An invitation-only program, PaSSS lasts five or six weeks during the summer prior to the first year at Penn State. Participants who successfully complete their first full year at Penn State will be eligible to continue the program in the second summer.
During the PaSSS program, students will:
- Take six credits (two courses) during the first summer and twelve credits (four courses) during the second summer.
- Receive a $250/credit scholarship during both summers for up to $1,500 the first summer and $3,000 the second summer.
- Be guaranteed a job on campus or in the community in the summer or fall to earn extra money while taking classes.
- Be paired with a peer mentor who will assist with the transition to college; in the second summer, participants become student-mentors to assist new program students.