Students applying to Penn's M&T Program have the option to apply through the binding early decision process. Students who rank the M&T Program as their number one choice should give careful consideration to this option. Students admitted to the M&T Program through the Early Decision Process are bound to attend the M&T Program. To submit your Early Decision application to the M&T Program, you will be prompted to complete the Early Decision Agreement in Penn’s Member Questions. It is possible to apply to M&T during Early Decision without selecting a single degree choice as a back-up.
To complete an Early Decision application to both the M&T Program and your potential single degree choice, you will be prompted to agree to the Early Decision Agreement twice: once agreeing to attend Penn if admitted to the M&T Program, and once again agreeing to attend Penn for your single degree choice if not admitted to M&T. If you would like your M&T admission to be binding, but would like the single degree admission to be non-binding, there is an option for this as well. By selecting "No" on the Early Decision Agreement for your single degree choice, you are asking Penn Admissions to hold your single degree application until the Regular Decision process begins. If a student is admitted to their single degree choice at that time, the decision is non-binding.