Penn Summer COVID-19 Update
Penn Summer staff are not onsite, but we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or summer@sas.upenn.edu. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.
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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. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.

Applications for all Penn Summer High School Programs open on December 1, 2020.

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.

Penn Summer High School Programs have traditionally been on-campus, in-person experiences. Because of COVID-19, the programs were 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.

Penn Summer Prep Program

Session A: July 12 - July 22, 2021
Session B: July 26 - August 5, 2021

Residential Commuter Residential and commuter options
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 as they experience college life on Penn’s historic campus and explore the vibrant city of Philadelphia.
Summer Academies

July 1 - July 23, 2021

Residential Commuter Residential and commuter options
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 biomedical research, chemistry, experimental physics, mathematics, neuroscience, and social justice.
Penn Summer Coding Camp

2021 dates coming soon!

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

July 1 - August 6, 2021

Residential Residential program only
Credit offered Undergraduate credit offered
Eligibility 10-11th grade Eligibility: Current 10th-11th grade students
International studentsInternational students welcome
For the full undergraduate residential experience, the Pre-College Program allows high school students to live, eat, and study on campus as they take six-week, for-credit courses alongside Penn undergraduates.
Young Scholars Program

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

Commuter Commuter program only
Credit offered Undergraduate credit offered
Eligibility 10-11th grade Eligibility: Current 10th-11th grade students
Philadelphia-area high school students can elect to commute to campus for six-week, credit-bearing courses alongside Penn undergraduates, offering a challenging liberal arts university experience as well as college credit.