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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby CyLaw » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:07 pm

Helmholtz wrote:You would not believe how convoluted this is to do. Give me five.


I think you fixed it pretty fast.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:09 pm

Alright, I think we should be back to normal.

edit: for a while there, I thought I had merged every single topic from the first page of this forum into one giant megathread. whew

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:10 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Alright, I think we should be back to normal.


Excellent recovery.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby js87 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:15 pm

Got a fee waiver when I applied several days ago (although I had never had any correspondence with the school), so I had a feeling that something was coming in the mail. Sure enough, today I got a really nice invitation-to-apply letter (and fee waiver), as well as a good looking brochure. Great looking campus!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby protokurios » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:59 pm

Complete.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:49 pm

Just submitted. let the madness begin

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Core » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:14 pm

Complete :).

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:25 pm

Complete as of 10/20 or so. Wrote a "Why Penn?"

At what point should applicants be worried about YP at Penn? I'm above the top quarter for LSAT and GPA, but not by a lot. Should I be worried?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby violaboy » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:00 pm

MeasuredOptimism wrote:Complete as of 10/20 or so. Wrote a "Why Penn?"

At what point should applicants be worried about YP at Penn? I'm above the top quarter for LSAT and GPA, but not by a lot. Should I be worried?


With your numbers, you shouldn't be a victim of yield protection.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby hiro86 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:03 pm

MeasuredOptimism wrote:Complete as of 10/20 or so. Wrote a "Why Penn?"

At what point should applicants be worried about YP at Penn? I'm above the top quarter for LSAT and GPA, but not by a lot. Should I be worried?

It's kind of hard to tell what's going on with Penn, but it seems to be around 175 that you need to be very concerned about YP.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby FCD » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:06 pm

Hey guys, hopefully some of you will be my future classmates. I've just found out about a situation that will require me to stay in Philadelphia for the next several years, so Penn is the only school I'm going to apply to. Do you think there's a chance I would get money for 175/3.54 or should I just go ED to rid myself of any yield protect and/or low GPA induced anxiety? It's Penn or bust for me now...

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:11 pm

FCD wrote:Hey guys, hopefully some of you will be my future classmates. I've just found out about a situation that will require me to stay in Philadelphia for the next several years, so Penn is the only school I'm going to apply to. Do you think there's a chance I would get money for 175/3.54 or should I just go ED to rid myself of any yield protect and/or low GPA induced anxiety? It's Penn or bust for me now...


Uh, I would probably just apply ED if you don't care about money, but I think you could land a decent scholarship with a 175 and a 3.5. Who knows. Do some research on LSN with Penn and applicants with similar numbers.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby FCD » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:12 pm

VoidSix wrote:
FCD wrote:Hey guys, hopefully some of you will be my future classmates. I've just found out about a situation that will require me to stay in Philadelphia for the next several years, so Penn is the only school I'm going to apply to. Do you think there's a chance I would get money for 175/3.54 or should I just go ED to rid myself of any yield protect and/or low GPA induced anxiety? It's Penn or bust for me now...


Uh, I would probably just apply ED if you don't care about money, but I think you could land a decent scholarship with a 175 and a 3.5. Who knows. Do some research on LSN with Penn and applicants with similar numbers.


It's so difficult to say with Penn though, LSN is just an enormous sea of yellow.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:13 pm

I don't get the whole YP scare. If Penn is your only option, then you should mention that in a ps or an addendum. Worst case scenario is you get waitlisted and send a loci to get off the waitlist with money. Am I missing something about YP that makes it such a threat? Just show some interest after you are waitlisted and you should be good. I have a friend that got serious money after doing that.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:18 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:I don't get the whole YP scare. If Penn is your only option, then you should mention that in a ps or an addendum. Worst case scenario is you get waitlisted and send a loci to get off the waitlist with money. Am I missing something about YP that makes it such a threat? Just show some interest after you are waitlisted and you should be good. I have a friend that got serious money after doing that.



Yeah. But I can't imagine getting YP'ed from an entire tier (say MVP) and writing LOCI to all of them in the middle of work / school. It's easier if you definitely know which school you want to attend.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby 02082010 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:09 am

App received.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:38 pm

complete!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:52 pm

Anyone else get file under committee review?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby panadera » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:56 pm

Oh snap. I just checked. Under committee review as of today.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:36 pm

those of you who are under review already, when did you guys (or gals) go complete?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:38 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:those of you who are under review already, when did you guys (or gals) go complete?

oct 2.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:06 pm

Under Committee Review as of today

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby tintin » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:52 pm

+1 under committee review!

anyone know when they started sending decisions last year?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby triplecats » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:58 pm

Committee review! Heck yes.

Also, no decisions til Thanksgiving-time last year. Assume the same will occur this year.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:01 pm

tintin wrote:+1 under committee review!

anyone know when they started sending decisions last year?


If I remember right, the non-ED people got decisions right before Xmas.



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