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Young Scholars Program

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Session I: May 26 – July 1, 2020
Session II: July 2 - August 7, 2020

Application deadlines:
Session I: May 1, 2020
Session II: June 1, 2020

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The Young Scholars Program is a year-round offering designed for ambitious Philadelphia-area students who are interested in the intellectual challenge and rigorous pace of a true undergraduate experience. In the summer, Young Scholars commute to Penn’s campus to attend courses within one of our two summer sessions alongside Penn undergraduates. All students have access to our outstanding academic resources, including libraries, University learning resources, college admission workshops, and a Penn-appointed academic advisor. For more information about Young Scholars Program summer courses, visit the Penn Summer course guide.


While you're at Penn, visit your advisor and get ahead on the college admission process.

Earn college credit from an Ivy League university and take classes with Penn undergraduates!

All Penn students receive free admission to one of the country’s finest ancient history museums.

Along with being the University of Pennsylvania’s central library, Van Pelt is also home to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Get more details about Ivy League academics in the fall, spring, and summer semesters

Visit the main Young Scholars High School Program page >

See what makes a good candidate, and how to apply to the program

Visit the Admissions and Application Overview page >

Summer is the best season

to be at Penn


Learn about summer tuition and tuition-free opportunities in the fall and spring

Visit the Young Scholars Program Tuition page >

Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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