Information for Admission Offices

COVID-19 Related FAQs for Admissions Representatives

We have prepared a list of admissions-specific FAQs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please find them here. This page will be updated as we receive new information and guidance.  

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Penn Admission Office Responsibilities

Financial Tuition and Fee Information

  • Annually provide ISSS with estimated financial tuition and fee figures.

  • ISSS will begin to collect new estimated financial figures in December (for one academic year or for the period of study if less than a year) .

  • Updated information must be entered in iPenn before the new admission season.  If not, new students cannot complete the financial certification section of the I-20/DS-2019 application.

  • Please see the listing of estimated funding requirement.

    • Please note: Estimated expenses are provided to ISSS before the Trustees of the University confirm the actual figures around late March or early April. The student’s I-20/DS-2019 includes the estimated financial figures. Any possible discrepancies will not affect the student’s visa application.

Steps to provide students access to I-20/DS-2019 application

  • Send admission letter to the student.

  • Assign 9-digit Admission ID (if the student does not have a Social Security Number).

    • The admission ID should match the SRS record ID. 

    • Provide the new student with the 9-digit admission ID.  

  • Upload admission list through iPenn. For students new to Penn, iPenn will automatically send an email with login instructions. For returning or continuing students, please be sure to notify the student to log into iPenn to apply for a new I-20/DS-2019. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)