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How should I approach the Penn supplemental essay?

Hi all! I'm starting to work on my Penn supplemental essay and I'm not sure what angle to take. What are some things that make a successful Penn supplement? Any tips from someone who got in would be amazing! Please help a stressed junior here 🙏

7 months ago

Hello! Tackling the Penn supplement can be both exciting and daunting, but just take a deep breath and remember it's your chance to showcase your genuine interest in the university. First and foremost, be specific when writing about what attracts you to Penn. Demonstrating knowledge of Penn's resources, culture, and programs will show the admissions officers that you've done your research and that you're sincerely interested in attending.

Consider your intended major or academic interests and how Penn's curriculum, faculty, research opportunities, or other academic offerings align with your goals. If you have a potential career path in mind, you can also mention how Penn's resources would help you reach that goal. Additionally, reflecting on your values and explaining how Penn's ethos resonates with you can strengthen your essay.

Lastly, it's essential to connect your personal experiences, passion, or growth to the Penn community. Show how your background, skillset, or achievements will contribute to the campus environment or allow you to engage with other students in a meaningful way. Ultimately, a successful Penn supplement is one that captures your enthusiasm for the school and demonstrates that you'd be a great fit. Good luck!

7 months ago

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