The Dean’s Desk

December 5, 2016

To ED Applicants and Their Families

On Friday, December 9 at 3pm EST, we will release decisions for early applications to Penn. So many stories of life-changing “a-ha moments,” inspiring mentors, and […]
November 15, 2016

Thoughts on Recent Events

Walking down Locust Walk and observing the multitude of identities, interests, beliefs, points of view, and experiences represented on our campus is one of the greatest […]
September 23, 2016

No Thanks Dad, I’m OK

The seasonal transitions that come with the of end of summer and back to school are upon us. Some may lament that the summer ‘went too […]
June 28, 2016

Writing Supplement 2016-17

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 […]
March 31, 2016

Hurrah, Hurrah

Congratulations to all high school seniors on your college acceptances. You should all feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment. To our newest Quakers: Penn […]
March 30, 2016

Before Decision Release

We are near the end of the 2015-16 admissions cycle. Penn received a record breaking number of applications – nearly thirty-nine thousand. In this increasingly competitive […]