Penn Admission Office Responsibilities
- See the list of estimated funding requirement
Contact ISSS if there is a new or existing program that intends to admit international students.
- View the current ISSS program codes via the iPenn logo below.
- Wait to admit international students until the Student Program Questionnaire form is submitted and additions to Penn's I-17 are approved by Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
- Send an admission letter to the student
- Assign a 9-digit Admission ID if the student does not have a Social Security Number. The admission ID should match SRS record ID. The admission Office also provides the new student with the 9-digit admission ID.
- Upload the admission list through iPenn via the logo below.
- iPenn will automatically send an email with login instructions after the upload is done. See sample login instructions.
Provide ISSS with the estimated financial tuition and fee figures each year before the first I-20/DS-2019 is issued for each new admission season.
- New estimated financial figures (for one academic year or for the period of study if less than a year) are required in order to post in iPenn for the students to prepare for the financial certification documents.
- ISSS will start to collect new financial figures from Penn's admission or financial offices in December.
- The estimated expenses are provided to ISSS before the actual figures are confirmed by the Trustees of the University in late March or early April. The estimated funding requirement will be printed on the student’s I-20/DS-2019. It is possible that the actual figures will be slightly different, but the discrepancies will not affect student’s visa application.
Please also review the Frequently Asked Questions below to cover some questions you may have.
Annual Admission Meeting
ISSS hosts information meetings for Penn's Admission Offices each year. The invitation emails will be sent out at least one month early. The meetings will provide information on the I-20/DS-2019 application process and any immigration regulatory updates that may affect student visa. It also identifies how ISSS and Penn's Admission Offices work together to facilitate the arrival of new international students at Penn. Please if you have any questions.