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Eric J. Furda
Eric J. Furda, a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has served as Penn's Dean of Admissions since 2008. He also earned a Master's degree from Teachers College Columbia University. He was the Executive
Director of Admissions at Columbia University from 1995 until 2004.

Entries by Eric J. Furda

Aligning Your Interests With Your College List

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:11 PM

As a dean of admissions for a selective Ivy League university, every December I give the same advice to high school seniors approaching deadlines and receiving Early Application results: Now is the time to revisit and remind yourself why a college is on your list and why it has and...

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All I Really Need to Know About Admissions -- I Learned in Kindergarten

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 4:23 PM

  • Public, Private, Charter
  • Visit School Websites
  • Open House Dates
  • Start Online Application
  • Recommendations -- dropped off
  • Testing results received
  • Financial Aid Deadlines
  • Play Date -- what play date???

My son, wife and I recently navigated the kindergarten admissions process in Philadelphia. I quickly realized that Robert Fulghum, author...

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