Tuition, room, board, instructional materials, and costs of program activities are provided free of charge to students who are selected to participate.

Families are responsible for: scholars' transportation to and from the program, pocket money for personal needs. Scholars are expected to remain on campus for the full four weeks of the program.

PSEAS scholars are expected to be fully committed to the program and to all of its activities. They are expected to arrive promptly for all classes and program activities.This may involve making a choice between attending PSEAS and other competing summer activities. PSEAS scholars will have some free time each day. However, the PSEAS program does not make special provisions for regimented athletic training and does not make arrangements for access to competition-level practice facilities for music or dance during the program.

No high school or college credits are given for PSEAS courses completed by the scholars. The students who apply and participate in the program are expected to be motivated by their desire to satisfy their own natural scientific curiosity. In addition, they are not ranked academically with each other, and no grades are given.

Scholars are expected to satisfy all the requirements in order to obtain the certificate of completion awarded to participants at the program commencement. They are expected to work hard, study hard, and complete their research projects.

COVID Update: Although we are eagerly planning for an in-person experience, the health and safety of our community continues to drive the University’s decision-making, and we are prepared to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions.

For more details, visit Penn State’s COVID-19 Information Website.

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