The Dean’s Desk

January 12, 2016

Philly Recognized

In November, Philadelphia was named the first World Heritage City in the United States. This honor, which my staff and I are very excited about, recognizes […]
December 11, 2015


Congratulations to our early decision admitted students. Welcome to the Penn family! We are excited for you to join the Class of 2020 and bring your […]
December 8, 2015

To ED Applicants

On Friday, we release decisions for early applications to Penn. As a collective, ED applicants are passionate, talented, and smart. Students shared with us stories of […]
October 16, 2015

Early Decision 2015

Many seniors are now finalizing their early applications to a university (or universities) at the top of their college lists. Across institutions there are distinct variations […]
October 15, 2015

Involve Me and I Learn

Since the Tuesday after Labor Day, I along with many admissions officers at Penn and other universities have been traveling near and far to meet with […]
August 27, 2015

An Essay Discussion

In anticipation of the upcoming admissions cycle, admissions officers share their thoughts on the Common Application essay. In conversation with each other, Penn Admissions staffers offer […]