University of Pennsylvania

 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank University of Pennsylvania

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

The QuestBridge Application with Penn Supplement and all supporting documents. 

The Penn Supplement will be available through the Penn Applicant Portal. You will receive login instructions for how to access the Penn Applicant Portal once your application has been forwarded to Penn. 

Submit along with official transcripts, Secondary School Report, and two teacher recommendations.  

Applicants must write an original essay for the Penn Writing Supplement. 

While you will not receive access to the Penn Supplement until after you are named a Finalist, you can prepare your answers for it ahead of time.  The supplement will ask you to:

  • Pick the school/major to which you are applying (click here for information about the schools at Penn)
  • Answer a few additional demographic questions
  • Write a Penn-specific essay (click here to see the essay topics. If you are applying to a dual-degree program, you will also have to write an essay for admission to that program). 

2

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2926
ACT code: 3732

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Penn requires either the SAT or ACT.  Penn will accept scores from both the old SAT and the new SAT. No preference is given to the SAT or the ACT. If an applicant submits both tests, Penn will pay attention to the higher score from either test. Penn does not require the writing portion of the ACT or the essay portion of the new SAT.

SAT Subject Tests are recommended but not required. Applicants who do not take SAT Subject Tests will not be at a disadvantage in the admissions process.

Note for students taking SAT Subject Tests: 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 (preferably Physics for engineering, Chemistry for nursing).

Students whose native language is not English should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service. Results should be forwarded directly by the testing agency to the Office of Admissions.

3

Official Transcripts

If an official transcript was submitted through QuestBridge, it will be accepted. If an unofficial transcript was submitted, please have your guidance counselor or registrar submit your official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions (see Contact Information below).

4

2018-2019
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 2933
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type. 

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 2016 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.

5

2018-2019 Penn Financial Aid Supplement (PFAS)
Deadline: Nov. 7

Submit the PFAS online. Login access to the PFAS will be available once you receive your Penn Applicant Portal access from admissions.

6

A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Also include copies of your parents' recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income. Submit directly to Penn using this cover sheet.

Mail or fax to the Student Financial Services Office (see Contact Information below).

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Penn, which is binding. If you are interested in changing your application to Early Decision, please fill out the Early Decision form on your Penn Applicant Portal, which will be made available after the match.  

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. Please submit an updated transcript and any relevant updates. 

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application by emailing eapps@admissions.upenn.edu.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Penn on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Penn (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Penn according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

 

Finalists who ranked Penn and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Penn

The QuestBridge Application with Penn Supplement and all supporting documents. 

The Penn Supplement will be available through the Penn Applicant Portal. You will receive login instructions for how to access the Penn Applicant Portal once your application has been forwarded to Penn. 

Essay topics for the Penn Supplement can be found here.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2926
ACT code: 3732

Send official test score reports

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee

 Waived for all QuestBridge Finalists.

Waived for all QuestBridge Finalists.

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: SEE BELOW

 

Finalists who ranked Penn and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Penn

2018-2019
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 2933
Available: Oct. 1

 

2018-2019 Penn Financial Aid Supplement (PFAS)
Deadline: Nov. 7

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

Deadline: Feb. 12

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

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

Counselor/Registrar can mail or fax official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Attn: QuestBridge Finalist Committee
University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall, Room 1
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6376
Fax: (215) 898-9670

Mail, fax, or upload federal income tax returns to:
Student Financial Services
University of Pennsylvania
005 Franklin Building
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270
Fax: (215) 573-5428
Upload your documents securely here

 

Penn Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid