Penn State 2011 Applicants

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Justathought
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Justathought » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Kinderby wrote:Waitlisted. :(



I'm sorry to hear that. :cry:

Also, I can't believe it with your numbers. I now have officially no hope! :o

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girlonfire
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:51 pm

In via email about 5 min ago! yay!!

I'm in at U Park, but I think I may want to switch to the other one... Do they let you do that??

Dippy
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Dippy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:04 pm

Got the scholarship I wanted so I will be attending Carlisle campus in the fall!!!! Everything worked out perfectly thanks to the admissions department and Dean Shively. Good luck to all!

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby kkklick » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:41 pm

@Dippy, how much if you don't mind me asking and stats? I have no idea how much Penn gives out.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby ashrh01 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:25 pm

girlonfire wrote:In via email about 5 min ago! yay!!

I'm in at U Park, but I think I may want to switch to the other one... Do they let you do that??


I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to ask. I picked Carlisle mostly because the estimated COA is slightly lower.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby akak179 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:53 pm

Congrats to all those accepted today! How long before you guys received the emails did status checkers change?

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kkklick
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby kkklick » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:57 pm

I saw the email first but I checked status checker yesterday and was still in review.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 pm

akak179 wrote:Congrats to all those accepted today! How long before you guys received the emails did status checkers change?


the email & status checker must have gotten sent/changed within 15 minutes of eachother. I check all my SC's at like 11am, and my email at 1130. @ 1130, I had the IN email and my checker had been updated.

it was magical.

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daly4889
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby daly4889 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Accepted 2/11 via email! Pretty quick turnaround since I applied on 2/1.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:57 pm

I have been waiting for a couple months, you are lucky, but congrats on the acceptance. Wish they would ding me if thats what is coming.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby ewatz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:35 pm

accepted today via e-mail 2/11!!

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PSULawAdmissionsDean
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby PSULawAdmissionsDean » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:14 pm

girlonfire wrote:In via email about 5 min ago! yay!!

I'm in at U Park, but I think I may want to switch to the other one... Do they let you do that??



Applicants/Admitted Students can switch campuses up until the week of orientation provided there is space available at their location of choice. So far, we've never had to deny a student their choice of campus. Once a student begins their first year at either campus they will be assigned to that campus for the year. After the first year students can attend classes at whichever campus works for them. Many of the upper level classes are taught using our state of the art teleconferencing technology, including HD cameras in nearly every classroom large or small. This broadens the availability of course selection without requiring a student to be in a particular location.

Both campuses are beautiful with amazing new facilities. Even though for COA purposes the Carlisle campus seems cheaper many of the costs quantified for our published COA will vary depending on lifestyle choices you'll make as a student. I wouldn't necessarily pick a campus based on those estimates. Instead I'd explore both campuses. I've heard all sorts of reasons for why students have selected one campus or the other. I'm happy to put someone who is really struggling with the question in touch with current students from both campuses who are in a position to discuss their choices.

There are a wider selection of joint degree offerings in UP and most of the international students choose UP. Still the students in Carlisle have always been as academically gifted as the UP students and have great loyalty to their location and the school. You'll receive the same rigorous educational experience at either location. About 2/3 of our entering class since the UP facility has opened have chosen to go to UP.

There are all sorts of considerations that could be raised regarding this question. Ultimately, you really can't go wrong .

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AboveTheLawSchool
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:40 pm

Accepted 2/11 via e-mail.

Does the University have any long-term plans to close the carlisle campus?

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jayman6 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:44 am

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:Accepted 2/11 via e-mail.

Does the University have any long-term plans to close the carlisle campus?


It seems pretty unlikely considering they just built a brand new facility.
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jayman6 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:46 am

Dean Shively,

I just wondered if you could speak to some of the job prospects that PSU Law students have. I'm wondering if any recent graduates have gotten federal government jobs, specifically DOJ. Thanks.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby PSULawAdmissionsDean » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:32 am

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:Accepted 2/11 via e-mail.

Does the University have any long-term plans to close the carlisle campus?


No. There are no plans at all to close the Carlisle campus. In fact, we are expanding the joint degree offerings by making the JD/MIA available in Carlisle in the next year or so.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby PSULawAdmissionsDean » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:37 am

[quote="jayman6"]Dean Shively,

I just wondered if you could speak to some of the job prospects that PSU Law students have. I'm wondering if any recent graduates have gotten federal government jobs, specifically DOJ. Thanks.[/quote

I am not the best person to respond to this question. You guys keep me pretty busy. I'll forward your question to the Career Services office and post their response as soon as possible. Even though it is generally challenging to find legal employment from any school right now Penn State has great and ongoing relationships with governmental agencies, especially in DC. Our Semester in Washington program is very popular and often leads to opportunities for our students.

See the link here (--LinkRemoved--) and watch for an update next week when I've had a chance to talk with Career Services.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby gm1276 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:57 pm

Really liking PSU's quick turnaround -- 3.11/165. Applied Monday morning, in via email yesterday! Wish temple was that quick ...

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby LSATclincher » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:30 pm

2nd Under Review date on 2/7/11. Anticipating a WL at this point.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby chardy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:55 pm

What exactly does it mean when your "in review" date changes from one "in review" date to another? I mean why would it change when nothing has changed? Does anyone have any insight into this? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Kinderby
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:29 am

2nd/etc. rounds of review.

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daly4889
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby daly4889 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:54 am

According to the status checker, my decision letter was sent on 2/16. That's 2 days in the future. Let me break this down for you lawyer style. My admissions decision came in only 10 days, and they've already sent my admissions letter two days into the future. In conclusion, Penn State's admissions has a time machine. And they're using it for evil.

Mr_Brightside
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Mr_Brightside » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:57 am

WL in early Feb., just withdrew application. Good luck to all those still waiting to hear back!

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jayman6 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:30 am

daly4889 wrote:According to the status checker, my decision letter was sent on 2/16. That's 2 days in the future. Let me break this down for you lawyer style. My admissions decision came in only 10 days, and they've already sent my admissions letter two days into the future. In conclusion, Penn State's admissions has a time machine. And they're using it for evil.


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gm1276
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby gm1276 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:23 am

I wish all schools were as quick as PSU ... do they have a reputation for this? I applied last Monday and had a decision by Friday.




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