Penn wait listing AA applicants

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Southend97
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Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby Southend97 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 pm

GPA: 3.31
LSAT: 161
Attend a large public TX university (not UT Austin)

I plan or retaking the LSAT in February to try to get at least 164, however I've heard that Penn waitlists a lot of qualified AA applicants because they assume we will accept an offer at a better school. Is this true? Penn is my #1 school choice and I don't want to be waitlisted because of a high LSAT score or something

grades??
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby grades?? » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:41 pm

I mean as it stands you are a pretty decent long shot for admittance anyway, so who knows. If you get waitlisted, then it makes sense given your numbers.

AJ1010
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby AJ1010 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:15 am

I'm not sure your stats would qualify you for that type of waitlist issue. Your GPA and LSAT are both below their 25ths. I understand the concept of the AA push, but your GPA is still considered quite low. If you do get waitlisted, I don't think their hesitance would be due to "high LSAT score".

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PrezRand
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby PrezRand » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:36 am

Penn appears to be splitter friendly. I don't think you would get waitlisted for a high LSAT. If you did, it might be because of your gpa

20171lhopeful
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby 20171lhopeful » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:47 am

Southend97 wrote:GPA: 3.31
LSAT: 161
Attend a large public TX university (not UT Austin)

I plan or retaking the LSAT in February to try to get at least 164, however I've heard that Penn waitlists a lot of qualified AA applicants because they assume we will accept an offer at a better school. Is this true? Penn is my #1 school choice and I don't want to be waitlisted because of a high LSAT score or something


Our stats are similar and I got into Penn. FWIW I wrote a why penn

Southend97
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby Southend97 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:45 pm

Yeah I know both my GPA and LSAT are below their 25th percentiles but I have much more control over my LSAT score than my GPA. On recent PTs I've gotten between 163-165

Our stats are similar and I got into Penn. FWIW I wrote a why penn


@20171lhopeful yeah I definitely plan to write a why penn essay, would you mind PMing me your stats? Not just LSAT and GPA but kind of school attended, extracurriculars, WE, whether youre a URM or not? It would be greatly appreciated!

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greatspirit
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby greatspirit » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:50 pm

Is there precedent for Penn going sub 3.0? (I have a 2.9)

If so, how high of an LSAT? Would assume 170+

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Incrementalist
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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby Incrementalist » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:12 pm

I actually know of someone one who had pretty much similar stats as you who was admitted to Penn. I believe she had maybe like 2 points higher on the lsat than you did. However, this was a cycle when I previously applied but decided to get my Masters degree first.

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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby zeglo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:19 pm

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Re: Penn wait listing AA applicants

Postby Mr_Chukes » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:44 pm

zeglo wrote:
Southend97 wrote:qualified AA applicants


Your numbers are nowhere near qualified for Penn.

He will get it. At least waitlisted. I got waitlisted with a 3.426 and 156. I had a great personal statement, diversity statement, letters of rec though.




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