Accepted Students: Why Pick Penn GSE?
Congratulations on your acceptance to Penn GSE!
Here's what you'll need for a successful start to your studies. Some of these steps vary by program, so be on the lookout for additional information from your program. You can also download a visual checklist here!
Students in Penn GSE's Teacher Ed program should follow the steps below ... and click here for more!
- Participate in a Penn GSE preview event.
- Join the GSE community by accepting your offer of admission. To access the online enrollment form and submit your deposit, log in to your Apply Yourself account and click the link labeled “Click here to enroll”.If you were awarded a scholarship or graduate assistantship, be sure to print, sign, and return the offer letter.
- For a pdf on how to accept your offer of admission, please click here.
- Connect with other new students. Join the Penn GSE Accepted Students 2013-2014 Facebook Group
- Create your Penn username (called a PennKey) as soon as you receive the set-up code via email from Penn's Office of Information Systems & Computing (ISC). (FYI: The email from ISC will be sent within one week of the enrollment form and deposit submission date. The code expires after 30 days and after that time you will have to ask for a new one, so be sure to check your inbox and spam folders to make sure you don't miss it!) For help, click here.
- Create a Penn GSE e-mail account (but you'll need a PennKey to do this, so go back to Step 4 if you don't have your PennKey yet).
- Apply for financial aid! If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, visit www.sfs.upenn.edu for financial aid information. Next, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, preferably by April 15.
- Read the financial aid FAQs for accepted students.
- To view the cost-of-living estimate, click here.
- If you are a master's student, please review important information regarding tuition fees, student budget, and valuable loan information by clicking on the appropriate program link below:
- Sign up for Direct Deposit. Direct deposit is the quickest and easiest way to have any student account refunds, wages, or other university reimbursements automatically deposited into your personal U.S. bank account. Go to Penn InTouch, select "Student Billing," and then "Enroll in Direct Deposit."
- Find a place to live. Applications for On-Campus Housing Resources are available after April 1. If you're interested in Off-Campus Housing, begin searching after March 1. Applications for Graduate Associate Positions are available after December 1. For general information about moving to Philadelphia, click here.
- Update your personal information. Update your address information, emergency contacts, and profile on Penn InTouch. Carefully review your billing, local, and permanent addresses so that communications from Penn and GSE will be sent to the correct address. To update your email address, go to the Penn Directories and click "Update directory listings."
- Go to the Student Health Services website for information on required health insurance and immunizations.
- Register for new student orientation!
- Register for classes! Again, you'll need a PennKey (Step 4). Once you've registered, be sure to check for course info, syllabi, and readings on Canvas.
- Explore support services at Penn, such as Counseling and Psychological Services and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center. Students with a disability who wish to self-identify with Student Disabilities Services should click here for more information and to receive accommodations.
- Learn about other campus resources like the Graduate Student Center (Penn's home base for graduate and professional students) and the Family Resource Center (a hub for resources and activities for students with children).
- Show off your school spirit! Order GSE clothing and collectibles from the Penn GSE store. Accepted students can use the promo code "penngse" to get 20% off!
Check out the academic calendar here.
Find information about visas and immigration, pre-arrival steps, and international student orientation here.