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Penn?

Postby mb87 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:45 pm

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Re: Penn?

Postby Veyron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:59 pm

LSN is bad for Penn because, with such a small class, the school is very choosy in a non-numerical way. However, your devotion to interdisciplinary studies and your good sense of direction make you the type of candidate the school seems to be looking for. I had similar #'s and similar softs and I'm here so take that for what its worth.

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Re: Penn?

Postby mb87 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:15 pm

"I had similar #'s and similar softs and I'm here so take that for what its worth."

Good to hear! Thanks for the feedback. I dig your school... a lot.

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Re: Penn?

Postby vsl89 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:22 pm

Veyron wrote:LSN is bad for Penn because, with such a small class, the school is very choosy in a non-numerical way.

+ 1. I would strongly recommend writing a solid 5 year plan essay and even ED. Penn loves to see a commitment to its school and there is no better way to show that than an ED (assuming of course that finances, etc. would not be an obstacle)

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Re: Penn?

Postby mb87 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:47 pm

vsl89 wrote:
Veyron wrote:LSN is bad for Penn because, with such a small class, the school is very choosy in a non-numerical way.

+ 1. I would strongly recommend writing a solid 5 year plan essay and even ED. Penn loves to see a commitment to its school and there is no better way to show that than an ED (assuming of course that finances, etc. would not be an obstacle)


Thanks, that's good to know. I'll restructure my 5 year plan essay so it's a bit more "Why Penn?" Seriously considering ED, as it is my first choice, but yeah, need to think about finances & learn more about their LRAP program before I commit to ED.

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Re: Penn?

Postby Veyron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:27 pm

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Thanks, that's good to know. I'll restructure my 5 year plan essay so it's a bit more "Why Penn?" Seriously considering ED, as it is my first choice, but yeah, need to think about finances & learn more about their LRAP program before I commit to ED.[/quote]

Good call. The LRAP forms are online but one thing that they won't tell you but is potentially a huge thing compared to some other schools is that LRAP is good for 10 years with no reduction in benefits. So you could work for a firm for 2 years and get 8 years of full benefits. Likewise, you could work in PI for a year or two and then work in private practice without having to give the $ back.

mb87 wrote:
Good to hear! Thanks for the feedback. I dig your school... a lot.


No problem.
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Re: Penn?

Postby Veyron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:27 pm

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Re: Penn?

Postby mb87 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:42 pm

Veyron wrote:The LRAP forms are online but one thing that they won't tell you but is potentially a huge thing compared to some other schools is that LRAP is good for 10 years with no reduction in benefits. So you could work for a firm for 2 years and get 8 years of full benefits. Likewise, you could work in PI for a year or two and then work in private practice without having to give the $ back.



More very useful info. Thanks! I guess I have another month or so to do more research & decide. Man, I hate this process. Mind if I pick your brain as more questions come up?

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Re: Penn?

Postby im_blue » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:52 pm

You'll have a shot at ED with a 170-171.

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Re: Penn?

Postby Veyron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:14 pm

mb87 wrote:
Veyron wrote:The LRAP forms are online but one thing that they won't tell you but is potentially a huge thing compared to some other schools is that LRAP is good for 10 years with no reduction in benefits. So you could work for a firm for 2 years and get 8 years of full benefits. Likewise, you could work in PI for a year or two and then work in private practice without having to give the $ back.



More very useful info. Thanks! I guess I have another month or so to do more research & decide. Man, I hate this process. Mind if I pick your brain as more questions come up?


Yah, feel free to dooder.

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Re: Penn?

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:55 pm

Penn is definitely interesting on LSN. They don't care when people apply, lots of Nov WLs and rejects and accepts. Besides that, seems most waitlist in your range 170-171 without ED. If you ED, prob good shot. 172 should make it a real good shot.




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