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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be closed for winter break from December 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. January 5, 2015.


Regular Decision Deadline is January 1, 2015

Please submit your Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement by January 1, at 11:59 p.m. current local time. Documents submitted by teachers and counselors will be attached to an application as they are received. Please be advised that counselors must submit these outstanding documents as soon as possible or an applicant may be disadvantaged. Mailed materials can take up to three weeks to process from when they are received. The fastest way to have a document uploaded is to email them to documents@admissions.upenn.edu with the applicants full name, Common App ID, and document type.

Having difficulty submitting your Common Application or Penn Writing Supplement? See Helpful Tips below.


Connect with Dean Eric Furda through the Dean's blog, p.217. The blog is an introduction to and resource for the world of higher education. Learn helpful tips about the admissions process, writing essays, making your college choice, and more!

Penn Supplement Essay Prompt for entry Fall 2015:

“The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences; School of Nursing; The Wharton School; Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals."
400-650 words

Click here for more information on how to Apply.


Helpful Tips:

  • To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit both the Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement.
  • Once you have submitted the Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement, you will receive login information within 48 hours to be able to submit the Penn Financial Aid Supplement. 
  • Should you need assistance submitting the Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement, contact the Applicant Help Center.
  • Questions after the submission of the Common Application should be directed to eapps@admissions.upenn.edu.
  • Send application documents directly to documents@admissions.upenn.edu. This email address is ONLY to be used for submitting documents for attachment to your application record. All required documents need to be sent from your school official's email address.

Deadlines & notifications

Early Decision Deadline: November 1, 2014

Early Decision Notification: December 15, 2014

Financial Aid Deadlines: See the Financial Aid Checklist

Regular Decision Deadline: January 1, 2015

Early Decision Reply Date: January 5, 2015 (when the Early Decision admitted student enrollment deposit is due)

Transfer Decision Deadline: March 15, 2015

Financial Aid Deadlines


Student Financial Services

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Please go to the Student Financial Services website for general questions, office hours and contact information.
Read about Penn's financial aid policies and how to apply for aid. 


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