The Dean’s Desk

April 2, 2020
Top of Quadrangle

Reply Dates for Enrollment: May 1, June 1, other?

There is a growing chorus calling for a June 1 reply date. While I respect decisions made by my colleagues at other institutions, knowing they are […]
March 24, 2020
Top of College Hall through tree

Perspective and Pride

Dear Students, It is difficult to find the right words to say during a time like this, as things are so unsure. That being said, I […]
February 11, 2020
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

Myths About Going to College in a City…

This is the time of year when many juniors begin to embark on college visits, and students at all points of the process may be thinking […]
December 16, 2019
Reading nook in Fisher Fine Arts Library

A Broader Lens

With the release of Penn’s Early Decision results later this evening, we know there is often a level of curiosity around the decision-making process and about […]
November 7, 2019
Covenant statue

#QTNA (Questions That Need Answers)

When it comes to college visits and the college search process, we know there can be a lot of big questions with uncertain answers. We have talked about maximizing your college visit experience, and […]
October 11, 2019
Top of the Townes Building

Exploring Academic Interests

One of the supplemental essay prompts for Penn’s application asks about a student’s interest in ideas organized around the curricular opportunities available at the university: How […]