Applying to ISP


All single-degree students admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences, who do not intend to enroll in any of the other intensive programs available to Penn students (for example, Vagelos Scholars or University Scholars).
Students in multiple degree programs and in divisions other than the College (Wharton, Engineering or Nursing) are not eligible for the Integrated Studies Program.


STEP 1: Access the program's application through your Applicant Portal.  Once in the portal, select View Update to see your Decision Letter.  At the bottom of your letter, you will see a link to the Integrated Studies Program.  The link to the online application can be found in that letter.


***Complete and submit the application no later than midnight on May 1st.***

STEP 2: On Penn’s housing application, select “Integrated Studies” as your first choice for Residential Housing Program. If you are accepted into the Integrated Studies Program, you will live in Hill College House with other students in BFS from across the four undergraduate schools represented by BFS (ISP-College, Nursing, SEAS, and Wharton). If you select any other house as your first choice for residence, you will be disqualified from consideration for ISP. Additionally, students that are accepted into ISP/BFS can request a roommate, but the roommate must also be in one of the BFS branches (ISP-College, Nursing, SEAS, or Wharton).


Students will be notified about the status of their applications by mid-June.

Please consult the ISP application essay prompt and the course descriptions for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 (found within the prompt) in preparation for applying to ISP.  Click on the following to see the prompt (BUT PLEASE fill it out directly through your applicant portal):




                               (Application is due May 1st)