Penn GSE offers a free application from September 1, 2020, through March 1, 2021. Beginning March 2, 2021, through August 31, 2021, there is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Applicants affiliated with the organizations listed below are exempt from the non-refundable application fee year-round. If applying after March 1, please email to obtain a fee waiver code before paying the $75 application fee.

  • City Year
  • Fulbright
  • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • McNair Scholars
  • Submatriculation programs*
  • Teach for America (TFA)
  • University of Pennsylvania employees*

If the non-refundable application fee poses a financial hardship, please email with “Waiver” in the subject line to request an application fee waiver before submitting your application. Penn GSE is unable to refund any fees paid.

*No waiver code required