6 week program open to students completing grades 10 & 11.
3 week program open to students completing grades 9, 10 & 11.
Residential tuition includes: Term fees, academic programs, laundry, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on Sunday, no meals Saturday), recreation pass (for students ages 16 and above), activities and trips.
Not included: Application fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $60 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.
We make every effort to keep class information accurate. However, changes in class availability and schedules can occur. We reserve the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment.
As a high school student, you may feel like your classes do not push you to your full potential. This summer is your chance to challenge yourself in a rigorous Ivy League setting.
Penn Summer High School Programs offer college credit classes and summer Research Academies in a wide range of subjects for highly motivated students. All academic aspects of the programs are run by The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS).
To apply, complete the Penn Summer High School Programs application on Penn’s website.
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College credit classes are open to exceptional high school students completing grades 10 and 11. Upon acceptance to the program, select your college credit classes in consultation with the academic director. Registration in a desired class is not guaranteed. Students must register, add, and drop classes through the Penn Summer High School Programs office.
Attend challenging undergraduate classes alongside Penn students. Classes are taught by Penn instructors and visiting faculty. Most classes assign homework, research papers, midterms, and/or finals. College credit classes meet 2 to 5 times a week.
High school students are evaluated by the same academic standards as undergraduate students. Receive an official grade and earn 1-1.5 course units (CUs) for each college credit class you complete at Penn. Official transcripts are available from Penn upon request.
If you choose to enroll in one college credit class, you must also enroll in one non-credit enrichment class. Enrichment classes are a great way for you to learn something interesting and develop new skills.
Classes are taught by learning specialists and meet 2-4 times a week. These non-credit classes are not graded. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
Non-credit Penn Summer Research Academies are open to high school students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. They are taught by Penn scientists, faculty, and outside experts and meet 9am-4pm, 5 times a week.
Penn Academies may include guided laboratory work, museum visits, field trips, guest lectures, and discussion groups. Outside of class readings, library and internet research, and written or oral reports may be assigned.