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.
2019 Penn Summer Prep Program tuition
|Day student tuition||$3,199|
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.
2019 Summer Academies tuition
|Day student tuition||$7,149|
*Lab fee applies only to those enrolling in the Biomedical Research Academy, Chemistry Research Academy, Neuroscience Research Academy or Experimental Physics Research Academy.
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.
2019 Pre-College Program tuition
|One college credit course + one enrichment course
1 course unit (c.u.)*
|Biology 101, with a lab
1.5 course units (c.u.)*
Two college credit courses
Two and a half college credit courses: Biology 101, with lab + additional one college credit course
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2019 Young Scholars Program tuition
|Summer Session I
Summer Session II
Application fee (non-refundable) $75
See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.
Penn Summer: Academies, Prep Program, and Pre-College Program
A financial deposit of no less than $2,000 is required to officially reserve a student’s spot within the program. The balance of tuition, refundable fees and optional fees are due by April 1, 2019, or upon enrollment for students admitted after April 1. All payments, minus $500, are refundable until March 1, 2019. Withdrawal between March 1 and April 1 results in a $1,000 cancellation fee. Withdrawal between April 1 and May 1 results in a $2,000 cancellation fee. Withdrawal between May 1 and June 1 results in a $3,000 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellation after June 1, for any reason. There is no adjustment in tuition for late arrivals or early departures. All withdrawals must be in writing and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Scholars Program
Please consult with your Penn appointed academic advisor regarding withdrawal policies and procedures. If an advisor has not yet been appointed to you, e-mail us at email@example.com to inquire.