Penn Summer High School Programs

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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.

Penn Summer Prep Program

Penn Summer Prep Program

Session A: July 9 - July 21, 2018
Session B: July 23 - August 4, 2018

Penn Summer Prep

The Penn Summer Prep Program offers the challenge of college-level academics within an exploratory, non-credit environment. Students enroll in two immersive modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the university, experiencing college life on Penn’s historic campus and exploring the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

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Summer Academies

Summer Academies

July 1 - July 21, 2018

Summer Academies

Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant application. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the humanities academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.

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Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

June 26 - August 4, 2018

Pre-College Program

A true Penn experience! Pre-College students enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit and have the unique opportunity to explore the University as a residential student, including access to dorms and dining halls, recreational facilities, college admissions workshops and full undergraduate academic resources.

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Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program

Session I: May 21 - June 27, 2018
Session II: June 28 - August 3, 2018

Young Scholars Program

An Ivy League experience for local students! Young Scholars enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for college credit alongside Penn students and have access to full undergraduate academic resources, including libraries, academic advising, college admissions workshops and learning resources.

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Penn also offers numerous summer programs managed by divisions outside of Penn Summer, including:

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Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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