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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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:44 am

Arrow4Christ wrote:lol woops


nice, what are your numbers? above both 75ths im guessing


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Theopliske8711
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:45 am

Remove quote dude.

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mandyjay11
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:45 am

but james, you quoted.

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:51 am

My ultimate goal is a federal clerkship before entering the private sector. Biglaw is definitely an option, but I would like to have a greater degree of choice as to the firm for which I work (I really want to end up in CA).

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:53 am

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lastsamurai
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:17 am

I know how tough this choice can be. You've got to do some soul searching (quickly). Feel free to PM me if you want to hear my thought process at all, but you honestly can't make the wrong decision here. I will say it seems like you were/are much more set on HLS than I was. All I can say is go with your gut! You don't want the next 3 years to be full of "what ifs" in either direction.

Best of luck

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Marshmallow
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

arrow, i know you're operating on limited time to make a decision, but take some moments today to revel in it all. congrats! and as has been mentioned, you can't make a flat-out wrong decision here :D good luck!

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Arrow, what kind of money do you have from Harvard?

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samoby
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby samoby » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Marshmallow wrote:arrow, i know you're operating on limited time to make a decision, but take some moments today to revel in it all. congrats! and as has been mentioned, you can't make a flat-out wrong decision here :D good luck!


+1

That's amazing. I know you have a tough decision to make, but I don't really think there's a wrong one.

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zen
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby zen » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:34 pm

Did you get any money from Harvard? It would be helpful comparing the two as well.

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mellow
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mellow » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:Called financial services and they told me that if I have any deadlines atm, I should make a decision with "no scholly from Penn" since they won't be released aid info until either the end of this week or next week.

gah this is the gist of what I got as well but through email. Unfortunately I have a deadline this friday for a substantial scholarship at a lower T14 that doesn't allow multiple deposits so I have no idea what to do. Penn became my number one choice after ASW, but dealing with their financial aid office has been the absolute worst experience. To the point where I'm starting to reconsider Penn.

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KatyMarie
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:03 pm

Checking out. Withdrew my application today. Good luck to everyone!

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Thanks, guys. I haven't received need aid from Harvard yet, but my own and my parents' contributions should be negligible (0 EFC on FAFSA), so I hope to get a fair grant.

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zen
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby zen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:45 am

Well assuming you get a sizable grant from Harvard, since you are trying to get a clerkship, I would probably lean towards Harvard. If you are extreeeeeeemely debt averse, though, UPenn it is.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lald99 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13 pm

Didn't receive merit aid by this past Monday, so I sent an e-mail. They replied by saying I was in consideration for a scholarship, and I was notified of their decision (a positive one) on Tuesday. PM for deets.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:36 pm

lald99 wrote:Didn't receive merit aid by this past Monday, so I sent an e-mail. They replied by saying I was in consideration for a scholarship, and I was notified of their decision (a positive one) on Tuesday. PM for deets.


:o

You joining us in Philly this fall?

lald99
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lald99 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:04 pm

DCNTUA wrote:
lald99 wrote:Didn't receive merit aid by this past Monday, so I sent an e-mail. They replied by saying I was in consideration for a scholarship, and I was notified of their decision (a positive one) on Tuesday. PM for deets.


:o

You joining us in Philly this fall?


It's looking very likely! I thought I had my mind made up, but this came out of far left field. Seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:14 pm

lald99 wrote:
DCNTUA wrote:
lald99 wrote:Didn't receive merit aid by this past Monday, so I sent an e-mail. They replied by saying I was in consideration for a scholarship, and I was notified of their decision (a positive one) on Tuesday. PM for deets.


:o

You joining us in Philly this fall?


It's looking very likely! I thought I had my mind made up, but this came out of far left field. Seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.


Just saw your choosing post. Naturally I'm a bit biased, but Penn definitely seems like the right financial choice for you. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the campus etc. I noticed you didn't get a chance to visit.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:19 pm

Arrow, how's the decision-making process going?

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:33 pm

DCNTUA wrote:Arrow, how's the decision-making process going?


I emailed Penn and let them know I couldn't commit so quickly. After considering my own feelings on the subject and consulting with my fiancé and others close to me, I really feel like I would always wonder about what would have happened at Harvard if I were to turn it down for Penn. Harvard really is a dream come true for me, and I think it ideally suits my career interests; plus I feel like it leaves the door open for a larger variety of career options if I discover a niche I truly love while in school. For me, finding a career and working in a place that clicks with me (ideally CA) matters more than money alone.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Sounds like you're making the right decision for yourself. Congrats on Harvard; I live in Cambridge now, and it is a great place to spend three years.

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lastsamurai
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:40 pm

DCNTUA wrote:
lald99 wrote:
DCNTUA wrote:
lald99 wrote:Didn't receive merit aid by this past Monday, so I sent an e-mail. They replied by saying I was in consideration for a scholarship, and I was notified of their decision (a positive one) on Tuesday. PM for deets.


:o

You joining us in Philly this fall?


It's looking very likely! I thought I had my mind made up, but this came out of far left field. Seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.


Just saw your choosing post. Naturally I'm a bit biased, but Penn definitely seems like the right financial choice for you. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the campus etc. I noticed you didn't get a chance to visit.


Agree - come to Penn!

lald99
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lald99 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:30 pm

Thanks guys, I'm definitely excited for the prospect of going there!

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Gary
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:48 am

Just took a stupid buzzfeed quiz about which school I should attend and I got Penn.... Too bad I haven't heard anything about merit scholarships and I was admitted months and months ago and emailed a bunch of times :(

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Ryan11212
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Ryan11212 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:09 pm

Just declined the Levy Scholarship. Here's hoping it goes to one of you lovely people. :D




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