Geneva wrote:1212 wrote:MyLegendLives wrote:Aqua wrote:so bummed. just got dinged at penn.
my cycle so far3.8/165/AA female:
IN-Berkeley, Mich, GULC, UCLA (and several not T20 schools)
Anyone know why the hold at Harvard/Columbia but not even a waitlist offer at Penn? DO NOT UNDERSTAND:(
Not necessarily awful news. Penn is VERY protective of their yield. I know a Black female with a stellar application that was accepted at both Harvard and Stanford early this cycle and straight up DINGED at Penn. Penn has to believe that there's a chance you'll actually attend if accepted. So I'm betting you didn't write an optional essay, or they believe you'll attend a higher ranked school.
Yup. Almost same situation here. In at Stanford, Chi, Columbia, NYU, etc and WL'ed at Penn.
URM cycles are so hard to predict. Do not understand how you got WL at Mich unless it's also YP? So crazy how rankings driven this whole process is
Idk why I got WL'ed at Penn/Mich. I think with Penn it was YP bc a ton of well qualified TLSers like Aqua got WLed or dinged. Not sure about Mich. I'm going to tell myself it was YP though.
and who knows, I might even extend that explanation to Harvard too if (read: when) I end up WL'ed or dinged there. What? It could happen....