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All applicants must be entering Grade 11 or 12 during the 2020 - 2021 school year. Also, you must have taken (or are currently taking) High School Level Biology in order to apply for admission to this summer program.

Admissions are competitive and rolling. In order to complete an application for admission, you will be required to submit the application requirements listed below. The date on which you complete your application for admission will determine when you receive your admissions decision. The admissions timeline is tentatively scheduled as follows:

After you register and pay your application fee, you'll gain access to your online account where you can complete the following: 

  • Extracurricular Activities (You will be asked to provide descriptions of three extracurricular activities.)
  • Honors or Awards (You may provide a description of up to three honors or awards you have received.)
  • Essay (You will be asked to upload an essay. The prompt is as follows: "Aside from an assumed interest in medicine, why are you interested in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Summer Program in Pediatric Medicine? Do not exceed 300 – 400 words.")
  • School Information (including name, CEEB code, address, phone, type, guidance counselor information, GPA, class rank, etc.)
  • Academic Transcript with Fall 2019 Grades including your Biology course (We accept unofficial and official transcripts and you will upload the item yourself.)
  • Letters of Recommendation (We'll require two submissions and one must be from a STEM Subject Instructor. You'll find a full set of instructions in your account after you register and pay your application fee.)

Ready to get started? The application process has three steps:

  1. Using a parent/guardian email address and some basic information about the applicant and parent/guardian, you'll register to create an account, or confirm an existing Active account. 
  2. Pay your $100 application fee via credit card. (To see if you may be eligible for an application fee waiver, click here. You'll need to pay the application fee or complete the application fee waiver request process to begin your application.)
  3. Once you've registered and paid your application fee, you'll visit jkcp.com/login to log in to your account. This portal is where you'll submit your required application materials such as your essay, school information, transcript, etc.

If you have any questions before you proceed, please contact us using one of the following options:

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