Penn State 2010 application cycle

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby akremer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:59 pm

j32f wrote:I was accepted yesterday on a ridiciulous turnaround.

I submitted on the 18th, in review on the 19th, and in on the 25th.

160, 3.7, OOS, non urm

I can't see my numbers being competitive for scholarships, but was still surprised by the fast response.



Me too. In review on the 23rd, in on the 25th. I was shocked.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby KIM_SAYS: » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:30 am

Woot, FINALLY under review today. I've been "complete" since Jan. 8th. They must update their statuses late...I checked late this afternoon and I was still listed as complete.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Does anyone know where the best housing is?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby texlawtex » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:27 pm

Is there a travel stipend? does it come with the scholarship packet if so?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:15 pm

texlawtex wrote:Is there a travel stipend? does it come with the scholarship packet if so?


I haven't seen anything about a travel stipend.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby texlawtex » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:24 pm

I assume for the thursday admits that your mailing says that it went out thursday as well. Are yall expecting to get the packet tomorrow?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby roecyris » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:42 pm

Under review too (2/26)!! Let's go penn state!!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby motedust » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:08 am

Ooooooo Under Review 2/26 as well. 3.0/168 here. Hope that's enough to get in/scholarship!! Good luck guys!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby utahredsoxfan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:03 pm

texlawtex wrote:I really want to know about scholly bc that may be the deciding factor.....


+1

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:15 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
texlawtex wrote:Is there a travel stipend? does it come with the scholarship packet if so?


I haven't seen anything about a travel stipend.


I actually emailed them because I became curious when you brought it up. Admissions referred me to a Mr. R. Jay Shively, Assistant Dean of
Admissions and Financial Aid, who apparently reviews individual cases and awards possible assistance for travel based on that. I sent him an email explaining that I was accepted and that I will be traveling to University Park for the open house, along with the estimated cost of my trip. I haven't heard back yet, but I will let everyone know when I do.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:25 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:
texlawtex wrote:Is there a travel stipend? does it come with the scholarship packet if so?


I haven't seen anything about a travel stipend.


I actually emailed them because I became curious when you brought it up. Admissions referred me to a Mr. R. Jay Shively, Assistant Dean of
Admissions and Financial Aid, who apparently reviews individual cases and awards possible assistance for travel based on that. I sent him an email explaining that I was accepted and that I will be traveling to University Park for the open house, along with the estimated cost of my trip. I haven't heard back yet, but I will let everyone know when I do.


He actually responded in less that 20 minutes and said that after I attend Open House I can present my receipts to the financial aid office and be reimbursed up to $300. Nice!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby horriblegb » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:33 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:
texlawtex wrote:Is there a travel stipend? does it come with the scholarship packet if so?


I haven't seen anything about a travel stipend.


I actually emailed them because I became curious when you brought it up. Admissions referred me to a Mr. R. Jay Shively, Assistant Dean of
Admissions and Financial Aid, who apparently reviews individual cases and awards possible assistance for travel based on that. I sent him an email explaining that I was accepted and that I will be traveling to University Park for the open house, along with the estimated cost of my trip. I haven't heard back yet, but I will let everyone know when I do.


He actually responded in less that 20 minutes and said that after I attend Open House I can present my receipts to the financial aid office and be reimbursed up to $300. Nice!


That is very good to know thank you! Makes it far more likely that i can go to the open house haha

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:39 pm

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:40 pm

jbarl1 wrote: He actually responded in less that 20 minutes and said that after I attend Open House I can present my receipts to the financial aid office and be reimbursed up to $300. Nice!


horriblegb wrote:That is very good to know thank you! Makes it far more likely that i can go to the open house haha


Yeah me too. Be sure to email him though, because they did say it is on a case by case basis

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby 02092010 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:00 pm

Has anyone received their official packet today?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby texlawtex » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:11 pm

02092010 wrote:Has anyone received their official packet today?



?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby pjl35 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:18 pm

02092010 wrote:Has anyone received their official packet today?


Nope...hopefully it will get here soon! I'm anxious to find out about potential scholarship stuff.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby TracyLynn » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:21 am

The acceptance e-mail said the packet would be mailed out sometime this week, so I'm not even sure if they went out yet. :(

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:15 pm

Complete 2/3
Waitlisted Today via e-mail

3.31/159 with 2 yr WE

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby bstrunk » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:35 pm

Rejected Via Email. I was about a week away from Withdrawing this application.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby texlawtex » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:26 pm

Pj and Tracylynn: did y'all get the email regarding financial aid today? I got one talking about merit scolarships and fafsa but it didn't say anywhere that I had gotten a scholarship, I'm wondering if this was just a generic email or if I didn't get any scholly at all.

Thanks for the info

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby get it to x » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:31 pm

For those of you on the waitlist with me, did you get a sense that we will eventually be accepted or am I reading too much into the text?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby beach_terror » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:37 pm

I sorta got that impression. I'm not even considering going anymore, and I really should just withdraw. I've been extremely disappointed with the way Penn State has been handling this entire admissions process, and I have better schools on my radar now. I think they're going to get screwed by trying to handpick a class of overqualified applicants. But hey, what do I know.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby j32f » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:43 pm

I got the generic email today texlaw

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby pjl35 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:48 pm

texlawtex wrote:Pj and Tracylynn: did y'all get the email regarding financial aid today? I got one talking about merit scolarships and fafsa but it didn't say anywhere that I had gotten a scholarship, I'm wondering if this was just a generic email or if I didn't get any scholly at all.

Thanks for the info


Yup I did. I think it's just a generic email. Technically their deadline for applying for Fin Aid was yesterday, so I think they're just sending out a reminder to everyone. Note to all: Include your parent's info on the FAFSA! I already submitted mine, THEN saw the requirement to include parental info on the supplemental application for Penn State. Now I've got to wait for it to be processed to submit a corrected version....oh joy.




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