Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
2020 SAS summer courses will take place remotely. For undergraduates, please check Penn InTouch for updated summer course information. For graduate and professional students, please consult your schools and programs. Summer study abroad remains cancelled.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, 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

Visit, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

Getting started for admitted high school students

You are here

Welcome to Penn Summer High School Programs, and congratulations on your acceptance!

Should you decide to join us this summer, the following list will guide you through the necessary steps to prepare for your Penn experience.

To accept our offer of admission, access the Decision Form located within your Penn Application Portal and answer a few short questions. Please enter your US social security number into the Decision Form, as this is a necessary field for the creation of your student record. If you are an international student or do not have a social security number, please leave the SSN field blank. Once you’ve submitted the Decision Form, you will be contacted by a member of our Student Records team with a Penn assigned number.

If you will not be enrolling with us this summer, access the Decision Form within your Application Portal and decline the offer of admission.

A PennKey is a username and password combination you create to access a variety of Penn online systems, library resources, and transcripts, if applicable. You should receive a setup code necessary to create a PennKey within 5-7 days of submitting your Decision Form. The setup code is sent via email from and often ends up in junk or spam folders. A PennKey and password are VERY difficult to retrieve if lost, so please write them down somewhere.

Additional PennKey resources are available on the PennKey Support website.

All Penn summer high school students are required to set up a Penn School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) email address, as this is how instructors/faculty will communicate with you. A PennKey is required to set up an email address. To set up your email address, please visit: Getting Started with SAS Student Email

Once you have confirmed enrollment with Penn, you will receive an invoice outlining tuition and fees for your summer program. A financial deposit is the only way to formally reserve your spot within the program, so please follow the instructions included within the invoice to remit payment as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

Credit Card payments may be submitted through our Secure Payment Portal.

Please be sure to choose the corresponding program and residential/commuter option. You can then choose to pay the deposit, remainder, or pay in full.

All students enrolled in the PreCollege Program or Penn Summer Prep Program will be contacted by an academic advisor to begin the process of registering for summer courses or modules. Only students who have submitted a deposit are eligible to register for classes or modules. As such, it is imperative students remit payment as soon as possible to ensure placement within their desired courses or modules.

  • Summer Academy program descriptions and sample syllabi are available on our website.
  • Pre-College Program courses may be found in the Penn Summer Course Guide. You may confirm your course registration by logging into Penn InTouch, the University’s registration system, with your PennKey and password. Penn InTouch accounts should be updated within 7-10 days, so please be patient as content refreshes.
  • Penn Summer Prep Modules may be found in the Penn Summer Prep Module Guide.

Summer is the best season

to be a Penn student


Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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