UPenn Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

What section are you in?

1A
3
19%
1B
3
19%
2A
4
25%
2B
3
19%
3A
2
13%
3B
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

User avatar
paglababa
Posts: 888
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:44 pm

People with Levys could you PM me your stats if you don't mind? I'm gauging if Penn is going to be out for me. Also, what is Toll?

User avatar
leezabee
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:06 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby leezabee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:51 pm

paglababa wrote:People with Levys could you PM me your stats if you don't mind? I'm gauging if Penn is going to be out for me. Also, what is Toll?


Toll is Penn's public interest scholarship/program.

User avatar
flippacious
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri May 11, 2012 3:54 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:
flippacious wrote:Got an email about the Toll application process. Anyone know if they select certain people to email, or is this something everyone got?


Just certain people.

Interesting. I was curious because my resume doesn't really scream PI.

User avatar
yomisterd
Posts: 1556
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:09 pm

flippacious wrote:Got an email about the Toll application process. Anyone know if they select certain people to email, or is this something everyone got?


I got this email as well. How does this compare to, say, the RTK at NYU?

User avatar
dubster101
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:43 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:38 pm

Does anyone know what happens if you are awarded a merit scholarship (James Wilson, Levy, etc.) and then decide to defer enrollment for a year or two? Do you keep the scholarship, or is it forfeited and you have to be reconsidered during your year of enrollment? Tried calling the admissions office to ask but turns out they closed five minutes ago...

User avatar
Optimist Prime
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:39 pm

yomisterd wrote:
flippacious wrote:Got an email about the Toll application process. Anyone know if they select certain people to email, or is this something everyone got?


I got this email as well. How does this compare to, say, the RTK at NYU?


RTK has more prestige, a better network, and covers full tuition, whereas Toll covers like 77% of tuition. Still, Toll is an incredible option, just not one that would be considered by anyone who had a RTK.

User avatar
Optimist Prime
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:43 pm

dubster101 wrote:Does anyone know what happens if you are awarded a merit scholarship (James Wilson, Levy, etc.) and then decide to defer enrollment for a year or two? Do you keep the scholarship, or is it forfeited and you have to be reconsidered during your year of enrollment? Tried calling the admissions office to ask but turns out they closed five minutes ago...


If your deferment is for a good reason (e.g. not just taking a gahp yah) they will likely hold it for you, especially given the current law school application climate.

90% certainty on this, but of course non of us can speak for Penn Law Admissions and it is probably decided on a case by case basis.

doing_it_in_a_car
Posts: 147
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:43 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:56 pm

.
Last edited by doing_it_in_a_car on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
dubster101
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:43 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:48 pm

For those of you writing the scholarship essay, what length are you aiming for? I wrote a rough draft and it's just under 1.5 double-spaced pages. Anyone have any idea on what the conventional wisdom is regarding length?

User avatar
goldenboy514
Posts: 651
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:38 am

Are any ED applicants going to attempt to make a play at some merit aid? Can't hurt I figure. If so, what angle?

User avatar
gingerspice
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:42 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby gingerspice » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:18 pm

dubster101 wrote:For those of you writing the scholarship essay, what length are you aiming for? I wrote a rough draft and it's just under 1.5 double-spaced pages. Anyone have any idea on what the conventional wisdom is regarding length?


I haven't started mine yet (oops...), but I'm thinking 1-1.5 pages double-spaced. Basing this on the fact that they wanted 1 page for the optional application essays, and said to "keep it brief."

User avatar
Optimist Prime
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:32 am

gingerspice wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you writing the scholarship essay, what length are you aiming for? I wrote a rough draft and it's just under 1.5 double-spaced pages. Anyone have any idea on what the conventional wisdom is regarding length?


I haven't started mine yet (oops...), but I'm thinking 1-1.5 pages double-spaced. Basing this on the fact that they wanted 1 page for the optional application essays, and said to "keep it brief."


1 page double spaced here.

Frozen98
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:12 pm

...
Last edited by Frozen98 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
yomisterd
Posts: 1556
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:14 pm

Anybody get the email for the March 6 NYC reception? I am definitely planning on going.

Frozen98
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:18 pm

...
Last edited by Frozen98 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
yomisterd
Posts: 1556
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:19 pm

Frozen98 wrote:
yomisterd wrote:Anybody get the email for the March 6 NYC reception? I am definitely planning on going.


isn't March 6 hls's ASW weekend?


I probably won't find out from HLS by then... but you may be right.

Frozen98
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:23 pm

...
Last edited by Frozen98 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
lastsamurai
Posts: 978
Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:17 am

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:58 pm

yomisterd wrote:Anybody get the email for the March 6 NYC reception? I am definitely planning on going.


I'll be there yomisterd...seems like a really cool event!

Frozen, I'd bet you could email them and just say "I heard through a friend that there is an event in NYC on March 6. I'll be in the city that week and would love to join if the invitation is open."

Also...no clue why schools would have AS"W" during the week...do they want working people to be able to come? I probably won't be able to get to NYU, which is pretty frustrating and kind of automatically puts them at a disadvantage to the schools on my list that I will be able to visit.

User avatar
Ren
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:42 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:20 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
yomisterd wrote:Anybody get the email for the March 6 NYC reception? I am definitely planning on going.


I'll be there yomisterd...seems like a really cool event!

Frozen, I'd bet you could email them and just say "I heard through a friend that there is an event in NYC on March 6. I'll be in the city that week and would love to join if the invitation is open."

Also...no clue why schools would have AS"W" during the week...do they want working people to be able to come? I probably won't be able to get to NYU, which is pretty frustrating and kind of automatically puts them at a disadvantage to the schools on my list that I will be able to visit.


I will be there too! Can't wait to meet you guys (and gals).
And yeah, I don't get why both NYU and CLS only have ASWs during the week. I definitely won't be able to take 4 days off from work, which kind of really sucks in terms of making my decision.

User avatar
paglababa
Posts: 888
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Think I'll have to miss NYUs ASW due to work. Sucks :(
Will probably make it for the Penn reception at night. It's business casual right? Wonder how I can pull off not wearing jeans to work and not have everyone question what I'm up to.

User avatar
lawyerchick
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:09 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lawyerchick » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:42 pm

Frozen98 wrote:I jsut checked and March 6th is a Thurs so it's nyu's ASW (not really a "W"). hls is during the actual weekend. lol that'd be interesting to see which one people go to between the Penn reception and the NYU thing. Or if they don't overlap in time, how much overlap there will be in attendees.

I also checked my email and saw that I didn't get the NYC reception email. I'll probably go anyway if I decide to attend NYU's ASW. can you PM the deetz or is it a RSVP kinda thing?

yomisterd wrote:
Frozen98 wrote:
yomisterd wrote:Anybody get the email for the March 6 NYC reception? I am definitely planning on going.


isn't March 6 hls's ASW weekend?


I probably won't find out from HLS by then... but you may be right.


Frozen- if you log into the penn law admitted students site with the info they provided and go to "regional receptions" (middle photo link at the bottom of the welcome page) the info will be there.

gatorgal
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:04 am

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby gatorgal » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:45 am

Does anyone know the general schedule for ASW? I tried to look up a schedule of events for last year's, but no cigar.

User avatar
chicky
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:14 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:10 am

For folks applying to Toll, how long are your answers to each question?


(Obviously I am asking for a friend; I would never leave something like this to the last minute. Never... *shifty eyes*)

User avatar
Robbin Blue
Posts: 647
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 12:13 am

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:29 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:
gingerspice wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you writing the scholarship essay, what length are you aiming for? I wrote a rough draft and it's just under 1.5 double-spaced pages. Anyone have any idea on what the conventional wisdom is regarding length?


I haven't started mine yet (oops...), but I'm thinking 1-1.5 pages double-spaced. Basing this on the fact that they wanted 1 page for the optional application essays, and said to "keep it brief."


1 page double spaced here.


About 4 here. :oops: I answered every question fully... Probably too fully. Hahaha

User avatar
chicky
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:14 pm

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:26 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:
gingerspice wrote:
dubster101 wrote:For those of you writing the scholarship essay, what length are you aiming for? I wrote a rough draft and it's just under 1.5 double-spaced pages. Anyone have any idea on what the conventional wisdom is regarding length?


I haven't started mine yet (oops...), but I'm thinking 1-1.5 pages double-spaced. Basing this on the fact that they wanted 1 page for the optional application essays, and said to "keep it brief."


1 page double spaced here.


About 4 here. :oops: I answered every question fully... Probably too fully. Hahaha


I figured the above posts were about Levy/Wilson and in response to one essay prompt instead of a series of questions, but I probably just missed something in the discussion thread -thanks for bumping it.

I'm sure your answers are great! I wish I had fleshed things out a little bit more, but mostly I'm just glad it's submitted and done with.




Return to “TLS Class of 2017 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests