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Penn Admissions | January 27, 2021
Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing disruptions to standardized testing, Penn is extending our test-optional policy through the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. This change will be in effect immediately fo...
Penn Admissions | January 21, 2021
The joint notification date for the Ivy League this year will be Tuesday, April 6 at 7 PM Eastern time. Our candidate response deadline will be extended to Monday, May 3. Students and families can...
Penn Admissions | January 6, 2021
Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania. Due to the large volume of applications and associated documents received over the past week, please expect delays in receiving acces...
Olivia | December 23, 2020
Navigating mental health in college can be scary. For many students, it might be the first time they are really forced to think about their mental health. Of course, everyone faces different c...
Alice | December 23, 2020
I’ve known I wanted to study architecture since I was about 10 years old. This didn’t make declaring my major any easier, though. In fact, in some ways it made it harder. What if I was just in...
Penn Admissions | December 21, 2020
The following post was originally published in December 2020 on page217.org to commemorate Dean Eric Furda's departure from Penn. In December 2011, Penn Admissions launched a new blog, page217....