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Messages - last updated 04/09/2015

Transfer Applicants
It may take up to 48 hours to update receipt of the Common Application, Penn Writing Supplement, and documents submitted online through the Common Application. For all other documents, please allow 3 weeks for receipt to be posted on your Applicant Portal. We are not able to confirm receipt of non-required or supplementary materials.

Please note: we only accept official transcripts and recommendations directly from your schools and evaluators. We do not accept screenshots, print-outs, or other unofficial versions directly from applicants. Test scores must be sent directly by the testing agency.

Financial Aid application questions can be directed to Student Financial Services.

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 Application
  • 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.

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.

Deadlines & notifications

Early Decision Application Deadline: November 1, 2014

Early Decision Notification: December 15, 2014

Financial Aid Deadlines: See the Financial Aid Checklist

Regular Decision Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

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

Transfer Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

Regular Decision Notification: March 31, 2015

Transfer Decision Notification: early May 2015

Financial Aid Deadlines

Student Financial Services

SFS Website
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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