Admissions

10/06/11 3:42am

Penn atmosphere attracts, repels transfers

Jerome Vivino, formerly a member of Penn’s Class of 2013, first transferred from Wharton to the College, then out of Penn entirely. Vivino is not alone — about one in three college students will transfer universities throughout the course of their education. Interactive: Transfers at Penn
10/04/11 3:26am

VIPER program looks to recruit inaugural class

The program — a joint venture between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science — will admit around 25 students interested in alternative energy research.
09/27/11 3:22am

SAT remains for Penn applicants despite potential unfairness

Although College Board announced earlier this month that the SAT score gap between the average low income and wealthy applicants has continued to widen, Penn will continue to look to the test as a factor for admissions.
09/26/11 3:51am

Financial aid calculator to come to Penn

In line with a U.S. Department of Education requirement, Student Financial Services is set to unveil its version of a net-price financial aid calculator by the federal deadline, Oct. 29.
09/20/11 2:02am

Penn to track applications from charter schools

Because Penn is witnessing a surge of applicants from charter schools, admissions officers will add a code to track charter schools for the first time.
09/13/11 3:27am

MBA admissions to pilot discussion-based supplement

For Wharton School MBA hopefuls, a written application may no longer be enough.
09/07/11 3:22am

Penn aims to include LGBT question in app

This fall, Elmhurst College applicants will have the option to answer a question about their sexual orientation. Since Penn has been recognized as a leader among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly colleges, students and administrators wonder whether the University will follow suit.