The Dean’s Desk

February 11, 2020
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

Myths About Going to College in a City…

This is the time of year when many juniors begin to embark on college visits, and students at all points of the process may be thinking […]
December 16, 2019
Reading nook in Fisher Fine Arts Library

A Broader Lens

With the release of Penn’s Early Decision results later this evening, we know there is often a level of curiosity around the decision-making process and about […]
November 7, 2019
Covenant statue

#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
Students walking down locust walk on a busy day

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
Reading nook in Fisher Fine Arts Library

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 […]