For those of you seeking information to guide your college search and application process in the age of COVID-19, we have updated the “Ask” portion of our website with COVID-related answers to many of your most frequently asked questions, and will continue to add information there as it becomes available.
Most importantly, we wish to remind you that our admissions process has always relied on what we call “whole person review:” the practice of considering each student’s individual context and environment as we learn through their applications about their lived experiences, their achievements, and the academic and personal contributions they have made in their respective school communities. This philosophy will continue in the age of COVID-19, which means:
To those facing trouble and worry, our founder, Benjamin Franklin had this advice: “Keep in the sunlight.” All of us in Penn Admissions are grateful for his wisdom at this challenging time. We will continue to seek out your partnership, be responsive and proactive wherever possible, and we remain grateful for all of your efforts to support students and families during this unprecedented time.
Keep in the sunlight,
The Penn Admissions Team