UPenn Class of 2017

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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 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:29 pm

jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:42 pm

paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


I'm scared to get my offer (or lack of one) after this.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby jaesonko » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:51 pm

paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


Did you recieve a substantial amount of need aid? Come to think of it NYUs offer just said 'dean scholarship' but I dont recall it making a distinction between need/merit.

Anyway, I don't think I'm seriously considering Penn anymore.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:54 pm

paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


:shock:

Maybe I should just check out of this thread now.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:58 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


:shock:

Maybe I should just check out of this thread now.


Well to be fair they gave me 'substantial need based aid' grants.
It could be that other schools simply do not make distinction. In total I got about 70-75k over 3 years merit and need combined.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:59 pm

paglababa wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


:shock:

Maybe I should just check out of this thread now.


Well to be fair they gave me 'substantial need based aid' grants.
It could be that other schools simply do not make distinction. In total I got about 70-75k over 3 years merit and need combined.


Good to know. Thanks for clarifying.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:04 pm

paglababa wrote:Well to be fair they gave me 'substantial need based aid' grants.
It could be that other schools simply do not make distinction. In total I got about 70-75k over 3 years merit and need combined.


Ohh okay. That makes a lot more sense now. I was wondering how you could wind up with only 15k....

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby jaesonko » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:05 pm

paglababa wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
paglababa wrote:
jaesonko wrote:Pretty disappointed with my merit-based offer as well -- Penn is offering less than half of NYU :shock:


Negotiate! They should be trying to beat NYU.
I can't believe I only got 15k merit and above both medians.


:shock:

Maybe I should just check out of this thread now.


Well to be fair they gave me 'substantial need based aid' grants.
It could be that other schools simply do not make distinction. In total I got about 70-75k over 3 years merit and need combined.



Yeah thats essentially what I posted above. I'm above both 75ths and got 30k in merit-aid -- but I was offered an additional 30k in need-aid.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby tpfennin » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:53 pm

Do we know if the financial aid office is the one giving out the grants? I thought i read that they only deal with loans? Can't imagine its not them though haha

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:12 pm

Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:28 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.


Hey yo ima let you finish optimist prime, but other people had one of the best essays of all time. Of all time.

On a serious note, being an alternative ain't bad. It's not like your the alternative for being student government president, or somethin that'll never come to fruition. There's a good chance someone won't take the offer and you'll be able to fulfill the duties

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:27 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.


Hey yo ima let you finish optimist prime, but other people had one of the best essays of all time. Of all time.

On a serious note, being an alternative ain't bad. It's not like your the alternative for being student government president, or somethin that'll never come to fruition. There's a good chance someone won't take the offer and you'll be able to fulfill the duties


Haha, from the email I got the impression that "alternate" is what they're calling everyone who doesn't get the award (obviously it's an ironic post-admission YP)

Also true story I was VP of my school's student government as a result of a write on "alternate" contest. You can't make this stuff up.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:35 pm

Lol that's crazy ironic

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:33 am

For those that received - what amount of grant aid did you receive? (Merit or Need?)

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Trig
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Trig » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:05 pm

What is the largest amount offered for the Dean Scholarship? I have heard of $30,000 (over 3 years).

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paglababa
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:17 pm

Trig wrote:What is the largest amount offered for the Dean Scholarship? I have heard of $30,000 (over 3 years).


+1, would like to know if anyone got that or more. PM is fine.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby ard2132 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:29 pm

My dad is fully disabled with ALS and no need-based aid.....

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:42 pm

ard2132 wrote:My dad is fully disabled with ALS and no need-based aid.....


APPEAL

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Power_of_Facing » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:01 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.


Hey yo ima let you finish optimist prime, but other people had one of the best essays of all time. Of all time.

On a serious note, being an alternative ain't bad. It's not like your the alternative for being student government president, or somethin that'll never come to fruition. There's a good chance someone won't take the offer and you'll be able to fulfill the duties


Haha, from the email I got the impression that "alternate" is what they're calling everyone who doesn't get the award (obviously it's an ironic post-admission YP)

Also true story I was VP of my school's student government as a result of a write on "alternate" contest. You can't make this stuff up.


Can we confirm that everyone who didn't receive the half scholly was termed "an alternate"? I received an email saying that I am in this group, and I'd be interested to gauge the likelihood that Penn might increase its offer. UPenn is a top choice for me.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:13 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.


Hey yo ima let you finish optimist prime, but other people had one of the best essays of all time. Of all time.

On a serious note, being an alternative ain't bad. It's not like your the alternative for being student government president, or somethin that'll never come to fruition. There's a good chance someone won't take the offer and you'll be able to fulfill the duties


Haha, from the email I got the impression that "alternate" is what they're calling everyone who doesn't get the award (obviously it's an ironic post-admission YP)

Also true story I was VP of my school's student government as a result of a write on "alternate" contest. You can't make this stuff up.


Can we confirm that everyone who didn't receive the half scholly was termed "an alternate"? I received an email saying that I am in this group, and I'd be interested to gauge the likelihood that Penn might increase its offer. UPenn is a top choice for me.


I've yet to get any aid email.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dglenn26 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:21 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Awarded the super-prestigious distinction of being a 1/2 scholly alternate! I guess writing the scholarship essay in the first person and then quoting Kayne West interrupting Taylor Swift's Grammy speech was not TCR. Some people just don't want to be taken on a saga of the mind.


Hey yo ima let you finish optimist prime, but other people had one of the best essays of all time. Of all time.

On a serious note, being an alternative ain't bad. It's not like your the alternative for being student government president, or somethin that'll never come to fruition. There's a good chance someone won't take the offer and you'll be able to fulfill the duties


Haha, from the email I got the impression that "alternate" is what they're calling everyone who doesn't get the award (obviously it's an ironic post-admission YP)

Also true story I was VP of my school's student government as a result of a write on "alternate" contest. You can't make this stuff up.


On a similar note, I was VP of high school NHS after I got second place in the presidential race. However, the president was ousted from office by the adviser amid scandal (I'm not kidding) and I became president. So there is hope for all alternates!

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:29 pm

Has anyone who applied for the Toll PI program heard back about fin aid?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:08 pm

no merit-based or need-based aid.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:24 pm

^^ nothing apple? that seems a bit strange no?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:44 pm

applelover wrote:no merit-based or need-based aid.


Didn't you get a ruby? If so I don't feel bad for you no offense




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