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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tigersaresexy
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby tigersaresexy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:11 pm

Ahh it blows that I won't be able to go to ASW or Penn Preview. I will be going 2 weeks after Penn Preview, that reminds me that I should email them about that.

Also this is kind of an odd question, but I'm flying in from overseas in April mainly to visit Penn and look at some apartments, but since I'm flying half way around the world I'm obviously going to stay for a while and meet some friends nearby. Do you think I could get some compensation on airfare from Penn? I know they offer it (I think up to $200), but I feel odd asking because it's kinda like I'm asking them to contribute to my vacation.

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Optimist Prime
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:18 pm

Also looking at ASW, the travel reimbursement policy states that it is for situations where travel will present an "uncommonly demanding financial burden" Does anyone know what the threshold is for this?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:Also looking at ASW, the travel reimbursement policy states that it is for situations where travel will present an "uncommonly demanding financial burden" Does anyone know what the threshold is for this?


I went for a visit a few weeks ago and received one. They don't ask for any personal information or anything, so I think it's just a way of minimizing potential costs.

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Optimist Prime
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:03 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Also looking at ASW, the travel reimbursement policy states that it is for situations where travel will present an "uncommonly demanding financial burden" Does anyone know what the threshold is for this?


I went for a visit a few weeks ago and received one. They don't ask for any personal information or anything, so I think it's just a way of minimizing potential costs.


Great, thanks! I was concerned that my rational of "I want to spend that money on law school tuition" was not "uncommon".

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby jjking » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:32 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Also looking at ASW, the travel reimbursement policy states that it is for situations where travel will present an "uncommonly demanding financial burden" Does anyone know what the threshold is for this?


I went for a visit a few weeks ago and received one. They don't ask for any personal information or anything, so I think it's just a way of minimizing potential costs.


Great, thanks! I was concerned that my rational of "I want to spend that money on law school tuition" was not "uncommon".




Anyone sign up for the NYC reception at Skadden? Sounds cool, but just chilling and blending in at ASW also seems like it might be a good idea...
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hahazby » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:49 pm

jjking wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Also looking at ASW, the travel reimbursement policy states that it is for situations where travel will present an "uncommonly demanding financial burden" Does anyone know what the threshold is for this?


I went for a visit a few weeks ago and received one. They don't ask for any personal information or anything, so I think it's just a way of minimizing potential costs.


Great, thanks! I was concerned that my rational of "I want to spend that money on law school tuition" was not "uncommon".



ha. yeah. i feel like law school tuition certainly counts as an "uncommonly demanding financial burden."

Anyone sign up for the NYC reception at Skadden? Sounds cool, but just chilling and blending in at ASW also seems like it might be a good idea...


Yep, i'm going :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Anyone hear back about fin aid? How long did it generally take you? Is there a tracker? I never received anything from Penn saying they received my need access or fafsa ect.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:20 pm

paglababa wrote:Anyone hear back about fin aid? How long did it generally take you? Is there a tracker? I never received anything from Penn saying they received my need access or fafsa ect.


Last year the first decisions were released today, so we'll see.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bananagram » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:32 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
paglababa wrote:Anyone hear back about fin aid? How long did it generally take you? Is there a tracker? I never received anything from Penn saying they received my need access or fafsa ect.


Last year the first decisions were released today, so we'll see.


Do you know if they are released via email or snail mail?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:34 pm

bananagram wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
paglababa wrote:Anyone hear back about fin aid? How long did it generally take you? Is there a tracker? I never received anything from Penn saying they received my need access or fafsa ect.


Last year the first decisions were released today, so we'll see.


Do you know if they are released via email or snail mail?


Email, around 3:30-4:00 pm EST on the first day last year.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:35 pm

Financial aid silence.


:x

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:52 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid silence.


:x


patience :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:30 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid silence.


:x


patience :D


8)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:21 pm

Just registered for ASW. Is everyone planning on staying at the recommended hotel (Club Quarters or whatever it's called)?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:15 pm

HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:30 pm

hellomellow wrote:HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!


Welcome! I love your tar :P

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mellow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:15 pm

Checking in! Penn's my first choice out of the schools I've gotten into so far. Just got flight and hotel booked for ASW (+a couple days). :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:08 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
hellomellow wrote:HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!


Welcome! I love your tar :P



thank you! does anyone know if penn provides any money for ASW? It's far away from CA........ :)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mellow » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:26 am

hellomellow wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
hellomellow wrote:HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!

Welcome! I love your tar :P

thank you! does anyone know if penn provides any money for ASW? It's far away from CA........ :)

up to $200 so I assume we'd get all $200 all the way from CA.

(also your username made me do a double take haha)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:38 am

mellow wrote:
hellomellow wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
hellomellow wrote:HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!

Welcome! I love your tar :P

thank you! does anyone know if penn provides any money for ASW? It's far away from CA........ :)

up to $200 so I assume we'd get all $200 all the way from CA.

(also your username made me do a double take haha)


up to $100 if traveling within the Northeast, otherwise up to $200. Only covers transportation, not lodging.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:10 am

mellow wrote:
hellomellow wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
hellomellow wrote:HELLO. I got the call an hour ago!

Welcome! I love your tar :P

thank you! does anyone know if penn provides any money for ASW? It's far away from CA........ :)

up to $200 so I assume we'd get all $200 all the way from CA.

(also your username made me do a double take haha)


Hahaha, I just noticed that! Mellow mellow mellow hehe.

Bleh, 200 would barely cover airfare. -__-

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:25 am

The past two nights I've had dreams about financial aid. :|

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bananagram » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:01 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:The past two nights I've had dreams about financial aid. :|


Their website says they start sending out financial aid awards in march, so it's probably still too early. :|

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:05 pm

bananagram wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:The past two nights I've had dreams about financial aid. :|


Their website says they start sending out financial aid awards in march, so it's probably still too early. :|


I know I know. I had my hopes up for this week because last year the first offers were extended on 2/25. Instead I'm just :x

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bananagram » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:43 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
bananagram wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:The past two nights I've had dreams about financial aid. :|


Their website says they start sending out financial aid awards in march, so it's probably still too early. :|


I know I know. I had my hopes up for this week because last year the first offers were extended on 2/25. Instead I'm just :x


Agreed. Waiting for financial aid certainly beats waiting for the phone call though :)




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