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Philly 11th-12th Graders: Take Classes & Earn College Credit at Penn for FREE

June 13, 2022

The Young Scholars High School Program allows outstanding juniors and seniors attending a local high school to take college courses (and earn college credit) in the fall and spring semesters. In the Young Scholars Program, you can pursue your discipline beyond the level offered in secondary schools, get a head start on your college requirements, or explore a brand-new field that interests you. It’s an exciting chance to explore new ideas and experience life in a college classroom.

Young Scholars Program students can choose from a variety of courses at the undergraduate level offered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Topics offered include anthropology, economics, English, math, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and many more.

During the fall and spring semesters, students attending City of Philadelphia public and charter schools are eligible for tuition-free participation in the program. Once admitted to the program, students take one course in the fall and spring semesters tuition-free.

Learn more about eligibility and the application process here. Applications for the Fall Semester are due August 1st.

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