Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Nelson
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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nelson » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:06 pm

megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby megagnarley » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:24 pm

Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.



170/3.6x. At one below the other.

Would it help?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:40 pm

megagnarley wrote:
Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.



170/3.6x. At one below the other.

Would it help?


I think so.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nelson » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:49 pm

megagnarley wrote:
Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.



170/3.6x. At one below the other.

Would it help?

Can't hurt, but I'd say you have a pretty good shot regardless.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby megagnarley » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:06 am

Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.



170/3.6x. At one below the other.

Would it help?

Can't hurt, but I'd say you have a pretty good shot regardless.


ohpobrecito wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
Nelson wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Any thoughts on how important a Why Penn is?

I didn't submit one originally and am UR2. Too late? If it will help I'll do it now.

Depends on your numbers. Are you below the medians? Probably not that important. Are you at the medians? Probably not that important. Are you above both medians or 75ths? Pretty crucial since you're gonna get YP'd.



170/3.6x. At one below the other.

Would it help?


I think so.


Gracias and gracias.

I'll send one in.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Crowing » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:28 am

I've been looking for information regarding held EDers but I'm not seeing much from previous cycles. It seems like in the past Penn would either accept or ding almost all of the EDers. A lot were held this year... I doubt anything will come of it, but it does seem to be unusual.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby bfigsan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:14 am

Crowing wrote:I've been looking for information regarding held EDers but I'm not seeing much from previous cycles. It seems like in the past Penn would either accept or ding almost all of the EDers. A lot were held this year... I doubt anything will come of it, but it does seem to be unusual.


Let me know if you find anything out. I was held 12/12 and still haven't heard a thing. Seems like fewer apps and having ED2 for the first time may be factors, but with the three month anniversary of my hold coming up I wish there were some stats to go on.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby senorhosh » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:49 pm

bfigsan wrote:
Crowing wrote:I've been looking for information regarding held EDers but I'm not seeing much from previous cycles. It seems like in the past Penn would either accept or ding almost all of the EDers. A lot were held this year... I doubt anything will come of it, but it does seem to be unusual.


Let me know if you find anything out. I was held 12/12 and still haven't heard a thing. Seems like fewer apps and having ED2 for the first time may be factors, but with the three month anniversary of my hold coming up I wish there were some stats to go on.


I think ED round 2 may have made ED round 1 a bit more competitive this year. Maybe I'm wrong since there isn't much data on this but it does seem like there were a lot more held ED people this year.

The only thing I know for sure is that held ED applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Extrapolating from how other schools treat held applicants and how Penn has treated held ED in the past cycles, my prediction would be that we aren't going to hear back until late March. Up until then, applicants with >median GPA/LSAT are going to get accepted. Even though we are considered under a rolling basis, I think their main concern is getting through all applications (twice) before April/May. Most likely, they probably have an "overview" of all applicants and won't individually consider us again until everyone else has been reviewed. There may be a last small wave of acceptances for borderline candidates at the end of march (like previous cycles). However, because this cycle is unpredictable, things may be much more different. I'm not sure if we still get a a boost for being ED (but I hope so!)
This is all speculation, based on what I read on TLS. I might be totally wrong and we might hear back this week for all I know (hopefully).

Anyway let me know what you guys think or if any of you have information for ED held people! Good luck!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shrek » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:49 am

pedestrian wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Who is in the UR2 1/17 group?


Right here. Super splitter, so may not be the best company. :?



have you guys heard yet? im 1/17 also

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby FlowBro » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:16 am

Any chance UR2 2/22's hear back tomorrow (today 2/25) or does Penn usually announce decisions later in the week generally?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby senorhosh » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:35 am

FlowBro wrote:Any chance UR2 2/22's hear back tomorrow (today 2/25) or does Penn usually announce decisions later in the week generally?


I think (historically) any day of the week is fair game but usually the waves sometimes come Wed and most of the time Fri.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:10 am

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:53 pm

:::throws hands up in the air::: CAN I GET A WAITLIST?! UR2 1/17. 4 months in. C'mon!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:01 pm

Just received an email letting me know that I'm an alternate for the James Wilson scholarship.

Without financial aid, there's very little chance of me going to Penn (which is kind of sad, because I have so much family in the area...) But I suppose that I should visit first.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:46 pm

Got an aid offer O_O

Checking the site now.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nickg415 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:48 pm

Just checked financial aid and got 50,000 in grant money!! Cant believe it. I was ED so more than I expected is an understatement!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby risa » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:54 pm

I just got the aid email as well. I hope this doesn't mean I'm out of the running for the Toll Scholarship... anyone know? Anyone else who applied for Toll get a financial aid decision yet?

I got a big fat zero -- said I don't qualify for any need money (you know, because apparently my retired parents will be using their pension and/or selling their house to finance my legal education?) and there is no mention of a merit aid decision, which I assume means zero too... (For those of you who got merit aid, was it mentioned in the same Decision Letter as your need aid?)

Ugh. Looks like there is no way I'll be attending Penn unless I somehow get the Toll.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby helix23 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Got my finaid offer: $0.00

I must've added an extra digit or two on my NeedAccess cuz I am getting jackshit need-based aid.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:58 pm

helix23 wrote:Got my finaid offer: $0.00

I must've added an extra digit or two on my NeedAccess cuz I am getting jackshit need-based aid.

:?

I think my offer was need-based only, and I was really hoping for some merit aid. I'm not sure what to do from here.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby lsacqueen » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Got my fin aid offer of 38k... Not great but certainly better than nothing. I, like helix, don't understand why it is so low considering I am broke as a joke.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 02889 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:00 pm

risa wrote:I just got the aid email as well. I hope this doesn't mean I'm out of the running for the Toll Scholarship... anyone know? Anyone else who applied for Toll get a financial aid decision yet?

I got a big fat zero -- said I don't qualify for any need money (you know, because apparently my retired parents will be using their pension and/or selling their house to finance my legal education?) and there is no mention of a merit aid decision, which I assume means zero too... (For those of you who got merit aid, was it mentioned in the same Decision Letter as your need aid?)

Ugh. Looks like there is no way I'll be attending Penn unless I somehow get the Toll.

I got the aid email as well.

I'm pretty sure this was need-based only and merit will come separately. I got some money, but it was a very specific amount and doesn't say anything about merit at all.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby RSterling » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:00 pm

"Your financial aid application has been received and reviewed by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Unfortunately, you do not qualify for need-based financial assistance (grant) from the Law School. Our review indicates that your financial need can be met through a combination of your personal resources and federal/private student loans."

My review indicates that I will not be attending penn next year, unless merit comes some other way.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:01 pm

So who's gonna call and ask whether this does or does not include any potential merit aid?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby helix23 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:01 pm

RSterling wrote:
My review indicates that I will not be attending penn next year, unless merit comes some other way.


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