The Ivy In Your Backyard

Join us for a College Exploration Workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2017, a program for our home community of Philadelphia!

The Ivy in Your Backyard workshop series is designed to help local students and families navigate the college search and application process. We offer these valuable, interactive discussions at key points of the year featuring members of the Penn community and special guests with expertise in the field. 

College Exploration Workshop

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Interactive Panels
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Building Your College List

College Exploration will focus on starting the college search process. With over 3,500 colleges and universities across the United States, finding the ones that are a right fit can feel overwhelming. At this workshop, you will hear advice from Admissions professionals on what to consider as you begin your college search, key questions to ask as you craft your list of the best colleges for you, and some tools to help you get started on this exciting journey. Then, as high schoolers hear from current college students about university life, parents and counselors will learn about financial aid and how to make a college education affordable. Lunch is provided.

The Ivy in Your Backyard College Admissions workshop will include programming for high school juniors and their parents.