Session A: July 13th – July 23rd, 2020
Session B: July 27th – August 6th, 2020
Explore Penn’s broad liberal arts and sciences curriculum within a dynamic online 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.
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.
Choose from a variety of modules: The Penn Summer Prep Program offers a diverse range of exciting, immersive modules on topics such as environmental science, mathematics, creative writing, and media. Taught by Penn instructors, modules are carefully chosen to represent the breadth and depth of Penn’s undergraduate curriculum. All modules are offered on a non-credit basis, allowing students to focus on exploring their passions rather than obtaining a grade. Dive deeper into your favorite subject, cultivate a new interest, or learn a new skill this summer. View upcoming topics on the Modules page.
Work with an advisor to set your summer schedule: Once admitted into the Penn Summer Prep Program, students work with a Penn advisor to select two modules within Session A, Session B, or both sessions. Each student must select one morning module and one afternoon module from the same session. In addition to class time, students should be prepared to complete readings and other coursework outside of the virtual classroom.
Set yourself up for success: Modules are designed to engage students as critical thinkers and global citizens, and to hone analytical skills necessary for sustained academic growth. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion and may request letters of recommendation from their Penn instructors.
Penn Summer Sessions online system requirements
We recommend that all operating systems, browsers, Flash, and other software be up-to-date before the start of each online class. Most courses use Canvas for assignments, discussion, and watching video, and synchronous sessions can happen in a variety of platforms. Students will receive all important information before the beginning of class.