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Announcing Automatic Admission for Local Schools

Each year, PennApps receives an increasing number of applications from hackers around the world. As the nation’s first student-run college hackathon, we’ve facilitated the spirit of the hacking community for the last 6 years. This year, by doubling the number of hackers we accept, we’re already in unprecedented territory.

But we’re in no mood to slow down. From near and around Philadelphia and interested in attending this Fall’s PennApps? If your school’s name is on the list below, you’ll get automatic admission when you apply. Hop on over to PennApps and we’ve got you covered for a record-breaking weekend of hacking, learning and all the free swag you could possibly ask for.

Don’t miss your chance. Apply online before July 5th, 2015 11:59 PM EST.

See you soon!

Eligible Local Schools

  • Abington Friends School
  • AIM Academy
  • Agnes Irwin School
  • Arcadia University
  • Archbishop Wood High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Bishop Eustace Prep School
  • Bishop McDevitt High School
  • Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Camden County College
  • Central High School
  • Cheltenham High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Cherry Hill High School — East
  • Cherry Hill High School — West
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Council Rock High School — South
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Downingtown High School — East
  • Downingtown High School — West
  • Downingtown STEM Academy
  • Drexel University
  • EASTERN Center for Arts and Technology — Willow Grove
  • Easton Area High School — Lehigh
  • Eastern Regional High School — Camden
  • Eastern University Academy Charter School — Philadelphia
  • El Centro De Estudiantes
  • Father Judge High School
  • Friends’ Central School
  • George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
  • Germantown Friends School
  • Girard College
  • Harriton High School
  • Hatboro-Horsham High School
  • Haverford College
  • Henderson High School — West Chester
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • Jefferson University
  • La Salle College High School
  • La Salle University
  • Lansdale Catholic High School
  • Lenape High School
  • Lower Merion High School
  • Lower Moreland High School
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • MaST Charter School
  • Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School
  • Microsoft’s School of the Future
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Moorestown High School
  • North Penn High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Pennsylvania State University — Abington
  • Pennsylvania State University — Brandywine
  • Philadelphia University
  • Radnor High School
  • Rowan University
  • Roxborough High School
  • Rutgers University — Camden
  • Saints John Neumann & Maria Goretti Catholic High School
  • Science Leadership Academy
  • Shawnee High School
  • Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy
  • St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls
  • String Theory Charter School
  • Strath Haven High School
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple University
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • The Haverford School
  • University of The Arts
  • The Baldwin School
  • University of the Sciences
  • Upper Darby High School
  • Upper Dublin High School
  • Upper Moreland High School
  • Villanova University
  • West Philadelphia High School
  • Westchester University
  • Widener University
  • Wissahickon High School
  • Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School
These schools are on the list because we believe that they are local to the Philadelphia area, making it easy for these students to make their way to PennApps. If you think your school should be on this list, email us at
All hackers must still apply via our website before the July 5th deadline. We reserve the right to admission.
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