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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.

Applications for Penn Summer High School Programs are now open.

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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.

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.

Penn Summer Prep Program

Session A: July 6 - July 16, 2021
Session B: July 20 - July 30, 2021
Session C: August 3 - August 13, 2021

Courses offered online Courses offered online
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 1 - July 23, 2021

Courses offered online Courses offered online
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, intercultural communication, mathematics, neuroscience, and social justice.
Penn Summer Coding Camp

Session 1: June 14 - July 2, 2021
Session 2: July 19 - August 6, 2021

Online Courses offered online
Non-credit program Non-credit program
Eligibility Eligibility: Current 9th-12th grade students
For three weeks, this non-credit online program formally introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to explore the field of computer programming.
Penn Summer Data Analytics Camp

Session 1: June 14 - July 2, 2021
Session 2: July 19 - August 6, 2021

Online Courses offered online
Non-credit program Non-credit program
Eligibility Eligibility: Current 9th-12th grade students
For three weeks, this online non-credit online program formally introduces students to Tableau and Python and reviews the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to explore the field of data analysis and visualization.
Pre-College Program

July 1 - August 6, 2021

Courses offered online Courses offered online
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

Session I: May 24 - June 30, 2021
Session II: July 1 - August 6, 2021

Courses offered online Courses offered online
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.