Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:18 pm

Wholigan wrote:
OCI deadline is July 10. But they leave spots open for transfers. It's not a disadvantage if you deposit after that.


@ Wholigan: How would you rate Penn's transfer OCI? Also, how would you rate the hostility/friendliness towards transfers by both admin and students?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:10 pm

Went "Complete" yesterday and I'm now "Under Committee Review." I hope it's as quick a turnaround as advertised.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby opX » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:29 pm

complete and under committee review in same day, tho i was "complete" (but not on status checker) yesterday

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Wholigan » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:57 pm

TFR wrote:
Wholigan wrote:
OCI deadline is July 10. But they leave spots open for transfers. It's not a disadvantage if you deposit after that.


@ Wholigan: How would you rate Penn's transfer OCI? Also, how would you rate the hostility/friendliness towards transfers by both admin and students?


I experienced no hostility from anyone, and in general faculty and students are quite friendly. As far as number of interviews, transfers got as many as everyone else. I think I did 28 screeners or so, and the add/drop was very robust last year. At one point I had about 35 scheduled, but I dropped a few.

If you mean success rate, we had a 100% success rate last year among transfers participating in OCI. The year before it was around 90%. Most are in NY, although some transfers placed in DC and secondary markets.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Mce252 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:58 pm

Wholigan wrote:
TFR wrote:
Wholigan wrote:
OCI deadline is July 10. But they leave spots open for transfers. It's not a disadvantage if you deposit after that.


@ Wholigan: How would you rate Penn's transfer OCI? Also, how would you rate the hostility/friendliness towards transfers by both admin and students?


I experienced no hostility from anyone, and in general faculty and students are quite friendly. As far as number of interviews, transfers got as many as everyone else. I think I did 28 screeners or so, and the add/drop was very robust last year. At one point I had about 35 scheduled, but I dropped a few.

If you mean success rate, we had a 100% success rate last year among transfers participating in OCI. The year before it was around 90%. Most are in NY, although some transfers placed in DC and secondary markets.



Was your entire transfer class from T1-T2 schools?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Penn emailed me asking what I was doing this summer. My heart has yet to resume beating after I saw an email from admissions. Alas, we must wait longer.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Wholigan » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:26 pm

Mce252 wrote:
Was your entire transfer class from T1-T2 schools?

Yes.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby FlanSolo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:29 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Penn emailed me asking what I was doing this summer. My heart has yet to resume beating after I saw an email from admissions. Alas, we must wait longer.


Hm, I assumed we wouldn't hear from Penn until a little way in to July. Should I add Penn to the freak out list as well?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:55 pm

I assume this was not a bad development - it means they are actually looking at my file and thinking about me, instead of just chuckling and crafting a passive-aggressive rejection email to auto-send at the end of July.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby FlanSolo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:58 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:I assume this was not a bad development - it means they are actually looking at my file and thinking about me, instead of just chuckling and crafting a passive-aggressive rejection email to auto-send at the end of July.


Definitely. I didn't mean to suggest it was a bad development. I was just wondering whether I should be on the look out for something sooner.

I don't know why I am being so damn impatient about all of this.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm

I need to make plans and have many people waiting to make their plans based on whether or where I am moving. It's a problem. I wish I could just send everyone on vacation for 2 weeks.

So I'm impatient too.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:16 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:I need to make plans and have many people waiting to make their plans based on whether or where I am moving. It's a problem. I wish I could just send everyone on vacation for 2 weeks.

So I'm impatient too.

I've been putting off finalizing my vacation plans with my girlfriend for the last 2 months. She's not happy about this. Not to mention that my current LS's law review has its first round of cite-checks starting in a few weeks. It would be nice not to have to do it if I have an acceptance letter in hand.

Hopefully, good news will arrive soon. *knock on wood*

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby cool of law » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:17 am

I just submitted my app, but my schools transcript website wont accept the address on U Penn's website without putting in a unit/suite #. Does anyone have the address where to send transcripts/letter of good standing.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Xferr » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:26 am

I spoke to Penn admissions about when decisions would go out because at the time I needed to accept Berkeley by the 6th. When I asked if they would be able to review my file by then, they said, "probably not." I doubt decisions are coming out within the next few days.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:44 am

Xferr wrote:I spoke to Penn admissions about when decisions would go out because at the time I needed to accept Berkeley by the 6th. When I asked if they would be able to review my file by then, they said, "probably not." I doubt decisions are coming out within the next few days.


Expected as much. Although I think we will hear from Mich before then.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby opX » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:15 am

TFR wrote:
Xferr wrote:I spoke to Penn admissions about when decisions would go out because at the time I needed to accept Berkeley by the 6th. When I asked if they would be able to review my file by then, they said, "probably not." I doubt decisions are coming out within the next few days.


Expected as much. Although I think we will hear from Mich before then.


Michigan started accepting people yesterday. (edit: not me, I didnt apply).

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:31 pm

I just got another status date update. I first went UR yesterday and the date changed to today. Anyone else have this happen to them? Any idea if it's good?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:37 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:I just got another status date update. I first went UR yesterday and the date changed to today. Anyone else have this happen to them? Any idea if it's good?


+ 1, except my first review update wasnt yesterday.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Yeah my app just went complete two days ago, so I was UR yesterday, and had the status update today.

What are your stats, TFR? I haven't scrolled up, so if they're there, nvm.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:43 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:Yeah my app just went complete two days ago, so I was UR yesterday, and had the status update today.

What are your stats, TFR? I haven't scrolled up, so if they're there, nvm.


5-6% T2. Heard great things about Penn recently and would consider it over CLS. Hope its good news.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Mce252 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:45 pm

Got the update as well. It could be just an administrative update as it goes from one member of the committee to another. I think their status checker says that every applications is reviewed by at least two members of the committee.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:48 pm

Mce252 wrote:Got the update as well. It could be just an administrative update as it goes from one member of the committee to another. I think their status checker says that every applications is reviewed by at least two members of the committee.


This was the speculation on last year's thread. Did anyone U/R not get an (Second) update?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Mce252 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:53 pm

TFR wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Got the update as well. It could be just an administrative update as it goes from one member of the committee to another. I think their status checker says that every applications is reviewed by at least two members of the committee.


This was the speculation on last year's thread. Did anyone U/R not get an (Second) update?


Could someone post the link to last year's thread?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby terpfan12 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm

status update as well 6/28

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm

Mce252 wrote:
TFR wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Got the update as well. It could be just an administrative update as it goes from one member of the committee to another. I think their status checker says that every applications is reviewed by at least two members of the committee.


This was the speculation on last year's thread. Did anyone U/R not get an (Second) update?


Could someone post the link to last year's thread?


Its somewhere on here. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=157514




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