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(The 2015 online application will be available on January 14, 2015. Please return at that time.)

Application Process Overview:

Before beginning the application below, please review the SAAST Application Checklist in order to gather all of the necessary materials for both the online and mail-in portions of the application. Complete the online application below and then submit the additional materials by US Mail (instructions for this portion are provided once the application form is submitted). Your application will be reviewed only after all materials have been received. If you are applying for financial aid, click <here> to download the forms.  Be sure to mail the financial aid forms when you submit your application but to expedite the process, you can scan and email the forms to saast@seas.upenn.edu or FAX to 215-573-5577.

Required Forms:
Signature Form
Recommendations Form

Deadlines: The priority deadline to submit your application is March 16, 2015. If space remains available, applications received after the submission deadline will be reviewed on an ongoing (rolling) basis. Final deadline for all applications is May 18, 2015. For applications received after the March priority deadline, please allow 3 weeks processing time from the Application Complete date. An email confirmation will be sent when all application materials are received.

Admission Decisions: Admission is selective, and based on our assessment of your academic interests, abilities, past achievements, your potential to actively contribute to your peers in the program, and your potential to gain a substantial learning experience through the program. You will be informed of the admission decision by April 4, 2015 if you submit by the priority deadline date, or three weeks after your application is complete if your application is submitted between March 16 and May 18, 2015.