The Dean’s Desk

March 28, 2019
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Support, Collaboration and Empathy

Later today, we will release our admission decisions for the Penn class of 2023. Over the past weeks and months, my colleagues and I have read […]
February 4, 2019
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Penn Admissions Celebrates School Counselors!

At all times of the year, but especially during National School Counseling Week, my colleagues and I offer our sincere gratitude for our college counseling partners […]
December 13, 2018
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Facts, Stats and the Bigger Picture

At this time of year, in the midst of Early Decision and Early Action notification dates, many colleges and universities release memos about their admitted class […]
October 23, 2018
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Early Considerations

As November 1st approaches, many high school seniors are busy adding the final touches to their college applications under ‘Early’ application plans. These students will receive […]
September 11, 2018
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On the Road Again

As admissions officers take to the road for recruitment travels this fall, I recall some of my earliest trips over 30 years ago across small towns […]
August 28, 2018
Students walking down locust walk on a busy day

Convocation 2018

Today marks the first day of classes of the new academic year at Penn. This time of year is filled with excitement, new beginnings, and anticipation […]