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Admissions

03/18/19 8:19pm
Bank records were analyzed by the witness to show the money trail from Esformes' account to the Key WorldWide Foundation, which prosecutors allege was fraudulent and used to launder bribes from parents trying to gain college admission for their children, Law360 reported.
03/18/19 6:00pm
Legend, who studied English while at Penn, mentioned that he went to a "good school" and added that others are viewing the scandal "rightly as fraudulent and dishonest." He and his wife, Christine Teigen, also posted a photo on Twitter with their heads photoshopped onto professional soccer players’ bodies.
03/16/19 11:28pm
The new ties between Philip Esformes and William Singer were introduced in Miami federal court a few days after more than 50 individuals were indicted in the national admissions scandal.
03/14/19 12:12am
Penn hired an outside consultant to review procedures after former men's basketball coach Jerome Allen pleaded guilty in October 2018 to accepting bribes to help a current Penn senior gain admission.
03/12/19 5:20pm
Among the 50 individuals charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and fraud are famous actors, college coaches, and university administrators. 
03/11/19 11:46pm
Penn Admissions revamped their information sessions and admissions tours, run by Kite and Key Society, to be less focused on "facts and figures" and more on personal anecdotes of Penn.
02/15/19 1:13am
The number of applications Penn received is about a one percent increase from last year's numbers. By comparison, the Class of 2022 saw above a 10 percent increase in applications. 
01/30/19 11:43pm
Admissions officers say there is no formal fact checking process in place and they do not intend to implement one.
01/22/19 9:52pm
Across the Ivy League, early admission rates dropped this year for the Class of 2023.
12/13/18 5:37pm
International students were admitted from 48 different countries, a drop from last year's 54 countries. The number of states with admitted students dropped from 45 last year to 42 this year. 
12/09/18 10:18pm
Across the Ivy League, schools have recently experienced a plateau in terms of Early Decision applicant numbers.
11/30/18 10:26pm
Penn's early decision applicant pool has been steadily growing every year since 2011. 
11/18/18 10:31pm
Of the current first-year students at Penn Law, 75 percent have spent one or more years out of college before enrolling in law school. 
11/07/18 10:22pm
There are approximately 150 guides currently in the Kite and Key Society, each of whom are expected to lead one campus tour a week. 
11/01/18 9:59pm
Penn announced it would give students living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle an extension until Nov. 12 to send in their ED applications, as well as waive the $75 application fee.
10/23/18 8:32pm
Penn Athletics is currently in the "final stages" of an internal investigation conducted by a hired outside legal counsel. 
10/17/18 12:23am
The LSAT transition to digital testing will begin in July 2019. The only change is that students will now be using a Samsung tablet and stylus, rather than traditional pen and paper, to take the exam. 
10/10/18 9:31pm
Now in its fifth year, PEEP welcomed 113 high school seniors from 32 states to campus for three days. 
09/23/18 1:01pm
The University dropped two ranks from last year, now placing behind Princeton University.
09/20/18 10:10pm
Furda said the lack of available data may add to the stress surrounding the already existing mystique surrounding college admissions.