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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby gbpackerbacker » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:15 pm

Celtic Bhoy wrote:Silverman emails went out about 1/2 hour ago! :) Very excited about this and congrats to everyone!!



Oy vey. Congrats everybody!

Anybody else hear about Silverman?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby hoping » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:28 pm

this may be really dumb...but were we supposed to apply for the named scholarships?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm

hoping wrote:this may be really dumb...but were we supposed to apply for the named scholarships?


They sent out invitations after acceptances.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm

hoping wrote:this may be really dumb...but were we supposed to apply for the named scholarships?


you have to be invited to apply :cry:

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby hoping » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:41 pm

lol...first we freak out about getting in...now this...then it will be grades..then jobs...it never will end!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby texaskk » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Anyone hear anything about James Wilson scholly yet?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Way to go guys!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:57 pm

That's awesome everyone! Do we think this is the last bathc of all the named schollys?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby forward » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:32 pm

Has anyone been able to locate a copy of Penn's grading curve online? I've been thus far unsuccessful.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby hoping » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:38 pm

forward wrote:Has anyone been able to locate a copy of Penn's grading curve online? I've been thus far unsuccessful.


for first year its 15% = A = 15%, A- = 15%, B+ = 25 %, B = 25 %, B- = 15%, C= 1-5 %

or s/t like tht! it was in the portfoliop they sent! but it says 2l and 3l = no curve...not sure what that means?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby mcweanis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:50 pm

texaskk wrote:
forward wrote:Any idea when the next round of named schollie invites are going out?



Maybe after they let those of us who were invited in the first round know whether or not we've been chosen? Just a thought... The email I got confirming my essay submission said recipients would hear "during the first week in March," but no one has heard anything yet so ya....


uh oh.. i didn't get an essay confirming my submission! did you submit it to that kleisman person, or is it different for each one? (mine's toll)

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby slax » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:40 pm

Congrats everyone!


Where is mine? What the heck.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:57 pm

hoping wrote:
forward wrote:Has anyone been able to locate a copy of Penn's grading curve online? I've been thus far unsuccessful.


for first year its 15% = A = 15%, A- = 15%, B+ = 25 %, B = 25 %, B- = 15%, C= 1-5 %

or s/t like tht! it was in the portfoliop they sent! but it says 2l and 3l = no curve...not sure what that means?


Wow, is that a super generous curve? Or am I unschooled in the norms of law school curves? I mean, the top 55%% gets a B+ or better.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Veyron » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
hoping wrote:
forward wrote:Has anyone been able to locate a copy of Penn's grading curve online? I've been thus far unsuccessful.


for first year its 15% = A = 15%, A- = 15%, B+ = 25 %, B = 25 %, B- = 15%, C= 1-5 %

or s/t like tht! it was in the portfoliop they sent! but it says 2l and 3l = no curve...not sure what that means?


Wow, is that a super generous curve? Or am I unschooled in the norms of law school curves? I mean, the top 55%% gets a B+ or better.


Its a bit generous but not so much within the T-14. UVA has almost exactly the same 1L median.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:03 am

Anyone have speculation on non-named scholly's??

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:52 pm

jpk5372 wrote:Anyone have speculation on non-named scholly's??


i think someone said they came out around March 15 last year. When I visited last week, the director of financial aid said they still had 70% of their money to give out...

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby mcweanis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:55 pm

tipler4213 wrote:That's awesome everyone! Do we think this is the last bathc of all the named schollys?


no - my toll essay was dude the fourth, ad they said we would find out whether we made it to the interview round by march 15 (nothing yet!!) and find out who gets it sometime in march.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby cesmoc » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 pm

Just to let everyone know- I confirmed with the school- the Levy Scholars Program does cover tuition for all three years. They told me it was a recent change.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby forward » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:43 pm

Toll invite today.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:48 pm

forward wrote:Toll invite today.


crap! i was supposed to find out by the 15th whether i get an interview for toll, and now im scared :oops:

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:04 pm

forward wrote:Toll invite today.


congrats!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby mcweanis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:59 pm

mcweanis wrote:
forward wrote:Toll invite today.


crap! i was supposed to find out by the 15th whether i get an interview for toll, and now im scared :oops:


never mind - i just got the call! finalist for the toll!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby eaa1537 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:02 pm

I called the office and asked when the rest of the named scholarships should go out, and the woman I spoke to said the committee will be releasing decisions on Wednesday. So I guess if you haven't heard anything yet, hope for Wednesday, and if you're not going to get the named scholarship, I still think she meant you'll get some type of award on Wednesday anyways.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby TLSNYC » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:05 pm

eaa1537 wrote:I called the office and asked when the rest of the named scholarships should go out, and the woman I spoke to said the committee will be releasing decisions on Wednesday. So I guess if you haven't heard anything yet, hope for Wednesday, and if you're not going to get the named scholarship, I still think she meant you'll get some type of award on Wednesday anyways.


I have some other scholarship offers from other schools -- is my best bet to send them in now and hope for a higher than it would have been initial offer or wait and see the initial offer and then try to negotiate upwards using my current scholarships?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby eaa1537 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:08 pm

TLSNYC wrote:
eaa1537 wrote:I called the office and asked when the rest of the named scholarships should go out, and the woman I spoke to said the committee will be releasing decisions on Wednesday. So I guess if you haven't heard anything yet, hope for Wednesday, and if you're not going to get the named scholarship, I still think she meant you'll get some type of award on Wednesday anyways.

I have some other scholarship offers from other schools -- is my best bet to send them in now and hope for a higher than it would have been initial offer or wait and see the initial offer and then try to negotiate upwards using my current scholarships?

I think either option have a positive and negative side. Sending in sooner probably means they have more money. But I'm planning on waiting. If awards really are supposed to go out Wednesday, I'm hoping these next 2 days won't hurt me. Also I don't want to give them an exact amount in case they plan to give me more than my other offers- so I don't want to sell myself short. But I think it's really up to your preference.




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