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

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

Postby aekea » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:31 pm

Liquox wrote:
aekea wrote:Waitlisted. UCR 12/19 and 1/19.



damn man, and you got nice stats too

Oh well thank you! But I'm not too surprised. I didn't put much extra effort into my Penn application and I'm sure they could tell. I wouldn't take it as a bad sign for your own chances.

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

Postby jpal13 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:10 pm

If I didn't get a scholly invite Friday am I still being considered for other merit based aid?

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

Postby dukeblue » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:10 pm

jpal13 wrote:If I didn't get a scholly invite Friday am I still being considered for other merit based aid?


Yep. They offer general, variable-amount law school scholarships. They didn't seem to run out of merit aid until late-April last cycle.

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

Postby seahawk32 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Got the acceptance e-mail while on my way to GTown ASW. Good day.

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

Postby KevinP » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:57 pm

seahawk32 wrote:Got the acceptance e-mail while on my way to GTown ASW. Good day.

Congratulations!!! If you don't mind sharing, what are your UR dates and numbers (or PM me)?

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

Postby AbLSAT » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:49 am

What schools does Penn consider its peers for scholarship money? Will money from gtown do anything for me ?

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

Postby Smumps » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:01 am

AbLSAT wrote:What schools does Penn consider its peers for scholarship money? Will money from gtown do anything for me ?


MVP, maybe DN? Doubtful on GULC, although it wouldn't hurt to try.

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

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:36 pm

Smumps wrote:
AbLSAT wrote:What schools does Penn consider its peers for scholarship money? Will money from gtown do anything for me ?


MVP, maybe DN? Doubtful on GULC, although it wouldn't hurt to try.


They gave consideration for MV, but did not give it the same weight. DN and down not so much.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:09 pm

The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!

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

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:37 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!



Not only can you take classes over there, some law classes are also taught by Wharton professors. I hope you wrote that in your Why Penn! Good luck!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:38 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!

Yes, I caught the Penn bug recently too... I wish I had fallen in love with Penn a few months earlier and ED'ed there.. I mean - how amazing to have Penn AND Wharton on your resume after doing the business & public policy certificate???

Penn - ZOMG!@!! I LOVE YOU!!!

(clearing throat) Okay, sorry Penn, was that weird to you? I know.. way too fast..

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

Postby Jewel628 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:39 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!

Yes, I caught the Penn bug recently too... I wish I had fallen in love with Penn a few months earlier and ED'ed there.. I mean - how amazing to have Penn AND Wharton on your resume after doing the business & public policy certificate???

Penn - ZOMG!@!! I LOVE YOU!!!

(clearing throat) Okay, sorry Penn, was that weird to you? I know.. way too fast..



+1 :mrgreen:

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Jewel628 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!

Yes, I caught the Penn bug recently too... I wish I had fallen in love with Penn a few months earlier and ED'ed there.. I mean - how amazing to have Penn AND Wharton on your resume after doing the business & public policy certificate???

Penn - ZOMG!@!! I LOVE YOU!!!

(clearing throat) Okay, sorry Penn, was that weird to you? I know.. way too fast..



+1 :mrgreen:

On this note, what is the consensus on those informal "I will attend if admitted" commitments? This is the case with me at Penn, and I am partially inclined to write that, but I also feel like since it's informal they might not give it much credence. I also worry that it could sound desperate/unprofessional. Also, I sort of indirectly indicated it in prior correspondence by referencing a personal reason for me to prefer Penn over other top schools to which I have already been admitted.

But with all of that being said, if Penn pays close attention to yield like people say they do, I could see it being a positive addition to my application... Any thoughts on these types of letters generally and more specifically whether I should write one?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:55 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
Jewel628 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:The more I read about Penn the more I want to get in :oops: Taking classes at Wharton would be so cool :oops: Please let me in this week!

Yes, I caught the Penn bug recently too... I wish I had fallen in love with Penn a few months earlier and ED'ed there.. I mean - how amazing to have Penn AND Wharton on your resume after doing the business & public policy certificate???

Penn - ZOMG!@!! I LOVE YOU!!!

(clearing throat) Okay, sorry Penn, was that weird to you? I know.. way too fast..



+1 :mrgreen:

On this note, what is the consensus on those informal "I will attend if admitted" commitments? This is the case with me at Penn, and I am partially inclined to write that, but I also feel like since it's informal they might not give it much credence. I also worry that it could sound desperate/unprofessional. Also, I sort of indirectly indicated it in prior correspondence by referencing a personal reason for me to prefer Penn over other top schools to which I have already been admitted.

But with all of that being said, if Penn pays close attention to yield like people say they do, I could see it being a positive addition to my application... Any thoughts on these types of letters generally and more specifically whether I should write one?

I think these kind of "pre-emptive attacks" before you have even gotten a decision is too popular here on TLS. Did you already write the Why Penn?/Five Year plan? If so, I would hold off on sending additional materials for now. Penn is a popular, elite school, you can imagine how many students would be willing to attend if admitted, so this isn't going to impress them.

And my impression from the Penn office is that they're not as accessible or personal as say, Michigan or Virginia. I still love them of course and know they are working hard on my app :mrgreen:

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

Postby Jewel628 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:56 pm

But with all of that being said, if Penn pays close attention to yield like people say they do, I could see it being a positive addition to my application... Any thoughts on these types of letters generally and more specifically whether I should write one?[/quote]

I was thinking the same thing, but I was told by a reliable source that sending additional information when you haven't even received any response yet is a no-no. Supposedly, it tells the Committee that you didn't try to put your best foot forward in the first place. Or in other words, that you doubt the strength of your own application . . .

I am not sure if this is true . . . but at this point, I am just afraid that sending something new will push me back in terms of review dates . . . this has already been excruciating enough.

I submitted my application on 11/20.

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

Postby crumpledq » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:19 pm

Dear Penn,

Our twelve-week completion anniversary is coming up in a few days.

Love,

CQ

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

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:39 pm

crumpledq wrote:Dear Penn,

Our twelve-week completion anniversary is coming up in a few days.

Love,

CQ


When did you go UR?

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

Postby crumpledq » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:55 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:Dear Penn,

Our twelve-week completion anniversary is coming up in a few days.

Love,

CQ


When did you go UR?


I was complete 11/4, and I went UR 12/19 and 1/24. I was rounding off four weeks to a month, but I technically I hit the 12-weeks-from-completion deadline last Friday.

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

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:03 pm

crumpledq wrote:
captainwasabi09 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:Dear Penn,

Our twelve-week completion anniversary is coming up in a few days.

Love,

CQ


When did you go UR?


I was complete 11/4, and I went UR 12/19 and 1/24. I was rounding off four weeks to a month, but I technically I hit the 12-weeks-from-completion deadline last Friday.


Ok. I wouldn't sweat it since your last UR date was so close. I was complete 1/6, UR 1/23 and 1/26 so we should hear back around the same time. Stay strong!!

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

Postby seahawk32 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:21 pm

Is anyone aware how and when/if Penn awards scholarships?

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

Postby Nobody » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:31 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Smumps wrote:
AbLSAT wrote:What schools does Penn consider its peers for scholarship money? Will money from gtown do anything for me ?


MVP, maybe DN? Doubtful on GULC, although it wouldn't hurt to try.


They gave consideration for MV, but did not give it the same weight. DN and down not so much.


Are they significantly less generous than Michigan? I got a really unexpected scholarship from Michigan, and while my heart is with Penn, it'd be hard to pass up. I'm just trying to get my expectations in line.

Also, did you pass up money at Mich for Penn? What influenced your decision?

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

Postby jlc141 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:49 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:
captainwasabi09 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:Dear Penn,

Our twelve-week completion anniversary is coming up in a few days.

Love,

CQ


When did you go UR?


I was complete 11/4, and I went UR 12/19 and 1/24. I was rounding off four weeks to a month, but I technically I hit the 12-weeks-from-completion deadline last Friday.


Ok. I wouldn't sweat it since your last UR date was so close. I was complete 1/6, UR 1/23 and 1/26 so we should hear back around the same time. Stay strong!!


We have the same exact dates! Hopefully we'll hear back this week :)

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:39 pm

I am so tired of this wait!! Between this and waiting for my October score, I've been living in a constant state of intense anticipation for over four months... I feel like my muscles are permanently tensed up... kind of serious. And my productivity has been at about .75 all this time because I'm incessantly TLS'ing to see if there's something new. I hope that this doesn't do lasting damage to my work ethic, because I'm going to need that next year..

Okay, done. Back to Posterior Analytics (with my computer open to allow for regular TLS/status checks).

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:49 pm

Still seeking others who received the hold e-mail on 1/27... doesn't seem like there are many (any) of us on here. Reading through last years stuff didnt show many either, though I remain optimistic because the ad hoc hold thread with all of the >10 people on it seemed to mostly get good results.

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

Postby Campagnolo » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:52 pm

MVP and B seem to be my limit. I got the hold from Chicago, and I'm in from Duke on up. Somebody in this range has to tell me something! Or maybe they'll just hold my application forever. Like if law schools were collectively a Bed Bath and Beyond, MVP and B would be the Beyond. Stuff goes in, and you're not really sure what's happening, but they never come out.




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