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Ben82
Ok. interesting. March or May?
Ok. interesting. March or May?
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alito690
Yeah I mean the Human Rights Scholarship. For the rest I believe that they are decided on merit. l
Yeah I mean the Human Rights Scholarship. For the rest I believe that they are decided on merit. l
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JLLM
Is anyone accepted at Upenn also accepted in another university? I have to choose between Penn and Georgetown. Any thoughts
Is anyone accepted at Upenn also accepted in another university? I have to choose between Penn and Georgetown. Any thoughts
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faraway
Hi everyone!

I got admitted to UPenn and received an email yesterday inviting me to apply for Wharton program. Wharton certificate was actually one of the reasons why I applied to UPenn but I was disappointed to find out that the fee increased twice as compared to previous year (8K last year and 15K this year). Anyone knows what are the reasons? Has the program changed somehow?
Hi everyone!

I got admitted to UPenn and received an email yesterday inviting me to apply for Wharton program. Wharton certificate was actually one of the reasons why I applied to UPenn but I was disappointed to find out that the fee increased twice as compared to previous year (8K last year and 15K this year). Anyone knows what are the reasons? Has the program changed somehow?
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1400507
Hi all,

I have been granted a scholarship for 25,000 from Penn, in addition to which they will waive the 2500 for the induction programme. While I am overjoyed and almost fainting with relief, I am also in a bit of a dilemma. I have to accept the scholarship by March 14, and upon acceptance, I have to withdraw applications to all other schools. I am still awaiting responses from Harvard, Columbia (where I had applied for early decision, but my application was deferred to the regular cycle) and NYU (which should be out on Monday so I will know either way, though I believe they notify on scholarship a little later). I have requested all 3 schools for expedited decisions on my applications, and Harvard and Columbia have replied saying that they will try to accommodate my request but that they cannot guarantee that they will.

I am really confused. I am unclear about what my chances are at the other schools, but per the rankings, I understand that Harvard and Columbia do rank higher than Penn. If I get admission to either, I can give up the scholarship and take a loan for that amount - it won't be comfortable, but if the difference in ranks justifies it, I am willing to do it. The real issue is if these two schools do not reply by March 14, in which case I have to risk losing the scholarship to just hear back from the other schools. While Penn has said that if I am unable accept the scholarship by March 14, I can check with them if they have funds available later should I choose to take admission, I doubt that I will get as much money, if at all I get any, at a later date.

Any thoughts on what I should? Anyone else who has heard from Penn on scholarships and is in a similar dilemma? Looks forward to hearing from you guys. And all the best to all those who are waiting to hear.
Hi all,

I have been granted a scholarship for 25,000 from Penn, in addition to which they will waive the 2500 for the induction programme. While I am overjoyed and almost fainting with relief, I am also in a bit of a dilemma. I have to accept the scholarship by March 14, and upon acceptance, I have to withdraw applications to all other schools. I am still awaiting responses from Harvard, Columbia (where I had applied for early decision, but my application was deferred to the regular cycle) and NYU (which should be out on Monday so I will know either way, though I believe they notify on scholarship a little later). I have requested all 3 schools for expedited decisions on my applications, and Harvard and Columbia have replied saying that they will try to accommodate my request but that they cannot guarantee that they will.

I am really confused. I am unclear about what my chances are at the other schools, but per the rankings, I understand that Harvard and Columbia do rank higher than Penn. If I get admission to either, I can give up the scholarship and take a loan for that amount - it won't be comfortable, but if the difference in ranks justifies it, I am willing to do it. The real issue is if these two schools do not reply by March 14, in which case I have to risk losing the scholarship to just hear back from the other schools. While Penn has said that if I am unable accept the scholarship by March 14, I can check with them if they have funds available later should I choose to take admission, I doubt that I will get as much money, if at all I get any, at a later date.

Any thoughts on what I should? Anyone else who has heard from Penn on scholarships and is in a similar dilemma? Looks forward to hearing from you guys. And all the best to all those who are waiting to hear.
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JFK123
First of all congratulations on the scholarship. I got a rejection from UPenn and Columbia but I've been accepted by NYU and Duke. To be very honest with you Columbia seems to have made a lot of offers and filled their seats. Harvard on the other hand is a gamble.

If you've got such a huge scholarship I don't think it's really worth wasting just to hear from them. Plus if you're into commercial and business law Wharton is a great asset to have around.

I think you could wait till the thirteenth for Harvard. Columbia is a tricky thing because no be really knows when they do what. Do you have any work experience?? Cuz if you don't Columbia's chances drop considerably. As for NYU I'm hoping you make it.

Penns a great University to be in. Nice your in an Ivy it's really what you make of it I guess. Its more like If the glove fits.. You know?

Take care. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the very best.
First of all congratulations on the scholarship. I got a rejection from UPenn and Columbia but I've been accepted by NYU and Duke. To be very honest with you Columbia seems to have made a lot of offers and filled their seats. Harvard on the other hand is a gamble.

If you've got such a huge scholarship I don't think it's really worth wasting just to hear from them. Plus if you're into commercial and business law Wharton is a great asset to have around.

I think you could wait till the thirteenth for Harvard. Columbia is a tricky thing because no be really knows when they do what. Do you have any work experience?? Cuz if you don't Columbia's chances drop considerably. As for NYU I'm hoping you make it.

Penns a great University to be in. Nice your in an Ivy it's really what you make of it I guess. Its more like If the glove fits.. You know?

Take care. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the very best.
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JFK123
Is anyone accepted at Upenn also accepted in another university? I have to choose between Penn and Georgetown. Any thoughts


Depends do you want commercial or constitutional lws? If your more public policy driven then I think Georgetown. For everything else Penn.
<blockquote>Is anyone accepted at Upenn also accepted in another university? I have to choose between Penn and Georgetown. Any thoughts</blockquote>

Depends do you want commercial or constitutional lws? If your more public policy driven then I think Georgetown. For everything else Penn.
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Martin0815
Hi,

I got the same problem as "1400507" has. I received an email yesterday granting an $40,000 scholarship and a waiver of the §2,500 summer program fee. I have to accept this scholarship until the 14th of March... I am not sure what to do. I planed the LLM due to my interests in intellectual property rights. I also got the admission to Berkeley, Cambridge (UK) and other law schools with a specific IP focus. I don't know if Penn Law satisfies my expectations...

Any suggestions?
Hi,

I got the same problem as "1400507" has. I received an email yesterday granting an $40,000 scholarship and a waiver of the §2,500 summer program fee. I have to accept this scholarship until the 14th of March... I am not sure what to do. I planed the LLM due to my interests in intellectual property rights. I also got the admission to Berkeley, Cambridge (UK) and other law schools with a specific IP focus. I don't know if Penn Law satisfies my expectations...

Any suggestions?
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annah
Hey Martin,
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you and "1400507".
Penn is a great University but if you have an offer from Cambridge I would most definitely pick Cambridge. Similarly, I would wait for a reply from Harvard or Columbia before narrowing my options down to one university. The economy is tough, continues growing tougher and the competition after grad school is FIERCE so rankings DO matter because employers ARE that pompous and picky. So if you feel you have a shot at Harvard then don't succumb to anything else because of a scholarship.

I've received offers from Penn, Columbia (2 days ago) and Oxford so far and am leaning most heavily towards Oxford. The advantage with the two leading UK universities (Cambridge and oxford) are that they're renowned all over the world (more so than a handful of US Ivy's) and lead to better job offers around the globe. So if you're interested in IP law and ever envision yourself working in the EU as well as the US i would strongly suggest opting for Cambridge.
Did you receive any specific scholarship from Penn such as the human rights scholarship or was it merely merit based? Its great to have some financial security but personally, i would much rather bear the brunt of loans than end up in a program that doesn't suit my needs or compliments my chosen career, I'd say focus on a school that satisfies your expectations completely and don't gamble with your future over a scholarship- there are plenty more of those to be found.
Hope this helps.
Hey Martin,
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you and "1400507".
Penn is a great University but if you have an offer from Cambridge I would most definitely pick Cambridge. Similarly, I would wait for a reply from Harvard or Columbia before narrowing my options down to one university. The economy is tough, continues growing tougher and the competition after grad school is FIERCE so rankings DO matter because employers ARE that pompous and picky. So if you feel you have a shot at Harvard then don't succumb to anything else because of a scholarship.

I've received offers from Penn, Columbia (2 days ago) and Oxford so far and am leaning most heavily towards Oxford. The advantage with the two leading UK universities (Cambridge and oxford) are that they're renowned all over the world (more so than a handful of US Ivy's) and lead to better job offers around the globe. So if you're interested in IP law and ever envision yourself working in the EU as well as the US i would strongly suggest opting for Cambridge.
Did you receive any specific scholarship from Penn such as the human rights scholarship or was it merely merit based? Its great to have some financial security but personally, i would much rather bear the brunt of loans than end up in a program that doesn't suit my needs or compliments my chosen career, I'd say focus on a school that satisfies your expectations completely and don't gamble with your future over a scholarship- there are plenty more of those to be found.
Hope this helps.
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JFK123
Cambridge over Penn any day!!
Cambridge over Penn any day!!
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Martin0815
Hey,

thank you for your frank replies. I have to think about them.

All the best
Martin
Hey,

thank you for your frank replies. I have to think about them.

All the best
Martin
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JLLM
Dear Martin, Congratulations and No Matter what you decide remember you cannot do a wrong choice, it is not about right and wrong, it is about what is better than the best. do not worry. I have to decide between Penn and Georgetown, do you think i know what is best?
about Upenn, i have requested for a financial aid as well but no answer yet: should this mean that they refused to grant me one?
Dear Martin, Congratulations and No Matter what you decide remember you cannot do a wrong choice, it is not about right and wrong, it is about what is better than the best. do not worry. I have to decide between Penn and Georgetown, do you think i know what is best?
about Upenn, i have requested for a financial aid as well but no answer yet: should this mean that they refused to grant me one?
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Martin0815
I don't think they refused financial grant. They set me a short deadline to accept the financial grant with the information that they will give the scholarship to another person if I don't except. Perhaps you are not in the forefront for financial aid, but definitly not refused. Just wait some more time!
I don't think they refused financial grant. They set me a short deadline to accept the financial grant with the information that they will give the scholarship to another person if I don't except. Perhaps you are not in the forefront for financial aid, but definitly not refused. Just wait some more time!
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tsy
Annah - out of curiosity, which program at Oxford do you have an offer from? I have an offer for the MLF program and have been looking up info about the program, future prospects etc.
Annah - out of curiosity, which program at Oxford do you have an offer from? I have an offer for the MLF program and have been looking up info about the program, future prospects etc.
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Today I was offered a scholarship of 27,500 dollars, and I decided to accept it. I am very happy right now, and I enjoy my friday night with fancy Norwegian beer :)

Who else has decided to attend Penn? I plan to create a Facebook group for everyone, it is much better to discuss and talk there. However, to create one, I have to invite a friend at the same time. If someone wants to be my Facebook friend (I guess we all will be that sooner or later), please contact me with a private message with your name. Then we can publish the link here for everyone else.
Today I was offered a scholarship of 27,500 dollars, and I decided to accept it. I am very happy right now, and I enjoy my friday night with fancy Norwegian beer :)

Who else has decided to attend Penn? I plan to create a Facebook group for everyone, it is much better to discuss and talk there. However, to create one, I have to invite a friend at the same time. If someone wants to be my Facebook friend (I guess we all will be that sooner or later), please contact me with a private message with your name. Then we can publish the link here for everyone else.
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Dear everyone,

Today me and phrasay created a Facebook group for all of you that have accepted an offer from Penn. It is closed, but give me a request and I will accept you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/116485498475417/

It is a great way of getting to know eachother before fall and to share information.
Dear everyone,

Today me and phrasay created a Facebook group for all of you that have accepted an offer from Penn. It is closed, but give me a request and I will accept you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/116485498475417/

It is a great way of getting to know eachother before fall and to share information.
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jp36978
Hi, I am admitted to UPenn as well and very excited to see all of you in this fall.

However, does anyone receive "admission packet" and "student ID"? So far, I have simply received an acceptance letter (in hard copy). Without the student ID, I unfortunately could not start to apply for I20... Thank you!
Hi, I am admitted to UPenn as well and very excited to see all of you in this fall.

However, does anyone receive "admission packet" and "student ID"? So far, I have simply received an acceptance letter (in hard copy). Without the student ID, I unfortunately could not start to apply for I20... Thank you!
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I have not received it either.

Anyone else accepting the offer from Penn? I guess people will decide these days, since many other schools now make their decisions.
I have not received it either.

Anyone else accepting the offer from Penn? I guess people will decide these days, since many other schools now make their decisions.
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faraway
I've decided to decline UPenn's offer. Hope this helps those who were waitlisted. Good luck!
I've decided to decline UPenn's offer. Hope this helps those who were waitlisted. Good luck!
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JLLM
Faraway : where are you going? good luck anyway..
Faraway : where are you going? good luck anyway..
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