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4102011
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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:56 pm

For the record, I got a confirmation 11 days after I sent mine in (but that was in early February).

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:32 pm

so no other mass emails today?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:34 pm

jpk5372 wrote:so no other mass emails today?


not that i know of... i sure hope they send me something soon or i will be one unhappy camper at ASW haha

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby slax » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:31 pm

In the choosing a law school forum, someone named tremebound said they also got a Levy. No details and they only have a 5 total posts in the forums. So, from what I've gather, AT LEAST 3 Levy's have been offered. Just throwing that out there.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:48 pm

supahstahxruv wrote:
jpk5372 wrote:so no other mass emails today?


not that i know of... i sure hope they send me something soon or i will be one unhappy camper at ASW haha



Maybe they were too flooded with calls/emails yesterday and decided to send the emails after business hours?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby absolutazn87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:49 pm

jpk5372 wrote:
supahstahxruv wrote:
jpk5372 wrote:so no other mass emails today?


not that i know of... i sure hope they send me something soon or i will be one unhappy camper at ASW haha



Maybe they were too flooded with calls/emails yesterday and decided to send the emails after business hours?

i like this theory :)

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:19 pm

Is anyone going to the panel in DC tonight? I'm really excited, it sounds really interesting.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:24 pm

You guys have probably covered this already but -

On the admitted students site it says:
"Offers may be sent via email (as PDFs). If a school does not break down an offer as "merit," "need," or a combination, simply send the financial aid award."

Are you all sending pdfs of other scholarships when sending these negotiation emails? Are you scanning letters and converting emails to pdfs?
Or is there no need to go this far? I figure they'll ask to see the letters if they want proof but I don't want to get blown off for not following directions.

Thanks friends.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:36 pm

I scanned letters and attached them to the emails for all negotiation stuff. I figured I didn't want to slow down the process by making them ask me for them later on.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:07 pm

Berkeley asked for the letters to be scanned in for their matching program. You have to upload a doc in order to submit your matching scholarship application. Granted, that's a different school and a different set up, but I took it as an indication that they would probably all prefer scanning.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby absolutazn87 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:12 am

hi penn. can i have my email today pleaseeeeeeee????

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby bdubs » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:14 am

absolutazn87 wrote:hi penn. can i have my email today pleaseeeeeeee????


+1 - although i'm not expecting much

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 am

absolutazn87 wrote:hi penn. can i have my email today pleaseeeeeeee????

+1000000000000

I would looooooove to know before I go to ASW this weekend.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:21 am

I posted in the ASW thread about trying to get together tomorrow for lunch. Please let me know if you are able to:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=147253&p=4204958#p4204958

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby forward » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:31 am

Toll finalist! :)

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby pereira6 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:48 am

forward wrote:Toll finalist! :)


Good luck!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby llivings » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:46 am

Hi, everyone. Long time lurker of the threads, including this one. Some of you seem to know everything there is to know about Penn, so I wanted to get your insights:

I really can't gauge where I stand with Penn and why. My financial aid decision included no money, which confirms my suspicions that they are just not crazy about my application. I’m a 175 (only one take), 3.8 (double major, honors, top-ten program nationally). I have decent softs, and two years of unique corporate WE with a significant international element. I submitted my app in early November but didn’t get accepted until the last week of February, despite acceptances at CCN (plus some money). When they seemed to take forever to make a decision on my file, I sent them a LOCI emphasizing my interest and got in a couple weeks later. If I didn’t make some egregious error on my application, I’m guessing I just failed to communicate genuine interest in going there. I wrote the diversity supplemental essay because I felt it would be far more genuine and aligned well with Penn’s emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. In hindsight, I obviously should have also included the Why Penn focused supplemental.

At this point, I’m not optimistic that they will be at all responsive if I send in other offers. And if I do send them, would it make sense to go through all the reasons I am interested again? Unfortunately, I can’t make ASW, so that could just be another reason they won’t take me seriously. I also can’t take off work at all in the next couple weeks, but will have to make my decision prior to 4/15. Truthfully, I would love to end up at Penn. I’m from DC, want to end up there full time, and have family ties to Philly. I also think the whole program sounds great and well suited for me. Any thoughts on how I should approach this or why I wouldn’t get any merit aid whatsoever? Sorry this is so long, I'm just trying to make sense of all of it :?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby pereira6 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:50 am

llivings wrote:Hi, everyone. Long time lurker of the threads, including this one. Some of you seem to know everything there is to know about Penn, so I wanted to get your insights:

I really can't gauge where I stand with Penn and why. My financial aid decision included no money, which confirms my suspicions that they are just not crazy about my application. I’m a 175 (only one take), 3.8 (double major, honors, top-ten program nationally). I have decent softs, and two years of unique corporate WE with a significant international element. I submitted my app in early November but didn’t get accepted until the last week of February, despite acceptances at CCN (plus some money). When they seemed to take forever to make a decision on my file, I sent them a LOCI emphasizing my interest and got in a couple weeks later. If I didn’t make some egregious error on my application, I’m guessing I just failed to communicate genuine interest in going there. I wrote the diversity supplemental essay because I felt it would be far more genuine and aligned well with Penn’s emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. In hindsight, I obviously should have also included the Why Penn focused supplemental.

At this point, I’m not optimistic that they will be at all responsive if I send in other offers. And if I do send them, would it make sense to go through all the reasons I am interested again? Unfortunately, I can’t make ASW, so that could just be another reason they won’t take me seriously. I also can’t take off work at all in the next couple weeks, but will have to make my decision prior to 4/15. Truthfully, I would love to end up at Penn. I’m from DC, want to end up there full time, and have family ties to Philly. I also think the whole program sounds great and well suited for me. Any thoughts on how I should approach this or why I wouldn’t get any merit aid whatsoever? Sorry this is so long, I'm just trying to make sense of all of it :?


Honestly, I'm surprised you didn't get at least an interview for a named scholarship.

Submit your competing offers, and simply say you will attend the school (due to connections you are privleged to have and your interest in Philly) if they make a comparable offer.

I like your chances after that. Send it after ASW.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby niederbomb » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:32 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:Berkeley asked for the letters to be scanned in for their matching program. You have to upload a doc in order to submit your matching scholarship application. Granted, that's a different school and a different set up, but I took it as an indication that they would probably all prefer scanning.


Looks like a way to invite fraud. They should require sealed and notarized copies.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby gatorgirl4life » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:12 pm

still no word on $ over here :(

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:13 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:still no word on $ over here :(



+1

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby absolutazn87 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:17 pm

jpk5372 wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:still no word on $ over here :(



+1

+2

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:31 pm

i got the email! but when I try to log-in, it says my account isn't active. ahhhhhhhhh!!! frowny face

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:34 pm

OK i'm so confused. Not only did I get nothing, but my expected family contribution is REALLY high. I don't understand =(

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:01 pm

jpk5372 wrote:OK i'm so confused. Not only did I get nothing, but my expected family contribution is REALLY high. I don't understand =(


Your expected family contribution is high, that's why you don't get anything.

Your parents income, and your/your parents' assets are probably the reasons. I you can review your needaccess form to make sure everything is right.

You can borrow the contribution amount in PLUS loans. they just don't automatically group it under loans because some people will opt to pay that amount.




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