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:
High School Coding Camps
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.”
“The Social Justice Research Academy taught me that in order to make a difference, having the right information and knowledge is key to making informed decisions rather than abrupt, uninformed opinions.”
“Students have the opportunity to attend lectures by an amazing selection of guest speakers, from Penn faculty and staff to experts and leaders across the US. Students are encouraged to ask questions, debate issues, and participate in lively class discussions as they absorb unique and professional perspectives.”
“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."
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Upcoming dates and deadlines
|Penn Summer High School Programs
(Pre-College Programs, Penn Summer Academies, Penn Summer Prep)
Summer 2022 application deadlines
International students: April 1, 2022
|Young Scholars High School Program|
Spring 2023 deadline
December 1, 2022