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

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:59 pm

helix23 wrote:Withdrew. Maybe one of you is down to pay sticker?


You mean you declined that $1 scholarship? What's wrong with you man...

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

Postby joiedevivre18 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:14 am

Withdrew. Hope it frees up an acceptance and some $$ for someone!

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:38 am

I'm WL and visited last week. Was told they will be sending out calls for interviews during the first week or two of May, if that helps anyone.

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

Postby senorhosh » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 am

LRGhost wrote:I'm WL and visited last week. Was told they will be sending out calls for interviews during the first week or two of May, if that helps anyone.

Thank you for this. Now I'll make sure not to get overly excited from a philly number.

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:20 pm

LRGhost wrote:I'm WL and visited last week. Was told they will be sending out calls for interviews during the first week or two of May, if that helps anyone.


Do you think the visit was helpful? I'm debating visiting.

And thanks for the info!

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

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Does anyone know if EDing at Penn gives any sort of measurable boost? It's my dream school but I was WLed this cycle after applying in January. I know it means you have no bargaining power in the case of an acceptance, but with my stats, I would have to pay sticker anyway.

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:39 pm

syd625 wrote:Does anyone know if EDing at Penn gives any sort of measurable boost? It's my dream school but I was WLed this cycle after applying in January. I know it means you have no bargaining power in the case of an acceptance, but with my stats, I would have to pay sticker anyway.

No idea what your stats are, but 3.3+/170+ is basically auto admit for Penn ED (and you have a chance with a 3.0+/172+). Very hard wall at 170 (if you're a splitter). Not much of a boost for reverse splitters, since if you have the 3.9+ GPA needed to get in ED, just retake the LSAT and enjoy HYS.

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

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:44 pm

SportsFan wrote:
syd625 wrote:Does anyone know if EDing at Penn gives any sort of measurable boost? It's my dream school but I was WLed this cycle after applying in January. I know it means you have no bargaining power in the case of an acceptance, but with my stats, I would have to pay sticker anyway.

No idea what your stats are, but 3.3+/170+ is basically auto admit for Penn ED (and you have a chance with a 3.0+/172+). Very hard wall at 170 (if you're a splitter). Not much of a boost for reverse splitters, since if you have the 3.9+ GPA needed to get in ED, just retake the LSAT and enjoy HYS.


I'm a 3.2/170 URM. If I thought I had a serious chance, I would definitely sit this cycle out and ED.

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:00 pm

syd625 wrote:
SportsFan wrote:
syd625 wrote:Does anyone know if EDing at Penn gives any sort of measurable boost? It's my dream school but I was WLed this cycle after applying in January. I know it means you have no bargaining power in the case of an acceptance, but with my stats, I would have to pay sticker anyway.

No idea what your stats are, but 3.3+/170+ is basically auto admit for Penn ED (and you have a chance with a 3.0+/172+). Very hard wall at 170 (if you're a splitter). Not much of a boost for reverse splitters, since if you have the 3.9+ GPA needed to get in ED, just retake the LSAT and enjoy HYS.


I'm a 3.2/170 URM. If I thought I had a serious chance, I would definitely sit this cycle out and ED.

If you weren't URM, I'd say its 50/50, but those stats + being URM should definitely be a lock for ED. That said, I'm not expert on URM boosts, but surely those #'s should get you acceptances at other schools and maybe some $$$?

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:01 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:
helix23 wrote:Withdrew. Maybe one of you is down to pay sticker?


You mean you declined that $1 scholarship? What's wrong with you man...


It was tempting, but I crunched the numbers using Shadow's and kappycaft1' debt pwnage calculators and I need at least $1.50 to make it doable.

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

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:11 pm

SportsFan,
I do have a couple of good/decent options, but I really love Penn. I guess I'll just have to see how the rest of my cycle shakes out and decide if the gamble is worth it or not. Thanks for the advice!

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:42 pm

helix23 wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:
helix23 wrote:Withdrew. Maybe one of you is down to pay sticker?


You mean you declined that $1 scholarship? What's wrong with you man...


It was tempting, but I crunched the numbers using Shadow's and kappycaft1' debt pwnage calculators and I need at least $1.50 to make it doable.


:lol:

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

Postby SportsFan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:43 am

syd625 wrote:SportsFan,
I do have a couple of good/decent options, but I really love Penn. I guess I'll just have to see how the rest of my cycle shakes out and decide if the gamble is worth it or not. Thanks for the advice!

Totally up to you, then. FWIW, I applied ED and don't regret it (though we'll see what I'm thinking after I get my grades this semester haha), though due to some other circumstances I'm "only" going to graduate with ~$150k-$170k in debt.

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:18 pm

Can anyone confirm that the deposit deadline is a postmark date (can I just mail it to them Wednesday)?

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

Postby LRGhost » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:23 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:Can anyone confirm that the deposit deadline is a postmark date (can I just mail it to them Wednesday)?


Call them, dude.

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

Postby bumblebeetuna » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:30 pm

If you ED'd do you still have to deposit? The reason why I am asking is because I haven't received any notifications that my seat deposit is due in the mail or email.

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

Postby medievahe » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:22 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:Can anyone confirm that the deposit deadline is a postmark date (can I just mail it to them Wednesday)?


I spoke with the admissions office and was told that it is a post-mark date, although you may want to double check.

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

Postby gertie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:43 am

Withdrew. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby remainsofthebay » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:47 pm

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

Postby testaker » Wed May 01, 2013 10:29 am

Has anyone who was at Penn ASW or Preview Day received their travel reimbursement in the mail yet?

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

Postby Gisney » Wed May 01, 2013 1:49 pm

testaker wrote:Has anyone who was at Penn ASW or Preview Day received their travel reimbursement in the mail yet?



I got mine yesterday. I went to the ASW

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

Postby Nickg415 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:58 pm

bumblebeetuna wrote:If you ED'd do you still have to deposit? The reason why I am asking is because I haven't received any notifications that my seat deposit is due in the mail or email.


Yes you most certainly do. If you log into the status checker site it will tell you the due date at the top

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

Postby Cgs21 » Sat May 04, 2013 9:40 pm

Hello! I'm pretty new to this site, but I had a question I was wondering if anyone could answer.

Does anyone know if we are notified of the outcome of review for merit scholarships whether we get any money or not? A few weeks ago I sent some competitive offers to the scholarship committee and received an email reply saying the standard "we don't match but will keep it in mind when reviewing your file and will be making decisions up to the deposit deadline" but at the end they said "we will be in contact soon." I assumed this meant that they would email everyone regardless of whether you actually received any money, just so that everyone knew the outcome for sure. However, it's now past the deposit deadline and I haven't heard anything from the scholarship committee. I mailed my deposit anyway because I was nervous they would give away my spot if I didn't get it in on time and they emailed me yesterday confirming reciept of the check but didn't mention anything else.

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:06 am

Cgs21 wrote:Hello! I'm pretty new to this site, but I had a question I was wondering if anyone could answer.

Does anyone know if we are notified of the outcome of review for merit scholarships whether we get any money or not? A few weeks ago I sent some competitive offers to the scholarship committee and received an email reply saying the standard "we don't match but will keep it in mind when reviewing your file and will be making decisions up to the deposit deadline" but at the end they said "we will be in contact soon." I assumed this meant that they would email everyone regardless of whether you actually received any money, just so that everyone knew the outcome for sure. However, it's now past the deposit deadline and I haven't heard anything from the scholarship committee. I mailed my deposit anyway because I was nervous they would give away my spot if I didn't get it in on time and they emailed me yesterday confirming reciept of the check but didn't mention anything else.


They definitely do not notify everyone who is not awarded a merit scholarship - I had to contact them to find out I wouldn't be receiving one. If you haven't been notified by now, you shouldn't be getting one.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:58 pm

Just withdrew. Good luck to everyone still waiting!




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