Session I: May 24 – June 30, 2021
Application deadline: May 1, 2021
Session II: July 1 - August 6, 2021
Application deadline: June 1, 2021
Commuter program only (if in-person)
Undergraduate credit offered
Eligibility: Current 10th-11th grade students
The Young Scholars Program is a year-round offering designed for ambitious Philadelphia-area students who are interested in the intellectual challenge and rigorous pace of a true undergraduate experience. In the summer, Young Scholars Program students commute to Penn’s campus to attend courses within one of our two summer sessions alongside Penn undergraduates. All students have access to our outstanding academic resources, including libraries, University learning resources, college admission workshops, and a Penn-appointed academic advisor. For more information about Young Scholars Program summer courses, visit the Penn Summer course guide.
Because of COVID-19, the Young Scholars Program was delivered entirely online during the summer of 2020. No decisions regarding delivery (on-campus or online) have been made yet about the summer of 2021.
Learn more about the Young Scholars Program:
- Get more details about Ivy League academics in the fall, spring, and summer semesters on the main Young Scholars Program page.
- See what makes a good candidate, and how to apply to the program on the admissions and application overview page.
- Learn about summer tuition and tuition-free opportunities in the fall and spring on the Young Scholars Program tuition page.