Applying: Requirements and Process for Freshmen
Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania. To apply to Penn, you must complete and submit both the
Common Application and the Penn Supplement to the Common Application. To get started, read the Guidelines for Applying to the University of Pennsylvania.
Apply Online Using the Common Application
The Common Application can be found
here. This application is for freshmen and transfer applicants only. Application instructions and forms for international applicants can be found here.
The required Common Application school forms include:
2 Academic Teacher Recommendations
Secondary School Report
Early Decision Agreement (only for Early Decision applicants)
International Supplement to the School Report (only for those studying outside the United States)
Home School Supplement to the School Report (only for homeschooled applicants)
We strongly encourage students to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact email@example.com to request instructions.
Application Fee Waiver
Seven-Year Bio-Dental Program
In addition to completing the
Common Application and Penn Supplement, applicants to Penn's Seven-Year Bio-Dental Program must also complete the Bio-Dental Program Supplemental Application available here:
Deadlines for the Bio-Dental Program: Application Deadlines and Fee for Freshmen
Freshman Application Checklist
Required of ALL Applicants:
Penn Supplement to the Common Application
SAT and two SAT Subject Tests OR ACT Plus Writing
SAT: Penn's code is 2926.
ACT: Penn's code is 3732.
All official secondary school transcripts
Two Academic Teacher Recommendations
Secondary School Report and Counselor Letter
Required of SOME Applicants:
Application form for Coordinated Dual-Degree, Accelerated, and Specialized Programs
International Supplement to the School Report
Penn's code is 2926.
Art or music portfolio
When I talk to friends from back home, they are having fun, but their experiences don't even compare to what I have done here. I am more challenged, engaged, and happy than I have ever been before. Bottom line, I have never been more excited to wake up every morning as I am here at Penn.
Jessica, '15 College