The Ivy In Your Backyard

Join us for a special workshop for our home community of Philadelphia!

The Ivy in Your Backyard workshop series is designed to help local students and families navigate the college search and application process. We offer these valuable, interactive discussions at key points of the year featuring members of the Penn community and special guests with expertise in the field. 

College Admissions Workshop

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.


  • Intro to Selective Admissions
  • Writing Your College Essays
  • How to Approach Your Interview 

This event for Philadelphia high school seniors will focus on the college admissions process in general. With so much mystery surrounding this subject, we hope to help students understand more about the "holistic" approach to admissions used by selective colleges and universities. Students will participate in a hands-on essay-writing workshop, and a session dedicated to making a good impression during an interview, building valuable skills that will be useful both now and in the future. We hope that you will join us for this free workshop. 

The Ivy in Your Backyard College Admissions workshop includes programming for high school seniors only.