Submitting Your Application

What should I do if my recommender is not able to submit their letter through the online application portal?

Ideally, recommendations should be submitted through the application system, but recommenders who can’t use the online system may submit a letter of recommendation via email instead. To get the offline recommendation form, reach out to your Admissions Contact. Please note that recommendations sent outside of the application system will take longer to process. 

What do I need to send to the admissions office?

When you apply, you don’t need to mail anything – all documentation is submitted online through the application. If you receive and accept an offer of admission, you’ll receive further instructions on how to send the required official, final transcripts and certificates of graduation from your university or college. The mailing address for our office is:

University of Pennsylvania
SEAS Graduate Admissions
(Enrollment Specialist Contact Name)
Levine North Building (GRW) Room 166B
3330 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

How long does it take for the online system to show that my documents have been received?

Due to the volume of applications we receive, please allow up to two weeks after submission for your application status to be updated to “Ready for Review.” You can monitor the status of your application and materials in the online Application Portal