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Application Requirements


Select an option to view the requirements:

College Match | Options following the Match | Regular Decision

Additional Information

 

National College Match Requirements for:
Finalists who rank University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: November 1st
Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
1. The Common Application with Penn Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents Submit along with official transcripts, Secondary School Report, and two teacher recommendations. The transcript submitted to QuestBridge cannot be used in place of an official transcript. Your school counselor or registrar must send an official transcript directly to Penn's Office of Admissions.

Select the "Regular Decision" option on the Common Application (not "Early Decision").

There is a question on the Penn section of the Common Application that asks if you are requesting a fee waiver as a QuestBridge Finalist. Respond "Yes" and provide your 9-digit QuestBridge ID number to have your fee waived.
2. Official Test Scores

SAT code: 2926
ACT code: 3732

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified that you are a Finalist. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Penn requires either the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or the ACT Plus Writing. All SAT and SAT Subject Tests or all ACT tests taken must be reported.

Note for students taking the SAT: Applicants to the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the Wharton School are encouraged to take a Mathematics SAT Subject Test. Applicants interested in science-related fields (including engineering or nursing) are encouraged to take a science SAT Subject Test.

3.

2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 2933
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit corporate or partnership tax return, including all schedules.


If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2013 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Penn using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.
4. A copy of your parents’ 2013 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Submit directly to Penn using this cover sheet.

Mail, fax, or email to the Student Financial Services Office (see contact info in Additional Info below).

 


Options following the Match for:
Finalists who ranked University of Pennsylvania

I matched! Please review the scholarship details.

Early Decision Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Penn. 

Applicants interested in Early Decision must email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  requesting to have your application considered for Early Decision by December 5th. You must also submit the Early Decision Agreement for QuestBridge Finalists.
Regular Decision All Finalists who rank Penn for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


Regular Decision Requirements for:
Finalists who ranked University of Pennsylvania (but did not match to a binding college)
Finalists who did not rank University of Pennsylvania
Non-Finalists 

Deadline: January 1st

Remember to select Penn on the Regular Decision Form through your QuestBridge account from December 1-11. Only check this off if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Penn (see requirements below).

checkmark = indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
Finalists who ranked Penn and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college) Finalists who did not rank Penn Non-Finalists
Common Application with Penn Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents checkmark
There is a question on the Penn section of the Common Application that asks if you are requesting a fee waiver as a QuestBridge Finalist. Respond "Yes" and provide your 9-digit QuestBridge ID number to have your fee waived.
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Official Transcripts checkmark
Update including recent grades
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Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2926
ACT code: 3732
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Only if new scores to report
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Mid-Year Report checkmark checkmark checkmark
Application Fee checkmark
Request fee waiver through the Common Application if needed
2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 2933
Available Oct. 1
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2014 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms checkmark checkmark
FAFSA
Available Jan. 1
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Additional Information

FAQ (for College Match participants only)


Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail or fax official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Attn: QuestBridge Finalist Committee
University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall, Room 1
Philadelphia, PA 19104-637
Fax: (215) 898-9670

Mail, email, or fax federal income tax returns to:
Student Financial Services
Attn: QuestBridge Finalist Committee
005 Franklin Building
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270
Fax: (215) 573-5428, Attn: QuestBridge Finalist Committee
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

Penn Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Office of Undergraduate Admissions | Office of Student Financial Services