General Information

The University requires various kinds of student biographic/demographic data to fulfill many of its functions, such as course registration and grading, issuing transcripts, communicating with students, and reporting facts about the student body at Penn, both internally and externally.

To initiate new student biographic-demographic information into SRS:


The New Student Data Form (for divisions that admit their own students who do not have an electronic interface).


Electronic interfaces with admissions office (for all other divisions).

NOTE: No other functions in SRS can be performed for students until their bio-demo data has been entered. A student's

name, identification number, permanent address, birthdate and sex are absolutely required to create an entry in SRS.

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