Programs for High School Students
Penn Summer programs for high school students include a 6-week Pre-College Program as well as 4-week Summer Academies.
6-Week Pre-College Program
The 6-week program offers various combinations of college credit courses and non-credit enrichment courses.
Dates are: July 4 – August 13, 2011.
The Pre-College Program may be right if:
- You will be a junior or senior in Fall 2011
- You prefer to learn in an environment that is typical of an undergraduate freshman, focused on grades and credit
- You desire the freedom to choose from a wide range of courses
Learn more about the Pre-College Program
4-Week Summer Academies
The 4-week Summer Academies offer intensive, non-credit academic programs in biomedical research, experimental physics, and English as a second language (ESL).
Dates are: July 4 – July 30, 2011.
The Summer Academies may be right if:
- You will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in Fall 2011
- You are interested in medical or science professions and would like to learn more about a particular field and participate in hands-on laboratory and filed research
- You would like to improve your English language skills
- You have only 4 weeks to spend at Penn
Learn more about the Summer Academies
“Preparing for College and Life Workshops”
Students in both the Pre-College Program and the Academies participate in these once-weekly workshops, which focus on contemporary issues and skills that are the keys to a productive high school and college career. Workshops feature interactive discussions with peers and professionals about college admissions, decision making, tolerance, stress management, harassment, substance abuse, eating disorders, AIDS awareness, and more.
College Visits, College Admissions, and Careers
High school students in Penn Summer programs also benefit from these workshops, which analyze the college admission and application process. Our annual college fair with Admissions representatives from many colleges is a program highlight. Visits to other local colleges may include: Temple, Drexel, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Villanova.
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Faculty members from across the University will discuss the latest development in their fields of study and talk about career options for students in their majors. Students will learn the rich possibility for study available to them in college and future career paths.