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Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:56 pm
by transferhopeful12
so....anyone think we're going to hear in 5 minutes?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:59 pm
by arstech
DeseoQueSea wrote:I've tried to sign up for and use the yahoo transferapps group to search for things like this, but I've always been immediately bombarded by spam (some of which is apparently coming from my own email address)

Pro-Tip: Get a junk e-mail address for these things.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:33 pm
by DeweyWins
I'm still very interested in attending Penn, but I have yet to hear from Columbia or Harvard...and Penn's deposit is due on Friday. Does anyone know if the $500 deposit is "binding", or if it simply reserves a spot in the class?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:13 pm
by DeseoQueSea
My first dive into the transferapps database revealed some interesting stuff:

2008:
-admitted at penn from a top 25% at a top 20 school
-top 15-20% at a top 20-25 school

2007:
-top 15% at a school ranked 22 (also in at Virginia; Berkeley; Michigan; Penn; Columbia; NYU)

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:00 pm
by Bankhead
Yeah, I saw that. I have comparable stats to all of those people and still not in.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:48 pm
by shmoo597
DeseoQueSea wrote:My first dive into the transferapps database revealed some interesting stuff:

2008:
-admitted at penn from a top 25% at a top 20 school
-top 15-20% at a top 20-25 school

2007:
-top 15% at a school ranked 22 (also in at Virginia; Berkeley; Michigan; Penn; Columbia; NYU)


My general impression has been that this cycle has been far more competitive then in the past. Honestly, I have seen very few people on these boards crack the t10 with top 10-15% grades from a t30. You seem to need top 10% from a t30, top 5% from anything else.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:08 am
by Bankhead
Sounds about right shmoo. This cycle is crazy competitive. I'm still hoping for even a late Penn acceptance -- it's my top choice I think.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:31 pm
by shmoo597
FINALLY wen't complete today. I wonder how this will effect my chances.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:33 pm
by Welp2277
shmoo597 wrote:FINALLY wen't complete today. I wonder how this will effect my chances.

Same here. Have they admitted a lot of students already?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:54 pm
by shmoo597
Welp2277 wrote:
shmoo597 wrote:FINALLY wen't complete today. I wonder how this will effect my chances.

Same here. Have they admitted a lot of students already?


Actually, I don't really know. Seems like a handful have been accepted on this forum, and I know one girl from my school who got in almost 2 weeks ago. Does anyone know how many transfers penn takes, and how many have already been accepted?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:57 pm
by Bankhead
Last year I believe they took about 30. It's incredibly hard to gauge how many people have been accepted. I know 2, however, who got in and do not report on this forum.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:03 pm
by traydeuce
Very little news of any kind from anywhere lately. Maybe this whole cycle is a week slow for most applicants due to application overload.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:34 pm
by transferhopeful12
in by email. will likely be withdrawing soon.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:09 pm
by DeseoQueSea
do you mind sharing your stats? thanks

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:40 pm
by transferhopeful12
DeseoQueSea wrote:do you mind sharing your stats? thanks


sure, T20 approx. top 5%

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:18 pm
by jellybelly123
i'm definitely transferring to Penn. anyone else put a deposit down?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:38 am
by traydeuce
Rejected at Penn; t35, top 5% (174/2.72, if it matters).

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:40 am
by Bankhead
traydeuce wrote:Rejected at Penn; t35, top 5% (174/2.72, if it matters).


How'd you find out?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:41 am
by traydeuce
Bankhead wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Rejected at Penn; t35, top 5% (174/2.72, if it matters).


How'd you find out?


An e-mail. I should add for those people who are going to be like, "oh no, is the cycle THAT tough," that I did kind of laugh off the supplemental essay. Could've played a role here.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:02 am
by afterglow99
They seem to be working pretty fast. I applied on the 15th, went complete on the 19th, and was told I should receive a decision by the end of next week.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:04 am
by shmoo597
traydeuce wrote:
Bankhead wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Rejected at Penn; t35, top 5% (174/2.72, if it matters).


How'd you find out?


An e-mail. I should add for those people who are going to be like, "oh no, is the cycle THAT tough," that I did kind of laugh off the supplemental essay. Could've played a role here.


How so?

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:07 am
by traydeuce
shmoo597 wrote:
traydeuce wrote:
Bankhead wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Rejected at Penn; t35, top 5% (174/2.72, if it matters).


How'd you find out?


An e-mail. I should add for those people who are going to be like, "oh no, is the cycle THAT tough," that I did kind of laugh off the supplemental essay. Could've played a role here.


How so?


How did I laugh it off? By writing something like, I really have no clue what I want to do in 5 years, but, you know, I kind of have a vague idea as to what I'd like to practice and Penn seems like a nice place to go if I want to do that, because of some long attenuated story about a Penn 3L I saw arguing before the Third Circuit at my summer job.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:34 am
by mars1686
I put a deposit down.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:01 pm
by bradley

How did I laugh it off? By writing something like, I really have no clue what I want to do in 5 years, but, you know, I kind of have a vague idea as to what I'd like to practice and Penn seems like a nice place to go if I want to do that, because of some long attenuated story about a Penn 3L I saw arguing before the Third Circuit at my summer job.


Honestly, it's probably because adcomms read this site and saw you say things about how you don't really want to practice law and have no real desire to go anywhere besides Harvard. Also that you're crapping on G-town, when in reality, that appears to be how high you can go. So unclassy.

Re: Penn - Under Committee Review

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:03 pm
by apper123
How long does it generally take to receive a decision once one is "under review?"