Penn GSE offers a free application from September 1 through March 1 of each year.  After March 1st,  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
  • Accelerated Bachelor to Master’s Degree Programs*
  • Teach for America (TFA)
  • University of Pennsylvania employees*

*No waiver code required.