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

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paglababa
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:43 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:Thanks for the info Nelson, that's very helpful.

Damn shame though, U Penn is the school I'd most like to be at and I'd have gone for sure with $$$.


Agreed. Low COL & $$$ at Penn woulda' been awesome.

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Gary
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:18 pm

Nelson wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Do we know if anyone has successfully negotiated up a named scholarship? E.G. from dean's scholarship to named scholarship, or from a 1/2 named to a Levy?

I've never heard of this happening in the last two cycles before this one. They stick to their system with the application essays.
paglababa wrote:
Nelson wrote:If you're looking to get them to match a big award from Michigan or UVA, it's probably not gonna happen unfortunately.


Do they negotiate to counteroffer awards made by CCN? Or try to buy off HYS?

I've never heard of them going above 20k/yr to beat CCN in any anecdote from the last two cycles (I tried myself). 20k/yr at Penn will leave you with less debt at graduation than a Butler at Columbia because of the lower COL here. That said, if you have the numbers to get more than that at those schools, you should probably have also been competitive for at least a Wilson, if not a Levy, and if you don't get one, enjoy New York/Chicago.


What? The COL difference will come out to more than 30k for Columbia vs Penn??? I'm asking because I have a Butler but really love Penn.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:35 pm

So registration for asw is up. It has an option of brining a significant other, but wasn't really considering this. You all are going stag right?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:59 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:So registration for asw is up. It has an option of brining a significant other, but wasn't really considering this. You all are going stag right?


stag here...i feel like it would be different if my SO was moving with me for school though

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Nelson
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Nelson » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:49 pm

Gary wrote:
Nelson wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Do we know if anyone has successfully negotiated up a named scholarship? E.G. from dean's scholarship to named scholarship, or from a 1/2 named to a Levy?

I've never heard of this happening in the last two cycles before this one. They stick to their system with the application essays.
paglababa wrote:
Nelson wrote:If you're looking to get them to match a big award from Michigan or UVA, it's probably not gonna happen unfortunately.


Do they negotiate to counteroffer awards made by CCN? Or try to buy off HYS?

I've never heard of them going above 20k/yr to beat CCN in any anecdote from the last two cycles (I tried myself). 20k/yr at Penn will leave you with less debt at graduation than a Butler at Columbia because of the lower COL here. That said, if you have the numbers to get more than that at those schools, you should probably have also been competitive for at least a Wilson, if not a Levy, and if you don't get one, enjoy New York/Chicago.


What? The COL difference will come out to more than 30k for Columbia vs Penn??? I'm asking because I have a Butler but really love Penn.

Columbia's tuition is like 5k higher to begin with (last I checked, which admittedly was awhile ago). You can easily save another 5k in cost of living per academic year in Philly IMO and more if you scrimp.

At equal or even slightly higher cost though, Columbia still might be the rational choice depending on your goals. On the other hand, I am spending roughly the same amount I would have paid at CCN to go to Penn, but that's because it made sense for me given my relatively unique situation.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bananagram » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:02 pm

For those going to ASW, are you basically signing up for all events or picking and choosing which ones you want to go to?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:11 pm

bananagram wrote:For those going to ASW, are you basically signing up for all events or picking and choosing which ones you want to go to?


I signed up for everything unless it was an either/or situation.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lawyerchick » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Is anybody here who is going to ASW requesting to stay with a current student?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bananagram » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:14 pm

lawyerchick wrote:Is anybody here who is going to ASW requesting to stay with a current student?


I don't think so, I think I'm either going to stay with a friend or at a Hotel.

Are people getting in Thursday night or Friday morning? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to leave work early on Thursday.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby rutgers17 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:48 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
bananagram wrote:For those going to ASW, are you basically signing up for all events or picking and choosing which ones you want to go to?


I signed up for everything unless it was an either/or situation.


+1

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:59 pm

bananagram wrote:
lawyerchick wrote:Is anybody here who is going to ASW requesting to stay with a current student?


I don't think so, I think I'm either going to stay with a friend or at a Hotel.

Are people getting in Thursday night or Friday morning? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to leave work early on Thursday.


I am arriving Thursday for the optional stuff and staying at a hotel in CC. Can't wait 8)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hahazby » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:25 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
bananagram wrote:
lawyerchick wrote:Is anybody here who is going to ASW requesting to stay with a current student?


I don't think so, I think I'm either going to stay with a friend or at a Hotel.

Are people getting in Thursday night or Friday morning? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to leave work early on Thursday.


I am arriving Thursday for the optional stuff and staying at a hotel in CC. Can't wait 8)



Same here. :D :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:43 pm

hahazby wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
bananagram wrote:
lawyerchick wrote:Is anybody here who is going to ASW requesting to stay with a current student?


I don't think so, I think I'm either going to stay with a friend or at a Hotel.

Are people getting in Thursday night or Friday morning? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to leave work early on Thursday.


I am arriving Thursday for the optional stuff and staying at a hotel in CC. Can't wait 8)



Same here. :D :D


Just signed up. So excited! Anyone know if the reserved hotel rooms in Club Quarters are a good deal? Or are there better/closer/cheaper options to Penn? I'll be staying Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. (I've never been to the city, no idea)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:55 pm

I like, cannot wait for financial aid offers to start going out

:D :D :D :) :) :) :| :| :| :? :? :? :x :x :x :cry: :cry: :cry: :?:

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:13 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I like, cannot wait for financial aid offers to start going out

:D :D :D :) :) :) :| :| :| :? :? :? :x :x :x :cry: :cry: :cry: :?:


Did we have to do anything besides select Penn on the need access form? I didn't send copies of any tax returns or anything....

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:19 pm

paglababa wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:I like, cannot wait for financial aid offers to start going out

:D :D :D :) :) :) :| :| :| :? :? :? :x :x :x :cry: :cry: :cry: :?:


Did we have to do anything besides select Penn on the need access form? I didn't send copies of any tax returns or anything....


They asked me to send them, but I had been in touch with someone in the FA Office with a question. I think typically they will consider you for an award with FAFSA/Need Access, but offers aren't official until you submit tax records.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:39 pm

So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:42 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.



I'm gonna commute! I live like 20 minutes away though so it's not gonna be too bad.

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samoby
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:38 pm

Checking in!

doing_it_in_a_car
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:45 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.


uhh what kind of festivities exactly did you have in mind?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby tpfennin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:04 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.


Plan on commuting... about 30 min drive. OR hopefully convincing my friend to let me stay on his couch haha.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:16 pm

doing_it_in_a_car wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.


uhh what kind of festivities exactly did you have in mind?


copious amounts of alcohol preferably. Guessing that's all that Thurs night entails

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:20 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:
doing_it_in_a_car wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:So pumped for ASW
Are any local people going to be making the commute each night or are you gonna get a room so you can fully enjoy the festives.


uhh what kind of festivities exactly did you have in mind?


copious amounts of alcohol preferably. Guessing that's all that Thurs night entails


:D

I hope so.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:55 pm

Sorry if this has already been answered, but does anyone know if arriving on Friday night to ASW would be okay? I don't think I can take off work unfortunately. I know I'd miss a lot but I still think Saturday would be valuable.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:02 pm

Totally fine. You're admitted, now they have to convince you to attend. Enjoy it!

Also, it might be worth emailing them to see if they could set up a meeting with a prof for you or something if there is a particular thing that you are missing on Friday that is very important to your decision making process.




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