Applications for Summer 2017 programs are now open!
|Penn Summer Prep Program||Penn Summer Academies||Pre-College Program||Young Scholars|
|Session A: May 15, 2017||May 15, 2017||May 15, 2017||Session I: May 1, 2017|
|Session B: May 15, 2017||Session II: June 1, 2017|
A successful applicant should have:
- Minimum 3.3 high school GPA
- Writing that shows both technical skill and intellectual depth
- Strong recommendations
- A variety of extracurricular interests
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the application deadline or until programs have reached full capacity. Admissions decisions will be posted to your online application account. You will receive an email notice when your admissions decision is available.
Applications may only be submitted through our online application system. Please note: this system is utilized for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in addition to summer high school programs. The language in our application system may reference other programs.
|Penn Summer Prep||Summer Academies & Pre-College||Young Scholars|
Number essays clearly and upload in one document. Individual essays should not exceed 400 words.
|Penn Summer Prep Essay||Summer Academies & Pre-College Essays||Young Scholars Essays|
Penn Summer High School Programs
Upload a copy of high school transcripts into the online application. The transcript must include one full academic year of grades. If your transcript does not include one year of grades, you may upload a mid-term or interim report card, or middle/junior high school transcripts in addition. If you choose to mail or e-mail a copy of your transcripts, please upload a document into the application system stating your materials have been sent by mail/email.
Letters of recommendation
One letter of recommendation is required for Penn Summer Academy and Penn Pre-College Program applications. Two letters are required for the Young Scholars Program. These may be submitted electronically through the application system (preferred) or mailed/e-mailed to our office. For electronic submissions, enter the name and email address of the recommendation providers into the system and our division will contact them with submission instructions.
Standardized test scores
Standardized test scores are not required for application. If you believe submitting test scores will benefit your application, feel free to upload a copy of your PSAT, SAT or ACT test scores report directly through the application system or email to firstname.lastname@example.org as attachments.
English proficiency test scores
Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to verify English language proficiency. The minimum TOEFL scores required for admissions consideration are 100 (iBT), 250 (CBT) or 600 (PBT). The IELTS score required for admissions consideration is a 7. Copies of score reports may be uploaded to the application system or emailed to email@example.com as attachments.
Application fee waiver
Any applicant from the School District of Philadelphia or one of the following organizations is eligible for an application fee waiver. To secure your fee-waiver code, please e-mail us (to the attention of Maura Tucker) before submitting your application. Include your full name, the program to which you are applying and the name of your sponsoring organization.
Eligible organizations include:
- Achievement First
- DC Office of State Superintendent of Education
- Ivy League Connection
- Minds Matter
- Right Angle Foundation
- Schuler Scholars Foundation
- Philadelphia Futures
- School District of Philadelphia
If you attend a Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend a Summer Academy or Penn Summer Prep with a Penn Summer Scholarship.