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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:43 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Grocery heaven is reserved for Walmart Supercenters in states like WV and SW VA only. Sorry.



Walmart has absolutely nothing on a super Wegmans.


You have not been to a real Walmart then. (and I have not been to a real Wegmans, but I used to save $200 on groceries per trip down to WV, VA and NC compared to buying back home, so the trip usually pays for the trip).

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:45 pm

arism87 wrote:Hahaha nah. Choosing a law school based on Walmart is just silly. Unlike choosing a school based on the availability of beer.

I have my priorities straight, r6!


If you heed my advice, free beer will be plenty.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby jd2014! » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:45 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Grocery heaven is reserved for Walmart Supercenters in states like WV and SW VA only. Sorry.



Walmart has absolutely nothing on a super Wegmans.


The comparison is an insult. :evil:

It isn't just the savings. It's the experience. Weggies is like Whole Foods made love to a Wal Mart, but the only part of Wal Mart that showed up in the love child were the prices.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:46 pm

r6_philly wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Grocery heaven is reserved for Walmart Supercenters in states like WV and SW VA only. Sorry.



Walmart has absolutely nothing on a super Wegmans.


You have not been to a real Walmart then. (and I have not been to a real Wegmans, but I used to save $200 on groceries per trip down to WV, VA and NC compared to buying back home, so the trip usually pays for the trip).


+1. Every time I go back home to visit, I stock up so much I get made fun of. "Sure you don't need another cart?" "Waiting for a snowstorm in April?" F off, this yogurt is a quarter!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:47 pm

r6_philly wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Grocery heaven is reserved for Walmart Supercenters in states like WV and SW VA only. Sorry.



Walmart has absolutely nothing on a super Wegmans.


You have not been to a real Walmart then. (and I have not been to a real Wegmans, but I used to save $200 on groceries per trip down to WV, VA and NC compared to buying back home, so the trip usually pays for the trip).


lol I have been to both. The greatest thing about Wegmans is that Wegmans brand - super cheap - is really good and often better than name brand stuff. Walmart's brands - great value, for instance - are clearly discount brands.

But this is a Penn thread, so I will stop the Wegmans love. It has just been 8 months and I am very deprived having to shop at crap places like Frys, Albertsons and Bashas.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:48 pm

Also, not to be mega lazy when I'm sure I could find this a few pages back, but since we're all here anyway: what are the stages of status checker for Penn? I had a last minute change of heart and applied late.

Eta: I have no problem with the great value brand. But I have almost no standards. -- FOR FOOD, people. Not men.

Okay, those too.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:49 pm

jd2014! wrote:The comparison is an insult. :evil:

It isn't just the savings. It's the experience. Weggies is like Whole Foods made love to a Wal Mart, but the only part of Wal Mart that showed up in the love child were the prices.


I am Chinese, so you are not going to tell me anything American food-related activity is an "experience" ;) that's why I just refer them them as "grocery" stores :lol:

But seriously, it's probably really nice.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Knock » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:50 pm

arism87 wrote:Also, not to be mega lazy when I'm sure I could find this a few pages back, but since we're all here anyway: what are the stages of status checker for Penn? I had a last minute change of heart and applied late.

Eta: I have no problem with the great value brand. But I have almost no standards. -- FOR FOOD, people. Not men.

Okay, those too.


Under Committee Review is the final stage before you hear a decision, I believe.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Knock wrote:
arism87 wrote:Also, not to be mega lazy when I'm sure I could find this a few pages back, but since we're all here anyway: what are the stages of status checker for Penn? I had a last minute change of heart and applied late.

Eta: I have no problem with the great value brand. But I have almost no standards. -- FOR FOOD, people. Not men.

Okay, those too.


Under Committee Review is the final stage before you hear a decision, I believe.


yes, and usually reviewed twice (date updates to a second UCR date).

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Dex » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:55 pm

r6_philly wrote:
arism87 wrote:Hahaha nah. Choosing a law school based on Walmart is just silly. Unlike choosing a school based on the availability of beer.

I have my priorities straight, r6!


If you heed my advice, free beer will be plenty.


8)

Go on....


*sits back*

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:56 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
arism87 wrote:Also, not to be mega lazy when I'm sure I could find this a few pages back, but since we're all here anyway: what are the stages of status checker for Penn? I had a last minute change of heart and applied late.

Eta: I have no problem with the great value brand. But I have almost no standards. -- FOR FOOD, people. Not men.

Okay, those too.


Under Committee Review is the final stage before you hear a decision, I believe.


yes, and usually reviewed twice (date updates to a second UCR date).


Cool what's before that? I'm still at received and processing, does it go complete before UCR?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:58 pm

arism87 wrote:
Cool what's before that? I'm still at received and processing, does it go complete before UCR?


It does go complete. Mine sat at complete for 2 months almost but that was earlier in the season. It was faster last year when I submitted late, almost the same day.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby jd2014! » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:58 pm

arism87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
arism87 wrote:Also, not to be mega lazy when I'm sure I could find this a few pages back, but since we're all here anyway: what are the stages of status checker for Penn? I had a last minute change of heart and applied late.

Eta: I have no problem with the great value brand. But I have almost no standards. -- FOR FOOD, people. Not men.

Okay, those too.


Under Committee Review is the final stage before you hear a decision, I believe.


yes, and usually reviewed twice (date updates to a second UCR date).


Cool what's before that? I'm still at received and processing, does it go complete before UCR?



Yes. Processing -----> Complete -----> UCR 1 -----> UCR 2 -----> Offer of admission

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:02 pm

jd2014! wrote:
arism87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
Under Committee Review is the final stage before you hear a decision, I believe.


yes, and usually reviewed twice (date updates to a second UCR date).


Cool what's before that? I'm still at received and processing, does it go complete before UCR?



Yes. Processing -----> Complete -----> UCR 1 -----> UCR 2 -----> Offer of admission


Thanks all! (I HOPE it ends with offer of admission, appreciate the optimism! lol)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:03 pm

Dex wrote:
8)

Go on....


*sits back*


Make friends outside of law school, go to their events.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby daisyduke » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:35 pm

Since I missed the Wegman's discussion, I am just throwing in my two cents (sorry to bring it back to this). I beg to differ about Wegman's not being a big deal in PA. It is definitely a HUGE deal! r6, I am so sorry you have been missing the Wegman's love cause it is the best place ever. Not quite as much love as in upstate NY (obviously) but still... big deal. Awww Wegmans

Good Luck everyone for tomorrow morning!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby DaveBear07 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:37 pm

Have there been any WL/R e-mails sent out yet? All quiet here. For now....

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:50 pm

Yeah nothing happening today for me... I am a first day applicant so Idk if that is bad... I wonder what the order of calls is determined by...

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:03 pm

My GPA improved this semester .04- still a touch under Penn's median, but closer than it is now. Is it worth asking if they can wait for my updated transcripts to make a decision? I've had one UCR date (12/14) and I'm at their LSAT median. Is it possible to update your transcripts after going UCR?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby loptimist » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:10 pm

DaveBear07 wrote:Have there been any WL/R e-mails sent out yet? All quiet here. For now....


i was ED, and finally today, i got the hold email.

is hold email the same as deferral? or waitlist?

what are my chances?

i seriously think the interview i had with the dean was so bad that she decided to rather than just reject me, hold onto my file until the last day and give me the deferral.... and crush that last hope I have for a miracle on april.... :(


on a separate note,
is anyone willing to share his/her 5 year plan or at least an idea regarding it?
i've already written a DS and Why Penn essay (about interdisciplinary approach)..
I am not sure how to start the 5 year plan essay without being so repetitive...

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby achilles » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:05 pm

loptimist wrote:i was ED, and finally today, i got the hold email.

is hold email the same as deferral? or waitlist?

what are my chances?

i seriously think the interview i had with the dean was so bad that she decided to rather than just reject me, hold onto my file until the last day and give me the deferral.... and crush that last hope I have for a miracle on april.... :(


on a separate note,
is anyone willing to share his/her 5 year plan or at least an idea regarding it?
i've already written a DS and Why Penn essay (about interdisciplinary approach)..
I am not sure how to start the 5 year plan essay without being so repetitive...

ah i'm so sorry loptimist! i know i would have screwed up a phone interview too. hopefully you'll hear back before april. i'll PM you my five year/why penn essay

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby loptimist » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:37 pm

achilles wrote:ah i'm so sorry loptimist! i know i would have screwed up a phone interview too. hopefully you'll hear back before april. i'll PM you my five year/why penn essay



it was my first time doing a phone interview ever.. whoa. damn.
that 5 year plan was very good. thank you..

wish i had a friend like yours.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby czelede » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:24 pm

loptimist wrote:
DaveBear07 wrote:Have there been any WL/R e-mails sent out yet? All quiet here. For now....


i was ED, and finally today, i got the hold email.

is hold email the same as deferral? or waitlist?

what are my chances?

i seriously think the interview i had with the dean was so bad that she decided to rather than just reject me, hold onto my file until the last day and give me the deferral.... and crush that last hope I have for a miracle on april.... :(


on a separate note,
is anyone willing to share his/her 5 year plan or at least an idea regarding it?
i've already written a DS and Why Penn essay (about interdisciplinary approach)..
I am not sure how to start the 5 year plan essay without being so repetitive...


I think there was someone last cycle who was deferred/held and was admitted in February (okay, so I stalked the Penn 2010 thread). Don't lose hope! Send your additional essays on over - we're all rooting for you :)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:36 pm

loptimist wrote:
achilles wrote:ah i'm so sorry loptimist! i know i would have screwed up a phone interview too. hopefully you'll hear back before april. i'll PM you my five year/why penn essay



it was my first time doing a phone interview ever.. whoa. damn.
that 5 year plan was very good. thank you..

wish i had a friend like yours.


how did you end up with a phone interview?


Penn is officially the only school I have not gone UCR at
:(
Maybe they know I love them a lot and will wait... not fair.




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