Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Page
As of March 12, 2020, Penn Summer Sessions are scheduled to run as planned. The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is fluid and being monitored closely. Please check back periodically for updates. Should there be any changes to the policy that impacts our decision to hold courses this summer, we are committed to providing timely updates via email. Should any of these programs be cancelled, students will receive a full refund of program fees at that time.

Our campus task force is monitoring the situation daily and making active decisions as we receive new information. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our campus community. You can stay updated with all developments on Penn’s special coronavirus webpage.

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

Session A: July 12 - July 24, 2020
Session B: July 26 - August 7, 2020


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.

Applications for summer 2020 are open!

Learn more about Penn Summer Prep >

Summer Academies

July 5 - July 25, 2020


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.

Applications for summer 2020 are open!

Learn more about Penn Summer Academies >

Pre-College Program

June 30 - August 8, 2020


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, credit-bearing courses alongside Penn undergraduates.

Applications for summer 2020 are open!

Learn more about the Pre-College Program >

Young Scholars Program

Session I: May 26 – July 1, 2020
Session II: July 2 - August 7, 2020


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.

Applications for summer 2020 are open!

Learn more about the Young Scholars Program >

Scholarships for

high school students


Ready to apply for the

summer of your life?


Summer is the best season

to be at Penn


Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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