If you guide students through their Penn application process, the below updates will be important for the upcoming 2019-20 application cycle. Though they relate to different aspects of our application and policies, we have assembled them here for your convenience. We will also link to the relevant pages across our website so that you can read about them further if needed.
To self-report scores, applicants should complete the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application. We recommend applicants self-report their highest scores in each section on the test. Admitted students must submit official score reports prior to enrollment. Admitted students self-reporting multiple tests must submit official score reports from each reported sitting. We urge applicants to ensure the accuracy and veracity of their self-reported scores. Penn reserves the right to rescind admission in the case of applicant misrepresentation including discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores. This policy change is reflected on our website here.
We have made this change in consultation with our academic partners across campus. The curricular pre-requisites for transferring into Wharton or Engineering as a junior are both specific and extensive. As we reviewed Wharton and Engineering transfer applicants, we consistently saw that most applicants were unable to take the coursework necessary for a seamless transition into these schools. We hope this change will help applicants focus on the schools and programs that best align with their interests and preparation, and that allow them to successfully transition to our campus.
As you navigate these changes and updates, we welcome your questions and look forward to working with you and your students in the year ahead.