Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

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TFR
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:22 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:
TFR wrote:
shock259 wrote:I really need to hear in the next day or so. I'm going to call near the end of today if I don't get any word by then.


As someone else mentioned, I contacted them and was swiftly dinged. Not worth it.


Why don't you call them back and raise hell? They can't deny you twice, right? lol


What am I supposed to raise hell about? They sent me a standard ding email shortly after my contact with them, they can say it was coming anyway. Someone else on this thread said this happened but he/she didnt think it was related. I think it is.

canesfan1986
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:23 pm

TFR wrote:
canesfan1986 wrote:
TFR wrote:
shock259 wrote:I really need to hear in the next day or so. I'm going to call near the end of today if I don't get any word by then.


As someone else mentioned, I contacted them and was swiftly dinged. Not worth it.


Why don't you call them back and raise hell? They can't deny you twice, right? lol


What am I supposed to raise hell about? They sent me a standard ding email shortly after my contact with them, they can say it was coming anyway. Someone else on this thread said this happened but he/she didnt think it was related. I think it is.


Idk. I'm sure you were polite. Just because you happened to call and not want to wait until next semester starts for a decision doesn't mean you should be kicked out. Of course, it could be coincidence, but that's a hell of a coincidence.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:25 pm

Maybe I'll start calling and pretend to be someone else. Then they will get dinged and I'll have a better chance of being accepted. :P

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:26 pm

shock259 wrote:Maybe I'll start calling and pretend to be someone else. Then they will get dinged and I'll have a better chance of being accepted. :P


Haha! Oh that's evil. Karma would get you on that one. lol

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:27 pm

I don't know. I think it is actually entirely possible they respected your request, pulled your file, and made the decision they were going to make. I doubt they said, "Insolent little punk, how dare he call the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA and act like we owe him something? We're going to ding him so hard and so fast his kids would feel it if the decision didn't sterilize him."

But it is Philadelphia, so you really never know.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:29 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:I don't know. I think it is actually entirely possible they respected your request, pulled your file, and made the decision they were going to make. I doubt they said, "Insolent little punk, how dare he call the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA and act like we owe him something? We're going to ding him so hard and so fast his kids would feel it if the decision didn't sterilize him."

But it is Philadelphia, so you really never know.


If that's what happened, I don't think that's what they thought. It would be more like, "Well, we were thinking about accepting him, but since he can't wait for our decision later and we don't have room for him now, we have to ding him." That's what I think, anyway. Still would suck either way.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:30 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:I don't know. I think it is actually entirely possible they respected your request, pulled your file, and made the decision they were going to make. I doubt they said, "Insolent little punk, how dare he call the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA and act like we owe him something? We're going to ding him so hard and so fast his kids would feel it if the decision didn't sterilize him."

But it is Philadelphia, so you really never know.

Thats one explanation. I think though, that I was on some sort of waitlist with a small shot at acceptance and was dinged instead due to my impatience.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby tortfeasor87 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:13 pm

TFR wrote:
mileslibertatis wrote:I don't know. I think it is actually entirely possible they respected your request, pulled your file, and made the decision they were going to make. I doubt they said, "Insolent little punk, how dare he call the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA and act like we owe him something? We're going to ding him so hard and so fast his kids would feel it if the decision didn't sterilize him."

But it is Philadelphia, so you really never know.

Thats one explanation. I think though, that I was on some sort of waitlist with a small shot at acceptance and was dinged instead due to my impatience.


If helps you sleep at night, keep telling yourself that

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Xferr » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:07 pm

For what it's worth, I called them twice. The first time I requested expedited review to accommodate my Berkeley deadline. I called them again on the 9th to remind them that the deadline was almost up. They admitted me that day. I don't think calling to see what's up is an auto-ding.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:24 pm

Just got an acceptance phone call.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby terpfan12 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:24 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Just got an acceptance phone call.


Congrats!

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:24 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Just got an acceptance phone call.


Woooooow finally! Congrats, Miles. I hope to join you soon.....somewhere...lol

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:26 pm

Now between Penn and NYU...

I know NYU is a T6 and Penn isn't. BUT Penn is Ivy league, in a city where I have many friends and family, and will end up costing me about $20k less overall.

Still a no-brainer?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby harmonep14 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:26 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Just got an acceptance phone call.

Will you take Penn over NYU?

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:27 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Now between Penn and NYU...

I know NYU is a T6 and Penn isn't. BUT Penn is Ivy league, in a city where I have many friends and family, and will end up costing me about $20k less overall.

Still a no-brainer?


Idk. Penn runs Philly, I would imagine. If you wanted to be there with your friends and family, it's a great option.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:32 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:
mileslibertatis wrote:Now between Penn and NYU...

I know NYU is a T6 and Penn isn't. BUT Penn is Ivy league, in a city where I have many friends and family, and will end up costing me about $20k less overall.

Still a no-brainer?


Idk. Penn runs Philly, I would imagine. If you wanted to be there with your friends and family, it's a great option.


Aren't you shooting academia, miles? I don't know that either is particularly great for that, but I'd imagine NYU is better. Both allow transfers to attempt to write on to LR though, which is nice.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby anonymous688 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Dinged. T40 3.77, top 8%. Rejected from Berkeley. Accepted at Michigan.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby eastcoast_iub » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:02 pm

anonymous688 wrote:Dinged. T40 3.77, top 8%. Rejected from Berkeley. Accepted at Michigan.


Also out, T26 top 12%. Damn.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Sorry to hear that. At least you have some closure.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:37 pm

Sorry IUB - at least you still have some other great options!

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby yabuddy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:13 pm

Got the ding about an hour ago.

Kinda surprised, T30 top 3% (and I'm from PA). Also saw someone else from my 1L school in here who is ranked about 10 spots below me who got in. Just goes to show you how unpredictable this is.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby eastcoast_iub » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:40 pm

Thanks guys. It was my #1 choice, but like you said I still have some great options. Now I am agonizing over Mich v. NU. Christ this is a tough decision. I wish Mich's placement hadn't tanked in 2011, then this decision would be easier.

Damn yabuddy, when did you submit your app at Penn? I got mine in on 6/26 but didn't go complete til 7/9. I think the timing was one of the factors that screwed me.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby harmonep14 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:47 pm

eastcoast_iub wrote:Thanks guys. It was my #1 choice, but like you said I still have some great options. Now I am agonizing over Mich v. NU. Christ this is a tough decision. I wish Mich's placement hadn't tanked in 2011, then this decision would be easier.

Damn yabuddy, when did you submit your app at Penn? I got mine in on 6/26 but didn't go complete til 7/9. I think the timing was one of the factors that screwed me.

I didn't go complete until 7/9 either, but I wasn't dinged today. Not sure whether or not I should maintain any level of hope. Top 1% T80-90.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Xferr » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:56 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Now between Penn and NYU...

I know NYU is a T6 and Penn isn't. BUT Penn is Ivy league, in a city where I have many friends and family, and will end up costing me about $20k less overall.

Still a no-brainer?


It's 6 vs 7... rank isn't going to help you make a decision here.

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby zonto » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:20 pm

In via email today!
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