Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby bleakchimera2 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Idk if anyone can answer this with any certainty because scholly doings are so far from transparent, but here goes anyway: what happens to Levy nominee when they aren't ultimately selected for the scholarship? Do they still get some generic money? Any ballpark as to how much to expect?

-asking for a friend who isn't me and is totally unqualified for the Levy but was somehow nominated anyway?

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Postby airwrecka » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:18 pm

Someone who is applying for the Toll scholarship, please tell me you're just answering the video question like an interview and not doing some weird "creative" video. I feel bad because it specifically says to be creative and not just read a script, but I have NO idea how to make a creative 2 minute video that addresses such a specific question. Yes, I know it's due tomorrow so even if I could think of something creative, I don't have time to do it between now and then, but I have been thinking about this for weeks and nothing has come to me :?

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Postby lsa16 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:22 pm

airwrecka wrote:Someone who is applying for the Toll scholarship, please tell me you're just answering the video question like an interview and not doing some weird "creative" video. I feel bad because it specifically says to be creative and not just read a script, but I have NO idea how to make a creative 2 minute video that addresses such a specific question. Yes, I know it's due tomorrow so even if I could think of something creative, I don't have time to do it between now and then, but I have been thinking about this for weeks and nothing has come to me :?


Hello! I am also just doing the video like an interview, no worries....or, if there is something to be worried about, you are at least not alone!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lawlawland16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:56 am

lsa16 wrote:Not to be neurotic but if my 2 min Toll video is less than 1.5 min do you guys think that is acceptable or do I need to get closer to hitting that mark?


I'm sure 1.5 mins of quality footage is more than sufficient!

Did anyone receive a confirmation after submitting their app materials? I feel a bit unsettled after submitting because of the strange format of the survey page :?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lawlawland16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:58 am

lsa16 wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Someone who is applying for the Toll scholarship, please tell me you're just answering the video question like an interview and not doing some weird "creative" video. I feel bad because it specifically says to be creative and not just read a script, but I have NO idea how to make a creative 2 minute video that addresses such a specific question. Yes, I know it's due tomorrow so even if I could think of something creative, I don't have time to do it between now and then, but I have been thinking about this for weeks and nothing has come to me :?


Hello! I am also just doing the video like an interview, no worries....or, if there is something to be worried about, you are at least not alone!


Same. My video is SO awkward.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby SmallK » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am

lawlawland16 wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Someone who is applying for the Toll scholarship, please tell me you're just answering the video question like an interview and not doing some weird "creative" video. I feel bad because it specifically says to be creative and not just read a script, but I have NO idea how to make a creative 2 minute video that addresses such a specific question. Yes, I know it's due tomorrow so even if I could think of something creative, I don't have time to do it between now and then, but I have been thinking about this for weeks and nothing has come to me :?


Hello! I am also just doing the video like an interview, no worries....or, if there is something to be worried about, you are at least not alone!


Same. My video is SO awkward.


I figure that trying to do something creative with 0 experience and failing miserably is worse than just doing it like an interview, so I'm right there with y'all.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:10 am

lawlawland16 wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Someone who is applying for the Toll scholarship, please tell me you're just answering the video question like an interview and not doing some weird "creative" video. I feel bad because it specifically says to be creative and not just read a script, but I have NO idea how to make a creative 2 minute video that addresses such a specific question. Yes, I know it's due tomorrow so even if I could think of something creative, I don't have time to do it between now and then, but I have been thinking about this for weeks and nothing has come to me :?


Hello! I am also just doing the video like an interview, no worries....or, if there is something to be worried about, you are at least not alone!


Same. My video is SO awkward.


Thank goodness - even just doing it interview style I feel like mine is cringeworthy. Flashbacks to Cornell's automated process

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Postby airwrecka » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:43 am

Thank you all for showing me I am not alone! :D I uploaded the video an hour ago and am finishing the questions quick now. I labeled my video as my name and LSAC number, but missed the part on the upload page that said to include your name & LSAC number in the description box as well...I added it while the video was uploading but I don't know if that information saved :? do you think I should email Penn just to double check they can find it?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lawlawland16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:51 am

airwrecka wrote:Thank you all for showing me I am not alone! :D I uploaded the video an hour ago and am finishing the questions quick now. I labeled my video as my name and LSAC number, but missed the part on the upload page that said to include your name & LSAC number in the description box as well...I added it while the video was uploading but I don't know if that information saved :? do you think I should email Penn just to double check they can find it?


Did you follow their formatting guidelines (name/LSAC #) when you named the file before uploading? I would imagine that would be enough, but an e-mail never hurts!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby airwrecka » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:52 am

lawlawland16 wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Thank you all for showing me I am not alone! :D I uploaded the video an hour ago and am finishing the questions quick now. I labeled my video as my name and LSAC number, but missed the part on the upload page that said to include your name & LSAC number in the description box as well...I added it while the video was uploading but I don't know if that information saved :? do you think I should email Penn just to double check they can find it?


Did you follow their formatting guidelines (name/LSAC #) when you named the file before uploading? I would imagine that would be enough, but an e-mail never hurts!


Yes, I did. But you're right--better to be safe than sorry. I'll email them just to be sure :)

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:18 pm

For those who submitted the Toll, did the form also not let you create separate paragraphs? Everything you type in those boxes just stays in one long line?

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Postby airwrecka » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:22 pm

lsa16 wrote:For those who submitted the Toll, did the form also not let you create separate paragraphs? Everything you type in those boxes just stays in one long line?


Yup, that happened to me. I had written out my answers in a Word document ahead of time and just copied and pasted them into the form, so now it just looks like when giant run-on paragraph :roll: Well, they can't complain because we had no choice!

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:42 pm

airwrecka wrote:
lsa16 wrote:For those who submitted the Toll, did the form also not let you create separate paragraphs? Everything you type in those boxes just stays in one long line?


Yup, that happened to me. I had written out my answers in a Word document ahead of time and just copied and pasted them into the form, so now it just looks like when giant run-on paragraph :roll: Well, they can't complain because we had no choice!


Thanks!

Officially submitted. Best of luck everyone!

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Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:56 pm

Submitted too! So glad that video is behind me. :roll: Good luck everyone!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby lawlawland16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Did anyone get confirmation that their app was received?

Good luck to all who applied!

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Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:37 pm

lawlawland16 wrote:Did anyone get confirmation that their app was received?

Good luck to all who applied!


I got confirmation about 30 minutes ago!

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Postby airwrecka » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:43 pm

lawlawland16 wrote:Did anyone get confirmation that their app was received?

Good luck to all who applied!


I did not get a confirmation initially, but I e-mailed them myself to check on the video and they responded saying they got the video and survey response :)

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Postby lawlawland16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:55 pm

airwrecka wrote:
lawlawland16 wrote:Did anyone get confirmation that their app was received?

Good luck to all who applied!


I did not get a confirmation initially, but I e-mailed them myself to check on the video and they responded saying they got the video and survey response :)


Oh no! I did not get one yet and I applied last night. Could you PM me the e-mail address you used? TY!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby ayylmao » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:16 pm

How long are you guys making your Levy essays?

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:24 pm

So if we receive scholarships at Penn and have to commit by a specific date, will we have to withdraw from schools where we haven't yet gotten decisions? Eg, I'm not expecting to get into Harvard or Yale, but if I had apps still pending in mid-April would I have to withdraw to commit to a Penn scholarship? Or do you just have to withdraw from other schools you've heard back from?

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:24 pm

ayylmao wrote:How long are you guys making your Levy essays?


And I haven't worked on mine yet but was thinking 1-2 pages?

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Postby bleakchimera2 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:35 pm

lsa16 wrote:
ayylmao wrote:How long are you guys making your Levy essays?


And I haven't worked on mine yet but was thinking 1-2 pages?

Same on both points. I looked at the one sentence "prompt" yesterday and was like lolnah. They said brevity so I'm leaning towards one page, esp since I haven't come up with anything good to say and I don't believe I'm actually competitive for it.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby noroomfordoubt » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:17 pm

Did anyone who applied for Toll get an indication of when they will be letting us know if we get an interview?

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:30 pm

noroomfordoubt wrote:Did anyone who applied for Toll get an indication of when they will be letting us know if we get an interview?


No, noticeably absent from confirmation email

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby Nadia » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:40 am

Checking in. (Long time lurker)
I applied on 11/12, complete 11/17, accepted 1/24.
25<LSAT, 75<GPA

I also applied for the Toll Public Interest Scholarship. Good luck to everyone who applied!



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