The Dean’s Desk

September 12, 2019
Someone taking a photo of the LOVE statue on Locust Walk

College Visits Done Right

When thinking about visiting colleges, you may be wondering, “Where do I even start?” “How many places should I visit?” or “When should I visit or re-visit?” Here’s the good news: These are very […]
September 9, 2019
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

3 Things You NEED to Know About the College Search Process

As exciting as it is to begin considering the future, the college-search process can still be a bit stressful. Even with the many high points, you […]
August 28, 2019
Glass inside Fisher Fine Arts Library

Convocation 2019

In front of College Hall on a beautiful late summer evening, the class of 2023 convened before their first day of classes at Convocation. I offered […]
March 28, 2019
Top of College Hall through a tree

Support, Collaboration and Empathy

Later today, we will release our admission decisions for the Penn class of 2023. Over the past weeks and months, my colleagues and I have read […]
February 4, 2019
Students walking down locust walk on a busy day

Penn Admissions Celebrates School Counselors!

At all times of the year, but especially during National School Counseling Week, my colleagues and I offer our sincere gratitude for our college counseling partners […]
December 13, 2018
Close-up of campus gates outside of Houston Hall on Spruce Street

Facts, Stats and the Bigger Picture

At this time of year, in the midst of Early Decision and Early Action notification dates, many colleges and universities release memos about their admitted class […]