The new prompt, intended to be a “feel-good exercise” for applicants, was announced by Penn Admissions on Aug. 1.
Residential Services expected 2,545 first-year and transfer students, 2,379 second-year students, and 866 third- and fourth-year students to move into campus housing between Aug. 21 and 28.
Pre-First Year is a four-week academic intensive program prior to New Student Orientation that offers first-generation and low-income students one free elective credit at the conclusion of the program.
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The new policy, which replaces student loans with increases scholarship grants, took effect on June 23.
The plagiarism accusations, which surfaced through a petition launched on May 16, alleged that two students admitted to Penn’s highly selective seven-year bio-dental program plagiarized several research papers while in high school.
A 30-page document appears to present numerous instances of plagiarism and fabricated data in research papers and preprints authored by two students enrolled at Penn.
Relive the Class of 2022's junior year at Penn, which featured two fully virtual semesters as well as celebrations following Joe Biden's the election as president.
Relive the Class of 2022's first year at Penn, which was found the University near the center of the nation-wide admissions scandal as well as brought major changes to housing policies.
Members of Penn’s Kite and Key Society, the oldest student volunteer organization on campus, will receive compensation for their work within the society starting in fall 2022.
Yale argued that they have used a different method for calculating financial aid than the other accused schools for the past 14 years.
Fierceton recently re-emerged in the national spotlight following a feature in The New Yorker that detailed the story of her history of abuse and investigation by Penn and the Rhodes Trust.
Quaker Days will have sessions for admitted students on five days between April 11 and 19. Campus visits include information sessions and a campus tour led by the Kite and Key Society.
Around 55,000 students applied to Penn this year through both Early and Regular Decision, and around 2,400 students are expected to make up the incoming first-year class.
This year's regular decision admissions cycle marks a shift from past years, given that the University is not publicly highlighting its acceptance rate for its incoming class.
The increase will account for rising expenses due to inflation and support the University’s growing financial aid program, faculty and staff, and interdisciplinary academic offerings.
Penn first implemented the test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admission cycle after the College Board and ACT testing agencies canceled several testing dates due to COVID-19.
The case was originally brought against Harvard University in 2014 by conservative activist group Students for Fair Admissions on the basis that Harvard and the University of North Carolina discriminate against white and Asian American applicants.
The SAT will still be scored on the 1600 scale and administered in a physical test center with a proctor.
The investigation led to extensive national media coverage and strong reactions from the University community, drawing attention to what it means to qualify as a first-generation, low-income student in higher education.