Please note that the only internal source of financial aid for first-year students is in the form of fellowships. No first-year student may be a TA or an RA. No additional financial aid form is necessary to be considered for these fellowships.
For all applicants who wish to be considered for a fellowship, you must submit your application by December 15, 2016.
The University requires applicants utilize CollegeNet, a Web-based Electronic Application. This application is being accepted by many of Penn's Graduate Schools and has replaced the paper version. The advantages to using the on-line application are numerous. You may access your application any number of times until you submit the application to us, and once your application has been submitted, you yourself will be able to check its status and note the receipt of supporting documentation. Applicants can avoid costly long-distance calls. In CollegeNet an applicant can down load all the required documents onto the system. Recommenders can download their recommendation letters themselves if you check off "on-line". Applicants may also download their personal statement. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has revised the application requirement beginning fall 2009. They will now accept an uploaded copy of your transcript(s) to your on-line application (offial or unofficial) for review purposes. You will only need to mail an official copy directly from your institute if you become accepted to our program. Upon acceptance into our program you must make arrangements to mail the transcripts directly to the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Division, School of Arts and Sciences, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228. Finally, a writing sample is not required, however there is now room for applicants to upload a copy of their writing sample. If you find there isn't enough room to upload the writing sample, then you will have to mail it separately to Kelly Quinn, Department of Economics, 3718 Locust Walk, 160 McNeil Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297.
For applications fees please check the last information here
If you are not a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident, certain special instructions apply to you.
PLEASE NOTE: International students are NOT required to mail official copies for evaluation purposes. This should only be done in the event that you are accepted and accept our offer of admission. We accept unofficial copies uploaded to your application. We are aware that the application indicates official copies are required. Please ignore!
These scores are now received electronically from the testing services. Please use the following codes to identify you as a Penn applicant.