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Penn Summer Academies

Penn Summer Academies

July 1 - July 23, 2021

Applications for 2021 programs are now closed. Applications for 2022 summer programs open on December 1, 2021.

Courses offered online

Courses offered online

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.

To keep our students safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Penn Arts and Sciences staff is dedicated to making our high-quality programs available this summer—completely online.

Application deadlines

  • May 10, 2021: Biomedical Research, Chemistry Research, Experimental Physics Research, Mathematics, Neuroscience Research, and Social Justice Research Academies
  • June 7, 2021: American Sign Language Academy

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