Penn Class of 2016

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)
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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:59 pm

risa wrote:
PennBull wrote:
risa wrote:Taking the train in from NYC so will not have a car. Google maps says from that Crowne Plaza you can take the 30 bus to UPenn (~30 min) or the 52 bus to light rail (~44 minutes).

I hate Philadelphia already. :cry:

I just keep checking back with the decently-priced hotels on the UPenn list and hoping someone will cancel.


You're coming for Preview Day, right? Why not just come early Monday morning?

I don't have anywhere to stay in NYC that night (I don't live there, just visiting NYU before I head down to Philly). I need to stay in Philly Monday night too b/c I have an interview Tuesday.

Would you take the Crowne Plaza in the "boonies" ($119+ tax per night) or out by the airport ($162+ tax/night)?

Thanks for all your help.

Definitely not the airport option.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:03 pm

shntn wrote:Definitely not the airport option.


Yeah, sorry about your time crunch, but the bus should be fine from the non-airport option. Just plan a lot of extra time, I don't know how accurate the buses are out there. They should be fine.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby one_by_one » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:27 pm

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:29 pm

one_by_one wrote:Have any more merit offers gone out recently? Trying to figure out whether I should keep waiting, or withdraw if I'm actually getting $0 ...

Keep waiting. The scholarship committee said it's on a rolling basis up to the deposit deadline, and as people withdraw for HYSCCN, I expect more money will open up.

That's what I tell myself, anyway.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby risa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm

For those following my hotel saga, there was a cancellation at the hotel I originally wanted (one of the more affordable ones on Penn's list, in Center City) so I snatched that up. Hurrah!

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 pm

risa wrote:For those following my hotel saga, there was a cancellation at the hotel I originally wanted (one of the more affordable ones on Penn's list, in Center City) so I snatched that up. Hurrah!


Nice! Which one?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:22 pm

Pretty building. Never been inside before.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Chaucer1343 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:23 am

Hey guys, I'm on the Penn waitlist and I'm polishing my LOCI. Would anyone be able to give it a glance over?

One or two-sentence critiques would be more than sufficient. :D

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Jpreece59 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:27 pm

Jpreece59 wrote:Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?


e-mail scholarships@law.upenn.edu. They'll sort it out for you. Hopefully the e-mail was accurate!

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby cgw » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:53 pm

Jpreece59 wrote:Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?


I just checked mine and it has disappeared as well. I think they're probably updating something. Maybe verifying our tax returns?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:33 pm

cgw wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?


I just checked mine and it has disappeared as well. I think they're probably updating something. Maybe verifying our tax returns?

Those are due by the 15th, but I think the more likely explanation is that awards are being adjusted. Mine is gone, too, and it was definitely there at COB today because I've been incessantly checking for the past few days. (The grant still shows on the worksheet tab, though.)

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby cgw » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:46 pm

shntn wrote:
cgw wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?


I just checked mine and it has disappeared as well. I think they're probably updating something. Maybe verifying our tax returns?

Those are due by the 15th, but I think the more likely explanation is that awards are being adjusted. Mine is gone, too, and it was definitely there at COB today because I've been incessantly checking for the past few days.


Mine was adjusted recently, so in my case, I doubt it. I'd take it though.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Hopefullyfuturelaw » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:59 pm

cgw wrote:
shntn wrote:
cgw wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Okay less than a month ago I received an email saying that I received aid from Penn (around 40-50k). Now, when I checked their financial aid website I see no record of this award.

Should I be freaking out?


I just checked mine and it has disappeared as well. I think they're probably updating something. Maybe verifying our tax returns?

Those are due by the 15th, but I think the more likely explanation is that awards are being adjusted. Mine is gone, too, and it was definitely there at COB today because I've been incessantly checking for the past few days.


Mine was adjusted recently, so in my case, I doubt it. I'd take it though.



Are all of you talking about non-named scholarships or merit aid? I am getting worried that I might not be getting any help from Penn. Do they usually send within a certain time period after acceptance?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Nickg415 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:22 am

Same problem with my aid. When Iog into the financial aid website they sent and click on the 'decision letter' it is not a rejection letter. However, when I click on the 'financial aid worksheet complete' tab and look at the need based grant section under financial aid, it shows the amount I was originally awarded for my first year. I am pretty sure this means that we are still offered the need-based grant but it would definitely calm the nerves if they would give me back the offer letter.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:33 am

Nickg415 wrote:Same problem with my aid. When Iog into the financial aid website they sent and click on the 'decision letter' it is not a rejection letter. However, when I click on the 'financial aid worksheet complete' tab and look at the need based grant section under financial aid, it shows the amount I was originally awarded for my first year. I am pretty sure this means that we are still offered the need-based grant but it would definitely calm the nerves if they would give me back the offer letter.

Well now the site just won't let me in at all. It says my account is inactive.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby cgw » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:39 am

Hopefullyfuturelaw wrote:
Are all of you talking about non-named scholarships or merit aid? I am getting worried that I might not be getting any help from Penn. Do they usually send within a certain time period after acceptance?


I believe we are all referring to financial need grants. My merit aid still shows up.

No, they usually send out initial offers between the end of March and early April (regardless of when you were admitted), but aid offers can be given/adjusted up to the May 1st Deposit deadline. If you don't hear within a week or two, you might try speaking with financial aid. I have no idea what the process is for named scholarships though.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:12 pm

Who has had luck negotiating with Penn for aid so far? What other offers at what schools did you use?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby mh013 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Hey guys,
I got accepted back in Feb but still no word on scholarship.
Anyone else still have no idea whether or not they are getting money?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:35 pm

mh013 wrote:Hey guys,
I got accepted back in Feb but still no word on scholarship.
Anyone else still have no idea whether or not they are getting money?


Email financial aid and they will tell you.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby mh013 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:39 pm

Email financial aid and they will tell you.


Yeah I did so yesterday. Hopefully they get back to me soon otherwise I'll probably just call them later this week.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby one_by_one » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:12 am

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby 02889 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:14 am

one_by_one wrote:Lol @ Penn sending me info about merit aid hours after I withdrew

At least now you don't have to be curious about what you would have gotten! A Michigan 2L called me last night to chat about the school, even though I had already withdrawn the day before. Only a little awkward.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:05 pm

one_by_one wrote:Lol @ Penn sending me info about merit aid hours after I withdrew

¿Cuándo?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby one_by_one » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:13 pm

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