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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kopetz » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:08 pm

Checking in. Really interested in cross-disciplinary opportunities and international law, so Penn's high on my list.

eta: unsolicited waiver received.
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby BlackCanary » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:23 pm

Checking in.

Also received a fee waiver today.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby patttt » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:45 pm

+1 fee waiver!! Stoked to apply

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Nickel94 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:40 pm

*gets few waiver*

*finally sends in already completed application*

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Alive97 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:21 pm

Anyone else get invited to the admissions event in DC? Is this a LSAT/GPA type of invite or is it a larger group?

I got emails from two different groups of schools and their events are on the same night :( .

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kaziende » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:39 am

Received fee waiver, checking in

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:47 am

Alive97 wrote:Anyone else get invited to the admissions event in DC? Is this a LSAT/GPA type of invite or is it a larger group?

I got emails from two different groups of schools and their events are on the same night :( .


got the same two invites and I'm pretty torn about which event to attend. the nyu/duke/stanford email was definitely written to make it sound more exclusive than the chicago/michigan/penn one, which makes me think maybe the latter would be a better idea

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby MikeSpivey » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:17 pm

Kopetz wrote:
Alive97 wrote:Anyone else get invited to the admissions event in DC? Is this a LSAT/GPA type of invite or is it a larger group?

I got emails from two different groups of schools and their events are on the same night :( .


got the same two invites and I'm pretty torn about which event to attend. the nyu/duke/stanford email was definitely written to make it sound more exclusive than the chicago/michigan/penn one, which makes me think maybe the latter would be a better idea


I can say for certain that at the Penn/Michigan/Chicago event they are going to do a very thorough and I think illuminating review of applications and admission -- and how the former influences the later. I know this because I talk with these peeps! I'm sure the other event is dandy too, I just do not know anything about it.

I hope this helps!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:24 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
Kopetz wrote:
Alive97 wrote:Anyone else get invited to the admissions event in DC? Is this a LSAT/GPA type of invite or is it a larger group?

I got emails from two different groups of schools and their events are on the same night :( .


got the same two invites and I'm pretty torn about which event to attend. the nyu/duke/stanford email was definitely written to make it sound more exclusive than the chicago/michigan/penn one, which makes me think maybe the latter would be a better idea


I can say for certain that at the Penn/Michigan/Chicago event they are going to do a very thorough and I think illuminating review of applications and admission -- and how the former influences the later. I know this because I talk with these peeps! I'm sure the other event is dandy too, I just do not know anything about it.

I hope this helps!


That is helpful. Thank you!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby poptart123 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:30 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:
acz26 wrote:checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?


Just out of curiosity, do any schools give retroactive refunds? I didn't think this was a thing. But I submitted my U Chicago app the other day, like, 6 hours before I got the fee waiver e-mail -- last month I'd asked about fee waivers and was just referred to the policy stated on their webpage -- so that would be kind of nice, but I'm not holding my breath.


I got one from W&M last cycle, but I've also seen some schools explicitly state that they don't give refunds.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby mathaddict » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:22 pm

poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:
acz26 wrote:checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?


Just out of curiosity, do any schools give retroactive refunds? I didn't think this was a thing. But I submitted my U Chicago app the other day, like, 6 hours before I got the fee waiver e-mail -- last month I'd asked about fee waivers and was just referred to the policy stated on their webpage -- so that would be kind of nice, but I'm not holding my breath.


I got one from W&M last cycle, but I've also seen some schools explicitly state that they don't give refunds.


The only one I've seen is Berk. Any others?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby call-me-bubbles » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:03 pm

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby poptart123 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:05 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:
acz26 wrote:checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?


Just out of curiosity, do any schools give retroactive refunds? I didn't think this was a thing. But I submitted my U Chicago app the other day, like, 6 hours before I got the fee waiver e-mail -- last month I'd asked about fee waivers and was just referred to the policy stated on their webpage -- so that would be kind of nice, but I'm not holding my breath.


I got one from W&M last cycle, but I've also seen some schools explicitly state that they don't give refunds.


Hmm. How did you phrase your e-mail asking for a retroactive refund? Or did they issue it automatically?


"I applied to W&M Law not too long ago and paid the full application fee. I have noticed in some law school fee waiver emails that if a prospective student had already paid the fee the law school will refund the student. Is W&M Law able to offer me the same refund, and if so, what is the best way to receive my application fee?"

I think they refunded it to my card, but they might have sent a check. I don't really remember.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby PDX4343 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:58 pm

My application went complete this morning. My status tracker says that they won't be beginning to review applications until mid-November.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby plshelp » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:07 am

Checking in! also first post on TLS now that I'm actually applying!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby whatupbrobro » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:45 pm

Checking in!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:06 pm

The instructions in the application make it seem like the two page maximum is more of a suggestion than a hard cap. I'm currently at 2 and 1/3 pages and was wondering if it would be better to try to cut out at least 5-6 lines and risk losing quality or just leave it. Advice?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby RamTitan » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:12 pm

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:The instructions in the application make it seem like the two page maximum is more of a suggestion than a hard cap. I'm currently at 2 and 1/3 pages and was wondering if it would be better to try to cut out at least 5-6 lines and risk losing quality or just leave it. Advice?

I'm not an admissions expert by any means, but I always vote for quality's sake (especially since it's only a few additional lines)

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby YoungSimba » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:25 am

5-6 lines over? pull the old "find" and "replace" trick. Reduce the font size of your periods and commas by one or two sizes. Also go to paragraph settings and "remove space before (and after) paragraph" Good luck :twisted:

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby sfs33 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:33 pm

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:The instructions in the application make it seem like the two page maximum is more of a suggestion than a hard cap. I'm currently at 2 and 1/3 pages and was wondering if it would be better to try to cut out at least 5-6 lines and risk losing quality or just leave it. Advice?


I think they phrase it as a suggestion because they're nice. I can tell you that editing your writing to fit within a page limit is something you'll have to do a lot of at law school, as is following instructions. I don't have any specific inside knowledge, but I would strongly advise against going over the limit.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby MAPP » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:54 pm

proteinshake wrote:
acz26 wrote:checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?

If you have stats at/above the 25ths you'll prob get one.


Is this the way it typically goes for all the schools? And by "apply early" are we saying start the application on lsac or have it completed and submitted?




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