Pre-Freshman Program (PFP) Testimonials

"PFP definitely made the transition from high school to college go a lot smoother. Coming into NSO, I already had tons of friends and was pretty knowledgeable about where my classes were and even knew some of my teachers before any other freshmen!  It was an enriching experience both academically and socially. I don't think I would have been as comfortable during the first few weeks of class if it wasn't for the support and guidance from my PFP peer counselors and advisors."                                          

- Yessenia Moreno, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2016


"Looking back on my freshmen year, I honestly could not imagine it without PENNCAP PFP. From the relationships I made to the invaluable academic experience, I could not have been more aptly prepared for what became the most rigorous year of my life. I met my best friends, boyfriend, roommates, and mentors through PFP, and made some of my fondest college memories; from excursions to Six Flags Great Adventure to ride the tallest coaster in North America, to West Philadelphia to volunteer in the pouring rain, each moment was uniquely perfect. PFP was the best decision I made coming into Penn."

- Erica Ligenza, Wharton School of Business, Class of 2016


"PFP was an amazing opportunity that not only allowed me to earn credit towards graduation but also allowed me to build some of my strongest friendships. I think that it is crucial for Pre-Freshmen to be a part of this program because it is the best support network on campus." � Kendall Smith, School of Nursing, Class of 2014


"PFP set the tone for my entire career at Penn. The activities, the parties, the trips, and the late-night pranking study sessions created the best Penn experience I could have asked for."                                                                                                         

- Kaycee Anderson, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Class of 2014


"PFP has been the most crucial and foundational aspect of my experience at Penn. If not for Faith's advice and persistent support, I would not have accomplished any of the phenomenal goals I strived for and completed. Indeed, Faith ensured I made Dean's List; she supported me as I applied for major fellowships and research grants, and helped me as I went through some of the most overwhelming challenges at home.  PFP's support of the arts, of shows and dinners has further integrated me into the Philly community. Without PFP, I am not sure I would have graduated from Penn Magna Cum Laude, won student leadership awards, or travelled to almost every continent.   Thank you."

- Aya Saed, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2013


"PFP provided me with a network that has carried me throughout my 4 years at the University of Pennsylvania and will continue to be with me far after. From an intensive 4-week class introduction, to fun outings and relationship-building activities, PFP was the perfect way for me to get accustomed to University life without the hassle and get ahead of the game."                                        

- Kirby Dixon, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2013