Application Deadlines and Fee for Freshmen

Application Deadlines

Please check the Applicant Homepage for deadline updates and resources to help with submitting the application and supporting documents.

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, 2013 January 1, 2014
Last SAT and SAT Subject Test Date November 2013* January 2014*
Last ACT Plus Writing Test Date October 2013* December 2013*
Decision Notification Date December 2013 March 2014
Student Reply Date January 6, 2014 May 1, 2014

*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.