Many Penn applicants will be contacted for an alumni conversation at some point during the Admissions cycle (November for Early Decision, December-March for Regular Decision). Unfortunately, our volunteers aren’t currently able to reach every student who applies. There is no action required to be considered for an alumni conversation, and there is no process to “request” one. Alumni conversations are always subject to the availability of alumni volunteers: applicants will never be penalized in Penn’s admissions process if an alumni volunteer is unable to reach them. Penn does not pre-screen applicants for alumni conversations, and while the conversation is not required, we encourage you to accept the opportunity if it is offered.