Application Deadlines and Fee for Freshmen

Application Deadlines

For Early and Regular Decision deadlines, please consult the chart below. Note that we do not consider your application complete until we have received both the Common Application and the Penn Writing Supplement. 

  Early Decision Regular Decision
Application Deadline November 1, 2015 January 5, 2016
Last SAT Test Date November 2015* January 2016*
Last ACT Test Date October 2015* December 2015*
Last SAT Subject Test Date November 2015* January 2016
Decision Notification Date December 2015 March 2016
Student Reply Date January 2016 (exact date tbd) May 1, 2016

*It is possible to take the October ACT and the November SAT for Early Decision and the December ACT and January SAT for Regular Decision, but when you register, please make sure you have the scores sent directly to the University of Pennsylvania. Do not wait until after you receive your scores to send us the results.

Please Note:  

  • All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the listed date. 
  • Any additional materials submitted will not be returned or tracked on the MyApplicant Portal.
  • Penn reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received. 
  • No student who has been denied admission under any of our decision plans may apply again to any undergraduate division of the University in the same academic year.

Application Fee or Waiver

A nonrefundable fee of $75 is due with your Common Application and Penn Writing Supplement by the application deadline.

Should the application fee pose a financial hardship, please indicate your desire to apply with a fee waiver when completing the Common Application.