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Information for GA Applicants who may be New Students in 2018-2019

Currently enrolled graduate students

Graduate students who are not currently on staff and plan to be enrolled for the 2018-19 academic year may submit applications starting on January 30, 2018.

Current Graduate Associates requesting to return for another year may submit applications starting on November 28, 2017.

New graduate students

Students who will be enrolling in graduate programs for the 2018-19 academic year are only permitted to apply once they have been accepted into their academic program. The application requires the use of a unique identification number which is called a PennKey; the PennKey is issued by your academic department at Penn after you have been accepted and enrolled. There can be a delay between registering a PennKey and being granted access to the GA application. Submitting an application does not guarantee an interview.

Currently enrolled and new graduate students

Review of applications, interviews and appointment offers may be completed before all recommendations have been received; however, finalization of appointment offers are contingent on enrollment at Penn and the receipt of ALL application materials.