Penn Summer Prep Program

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Session A: July 7 - July 19, 2019
Session B: July 21 - August 2, 2019

Dates include move-in and move-out days

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

Penn Summer Prep

Explore Penn’s broad liberal arts and sciences curriculum within a dynamic Ivy League learning environment.

The Penn Summer Prep Program allows ambitious students to enroll in two undergraduate-level modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the University. Students can also experience college life on Penn’s historic campus and explore the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

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Make the most of your time this summer

Enroll in either Session A or B and select two modules, one that meets in the morning and one that meets in the afternoon. In addition to class time, students should be prepared to complete readings, group activities, or other coursework outside of the classroom. View a sample student schedule. 

Explore exciting, immersive topics

Dive deeper into your favorite subject, cultivate a new interest, or learn a new skill this summer. Module topics range from creative writing and media to environmental science and mathematics. View recent or upcoming topics on the Modules page.

Experience Ivy League academics

Taught by Penn instructors, modules topics are carefully chosen from across the disciplines to represent the breadth and depth of Penn’s undergraduate curriculum and are designed to engage students as critical thinkers and global citizens.

Set yourself up for success

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion and may request letters of recommendation from their Penn instructors.


Explore a new topic of interest, dive into an old favorite or learn a new skill this summer within a Penn Summer module. Once admitted into the Penn Summer Prep Program students work with a Penn advisor to select two modules within Session A or Session B. Each student must select one morning module and one afternoon module from the same session.

Module topics range from creative writing and media to environmental science and mathematics.

Take a look at our full listing on the Modules page.

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Penn Summer High School

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Summer is the best season

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Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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