Penn 2011

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swl56
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Re: Penn 2011

Postby swl56 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:45 pm

I love spending time waiting for a call from Penn with all the lolcats :)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:46 pm

Are we really not going to hear anything today? I need an acceptance after two waitlists this week.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:46 pm

swl56 wrote:I love spending time waiting for a call from Penn with all the lolcats :)


The level of lolcatiness has definitely gone down in the past few weeks.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:47 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Are we really not going to hear anything today? I need an acceptance after two waitlists this week.


I think if you don't hear anything by 4, then don't hope for anything at all. It's more likely they sneak off a round of WL/dings near closing time.

I was hoping for another round scholarship emails, but all is quiet at Penn Law.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby swl56 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Yeah! I wish I were clever/cute enough to bring some lolcats in here!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 4102011 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:50 pm

r6_philly wrote:
swl56 wrote:I love spending time waiting for a call from Penn with all the lolcats :)


The level of lolcatiness has definitely gone down in the past few weeks.


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Re: Penn 2011

Postby subtle » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:52 pm

dulcatis wrote:& for the waiting people:

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Basically.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:56 pm

So, do we think they are done with Toll, Levy, James Wilson, etc invites or more are on the way?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 4102011 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:56 pm

Last year/the year before there were more waves after the first people heard back (from thread-stalking, there were invites that came out mid-march). So there'll be more, just probably not super soon?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:00 pm

dulcatis wrote:Last year/the year before there were more waves after the first people heard back (from thread-stalking, there were invites that came out mid-march). So there'll be more, just probably not super soon?


They claim to be rolling. Also some people may turn them down, so if not all selections are used up they would likely to award more. Some of the recent and soon to be admits should also get a look. That said, if you are an early admit and not receive an invite in the first wave chances are low that you would get it still.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby arism87 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:21 pm

What's the process for these awards? Like what happens after you get an invite?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:10 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Last year/the year before there were more waves after the first people heard back (from thread-stalking, there were invites that came out mid-march). So there'll be more, just probably not super soon?


They claim to be rolling. Also some people may turn them down, so if not all selections are used up they would likely to award more. Some of the recent and soon to be admits should also get a look. That said, if you are an early admit and not receive an invite in the first wave chances are low that you would get it still.


Yeah, that makes sense. I was admitted early January, so hopefully I still have a shot. Big time public interest and cross disciplinary focus, so Toll or Levy would be nice.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:12 pm

arism87 wrote:What's the process for these awards? Like what happens after you get an invite?


My understanding is you have to write some essays, or one essay addressing numerous topics (3?)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 4102011 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:30 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
arism87 wrote:What's the process for these awards? Like what happens after you get an invite?


My understanding is you have to write some essays, or one essay addressing numerous topics (3?)


For the Levy they give you some questions and you pick one and answer it. Feel free to PM me if you have more specific questions about it :)

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:09 pm

I'm not even complete yet... :(

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:52 pm

To derail from scholarship talk, do we think Penn will be back to their normal Friday decision-making this week? The graphs from last year's notifications show a trickle of decisions each week for the next couple months. It seems like all the big waves have splashed ashore by now. Now we wait for the little ones to lap at our ankles.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby cassidylane » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:11 pm

Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:13 pm

cassidylane wrote:Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!


My application went complete 12/14 and didn't go under review until 1/26.

It could easily take you several more weeks to go under review.

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:15 pm

cassidylane wrote:Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!


They don't really have a pattern. Some people waited FOREVER before going UCR and even in between review dates (you'll have at least two). The good news is that the length of time between each step hasn't determined what type of decision you'll get. You can wait a really long time and still get in, move quickly and get dinged, or any other combination. Good luck!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby cassidylane » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:02 pm

law_monkey wrote:
cassidylane wrote:Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!


They don't really have a pattern. Some people waited FOREVER before going UCR and even in between review dates (you'll have at least two). The good news is that the length of time between each step hasn't determined what type of decision you'll get. You can wait a really long time and still get in, move quickly and get dinged, or any other combination. Good luck!



Bummer. Thanks for the info though!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby seanjohn0724 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:47 pm

cassidylane wrote:Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!


I'm at the exact same spot as you, submitted 1/20, UR 1/28. Let me know if your status changes!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby cassidylane » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:27 pm

seanjohn0724 wrote:
cassidylane wrote:Hello Penn hopefuls!

I applied rather late in the cycle because I wasn't considering Penn until I got a fee waiver based on my Dec LSAT score. After doing more research about Penn I actually started to really like it and it is probably a second or third choice now (behind NYU or Columbia, only because I want to live in NY.)

Point is that my app went complete on 1/28 (submitted somewhere around 1/20) and does NOT say under review yet. This worries me, I'm starting to get paranoid thoughts that I will be the LAST application they read!

Anyone have insight about how long it takes apps from later in the cycle to go from complete to the first stage of under review? From scrolling back, I can see that there are typically a couple review dates before a decision, but I can't seem to get to that first under review yet!!


I'm at the exact same spot as you, submitted 1/20, UR 1/28. Let me know if your status changes!



Will do!

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby meryl » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:03 pm

I've been at the first UCR date 1/3 for 1.5 months by now. Is anyone else still stuck at 1/3?

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:23 pm

Finally complete at Penn! :)

Just have to wait for those UR dates now...

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Re: Penn 2011

Postby 2things2 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:37 pm

Complete 1/14.. UCR 2/16... but WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?!




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