High School

Penn Summer for International High School Students

For the past decade, high school students from around the world have enjoyed their first taste of college life by attending one of Penn's Summer High School Programs. Whether you're interested in earning academic credit at an Ivy League university or gaining hands-on lab experience at a world-class research institution, we're sure you'll find a program that's just right for you! 

TOEFL Requirements

TOEFL scores are required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum score accepted is typically 100 IBT. Students who attend an English-medium high school may substitute PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores for TOEFL scores. To locate a testing site near you or schedule an exam, visit the TOEFL website. Please mail a copy of all scores to the address below, or submit scores electronically through ETS using institution code 2986.

Mailing Address:
Penn Summer High School Programs
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia,PA 19104-3335 


If you are an international applicant, consult the US embassy or consulate in your country to learn which visa is appropriate. Previous program participants have used a visitor visa (B-1, B-2, or Visa Waiver) to participate in these programs after consulting the US embassy or consulate. 

Upon acceptance into the program our partner, Summer Discovery, will assist you in the visa application process.