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Members of the future Class of 2019, you may want to start thinking about the required Penn essay. 

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

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  • To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit both the Common Application and Penn Writing 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.

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Early Decision Deadline: November 1, 2014

Regular Decision Deadline: January 1, 2015

Transfer Decision Deadline: March 15, 2015


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