Penn Admissions Gap Year Policies

Gap Year Request

If you are an admitted student interested in applying to take a gap year, you must first reply “Yes” to Penn's offer of admission. Once you have completed this step, a Gap Year Request form will appear on your Penn Applicant Portal. This form should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than June 5, 2019.  All requests for taking a gap year are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Admissions. 

If you have questions about this process or about criteria for review, please contact  

Please note: Admissions can only process gap year requests that come through the required form in the Penn Applicant Portal; please do not make gap year requests via email.

Visit the Penn Applicant Portal