Apply to PAFA
Select your preferred application:
¹ Penn portion of the application. See below for additional application information.
² For the Studio and Fine Art Foundations Certificate Programs.
There is an application fee of $60 which is paid online when submitting your application. PAFA does accept fee waivers from the CollegeBoard, NACAC, and School Lunch Program. Students experiencing financial hardship can also request a fee waiver by contacting the Admissions Office.
Undergraduate Application Deadlines
|Regular Decision (Spring/ Transfer Admission)||December 1 (Closed)||Spring Semester|
|Early Action||December 1 (Closed)||Fall Semester|
Regular Decision (Scholarship Priority)
|February 1 (Closed)||Fall Semester|
|Regular Decision (Rolling Admission)||August 1 (Open)||Fall Semester|
Using the Admissions Portal
During the admissions process, applicants may check the status of their application through PAFA's Admissions Portal. To track your progress in completing all the application requirements, use the Applications Summary option.
- If you applied using PAFA's Application, you can sign in with the same application login.
- Common Application users will need to create an Admissions Portal account to check the status of their application. Use the same email entered on your Common Application.
Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed for admission. Applicants with missing requirements will be notified and should refer to the Application Summary page to see what materials are incomplete.
Picture Yourself at PAFA
The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA help you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.
Telephone: (215) 972-7625
Fax: (215) 569-0153
Financial Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org