The Dean’s Desk

November 17, 2017

What If I Don’t Get in Early (Decision or Action)?

At this time of year, my staff and I are immersed in our evaluation of over 6,700 Early Decision applications we received for the class of […]
August 11, 2017

You Denied Me

The other evening I participated in a college panel with colleagues from Columbia and Harvard. This college conversation has become my pre-season for the annual fall […]
June 9, 2017

Play Ball

My eight year old son’s baseball season ended tonight after a 12 to 11 playoff loss in Philadelphia’s Taney Youth Baseball League. The older Taney Dragons […]
March 29, 2017

Preparing for Decision Release

Admissions decisions at many colleges have recently been released, and on Thursday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, the University of Pennsylvania, along with the other […]
January 31, 2017

Message about Executive Order

Penn President Dr. Amy Gutmann, in her recent statement on the Executive Order suspending immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, reiterates Penn’s […]
December 8, 2016

Changes and Constants in Admissions

As Penn Admissions prepares to post decisions to the Class of 2021 — yes, the students were born around 1998, and were in 4th grade when […]