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

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

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:16 pm

Still at second UCR 1/26. Oh kay Penn.

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

Postby jpal13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm

jpal13 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:What's the consensus on scholarships? Should we wait until March like we should for NYU? Or do they give you unsolicited aid like Michigan? Haven't heard anything from them since acceptance.

Sorry for butting in on the natural flow of things :P


On this same thought, for merit (not need based) aid am I being held up by not having completed my fasfa?


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

Postby Smumps » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:32 pm

My (limited) understanding is that merit based aid comes from being nominated for the few named scholarships. Most people hear about those soon after they are accepted (1-2 weeks). Otherwise, it is all need-based, and they give you an offer in early March.

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

Postby jpal13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:35 pm

Smumps wrote:My (limited) understanding is that merit based aid comes from being nominated for the few named scholarships. Most people hear about those soon after they are accepted (1-2 weeks). Otherwise, it is all need-based, and they give you an offer in early March.


I hope that's not correct, you would think they give out additional merit aid in unnamed scholarships. Maybe not :(

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

Postby EvelynS » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:03 pm

Got wait listed :( Good luck to everyone!

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

Postby moxy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:07 pm

EvelynS wrote:Got wait listed :( Good luck to everyone!


Sorry about the W/L. Are you planning on sending a LOCI?

When did you apply/go complete?

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:13 pm

EDIT: for accidental quote inclusion. Condolences all. Complete 12/01, Submitted 11/18ish... hm, I guess they aren't kidding when they say it can take up to 12 weeks to render decision.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:36 pm

curiouscat wrote:
planeride wrote:If I'm admitted but haven't heard about financial aid, is it safe to assume I'm not getting invited to one of the named scholarships?

Any chance I could bargain for one (with a significant offer from a peer school?)


They might do another round of invitations at a later point (I'm not really sure) but I don't think you can negotiate for a named scholarship. You can probably use that leverage to increase a regular scholarship when those come in.


What does the email for "named scholarships" look like?

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Smumps wrote:My (limited) understanding is that merit based aid comes from being nominated for the few named scholarships. Most people hear about those soon after they are accepted (1-2 weeks). Otherwise, it is all need-based, and they give you an offer in early March.


This is not even close to true. Nobody has posted scholly info yet for this year.

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

Postby Nelson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:02 pm

Smumps wrote:My (limited) understanding is that merit based aid comes from being nominated for the few named scholarships. Most people hear about those soon after they are accepted (1-2 weeks). Otherwise, it is all need-based, and they give you an offer in early March.

It comes out in March, but it's merit based. Like most schools Penn claims to consider need, but don't expect to outperform your numbers. The amounts usually cap out at 20k/yr.

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

Postby Nelson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:04 pm

admisionquestion wrote:
curiouscat wrote:
planeride wrote:If I'm admitted but haven't heard about financial aid, is it safe to assume I'm not getting invited to one of the named scholarships?

Any chance I could bargain for one (with a significant offer from a peer school?)


They might do another round of invitations at a later point (I'm not really sure) but I don't think you can negotiate for a named scholarship. You can probably use that leverage to increase a regular scholarship when those come in.


What does the email for "named scholarships" look like?


You'd know if you got one because you'd be invited to write an essay for it. A bunch of them went out a week or so ago for the full rides and half rides.

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

Postby meredy171 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:27 pm

JustE wrote:Still UR 1/12... A little movement would be nice... :roll:

:D


Right there with you!

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

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:19 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:Still at second UCR 1/26. Oh kay Penn.

1/27. I'm kinda just like... go ahead and reject me. It's okay. I understand. :cry:

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

admisionquestion wrote:Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.


This is incredibly vague. Can you be specific?

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

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
captainwasabi09 wrote:Still at second UCR 1/26. Oh kay Penn.

1/27. I'm kinda just like... go ahead and reject me. It's okay. I understand. :cry:

+1

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

Postby FidusAchates » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:54 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
FidusAchates wrote:So I went UCR for the second time today (first on 2/9). Anybody else get their second UCR today? Does this mean I'll be getting a decision soon?

Oh, and I love you, Penn!

FWIW, it's probably a good sign that you went 1st UCR to 2nd UCR so fast... the fast ones are usually auto admits or auto rejects, and you aren't the latter :)

Good luck!


Thanks! Hopefully you're right, and this bodes well.

And good luck to you too! :D

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

Postby Geneva » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Application went complete several weeks ago and haven't heard back since then. Is it really possible that it may take 5 weeks to even go under review? I applied to UCLA January 31 and heard back last week, so I feel like no news from Penn may be a really bad sign:(

Would it be unreasonable for me to write a LOCI or Why Penn statement before I've been notified that my app is under review?

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

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:59 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
captainwasabi09 wrote:Still at second UCR 1/26. Oh kay Penn.

1/27. I'm kinda just like... go ahead and reject me. It's okay. I understand. :cry:


I certainly hope that's not the case for either of us. Idk about your numbers but if it happens to me it'll scream YP central.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby curiouscat » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 pm

admisionquestion wrote:Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.


Some people get invited to apply for a named scholarship (there are several types). A number of people already got an invitation via email a couple of weeks ago. There are also other scholarships that get granted in March/April for which you are considered without a special application. Is there other information you're looking for?

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

Postby Yummybread » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Geneva wrote:Application went complete several weeks ago and haven't heard back since then. Is it really possible that it may take 5 weeks to even go under review? I applied to UCLA January 31 and heard back last week, so I feel like no news from Penn may be a really bad sign:(

Would it be unreasonable for me to write a LOCI or Why Penn statement before I've been notified that my app is under review?


I'm curious as well... I've been complete since 1/12.

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

Postby EMZE » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:06 am

Yummybread wrote:
Geneva wrote:Application went complete several weeks ago and haven't heard back since then. Is it really possible that it may take 5 weeks to even go under review? I applied to UCLA January 31 and heard back last week, so I feel like no news from Penn may be a really bad sign:(

Would it be unreasonable for me to write a LOCI or Why Penn statement before I've been notified that my app is under review?


I'm curious as well... I've been complete since 1/12.


A cursory glance through the very earliest stages of this thread will answer your question about the timeline. People who applied in October are still waiting for responses. People who applied long after have been rejected or waitlisted. That you applied to UCLA and received a response in a week is not the norm.

That you are considering writing an LOCI after being under review around a month is ridiculous. Yes it would be unreasonable for you to do anything at this stage until you hear a response. You applied late in the cycle, are at the very back end of the applicants.

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

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:46 am

curiouscat wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.


Some people get invited to apply for a named scholarship (there are several types). A number of people already got an invitation via email a couple of weeks ago. There are also other scholarships that get granted in March/April for which you are considered without a special application. Is there other information you're looking for?


Nope that was exactly the answer I was looking for.

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

Postby XCanadian91 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:57 am

admisionquestion wrote:
curiouscat wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.


Some people get invited to apply for a named scholarship (there are several types). A number of people already got an invitation via email a couple of weeks ago. There are also other scholarships that get granted in March/April for which you are considered without a special application. Is there other information you're looking for?


Nope that was exactly the answer I was looking for.
admisionquestion wrote:
curiouscat wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:Can someone in the know please clarify the full story on Penn scholarships.


Some people get invited to apply for a named scholarship (there are several types). A number of people already got an invitation via email a couple of weeks ago. There are also other scholarships that get granted in March/April for which you are considered without a special application. Is there other information you're looking for?


Nope that was exactly the answer I was looking for.



Excellent. Let's keep PopTorts at bay.

For some strange reason he is INCREDIBLY annoying -- and that is for someone who has been admitted to many of the same so called schools he has applied. Is it just me? I don't want to be too harsh on the bloke. But I don't want to passively encourage him either.

Cheers.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:51 am

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

Postby FavoriteColorGRUE » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
captainwasabi09 wrote:Still at second UCR 1/26. Oh kay Penn.

1/27. I'm kinda just like... go ahead and reject me. It's okay. I understand. :cry:


:(
I'm also @ 1/27...




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