dulcatis wrote:I wrote a 5-year plan (that was really a Why Penn) and the lit/art essay. Guess this year they reaaally wanted two essays?
maybe, I just wrote the one diversity one. and it was a total afterthought that I sent in a week or so after my application because people on here said it was pretty much required (to do an essay). It seems every year people who seem to be shoo-ins, don't get in, and people who you wouldn't think would, do. Who knows what's up with those adcomms.
Yeah, I definitely didn't think I'd get in (172/3.5). I thought my chances were much higher at Michigan than Penn, but I got into Penn after just a month and a half and have been waiting for a decision from Michigan for over 4...
Just wrote one essay, which I submitted as the arts option, but it was really a combination of literature, five year, and why Penn. Maybe that's why I got in?
Regardless, sorry if some of you seemingly YP folks really wanted to go to Penn; good luck getting off the waitlist.