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Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program

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)

Credit offered

Undergraduate credit offered

Eligibility 10-11th grade

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.

Download: Young Scholars Program Student Handbook (PDF)

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