Critical Early Deadline Update
Updated: November 6, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hurricane Sandy Update
Our thoughts and wishes for a safe recovery are with those affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the suburbs of Philadelphia, many homes are still without electricity and some schools remain closed. It is during times of adversity when citizens of all ages and backgrounds need to pull together. It is also the time to keep our priorities in proper order.
The Penn’s Office of Admissions is here to work with students and school officials as we all manage application deadlines, testing requirements and the realities of life.
Early Decision Deadline
Please be advised that the deadline for admission under the Early Decision Program has been extended to Tuesday, November 6, 2012. To apply to the University of Pennsylvania you must complete and submit both the Common Application and the Penn Supplement to the Common Application.
This extension includes forms from both applicants and school officials for all candidates regardless of their place of residency.
Please note that the Common Application does not reflect this recent deadline extension, but instead has the previous deadline of November 1, 2012. The Common Application will remain open until 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
All applications must be submitted online or postmarked by this date. If hurricane-related issues make it difficult or impossible for you to file the appropriate forms, contact your individual admissions officer.
Early Decision Requirements: Testing
We also know that the postponement of standardized test dates may create concern for those students who would have completed Penn’s testing requirements or sought to improve their scores by sitting for an additional test.
All candidates should be assured that Penn’s Office of Admissions always takes the context of a student’s candidacy and extenuating circumstances into consideration.
You can write an email to your individual admissions officer from the following list if you have any concerns regarding the postponement of test dates.
Early Decision Requirements: School Forms
The Early Decision deadline extension includes forms from both applicants and school officials for all candidates regardless of their place of residency. We will be flexible on the submission of school forms and supporting documents for any school official who may be affected by the hurricane.
Early Decision Requirements: Financial Aid
The Penn Financial Aid Supplement (PFAS) can be submitted by November 15, 2012 to be evaluated for a package to be provided at the time of Early Decision communication release. Click here for information about required documents and deadlines.
Early Decision Requirements: Questions
You can contact the Penn Admissions Office at 215.898.7507 during our regular business hours.