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Penn Acceptance

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by a1pha, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. a1pha

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    White package in the mail today! Interesting, considering they told us at the interview that acceptances would be mailed on Dec. 1 but I'm not complaining. I got the Dean's scholarship which may be why I got it so early?? I don't know
     
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    congrats!!
     
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    WTG! Congratulations!
     
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  5. bjhath

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    nice! Congrats!
     
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  6. sl2obel2ts

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    yayyyy i got one too. i dont think my gpa is high enough for deans scholarship though. so i wouldnt get hopes up hahaha :(
     
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    Congratulations!!!
    If it reached San Francisco from Philly before dec 1st and if I haven't received anything in SC yet, does that mean I am not accepted???
     
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    congratulation guys..... you worked hard and finally it paid off!!
     
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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
     
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    congrats!
    may i ask what the Dean's scholarship entails?

    thanks.
     
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    Congrats!:thumbup:
     
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    congrats! i got the package too.. except no scholarship :(
    was it a separate letter in the package?
     
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    I think it covers half of the tuition. Damn... if only I applied early, I might have interviewed pre-Dec 1 and gotten one.

    Anyhow, congrats to the OP!
     
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    The Dean's notification was a separate piece of paper on letterhead just like the acceptance. It covers half of tuition for all 4 years, which ends up being ~$100k I think.
     
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    did anyone get in from the east coast? i was looking at predents and thought it was weird the only ones accepted were from cali and washington. but congrats guys
     
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    Probably, b/c Penn is on the west coast :) or they just started sending letters to far states b/c it takes time to reach them, and PA applicants can get the letter on the same day.

    Good luck to all of us.
     
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    Okay...I made the same observation. This helps me relax a bit now. Lets wait and see if it gets here sometime next week.
     
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    what more could you ask for? one of the top schools and half the tuition. wow that's got to feel good!
     
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    Not on my map;).

    Congrats to the OP for getting the 100k bonus.
     
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    you are saying they only give these out on december 1?
     
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    There's a limited number that they offer. I'm assuming they use them all up for Dec1 acceptances. I may be wrong though.
     
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    They give 25 dean's scholarships.
     
  23. PSU SHC 414

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    First off CONGRATS!

    Question if you don't mind me asking - what does your application status for UPENN say/look like in AADSAS?
     
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    My AADSAS has always been blank for Penn. Also, as far as I know, all Dean's scholars are awarded now. If people deny their invite there's a trickle down, meaning that all accepted applicants are ranked. That said, I'm sure the admissions committee can do whatever they want so if a highly qualified applicant applies late, they could potentially be inserted on this scholarship waitlist. I'm by no means sure of this, but that's just my guess.
     
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    HOLY CRAP...

    HALF of the tuition??

    That's awesome!
     
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    dang, already?!? congrats to all
     
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    So...anyone from east coast or south east coast heard from Penn yet???
     
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    I'm hoping to be able to check my mailbox in about one hour.
     
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    I'm from the midwest... haven't received anything from Penn yet. Has anyone from the midwest heard anything?
     
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    You are from GA, so we should get it at around the same time. I haven't received anything in the mail today. Let me know if you have. Thanks!
     
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    In San Diego and got the acceptance in the mail today! :soexcited::clap:
     
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    Well, I was definitely disappointed by my mailbox... there was just some sales catalog and a netflix ad lol
    Oh well, I got into Temple so I can't complain too much. I'm definitely expecting to see something in the mail this week though.
     
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    all i had was netflix today too!! sad. did anyone not on the west coast hear from upenn yet??
     
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    Yes! I got an acceptance today! Its postmark Dec. 1st, and I live in PA, so people living further will probably get their's within the week.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that piece of info...that relieves me a lot. Congratulations!!!
     
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    Congrats 2loveshuy! I got my package today too, and I live about 30-40 minutes outside of Philly. The package is postmarked "Dec 01", so all of you who are getting really anxious, don't fret!

    Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the lucky 25 to get the half tuition scholarship, and I'm pretty disappointed cuz I really liked Penn - I have a lot of thinking to do, but Penn's tuition is pretty hefty!

    I'm curious what all of you think. Do you think the ~$100,000+ over most other schools that it's going to cost to attend Penn is worth it????
     
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    I don't know what it is, but Philadelphia has never been an appealing place to live or visit for me. I interviewed at Temple in October and just decided that I would decline my interview at Penn simply because of the city, and I do know that the neighborhood Temple is in is not indicative of the rest of the city. I just don't have a good feeling when I am there.

    But congratulations to all those accepted to Penn, it certainly is a phenomenal dental school on a beautiful campus.

    I see that you got into Pitt and Maryland PSU SHC 414. Which school is your top choice? I'm probably going to accept from one of those two schools even if I get into UNC. Let me know what you think.
     
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    I'm still waiting for Penn!!!
    and I'm from Canada

    I know that NYU sent the letter to Canadian applicants by UPS
    what about Upenn? regular snail mail?

    If I don't get the letter this week, am I on the waitlist..or....rejected???:scared:
     
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    i'm still hoping for that letter from penn tomorrow, after that, i'm giving up.
    but, even before i hear from penn (which at this point isn't looking good) i'm pretty sure i wouldn't be able to hand over that extra 100K. it's a great school, but i don't know if its worth it unless you're set on specializing...

    CONGRATS on the acceptance though!
     
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    Whoa don't give up... it's still early!! You've got great stats - I'm sure the acceptance package is just making it through the wonderful maze that we call our postal system, haha.

    And yeah, that's what I'm struggling with now. It'll be tough to turn down Ivy league acceptance(s) to a professional school, but advice from the wise (current D students and dentists) - to go to the cheapest school possible b/c it doesn't matter that much in the end if you work hard at whatever school you're at - are giving me a big shot of reality.
    And even if you're sent on specializing, I'm not sure how much of an advantage a school like Penn will give you... and if it really does give you an edge, is it worth the 100k difference?
     
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    I am still thinking on this matter. I talked to my family and some of the dentists here, and they said it doesn't matter where I go. Since you are from the area, have you talked to any dentists that may have attended Penn? I am from SC and I don't expect people here to support a school like Penn or any other school for that matter. My decision will be between Nova and Penn, both private, diverse, and located in nice areas.
     
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    very nice ... congrats
     
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    Yeah I talked to all of the dentists I shadowed (all of them went to Temple except for one who went to Pitt, and then did post-grad training at Harvard, Columbia, Penn, and BU) and I plan to drop into some more offices to get more opinions.

    Every dentist I've asked thinks that while Penn has a great program (especially for post-grad training, which I think will only enhance a student's education during D school), it's just simply way too expensive and in their minds, it's not worth the added 6-figure expense.

    This is another angle that I've been thinking about it from. We're all aware that dentistry (no matter what your specialty) is absolutely dependent on being able to use your hands... in contrast to say, medicine. Let's say, God forbid, one day something happens and you're no longer able to use your hands (again, this is worst case scenario) and can no longer practice clinically. You need to find some other way to utilize your DMD/DDS degree in academia, industry, or maybe even as a consultant. Since opportunities in these areas are fairly limited (I think), do you guys think that having a degree from an Ivy-league (or other "top tier") program would give you an advantage?
     
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    I think you are taking this too far, but hey...whatever it takes to make a decision.
    I can make either argument.

    In your hypothetical situation, I don't think that name would have a significant amount of contribution. If there is need for a dentist in any of the fields you described above then no matter where you are from, you will be hired. Although, it will be good to say that you are from an Ivy league, I think the only thing that would matter at the end would be your skills or talent. This would also be different depending on your geographical location. As long as you can demonstrate that you have what they need, they would hire you.

    On the other hand, I do think that you should have more opportunities available to you because of the relations Penn has. As an Ivy League, they should have vast opportunities for their candidates as opposed to any other schools. I don't know how true this is, but its something to ponder upon.

    In my case, I want to be involved on international level. If I go to other country to practice, I think name will have a contribution on that level. What do you think about this?
     
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    Hey guys I finally got my Penn acceptance today as well! I'm from Pittsburgh, so I guess it just took a little while to get there. If you're from the East Coast and haven't heard yet there is still hope!
     
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    Just got my packet today!! I'm near Atlanta.
     
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    Got mine as well...congrats to all of you!!!
     
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    is there an official thread?
    if there is someone point me in the right direction
    if there isnt could someone make one?

    i would like to meet my possible future classmates :D
     
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    Just got offered the dean's scholarship to UPenn... craaaaaaazy. :D
     
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    Congrat~!
    I was reading 2009 enrollment acceptance form- first deposit
    and it says:
    the acceptance may be withdrawn if I receive any grade below "C" for remaining course work planned/ in progress.

    Does it mean that C-/F grade is unacceptable?
     

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