Academic & Career Support

Academic & Career Resources
Weingarten Learning Resources Center

As part of University Life, the Weingarten Center provides academic and disability support services for Penn students through Learning Resources, Student Disabilities Services, and Tutoring Services. Many international students find it beneficial to talk with a learning specialist from Learning Resources through virtual consultations about approaches to coursework in an additional language and understanding U.S. classroom culture. Learning Resources also hosts a series of workshops for international students at the start of every fall and spring semester called Academics Plus.

Career Services

Career Services works with all Penn undergraduates, and most of the University's graduate and professional students. They help students and alumni define their career goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them, including assisting individuals seeking employment as well as those applying for graduate or professional school programs.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers matriculating undergraduate Penn students a variety of options to supplement their academic experience. All Tutoring Center services are freeaccessible, and convenient.

The Marks Family Writing Center

Run by the Critical Writing Program, this tutorial service, staffed by well-qualified student and faculty writing specialists, is intended to provide individual writing guidance and feedback. The staff can assist you with the organization of your paper or other problems related to the content of your written work. They are not able to edit or proofread your paper. The service is free of charge.

The Tech Center

The Tech Center provides assistance to Penn students with technical issues. Student Support Specialists are available to provide general computing support to students living off-campus, in Sansom Place East and West, and Greek houses. Specialists can also assist all users of the Penn Library with library technology issues.

English Language Programs (ELP)

ELP offers daytime and evening courses in conversation skills, writing, grammar, and TOEFL preparation year round and at all levels