The Dean’s Desk

July 25, 2018
Locust Walk path to the front of College Hall

Midsummer Transitions

The hot days of July bring much activity to our campus in Philadelphia. Locust Walk buzzes with summer program participants and students visiting campus during their […]
July 11, 2018
Ben Franklin Bench

PENN-SPECIFIC ESSAY 2018 – 2019

Congratulations on the successful completion of another school year. After working so hard, you deserve a restful summer break! We know you are balancing multiple priorities […]
April 26, 2018
University Shield on the university seal

Send-Off to Penn Student Athletes, and all College Graduates

At this time of the year, we celebrate our students and their accomplishments. High school seniors are on the cusp of a new educational journey in […]
April 11, 2018
Students sitting outside Claudia Cohen Hall on the Perelman Quadrangle

Don’t Fumble on the One Yard-Line

This is an undeniably exciting time of the year for high school seniors. For students, you are rounding out the remainder of your high school career, […]
March 28, 2018
Close-up of campus gates outside of Houston Hall on Spruce Street

Regular Decision Insights

This is an exciting time of year for those of us who work with college-bound students. When Penn’s Regular Decision notifications are released tonight at 7:00 […]
February 28, 2018
Top of Quadrangle

The Processes Within ‘The Process’

One of the most exhilarating features of college admissions work – on both the college side and the high school side – is that any given […]