Counselors & Community-Based Organizers

Counselors and CBOs are among our most valued partners here at Penn Admissions. You help prepare and guide students during their formative High School years, and we get to see the immense care you have for them through your letters of recommendation, the sessions you attend to gather more resources for them, our conversations with you, and so much more. It is our goal to be excellent partners in return.  

Since our founding in 1740, Penn's mission has been to educate with "an inclination and ability to serve all mankind." More than 270 years later, our students continue to use the new discoveries, theories, and knowledge produced every day on our campus to solve problems in the world. As an office, we serve this mission by seeking students who care deeply about the world they will inherit and who aspire to use their education to effect positive change. 

It is with great purpose that we approach the charge of helping students find the right collegeā€”a sentiment we know you share. Working closely with you, our goal is to identify those students most likely to thrive in and contribute to the Penn community. We aim to be a helpful presence in your communities and look forward to a strong partnership and shared engagement. 

A great way to stay informed about our application, resources we offer, and opportunities to connect is by signing up for our counselor newsletter. We know time is a valuable resource (and one you often have precious little of!) so we always aim to keep our communications brief and to the point!