Penn 2011

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:50 pm

Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Why is writing that optional essay for held applicants so HARD????


If it came easily, maybe you wouldn't have been held? I think they are impressed with your credentials, just not convinced by your desire to attend.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby DeeCee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:56 pm

I got WL'ed last Friday. Anyone who got WL planning on staying on it?

I want to stay on, but I have to send updated transcripts to LSAC. How do they know when to get the transcripts through LSAC?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby LSATWIZ » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:58 pm

DeeCee wrote:I got WL'ed last Friday. Anyone who got WL planning on staying on it?

I want to stay on, but I have to send updated transcripts to LSAC. How do they know when to get the transcripts through LSAC?

were you WL or held?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby DeeCee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:01 pm

LSATWIZ wrote:
DeeCee wrote:I got WL'ed last Friday. Anyone who got WL planning on staying on it?

I want to stay on, but I have to send updated transcripts to LSAC. How do they know when to get the transcripts through LSAC?

were you WL or held?


wait listed

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Evrydyhonestliar » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Why is writing that optional essay for held applicants so HARD????


If it came easily, maybe you wouldn't have been held? I think they are impressed with your credentials, just not convinced by your desire to attend.


I know all the reasons I want to go there, I tell everyone all of them all the time. I'm just trying not to sound like a complete mushy doofus.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:06 pm

Evrydyhonestliar wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Why is writing that optional essay for held applicants so HARD????


If it came easily, maybe you wouldn't have been held? I think they are impressed with your credentials, just not convinced by your desire to attend.


I know all the reasons I want to go there, I tell everyone all of them all the time. I'm just trying not to sound like a complete mushy doofus.


You should read mine :mrgreen: Although I am already here so maybe it's allowed to be mushy?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby Evrydyhonestliar » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:09 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Evrydyhonestliar wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Why is writing that optional essay for held applicants so HARD????


If it came easily, maybe you wouldn't have been held? I think they are impressed with your credentials, just not convinced by your desire to attend.


I know all the reasons I want to go there, I tell everyone all of them all the time. I'm just trying not to sound like a complete mushy doofus.


You should read mine :mrgreen: Although I am already here so maybe it's allowed to be mushy?


Fine I'll bring a little mush. It's hard to balance all the academic and factual reasons with my love for the environment and vibe of the school, along with my love for the city of Philadelphia.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:13 pm

Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Fine I'll bring a little mush. It's hard to balance all the academic and factual reasons with my love for the environment and vibe of the school, along with my love for the city of Philadelphia.


Throw it together, there is no need to balance. If you genuinely love Philly and can genuinely express it, then it will be a big plus.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby CM612 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:14 pm

DeeCee wrote:
LSATWIZ wrote:
DeeCee wrote:I got WL'ed last Friday. Anyone who got WL planning on staying on it?

I want to stay on, but I have to send updated transcripts to LSAC. How do they know when to get the transcripts through LSAC?

were you WL or held?


wait listed


Me too. I'm staying on in the slim hope it will mean not having to move away from my family and SO. I don't know about transcripts though, I think it said something about it in the email but I'm out of school so I didn't pay much attention.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby neonx » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:17 pm

After re-reading my LOCI, I am so embarrassed. It was too "mushy"--almost waxing poetic (about architecture? Trees? What?) . . . bordering on art/literature optional essay redux.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby carboy67 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:11 pm

I just got my 2nd UCR today from 1/26 to 2/8. Can anyone tell me what the common pattern is now. If im getting waitlisted/rejected will it be today by email?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:15 pm

carboy67 wrote:I just got my 2nd UCR today from 1/26 to 2/8. Can anyone tell me what the common pattern is now. If im getting waitlisted/rejected will it be today by email?


Penn only does decisions on Fridays.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby carboy67 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:21 pm

coo
law_monkey wrote:
carboy67 wrote:I just got my 2nd UCR today from 1/26 to 2/8. Can anyone tell me what the common pattern is now. If im getting waitlisted/rejected will it be today by email?


Penn only does decisions on Fridays.


Oh ok. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:00 pm

carboy67 wrote:I just got my 2nd UCR today from 1/26 to 2/8. Can anyone tell me what the common pattern is now. If im getting waitlisted/rejected will it be today by email?


I'm 1/26 --> 1/26.

d'oh

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby super6 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:02 pm

carboy67 wrote:I just got my 2nd UCR today from 1/26 to 2/8. Can anyone tell me what the common pattern is now. If im getting waitlisted/rejected will it be today by email?

Same here, you and I have similar numbers (you're +1 LSAT -.1 GPA to me), so no surprise there.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby darkgreenfruit » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:05 pm

If you haven't heard yet, should you expect a rejection? :/

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby delusional » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:47 pm

OMG first UCR!! Need a fist pumping smily!!!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:53 pm

I got a Penn admissions letter and faculty view book today and I got my portfolio yesterday. Should I take these two packages without financial merit information to mean that I'm not getting anything?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby TLSNYC » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:55 pm

NikaneOkie wrote:I got a Penn admissions letter and faculty view book today and I got my portfolio yesterday. Should I take these two packages without financial merit information to mean that I'm not getting anything?


I don't think so - merit aid has yet to be sent out although invites for named scholarships are already out!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:26 am

TLSNYC wrote:
NikaneOkie wrote:I got a Penn admissions letter and faculty view book today and I got my portfolio yesterday. Should I take these two packages without financial merit information to mean that I'm not getting anything?


I don't think so - merit aid has yet to be sent out although invites for named scholarships are already out!


I'm UCR 1/26- is there any chance that (if I'm admitted) I can still get a scholarship invite? (I believe all TFA automatically get it, not trying to assume I'd get it- but idk if I'm too late)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby giddybiscuit » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:05 pm

I made it to committee review :D 1/27 last update

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby law_monkey » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:12 pm

I'm UCR 1/26- is there any chance that (if I'm admitted) I can still get a scholarship invite? (I believe all TFA automatically get it, not trying to assume I'd get it- but idk if I'm too late)


I got a Penn admissions letter and faculty view book today and I got my portfolio yesterday. Should I take these two packages without financial merit information to mean that I'm not getting anything


No. Scholly invites are via email on a rolling basis, so if you just got accepted or will be accepted in the near future you may still get one. There are also unnamed schollies that will be coming in a few weeks.

If you haven't heard yet, should you expect a rejection? :/


No. Penn isn't one of the schools that you can guess your decision based on movement or lack thereof. Once you've had two review dates you may get a decision any Friday after that. It might be right away, or it could take forever. How long it takes does not determine what the decision will be.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby subtle » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:51 pm

I got my second UR review date!

1/26-->2/9 (I'm hoping this is good luck as it's my best friend's birthday. Or you know, whatever).

Anyway, time for me to join the hoards of people freaking out on Fridays. :)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby law_monkey » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:17 pm

subtle wrote:I got my second UR review date!

1/26-->2/9 (I'm hoping this is good luck as it's my best friend's birthday. Or you know, whatever).

Anyway, time for me to join the hoards of people freaking out on Fridays. :)


Good luck! May you get your Penn decision in a faster manner than CLS!!!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:22 pm

subtle wrote:I got my second UR review date!

1/26-->2/9 (I'm hoping this is good luck as it's my best friend's birthday. Or you know, whatever).

Anyway, time for me to join the hoards of people freaking out on Fridays. :)


I'm 1/26-->1/26.

Being left behind sucks.




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