Penn Summer COVID-19 Update
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Penn Summer Academies

Penn Summer Academies

July 1 - July 23, 2021

Dates include move-in and move-out days (if needed).
Applications open on December 1, 2020.

Residential Commuter

Residential and commuter options (if in-person)

Non-credit program

Non-credit program


Eligibility: Current 9th-11th grade students

International students

International students welcome

Financial Aid

Financial aid for select Philadelphia students

Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant applications. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the social academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.

The Penn Summer Academies have traditionally been on-campus, in-person experiences. Because of COVID-19, the programs were delivered entirely online during the summer of 2020, with great success! No decisions regarding delivery (on-campus or online) have been made yet about the summer of 2021.

Application deadline: May 1, 2021. We recommend applying to the academy of your choice by February 1, 2021, as many programs fill quickly.

Learn more about the Penn Summer Academies: