Penn GEMS Confirmation Information

Congratulations on being accepted into the Penn GEMS program! We are excited about our program and can’t wait to see you in August. In order to confirm your spot, you must download and complete ALL of the paperwork below. Please have your parent or guardian fill out the forms and mail them back to us NO LATER than Monday, May 25th, 2015 with your $625 payment. Payment can be made either by check (preferred method) or by using the credit card form included in the packet. Checks should be made payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.” Participants who requested financial assistance will be told the amount of assistance we can offer at the admission.

The response to Penn GEMS has been overwhelming and unfortunately we have not been able to accept all who expressed interest and are maintaining a waitlist. Therefore it is important that you keep in touch and let us know if you are going to have any trouble meeting the May 25th deadline. Please keep in mind, Penn mail generally takes 2-5 extra days for campus processing in order to reach our office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 215-573-6487 or at

Once again, welcome to Penn GEMS!

Michaile E. Rainey
Director, Advancing Women in Engineering and Penn GEMS
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Forms to be included in your packet:

  • Waiver and Release
  • Parent Permission Form for Minor Participants
  • Authorization for Medical Treatment of a Minor
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Summer Programs Participant Agreement
  • Personal Information Data Sheet
  • Credit Card Authorization Form (optional)

Return ALL forms to Michaile Rainey, University of Pennsylvania, 111 Towne Building, 220 South 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE.