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 and pocket money for personal needs. Scholars are expected to remain on campus for the full two weeks of the program.

PSEAS scholars are expected to be fully committed to the program and to all of its activities. This may involve making a choice between attending PSEAS and other competing summer opportunities. They are expected to arrive promptly for all classes and program 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. PSEAS Scholars must stay on campus for the entirety of 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.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all successful participants at the program commencement ceremony.

Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences