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Penn will offer public high school seniors in Philly a free four-week college and career prep program

23 Jun 2020 2:37 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

From the Inquirer:  At the University of Pennsylvania, administrators wanted to do something to help rising seniors in Philadelphia’s public high schools close any gap that may have been opened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Penn is offering a free, four-week virtual summer academy — including college and career preparation and academic enrichment — for up to 2,500 seniors in the city’s district and charter high schools. For students unable to commit to the three hours a day of instruction, Penn also is offering a free “How to Apply to College” course that students can take on their own time and at their own pace during the summer. That is open to all 14,000 public school seniors in Philadelphia.

Students don’t need to meet any test score or GPA requirements. The $1.15 million cost of the program is being covered by Penn.

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