The Dean’s Desk

November 7, 2019
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#QTNA (Questions That Need Answers)

When it comes to college visits and the college search process, we know there can be a lot of big questions with uncertain answers. We have talked about maximizing your college visit experience, and […]
October 11, 2019
Top of the Townes Building

Exploring Academic Interests

One of the supplemental essay prompts for Penn’s application asks about a student’s interest in ideas organized around the curricular opportunities available at the university: How […]
October 7, 2019
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Navigating Financial Aid: [Free] Tips for Success

Guest post from the Deputy Director of Student Financial Aid at The University of Pennsylvania.   In every school, there are financial aid professionals who can […]
September 17, 2019
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An Open Letter to College-Bound Students and Their Parents

Dean Furda joined with 23 other enrollment management leaders to co-sign this letter offering advice and perspective to students, parents and educators about the college search […]
September 12, 2019
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College Visits Done Right

When thinking about visiting colleges, you may be wondering, “Where do I even start?” “How many places should I visit?” or “When should I visit or re-visit?” Here’s the good news: These are very […]
September 9, 2019
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

3 Things You NEED to Know About the College Search Process

As exciting as it is to begin considering the future, the college-search process can still be a bit stressful. Even with the many high points, you […]