Ag LEAP

Ag LEAP (Learning Edge Academic Program) is a summer program for incoming first-year College of Agricultural Sciences students accepted to the University Park campus.

Ag LEAP runs during the second summer session, providing an opportunity for students to start their Penn State career in a small-college atmosphere set within the larger University. The program pairs academic coursework with out-of-class experiences and peer-mentoring to help students successfully transition to college.

Prides

Each student selects an academic "pride," which consists of two 3- or 4-credit courses with the same students in both classes. For summer 2019, the College of Agricultural Sciences will offer the following prides:

Student Life and Experiences

As part of a living-and-learning community, all LEAP students live in the same group of residence halls and participate in activities that help them acclimate to University life. To help build this community, the College of Agricultural Sciences enhances the experience with additional opportunities to explore the college, campus and agriculture.

Tours for 2019 may include both University facilities and industries in the area. Students will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the science behind the food, fiber and natural resources, in local, state, national and global contexts. Specific information regarding each tour will be given at orientation. Each pride may also have its own additional set of tours.

Tentative Summer 2019 Schedule:

  • March 5, 2019 Registration Opens at 6 p.m.
  • June 24, 2019 Arrival Day
  • June 26, 2019 First Day of Classes
  • June 28, 2019 Two facility tours 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 2, 2019 Ag Hour at 12:30 p.m. Welcome Ice Cream Social
  • July 9, 2019 Ag Hour at 12:30 p.m.
  • July 12, 2019 Two facility tours 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 16, 2019 Ag Hour at 12:30 p.m.
  • July 19, 2019 Two facility tours 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 26, 2019 Two facility tours 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • August 2, 2019 Two facility tours 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Harrisburg State Capital, TBA
  • DelGrosso Industry Tour, TBA
  • July 23, 2019 Ag Hour at 12:30 p.m.
  • August 1, 2019 Celebration Dinner at Ag Progress Days 5:15 p.m. Busses depart campus
  • August 10, 2019 Last Day of Classes

Learn more!

Visit the Penn State LEAP website for complete details, including how to register.

Contact Us

  • Director of Campus Enrollment and Retention