Applying: Requirements and Process for Freshman

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.

Freshman Application Checklist 

Required of ALL Applicants:
  • Common Application
  • Penn Writing Supplement
    SAT: Penn's code is 2926.
    ACT: Penn's code is 3732.
  • All official secondary school transcripts
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Midyear Report (not required if admitted to Penn Early Decision)
  • Application Fee Waivers can be requested through the Common Application.
Required for some applicants:

TOEFL (recommended if English is not your native language) Penn's code is 2926