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For Parents & Families

The college search is an important and exciting time in a student’s life.

While the college search process ultimately lies in the hands of your student, we recognize the important role that you, as parents and family members, play in supporting and guiding them along the way.

We invite you to learn more about Penn and the college admissions process through a variety of online resources. If you and your student are new to Penn, we recommend starting your exploration through a virtual information session or live student-led virtual campus tour. From there, you may wish to learn more about specific academic programs, financial aid resources at Penn, or life in Philadelphia.