Effective March 16th until further notice, the ELP staff will be working remotely to comply with University protocols regarding COVID-19. Please expect delays in our office being able to receive mail, process checks, and process I-20s in a timely manner. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

What's Next?

After we receive your materials, the ELP will send you an Acceptance Packet via courier service. Your packet will contain:

  • An admission letter with instructions on how to get to the University and when and where you should report for the start of your program.
  • Form I-20 (if you have requested an F-1 visa).
  • Instructions on how to apply for your F-1 student visa. Reminder - All students must pay their SEVIS fee prior to their visa appointment.

Once you have completed your enrollment, you should apply for housing. Click here for housing options. Applications for housing are sent directly to housing providers.