Penn accepts either the Common Application or Coalition Application. We have no preference for either format and treat both applications equally in our process.


We encourage you to review the features of each application format and use the platform that suits you best. You should submit only one application per admissions cycle and not mix-and-match across platforms.

QuestBridge Applicants

In addition to these two application formats, Penn is a proud QuestBridge partner institution and participates in the National College Match program for high-achieving students with significant financial need. We will accept the QuestBridge Application from QuestBridge National College Match Finalists in lieu of the Common Application or Coalition Application. For more details on QuestBridge and the National College Match program, please visit their website.