Penn Arts and Sciences High School Programs welcomes bright and ambitious high school students from around the world to experience the Ivy League. Whether you’re ready for an immersive pre-collegiate experience, looking for advanced studies in a field that fascinates you, or planning to get a head start on college admissions by earning academic credit, we have a program for you.
At Penn, you can explore exciting topics in college-level courses taught by University faculty, staff, and scholars, and seek academic support or further study through Penn’s remarkable libraries and campus learning centers. Explore our offerings—with options in the summer and academic year, specialized studies or academic exploration, with or without academic credit—and choose the right path for you.
Experience the best of Penn
Penn offers academic challenges for talented high school students who want to learn from—and alongside of—the very best in the Ivy League. Our programs include:
Young Scholars Program
Penn Summer Prep
See what our students are saying
“The Penn Summer Neuroscience Research Academy allowed me to delve into the introductory world of neuroscience and helped confirm my decision to major in this field. Additionally, through the neuroethics discussion group, I discovered the law side of neuroscience which I am now very passionate about.” Read Matilde’s story »
“I decided to start taking classes at Penn because I wanted to get a feel for what a university class is like: the level of rigor, what size classes, what the environment and interactions with professors are like.” Read Michael’s story »
“I’ve really been able to enjoy working on what it’s like to live on your own, as well as being able and like one of the coolest cities and being able to experience all the great things it has to offer.” Watch Grace’s video »
“The Chemistry Academy helped me develop my interest in chemistry even more by taking the learning beyond the classroom into a research-oriented environment. The balance between lectures, independent research, and labs allowed me to stay engaged and enjoy the program while also learning about cool concepts." Read Mark's story »
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Upcoming dates and deadlines
|Young Scholars High School Program|
Spring 2024 deadline
December 1, 2023
|Penn SAS High School Summer Programs
(Pre-College Programs, Summer Academies, Penn Summer Prep)
Summer 2023 application deadlines
Applications for summer 2023 are now closed.