Frequently Asked Questions


Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

The University just launched a new application system. Among the many features, you will have the ability to access your application anytime up until the time you submit it.  Also, you will be able to monitor the receipt of documentation over the web. To submit your application and supporting documents beginning October 1, 2019, go to

Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019 for full consideration by the admissions committee. Applications submitted after this deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and qualified applicants will be offered admission to the program as space permits.

The Application fee is $90.00. The entire application and supporting documents should all be done online. Do not send paper copies by mail.

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