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  • Computer Science
    a variety of programming languages which varies per offering students will learn about abstraction modularity objects loops arrays classes and OOP In addition students will learn the theoretical underpinnings of computer science so that they will understand such fundamental concepts as how we get from the 0 s and 1 s of machine language to highly complex software This course is for beginners with little to no experience in programming

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/courses/computer-science/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Nanotechnology
    applications in life sciences medicine and engineering Through lecture lab and group projects the course will cover topics in nanomaterials nanofabrication techniques imaging nanostructures real life applications of nanotechnology nanoscience ethics and other concepts necessary to understanding why very small systems exhibit unique behavior Assignments are designed to encourage creative innovative independent thinking skills with a strong emphasis on significant group contribution and teamwork Eligible students should have coursework in

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/courses/nanotechnology/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Robotics
    of topics including sensing actuation control and embedded programming Working in groups they will build their own mobile robot that can be tele operated with some onboard autonomy The program will culminate in competitive demonstrations in which students will test their robots against each other in a specifically designed course Eligible students should have prior coursework in Physics Math Precalculus is a plus but not a pre requisite and C

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/courses/robotics/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Application Requirements
    Decisions for these applications will be rendered about 3 weeks after the Application Completion Date You may check the completion status of your application at any time by logging into the CollegeNET application portal and clicking on Checklist Placement will be offered to qualified applicants based on space availability The following application materials are required Online application including Personal Essays Short Answers Official high school transcript submitted directly from your school via mail fax or email 2 Letters of Recommendation Contact information for your recommenders must be submitted on the online application name phone number and email address They will then be emailed instructions for submitting their letter online 75 non refundable application fee Standardized Test scores PSAT SAT I II ACT TOEFL AP Standardized test scores are optional If you have taken any of the above tests and feel that your scores will strengthen your application please submit them Please upload a copy of your scores in the Standardized Tests section of the online application International students please refer to our page regarding TOEFL scores and English language requirements Official high school transcripts and financial aid application materials can be mailed to ATTN ESAP 220 South 33rd Street 111

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/apply/application-requirements/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Eligibility
    a team and the motivation to take an active learning role in a fast paced college environment The program is designed for rising sophomores to rising seniors Applicants must have completed their freshman year in high school ninth grade by the start of the program click here for the current calender year Unfortunately students currently in their senior year of high school are not eligible for ESAP All applicants must have a good overall academic record minimum B average with a preference for strong performance in mathematics and science subjects University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race color sex sexual orientation gender identity religion creed national or ethnic origin citizenship status age disability veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions financial aid educational or athletic programs or other University administered programs or in its employment practices Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs Sansom Place East 3600 Chestnut Street Suite

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/apply/eligibility/ (2016-04-30)
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  • International Students
    friendships with similarly talented students Experience life at an Ivy League institution while earning college credit and living on Penn s vibrant urban campus right in the heart of historic Philadelphia English as a Second Language TOEFL scores are highly recommended for international applicants whose native language is not English Students who attend a high school where the primary language of instruction is English may substitute a letter confirming at least 1 year of attendance from the Head of School or Guidance Counselor and request that both recommenders assess English language ability in the letters of recommendation Please contact us if you have additional questions Visas If you are an international applicant non US citizen resident an F 1 visa is REQUIRED to attend the program visitor visas are not acceptable University of Pennsylvania is authorized under Federal law to enroll non immigrant applicants For more information please see International Student and Scholar Services ISSS website Once accepted into the program international students will receive additional information about applying for a visa The process can be lengthy and we recommend beginning immediately to ensure your visa is processed in time for the start of the program For those students currently

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/apply/international-students/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Forms
    the date specified on your bill If you received a financial aid award this amount will be deducted from your balance before your bill is generated The university must receive the full amount due on or before the bill s due date If full payment is not received by the due date a late penalty of 1 5 of the amount past due will be assessed and your enrollment in the program will be jeopardized For priority applicants bills will typically be disbursed at the end of April and will be due at the end of May For non priority applicants your bill will be disbursed at the end of May and will be due at the end of June INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you are a not a US citizen permanent resident or F 1 visa holder currently studying in the US you WILL require an F 1 visa to participate in ESAP We will be contacting all admitted international students with further details on applying for the F 1 visa Please note visitor or tourist visas will not be accepted for this program ADDITIONAL REQUIRED ENROLLMENT FORMS Enrolled students must complete and submit ALL posted enrollment forms below no

    Original URL path: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/apply/forms/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Prospective Students
    transcript after the online application been successfully submitted Once your recommendation letters are submitted this will be reflected on your account immediately however we must manually upload your HS transcript into the system so this may take some time Please allow 3 5 business days from the date your transcript is received in our office for it to be uploaded to your application FINANCIAL INFORMATION What are the costs to attend the ESAP program See the Financial Information section for program and other fees If you are an international student you will be expected to submit financial certification documents for your I 20 or DS2019 application For more details click here A tuition deposit is due usually within 2 weeks from the date of acceptance in order to hold your placement in the program The remaining balance is due in full on a date TBD Please note that students should plan to have access to funds for any personal spending International students should also plan to accommodate additional fees such as visa application SEVIS and shipping fees Is the 75 USD application fee refundable Unfortunately the application fee is non refundable When is the application fee due Is there a deposit When is the program fee due in full The non refundable application fee of 75 USD is due at the time of submission of the online form Upon acceptance a non refundable deposit amount TBD is due 2 weeks from the date of acceptance to hold your place in the program The remaining balance is due in full on a date TBD If my son or daughter withdraws the program before the start date will we receive a refund Once a student is accepted and confirms his her decision to enroll in the program a non refundable deposit fee is due within 2 weeks of the admissions decision to confirm his her place in ESAP This fee cannot be waived or deferred and is non refundable Your deposit will be credited towards the program tuition fee If you need to withdraw from the program after having paid in full you will receive a refund in accordance to the following schedule Requests may be sent via email or fax Students dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons will not receive a refund NOTE All requests for a refund must be made in writing and properly dated Refunds are given based on the date in which we receive your formal written request to withdraw from the program and receive a refund Refund Request Date Received Amount Before June 6 100 less 500 deposit June 6 June 13 75 less 500 deposit June 13 June 20 50 less 500 deposit After June 20 no refund Is financial aid available Yes financial aid is available for students with demonstrated financial need Students must submit the respective financial aid application and supplemental documentation with their other application materials Notification of aid availability will be announced along with the admissions decision I can t afford the application fee but would like to apply If you qualify for an application fee waiver i e participate in a free reduced lunch program qualify for a test fee waiver from the CollegeBoard etc please have your high school counselor submit a statement verifying your income status and stating the need for a fee waiver Once approved the ESAP office will provide you with the application fee waiver code I am applying for financial aid Can my application be placed on hold for the following year if sufficient financial aid is not available We have in previous years been generous with aid based on need In the case that a well qualified student is unable to attend this summer he she is welcome and encouraged to apply in following years Applications cannot be rolled over to the following year I don t see a financial aid application online How do I access it Financial assistance is available to ESAP applicants with demonstrated need On the online application please indicate your intention to apply for financial aid Download and complete the appropriate financial application forms located on the Financial Information section of the website Be sure to submit copies of your family s current 1040 tax form and any other requested materials such as W 2 s You will be notified of our financial aid determination along with your application admission decision What documents are necessary to apply for financial aid Please complete the financial aid application and attach your family s most current 1040 tax form and W 2 s For international students please attach the equivalent for example the Canadian form is the T4 and the Indian form is Form 16 Does applying for financial aid affect my admissions decision No The admissions decision and financial aid decision are two separate processes thus the admissions decision will not be affected in any way If you indicate you will be applying for financial aid however you must complete the application and submit all necessary forms before your application will be considered complete When will I hear whether I received financial aid Notification of aid availability will be announced along with the admissions decision In order to provide the Admissions Committee enough time to review each application thoroughly admission decisions for applications received on or before the Priority Deadline are typically released by the second week of April Please allow 3 weeks processing for applications received after the priority deadline Students applying for financial aid are encouraged to apply before the Priority Deadline ACADEMICS COURSE SPECIFIC INFORMATION Will I be graded on my work What sort of Grade is reported on my transcript Yes ESAP courses are treated as college courses and all of the work is evaluated and graded on Penn s grading scale of A to F Penn uses a plus minus system as well Do participants of the ESAP program receive college credit Yes participants who successfully complete the ESAP program receive 1 Penn credit unit the

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