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

lawschool2014hopeful
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:01 am

Did anyone from the early March acceptance wave get merit aid information yet? Am I holding out hope for no reason?

Shortterm12
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Shortterm12 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:12 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Did anyone from the early March acceptance wave get merit aid information yet? Am I holding out hope for no reason?


I don't think normal merit aid has gone out yet, only need based and named scholarships. On LSN, very few people have posted scholarships.

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goldenboy514
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Calling all ED'ers. PM me and let me know if you have asked for aid yet and how it turned out (merit mainly).

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dubster101
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:25 am

Apparently the deadline for those with named scholarships was around April 8th. Hoping they get e-mails out to us alternates soon and let us know about merit aid...getting awfully close to the deadline which leaves little time to negotiate.

Theopliske8711
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:17 am

I just sent Penn an email asking them when I could expect to receive the financial aid information since my offer from NYU expires the 21st. It's annoying that it's taken them so long. They denied any need-based a while ago.

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KatyMarie
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:22 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:I just sent Penn an email asking them when I could expect to receive the financial aid information since my offer from NYU expires the 21st. It's annoying that it's taken them so long. They denied any need-based a while ago.


Ditto.

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SordidLSATHistory
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby SordidLSATHistory » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:38 am

I called U Penn's financial aid office the other day and asked when I could expect a merit aid decision. The person I talked to told me they were making them on a rolling basis and to let them know about any deadlines imposed by other schools so they could try to get me an answer before then. So I think they'll attempt to help you out if you let them know you have a looming deadline. :)

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Robbin Blue
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:55 am

SordidLSATHistory wrote:I called U Penn's financial aid office the other day and asked when I could expect a merit aid decision. The person I talked to told me they were making them on a rolling basis and to let them know about any deadlines imposed by other schools so they could try to get me an answer before then. So I think they'll attempt to help you out if you let them know you have a looming deadline. :)


Yeahhhhh, they told me that too when I called a few weeks back. I told them I needed to know by last week. Crickets since then.

hayman
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hayman » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:12 am

are we supposed to get a confirmo email on our 'commit to matriculate' form on ASW? Because I have no idea if that went through okay.

Theopliske8711
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:12 am

I was just told to contact the scholarships.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:20 am

hayman wrote:are we supposed to get a confirmo email on our 'commit to matriculate' form on ASW? Because I have no idea if that went through okay.


It will show up on the status checker.

kathj06
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:50 am

KatyMarie wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:I just sent Penn an email asking them when I could expect to receive the financial aid information since my offer from NYU expires the 21st. It's annoying that it's taken them so long. They denied any need-based a while ago.


Ditto.


+1. I would like to know if Penn is a financially realistic possibility for me, b/c otherwise the decision is between two other schools, but things could get interesting if Penn made a solid offer! Although I hear they can be stingy (aside from the full rides/named scholarships)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:37 pm

Well speak of the devil I just got my Dean's Scholarship. A good deal lower than what I got from another MVP and Duke, so I think I will be withdrawing. When I inquired about whether or not I'd be offered merit money at all several days ago, I informed them of my other offers, so thinking it won't make a difference if I try and negotiate. Really liked Penn/Philly but equally excited about other options w/ more $$, so will probably be withdrawing. Good luck to folks still waiting, and congrats to all who have committed to Penn!

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:40 pm

kathj06 wrote:Well speak of the devil I just got my Dean's Scholarship. A good deal lower than what I got from another MVP and Duke, so I think I will be withdrawing. When I inquired about whether or not I'd be offered merit money at all several days ago, I informed them of my other offers, so thinking it won't make a difference if I try and negotiate. Really liked Penn/Philly but equally excited about other options w/ more $$, so will probably be withdrawing. Good luck to folks still waiting, and congrats to all who have committed to Penn!


When were you accepted?

kathj06
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:48 pm

I honestly don't quite remember; either December or January. It was during either the first or second wave--I applied in September.

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chuckbass
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:49 pm

Hey everyone, congrats on your accomplishments this cycle! Once you've decided on a school, make your way over to the TLS Class of 2017 thread http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952 to let everyone know where you're going.

Theopliske8711
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:12 pm

Yea, I mean, we can kind of see the thread.

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goldenboy514
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:43 pm

PourMeTea wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:Yea, I mean, we can kind of see the thread.

:|

Go easy, tryna get that poast count up

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:14 pm

Checking in, just got the call from 215 :D

Anyone know how long after I should start to hear about $$

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KatyMarie
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:28 pm

james.bungles wrote:Checking in, just got the call from 215 :D

Anyone know how long after I should start to hear about $$


You will probably never hear about $$. :(

ETA: Congrats on your Acceptance!! I'm just bummed about how long Penn is taking getting Merit decisions to people.

Theopliske8711
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:19 pm

I told them, "Can you please make a decision soon? I have a deadline for acceptance at other schools." They responded with basically, "Oh that's cool!"

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mellow
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mellow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I told them, "Can you please make a decision soon? I have a deadline for acceptance at other schools." They responded with basically, "Oh that's cool!"

Same. Also, they keep hinting that they'll make a decision faster if I tell them how much my other offers are, which is really frustrating since I don't want to tell them until I get an initial offer from them. Why show my hand first when negotiating?

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Robbin Blue
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:32 pm

mellow wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:I told them, "Can you please make a decision soon? I have a deadline for acceptance at other schools." They responded with basically, "Oh that's cool!"

Same. Also, they keep hinting that they'll make a decision faster if I tell them how much my other offers are, which is really frustrating since I don't want to tell them until I get an initial offer from them. Why show my hand first when negotiating?


Yeah, it won't help. I told them what my other offers are a few weeks ago (although they've since changed) still haven't heard a word since.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Did anyone else notice how UPenn lists its housing/living expense budget as only $9,000 per year - only then to send along housing information which says most students live in Rittenhouse square? Its f*cking insulting.




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