PENN IN FOCUS 2019 - Application

Thank you for your interest in PENN IN FOCUS. This is a special program for high school seniors who wish to explore and celebrate cultural communities that have been historically underrepresented at highly selective universities. This inaugural, day-long event on our beautiful campus in Philadelphia, PA will spotlight Penn’s Ivy League, world-class educational resources and vibrant extracurricular life while underscoring the extensive cultural engagement opportunities infused throughout the intellectual and social experience at Penn. PENN IN FOCUS will take place on Saturday, September 28. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

You should consider applying if:
•    You are a current high school junior/rising high school senior attending high school in the United States.
•    You fall within the top 10% of your high school graduating class (if your school does not rank, you should be demonstrating strong academic performance)
•    You are taking a rigorous academic curriculum at your school
•    You have a particular interest in or connection to underrepresented cultural minority groups and communities
•    You seek an intellectually stimulating and socially engaging college experience
•    You are not also submitting an application to the Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)

Regrettably, there is no travel funding available for PENN IN FOCUS. If you are a member of a low-income family, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Penn Early Exploration Program. If you apply to PIF, please do not also apply to PEEP; kindly choose only one program.

Space is limited, so we appreciate your taking a moment to share the following information with us by completing the form below, including: 

  • GPA/Class rank, senior courses, self-reported test scores
  • One short answer
  • Optional: report card  

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required questions.

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Deadline:  Wednesday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.