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Penn Admissions | October 10, 2023
Beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has undergone significant changes due to the FAFSA Simplification Act, marking the first major over...
Penn Admissions | June 30, 2023
In light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on Affirmative Action, we recognize this may be an especially confusing year for students seeking and applying to college. Penn Admissions and Heights...
Dean Soule | June 29, 2023
As you may know, the Supreme Court ruled today that Harvard's and UNC's race conscious admission practices violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Right...
Dean Soule | March 30, 2023
On Thursday, March 30th at 7pm ET, the University of Pennsylvania announced admission decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2027, the institution’s 271st class, to build a cl...
Penn Admissions | January 9, 2023
As the first official update of the new year, Penn is announcing the extension of our test-optional policy through the 2023-24 admissions cycle. This extension applies to all first-year and transf...
Dean Soule | December 15, 2022
After careful review of over 8,000 Early Decision applications and QuestBridge Match students, we welcome the first members of Penn's Class of 2027! This was the largest Early Decision applicant p...