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Freshman Admission: Checklist & Deadlines

Freshman Application Materials and Important Dates



Materials and Deadlines for Early and Regular Decision

Early Decision
November 1, 2018

Regular Decision
January 5, 2019

Application Fee
$75 or fee waiver for those who qualify.

SAT or ACT (required)

  • Early Decision: Last Test Dates Accepted—October 2018 (ACT) or November 2018 (SAT)
  • Regular Decision: Last Test Dates Accepted—December 2018 (ACT) or December 2018 (SAT)

SAT Subject Tests (optional)

  • Early Decision: Last Test Dates Accepted—November 2018
  • Regular Decision: Last Test Dates Accepted—December 2018

Offered based on availability

  • Early Decision: Mid October–Early December
  • Regular Decision: December–Early March

Fine Arts Supplement

  • Early Decision: November 10, 2018
  • Regular Decision: January 15, 2019

Additional Letter of Recommendation (1)

  • Early Decision: November 1, 2018
  • Regular Decision: January 5, 2019

View the financial aid checklist for all required documents and dates.

Notification of Decision

  • Early Decision: Mid-December
  • Regular Decision: By April 1, 2019

Admitted Student Reply/Enrollment Confirmation

  • Early Decision: January 8, 2019
  • Regular Decision: May 1, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

No student who has been denied admission under any of our decision plans may apply again to any undergraduate division of the University in the same academic year.