- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: May, June, July, August
- Session Length: Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Law, STEM, History, Arts
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
The Pre-College Program is designed for academically curious high school students interested in the intellectual challenge and residential freedom of a true undergraduate experience. Pre-College students reside in campus dorms and enroll in summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates.
Our program offers undergraduate courses in a wide array of disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Academic advising, access to university learning resources, and college admission workshops are also provided.
Registration in a desired course is not guaranteed, and many courses fill up, so early application is strongly advised. Penn Summer undergraduate courses are typically smaller in size and taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Most classes meet two to five times weekly, Monday through Friday, and assign homework, research papers, midterms, and/or finals. Textbooks and additional course materials may be required for a class.