Graduate Admissions

Decision forms are due one week from tomorrow! Do you have any questions before you make your final decision?

Well, spring has finally sprung here on our campus and it is BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL! We couldn't be more lucky here in the admissions office to have this view from our office window, which is great because we will be spending a bit more time in the office today and tomorrow to host our Web Chats!

Happy Friday everyone! If you are a newly admitted applicant and missed our financial aid webinar this past Wednesday don't fret- we just published the recording to our website and you can view it here.

Photo of the Mantua group from

PennDesign will be volunteering this weekend for Rebuilding Together with rebuilding houses in Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood.

We all had such a wonderful time meeting all of our prospective students yesterday! Here is a photo from our lunch at the Penn Museum. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did! 

We are so excited to meet all of our newly admitted students this Monday, March 27th at Open House! We have wonderful panels and events planned for the day and of course will be here to answer questions and show you around campus. We also can't wait to end the day with our famous happy hour!

Are you a newly admitted student who has questions about financial aid or general questions about your department of interest? Well then, you are in luck! We have a couple dates that you should make note of:

The Provost Office has just announced that our Master of Architecture, the Master of Environmental Design and the Master of Science in design are now S.T.E.M. designated programs! What great news!

Well, believe it or not it is the first day of spring- happy spring! The snowmen around campus are starting to melt and tree buds are beginning to bloom.

Our students aren't always living in studios, classrooms, and the library, they have a life outside of school! Each spring they hold the annual PennDesign Beaux Arts Ball. This Saturday, they will be partying at the Icebox at Crane Arts Center. Formalwear optional. Woo- we can't wait!

Congratulations to all of our admitted students! We are so excited and hope that you will be joining us this fall! We are all back in the office after yesterday's snow storm and are here to answer any questions that you may have.

As many of you know, tomorrow at 12 noon EDT all official admissions decisions will go live- Yay! We hope you jump for joy!