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      On Friday, December 9 at 3pm EST, we will release decisions for early applications to Penn. So many stories of life-changing “a-ha moments,” inspiring mentors, and bucket-list goals emerged from the applications of our ED candidates. My team and I feel honored to represent these many, unique voices in our

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      Walking down Locust Walk and observing the multitude of identities, interests, beliefs, points of view, and experiences represented on our campus is one of the greatest gifts of my career as an admissions professional and an educator. So during this time, when strong feelings are reverberating across our country on


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    refers to the always legendary and occasionally dreaded essay which was once a mainstay of the University of Pennsylvania application. The question read as follows: “You have just finished your three hundred page autobiography. Please submit page 217.”

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