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Penn Summer High School Programs

Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Students engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.

If you are a Philadelphia resident and attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep or a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

Penn Summer Prep Program

Session A: July 4 - July 16, 2022
Session B: July 18 - July 30, 2022

Residential Courses offered on-campus
Non-credit program Non-credit program
Eligibility Eligibility: Current 9th-11th grade students
International studentsInternational students welcome
Financial AidFinancial aid for select Philadelphia students
The two-week program offers non-credit, immersive study in disciplines across the sciences, arts, and humanities. Students choose two modules to focus their studies and benefit from the University’s rich educational resources.
Penn Summer Academies

July 10 - July 30, 2022

Non-credit program Non-credit program
Eligibility Eligibility: Current 9th-11th grade students
International studentsInternational students welcome
Financial AidFinancial aid for select Philadelphia students
For three intensive weeks, these non-credit academies encourage students to dive deep into exploratory research in a specific subject area, including American Sign Language, biomedical research, chemistry, experimental physics, mathematics, neuroscience, and social justice.
Pre-College Program

June 28 - August 6, 2022

Courses offered onlineon-campus Courses offered online or on-campus
Credit offered Undergraduate credit offered
Eligibility 10-11th grade Eligibility: Current 10th-11th grade students
International studentsInternational students welcome
The Pre-College Program offers undergraduate courses in a wide array of disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Academic advising, access to University learning resources, and college admission workshops are also provided.
Young Scholars Program

Summer 2022 dates will be announced in early 2022.

Courses offered onlineon-campus Courses offered online or on-campus
Credit offered Undergraduate credit offered
Eligibility 10-11th grade Eligibility: Current 10th-11th grade students
Philadelphia-area high school students can enroll in six-week, for-credit courses alongside Penn undergraduates, offering a challenging liberal arts university experience as well as college credit.