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 Writing Supplement.
Apply Online Using the Common Application
The Common Application can be found here. This application is for freshmen, international and transfer applicants.
Additional guidelines and forms for international applicants can be found here.
The required Common Application school forms include:
2 Academic Teacher Evaluations
Early Decision (ED) Agreement (only for Early Decision applicants)
Application Fee Waiver
Application Fee Waivers can be requested through the Common Application website.
Freshman Application Checklist
Required of ALL Applicants:
Penn Writing Supplement
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 Evaluations
School Report and Counselor Letter
Required for some applicants:
TOEFL (recommended if English is not your native language) Penn's code is 2926