Checklist & Deadlines


Early Decision

Regular Decision

Application Fee
$75 or fee waiver for those who qualify
Common Application & Penn Writing Supplement
Official High School Transcript
School Report
Counselor Recommendation
Academic Teacher Evaluations (2)
Early Decision Agreement n/a
Mid-Year Report required February 15, 2016 if student is deferred
Final Report required in June for matriculating students required in June for matriculating students
Standardized Testing    
SAT or ACT (required) Last Test Dates Accepted:
October 2015 (ACT) -or-     November 2015 (SAT)
Last Test Dates Accepted:
December 2015 (ACT) -or-      January 2016 (SAT)
SAT Subject Tests (optional) Last Test Dates Accepted: November 2015 Last Test Dates Accepted: January 2016
Offered based on availability Mid October - Early December December - Early March
Supplementary Materials    
Fine Arts Supplement November 10, 2015 January 15, 2016
Additional Letter of Recommendation (1) November 1, 2015 January 5, 2016
Financial Aid Materials    
View the financial Aid checklist for all required documents and dates
Notification of Decision Mid-December By April 1, 2016
Admitted Student Reply/Enrollment Confirmation January 5, 2016 May 1, 2016
  • The University of Pennsylvania 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.