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 lps@sas.upenn.edu.

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

High School Tuition and Fees

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Penn Summer High School Programs tuition rates and withdrawal policies may vary by program. Please review the rates and policies for the program(s) to which you plan to apply. Please note: All fees and tuition charges are subject to the approval of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees and may change without notice.

There is also a nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable by credit card through our online application system. See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

2020 Penn Summer Prep Program tuition: $2,499

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.

2020 Penn Summer Academies tuition: $3,999

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

2020 Pre-College Program tuition

  Tuition General Fee
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
$4,566/c.u.* $392/session

2020 Young Scholars Program tuition

  Tuition General Fee
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
$4,566/c.u.* $392/session

 

Application fee (non-refundable) $75

See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

Withdrawal policy

A financial deposit of no less than $2,000 is required to officially reserve a student’s spot within the program. All payments, minus $250, are refundable until June 1, 2020. There is no adjustment in tuition for late arrivals or early departures. All withdrawals must be in writing and emailed to hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

Deferral policy

Choice 1:  Full roll-over

  • Students who have paid their deposit and full tuition by May 15 may choose to keep the funds in their account for 2021. This will guarantee their spot in our 2021 programs at our 2021 tuition rate.
  • Students must notify LPS by November 1, 2020, if they are not committing to 2021 programs to get a full refund (minus $250) of the deposit and tuition paid for 2020.
  • Students may use the fully paid tuition to cover 2020 online program costs for one online session (replenishing the 2021 full tuition owed by April 1, 2021, if not earlier). 
  • If a student takes more than one 2020 online program, the balance must be paid at registration.

Choice 2:  Deposit roll-over

  • Students who have paid their deposit only by May 15 may choose to keep the funds in their account for 2021. This will guarantee their spot in our 2021 programs at our 2021 tuition rate.
  • Students must notify LPS by November 1, 2020, if they are not committing to 2021 programs to get a full refund (minus $250) of the deposit and tuition paid for 2020.
  • Students must pay all 2020 online program fees at registration. Deposits may not be used to pay for online tuition.

Choice 3: Refund

  • Students may choose to have all deposits refunded (minus $250).
  • Students must reapply in 2021 for admission and pay 2021 prices if accepted into their chosen programs.
  • Students must pay all 2020 online program fees at registration.

 

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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