Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Nelson
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:08 pm

crumpledq wrote:
justicefishy wrote:
brown822015 wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
Did you write a Why Penn essay? (The five year plan..)


Nope, I wrote the diversity statement essay.


I think that's still something. (did anyone else do the art/literature one?)


I wrote the art/literature essay. I had a great topic for it, and I figured that so few people would choose that option that it might make my app stand out (hopefully in a good way).

We'll find out...

Yeah, I would guess (with no real basis) that a well written and interesting literature essay would be better than a cookie cutter Penn 5 year plan.

Edit for page topper: Good luck this week everyone!

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Genki
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Genki » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:24 pm

1/23 UCR
I think this is my first update, but I haven't checked it since mid last week so it might be my second.
Hopefully some good news comes our way in the next few days.
Good luck everyone!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:34 pm

Under Committee Review today. Complete on 1/6. How long on average have people been waiting so far?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spiritniffler189 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:40 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:Under Committee Review today. Complete on 1/6. How long on average have people been waiting so far?


It seems like it varies, but people who applied early Nov have been hearing back the last couple of weeks -- not sure if later than that has heard.

I've been UR twice and was complete 11/08 with no decision yet so who knows! Hopefully the wait isn't too long for us but I was overly optimistic and hoped to hear before 2012...:)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby winning » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:43 pm

I've been complete since 12/21 and still not under review. Should I consider contacting admissions if I don't go under review this week?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nametaken » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:47 pm

winning wrote:I've been complete since 12/21 and still not under review. Should I consider contacting admissions if I don't go under review this week?


I was complete 12/15 and just went UCR for the first time on Friday.. I think you should give it a little more time! Penn just seems to be super slow.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jpal13 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:52 pm

crumpledq wrote:
justicefishy wrote:
brown822015 wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
Did you write a Why Penn essay? (The five year plan..)


Nope, I wrote the diversity statement essay.


I think that's still something. (did anyone else do the art/literature one?)


I wrote the art/literature essay. I had a great topic for it, and I figured that so few people would choose that option that it might make my app stand out (hopefully in a good way).

We'll find out...


I wrote it also for the same reason.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:33 pm

SO SICK of being stuck on UR 12/19. Penn WTF are you doing, People who applied at same time as me have been WLed, rejected, and accepted. WHAT ARE YOU DOING. :evil:

/endrant

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zoohoo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:48 pm

smokeylarue wrote:SO SICK of being stuck on UR 12/19. Penn WTF are you doing, People who applied at same time as me have been WLed, rejected, and accepted. WHAT ARE YOU DOING. :evil:

/endrant


+1. I'm trying to figure out whether they really just hate me that much, or if it's because some random reason.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpledq » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:49 pm

smokeylarue wrote:SO SICK of being stuck on UR 12/19. Penn WTF are you doing


So say we all.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby XCanadian91 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:55 pm

crumpledq wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:SO SICK of being stuck on UR 12/19. Penn WTF are you doing


So say we all.


+1

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Jewel628 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:08 pm

So is it a consensus that you need two UR dates before a decision is made?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ahnhub » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:48 pm

Financial Aid question: Penn says it will consider all applicants for merit, but you have to turn in Need Access to be considered for need-based aid. Consensus seems to be need-based aid is pretty rare, and I doubt I qualify. So I should be good just standing pat and waiting?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jpal13 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:50 pm

ahnhub wrote:Financial Aid question: Penn says it will consider all applicants for merit, but you have to turn in Need Access to be considered for need-based aid. Consensus seems to be need-based aid is pretty rare, and I doubt I qualify. So I should be good just standing pat and waiting?


bump

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby winning » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:20 pm

nametaken wrote:
winning wrote:I've been complete since 12/21 and still not under review. Should I consider contacting admissions if I don't go under review this week?


I was complete 12/15 and just went UCR for the first time on Friday.. I think you should give it a little more time! Penn just seems to be super slow.


Thanks, that makes me less nervous!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nobody » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:54 pm

It's easy to fill out and you don't have to until March. I'm also not sure how much it affects access to federal loans.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:52 am

just got confirmation of my request to remain on the WL. Since they don't revisit the WL until like May, should I wait a couple months to submit an additional essay?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby citygirl000 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:32 am

I'm been complete since 12/8 and no UR. Should I:
a) wait patiently
b) call Penn
or c) FREAK OUT

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spiritniffler189 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:35 am

MikeTheWilliams wrote:I'm been complete since 12/8 and no UR. Should I:
a) wait patiently
b) call Penn
or c) FREAK OUT


I'd say wait a little longer. It took me 6+ weeks to go UR once. Maybe another week or so?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:40 am

MikeTheWilliams wrote:I'm been complete since 12/8 and no UR. Should I:
a) wait patiently
b) call Penn
or c) FREAK OUT


I was complete late Oct/Early Nov and just went UCR review a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpledq » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:45 am

Just updated to my second UR some time in the past hour! Complete 11/4, UR 12/19 and 1/24.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby avd90 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:46 am

just went complete!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby justicefishy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:51 am

crumpledq wrote:Just updated to my second UR some time in the past hour! Complete 11/4, UR 12/19 and 1/24.


Still 1 UR for me. This is getting worrying.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mickeyD » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:53 am

Anyone know the timeline for merit scholarships?




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