready to begin the application process, should complete the following steps:
- Meet with the graduate group chair of the proposed Master’s program to discuss interests and qualifications, and also to become familiar with the application process.
- If the student intends to use any of the double-counted courses toward a major, they should also meet with the undergraduate chair or program director of their major department or program to confirm approval of these courses for the major.
- Once the student has filled out the College submatriculation form and gathered signatures as appropriate from the previous meetings, they should make an appointment with their College Contact (listed on Path@Penn) to discuss how the graduate courses will contribute to their undergraduate degree. The College Contact will also sign the form. The College submatriculation form may also be required by some programs as part of the application.
Students on financial aid who are considering submatriculation are urged to consult with Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS) before applying. The calculation of tuition and eligibility for undergraduate financial aid may be affected by enrolling in graduate courses, even during the regular eight semesters of the student’s undergraduate program. Some programs require students to become graduate students after their fourth year in the College, which is likely to mean that their tuition is no longer covered by undergraduate financial aid. Again, consultation with SRFS is essential.
Policies Governing Submatriculation