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Messages - last updated 10/29/2014

Early Decision Deadline is November 1, 2014

  • A reminder that the Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement are due by end of day, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. current local time. We will continue to process other materials as they arrive after the deadline, such as teacher recommendations and test scores.

Having difficulty submitting your Common Application or Penn Writing Supplement?  

  • See the Helpful Tips below.
  • Call of the Office of Admissions at 215-898-7507. The phone lines will open between 11:00am - 2:00pm EST on Saturday, November 1st.

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 or phone: 215-898-7507.
  • Send application documents directly to documents@admissions.upenn.edu

Deadlines & notifications

Early Decision Deadline: November 1, 2014

Financial Aid Deadline for Early Decision applicants: November 3, 2014

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


Student Financial Services

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Read about Penn's financial aid policies and how to apply for aid. 


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