University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Mark your total $ amount AND scholly name (if applicable)

Levy
9
13%
Silverman-Rodin
0
No votes
Dean's
5
7%
James Wilson
17
25%
Toll
0
No votes
$130k-Full
2
3%
$100k-$129k
8
12%
$70k-$99k
13
19%
$30k-$69k
7
10%
<$30k
6
9%
 
Total votes: 67

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Auxilio
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Auxilio » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:12 pm

Congrats all new JW!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby amw342 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:37 pm

Just got James Wilson for 75K. This has further worsened my Senioritis.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Tasik32 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:27 pm

Received Levy on March 4th. Still pretty surprised about it. Looking forward to meeting some of you at ASW.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:17 pm

Anyone else staying at Club Quarters for ASW?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby strugglebus » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:48 pm

Still no scholly news here. Flights for preview day keep going up...

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby nickhalden » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:54 am

If TLS is representative, it looks like Penn is gunning harder on mid range scholarships (JWs) over Levys versus last cycle.

I'm really curious why they invited a ton of Levys and haven't rendered decisions yet. Are these backups to current Levys? Will they drop to JW if no Levys open up? I'm also curious why they invited people for the JW then put them as alternates, but two days later sent out JWs to people who had never been invited.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby strugglebus » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:27 am

nickhalden wrote:If TLS is representative, it looks like Penn is gunning harder on mid range scholarships (JWs) over Levys versus last cycle.

I'm really curious why they invited a ton of Levys and haven't rendered decisions yet. Are these backups to current Levys? Will they drop to JW if no Levys open up? I'm also curious why they invited people for the JW then put them as alternates, but two days later sent out JWs to people who had never been invited.

+1 to confusion. Would also have thought that if they did alternates for JW, they'd do so for Levys as well. Or just communicate something. I'd rather be straightforwardly rejected from Levy now than sit around waiting until a non-named merit offer shows up and doubles as an implicit Levy ding. (Good thing none of these things list patience as a quality they're looking for...)

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:33 am

strugglebus wrote:
nickhalden wrote:If TLS is representative, it looks like Penn is gunning harder on mid range scholarships (JWs) over Levys versus last cycle.

I'm really curious why they invited a ton of Levys and haven't rendered decisions yet. Are these backups to current Levys? Will they drop to JW if no Levys open up? I'm also curious why they invited people for the JW then put them as alternates, but two days later sent out JWs to people who had never been invited.

+1 to confusion. Would also have thought that if they did alternates for JW, they'd do so for Levys as well. Or just communicate something. I'd rather be straightforwardly rejected from Levy now than sit around waiting until a non-named merit offer shows up and doubles as an implicit Levy ding. (Good thing none of these things list patience as a quality they're looking for...)


They do alternates for levys

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Auxilio » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:21 pm

strugglebus wrote:
nickhalden wrote:If TLS is representative, it looks like Penn is gunning harder on mid range scholarships (JWs) over Levys versus last cycle.

I'm really curious why they invited a ton of Levys and haven't rendered decisions yet. Are these backups to current Levys? Will they drop to JW if no Levys open up? I'm also curious why they invited people for the JW then put them as alternates, but two days later sent out JWs to people who had never been invited.

+1 to confusion. Would also have thought that if they did alternates for JW, they'd do so for Levys as well. Or just communicate something. I'd rather be straightforwardly rejected from Levy now than sit around waiting until a non-named merit offer shows up and doubles as an implicit Levy ding. (Good thing none of these things list patience as a quality they're looking for...)


Yeah I am in the same boat, would likely go to Penn on S-R but no news yet, and since only 2 are awarded I do not even know if I have been skipped over.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Fred Norris » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:28 pm

so is it safe to say that the first batch of levy's are out and anyone who will get one subsequently is a current alternate?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:54 pm

Fred Norris wrote:so is it safe to say that the first batch of levy's are out and anyone who will get one subsequently is a current alternate?


entirely speculation, if you're an alternate theyll email you so who knows

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:24 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Fred Norris wrote:so is it safe to say that the first batch of levy's are out and anyone who will get one subsequently is a current alternate?


entirely speculation, if you're an alternate theyll email you so who knows


Thanks man. Is it all one wave though? If so, I'd want to withdraw and hopefully free up space for someone else.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:31 am

Fred Norris wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Fred Norris wrote:so is it safe to say that the first batch of levy's are out and anyone who will get one subsequently is a current alternate?


entirely speculation, if you're an alternate theyll email you so who knows


Thanks man. Is it all one wave though? If so, I'd want to withdraw and hopefully free up space for someone else.


AFAIK no one has been named an alternate for levys yet, just JWs

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:11 am

Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:11 am

pulstar1 wrote:Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.

wow, awesome. by email?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:12 am

xylocarp wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.

wow, awesome. by email?


Yup :D

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby nickhalden » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:13 am

pulstar1 wrote:Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.


Nice! Who needs a named scholly when you're pulling in more without one?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:13 am

Just got the financial aid info. No merit award included, but it says I will be notified of that later. Other folks get this?

Oh, and they think my parents are going to make it rain apparently.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:16 am

I didn't get an email. I didn't do any FAFSA or whatever though, so that's probably why.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:17 am

nickhalden wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.


Nice! Who needs a named scholly when you're pulling in more without one?


Haha yeah that occurred to me as well.

My letter said that I was awarded a financial aid grant of $68k, and a dean's fellow merit scholarship of $30k.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:18 am

xylocarp wrote:I didn't get an email. I didn't do any FAFSA or whatever though, so that's probably why.

Gotcha. I did the need access and FAFSA, and it does specifically mention doing those in there.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby tk17 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:18 am

Penn reviewed my financial aid information and decided that, as a 30+ year old independent student who will be losing all of his income to go to law school, I will be able to contribute over $56,000 to my law school education next year and should only need to borrow $25,000 or so.

Are they high?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby nickhalden » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:19 am

pulstar1 wrote:
nickhalden wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Just got a finaid/scholly package. Totals to about $98,000.


Nice! Who needs a named scholly when you're pulling in more without one?


Haha yeah that occurred to me as well.

My letter said that I was awarded a financial aid grant of $68k, and a dean's fellow merit scholarship of $30k.


Do you have a deadline to accept it?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:21 am

tk17 wrote:Penn reviewed my financial aid information and decided that, as a 30+ year old independent student who will be losing all of his income to go to law school, I will be able to contribute over $56,000 to my law school education next year and should only need to borrow $25,000 or so.

Are they high?

lol, different situation here, but same numbers. Maybe they just use that $56k for everyone?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:28 am

Winston1984 wrote: Oh, and they think my parents are going to make it rain apparently.


Yeah they're expecting at least a drizzle from my parents.




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