Penn 2011

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby mrmangs » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Knock wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote::( Still at my first UR, 11/23. Oh well.


Same, except 12/09


Damn Knock, thought you'd be in by now! GL!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby law_monkey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:29 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X


I DEFINITELY get your frustration, but at the same time I do feel better when I feel that schools are actually reading our applications and not just throwing them into a pile based on numbers alone. And considering that each school has thousands of applicants it takes time to actually read through them. But I totally get what you're saying about it getting on your nerves sometimes.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:31 pm

They can wait till June if I get admitted. Every wave of rejections I survive just makes me less anxious. I recognize I'll still likely not make it in, but I want to believe that each one brings me closer.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Knock » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:39 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X


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Re: Penn 2011

Postby ajcollege » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:50 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X


Admissions is more art than science. Even if you could "group them into stacks", what would that accomplish? You still have to figure out how to build a cohesive class from those stacks. Is one PI worth three tax lawyers? Are splitters more valuable than reverse splitters? Even schools built around specialized programs still look beyond each applicant to the entire class they are working to create.

Also, among others, the reason "you pay" for this treatment is because if you didn't, you'd be one of 25,000-30,000 applicants throwing your hat into every school ranked 1-20+, regardless of your actual merits. At $70 a pop, the schools can have some sense of order and process as they read through applications.

If you have such problems with lag time, I suggest a career not built around waiting for people in positions of power and authority to make decisions.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby bdubs » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:14 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X


NYU waitlists everyone in April, get ready it will be fun.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Swanky » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:23 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X


Yes, it is quite frustrating for us, but then I step back and think about my boyfriend, who is a high school English teacher. It is SO time consuming for him just to grade essays and research papers. Now imagine that process replicated for thousands of people, many of whom look virtually indistinguishable on paper. Yikes.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:18 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X

You write the most ridiculous rants. Your posts are never pleasant to read. You clearly feel very entitled simply because you, presumably, got a high LSAT and/or GPA. Wherever you go to school, please contact me so I can make sure I do not attend. TYIA

- Birdlaw117

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby forward » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:21 pm

Chill everyone. :) More Penn decisions should be out tomorrow or Monday... it's been a few days, so something's gotta be coming.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Ghost » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:26 pm

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Kili wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X

You write the most ridiculous rants. Your posts are never pleasant to read. You clearly feel very entitled simply because you, presumably, got a high LSAT and/or GPA. Wherever you go to school, please contact me so I can make sure I do not attend. TYIA

- Birdlaw117


After checking history of posts, not only do I have to agree, but I have to also LOL. (Emphasis on the first thread). :lol:

First thread was epic. Rarely does such a trainwreck happen so fast, even on TLS.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:06 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
Kili wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:Am I the only person who feels that being jerked around by each of these schools for 3 to 6 months makes me not want to attend their school. This is less of an issue with Penn who creeps up right around the 3 month mark as some others. Like NYU... I applied in the beginning of October... probably won't get an answer until June... and that is assuming that I am not placed on the waitlist... then it would not be until September until they are a week into their classes. To think, we actually have to pay to be treated in such a way. I am sorry, but if you can't look at files, group them into stacks for different contingencies, and then issue out decisions in a fairly speedy manner then I can only imagine what it must be like if you have a problem with your financial aid while attending... maybe you'll hear in six months. The whole process has completely gotten under my nerves now. It is just ridiculous.

- Pissed off applicant X

You write the most ridiculous rants. Your posts are never pleasant to read. You clearly feel very entitled simply because you, presumably, got a high LSAT and/or GPA. Wherever you go to school, please contact me so I can make sure I do not attend. TYIA

- Birdlaw117


After checking history of posts, not only do I have to agree, but I have to also LOL. (Emphasis on the first thread). :lol:

First thread was epic. Rarely does such a trainwreck happen so fast, even on TLS.


LOL...oh yes, THAT thread :D .... tremendous softs!!!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby SirWilliam1022 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:56 pm

;)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:27 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:;)


Agree with the above posters, but kudos for your sense-of-humor response.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:38 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:;)


Agree with the above posters, but kudos for your sense-of-humor response.

+1

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:10 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:;)


Agree with the above posters, but kudos for your sense-of-humor response.

+1

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby mapes » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:03 am

In last Friday. Applied just before Thanksgiving. Really excited to visit!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Top14dreams » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:48 am

Hi all, I was just wondering does everyone see a seat deposit line under "fees" on the status checker?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Shloime » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:15 am

Wishful thinking :wink:

Seems standard.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 123kl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:26 am

So maybe more acceptance calls today, like last Friday?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby kdubb513 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:21 pm

123kl wrote:So maybe more acceptance calls today, like last Friday?



I hope so. Especially for those whose 2nd UR date was 1/11

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby eskimogirl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:28 pm

i just got an acceptance call from a really nice man at penn admissions! so it looks like some more decisions are coming out today.

submitted 11/6, first UR date 1/5, second UR date 1/11

good luck, everyone!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby kdubb513 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:30 pm

eskimogirl wrote:i just got an acceptance call from a really nice man at penn admissions! so it looks like some more decisions are coming out today.

submitted 11/6, first UR date 1/5, second UR date 1/11

good luck, everyone!



Congrats!!!!!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:31 pm

kdubb513 wrote:
eskimogirl wrote:i just got an acceptance call from a really nice man at penn admissions! so it looks like some more decisions are coming out today.

submitted 11/6, first UR date 1/5, second UR date 1/11

good luck, everyone!



Congrats!!!!!

+1. Great job! Now go post in the "decisions only" thread!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 123kl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:32 pm

kdubb513 wrote:
123kl wrote:So maybe more acceptance calls today, like last Friday?



I hope so. Especially for those whose 2nd UR date was 1/11

and the 1/5ers.....




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