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Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:48 pm
by Knock
Long Live Jacox wrote:It appears to be all quiet on the Eastern front.

Is our fate sealed?

:(


I haven't been paying too much attention, is today the last day of calls until January?

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:49 pm
by r6_philly
Knock wrote:
Long Live Jacox wrote:It appears to be all quiet on the Eastern front.

Is our fate sealed?

:(


I haven't been paying too much attention, is today the last day of calls until January?

I say no, but I am probably overly optimistic.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:50 pm
by r6_philly
vegenator wrote:
Fwiw I wrote the ds and 5 year and got WL yesterday. Numbers just below medians.


And congrats to those in so far today! I'm sure the rest of you all will get called today or tomorrow!


I was sad for that one :(

However if you have the numbers but don't really put in the effort they probably will put you off toward the end of the line.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:51 pm
by alive
In via phone call at around 12:45 est! So excited. Who normally calls for acceptances?

GPA above 75 and LSAT just below 75.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:52 pm
by czelede
Knock wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
Haha, I was worried that didn't come off the right way, so I got rid of it :oops:. I submitted the diversity statement option.


Geez you guys, coming from the west coast and not writing a why Penn? DS is pretty standard and I think they know that.


:oops:


:oops:


Fwiw, I only wrote the DS as well so its definitely not killer to your application to not have the 5 year plan.

ETA: not from the west coast (midwest)

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:54 pm
by law_monkey
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
Haha, I was worried that didn't come off the right way, so I got rid of it :oops:. I submitted the diversity statement option.


Geez you guys, coming from the west coast and not writing a why Penn? DS is pretty standard and I think they know that.


I had a Why Penn interwoven into my personal statement, so I did the DS to keep from being repetitive. If they have a problem with that then I guess I'll know soon. FWIW I'm West Coast and I only applied to East Coast schools, so if they have some kind of strategy based on location then it's their loss. I'm just going to keep staring at my purple NYU envelope to keep myself from getting frustrated with Penn.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:55 pm
by absolutazn87
INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:55 pm
by r6_philly
alive wrote:In via phone call at around 12:45 est! So excited. Who normally calls for acceptances?

GPA above 75 and LSAT just below 75.


I got Dean Post.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:55 pm
by r6_philly
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


We don't care! You <3 NYU.


:lol: congrats

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:56 pm
by Knock
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congratulations! UCR 11/9 or 12/9?

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:58 pm
by absolutazn87
Knock wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congratulations! UCR 11/9 or 12/9?


11/9 cuz I went UCR when I was ED. Also got called by Dean Post :D

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:58 pm
by Older Chest
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congrats on the great news!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:02 pm
by Knock
absolutazn87 wrote:
Knock wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congratulations! UCR 11/9 or 12/9?


11/9 cuz I went UCR when I was ED. Also got called by Dean Post :D


Ah congrats man. I was hoping they were calling 12/9ers haha :lol:.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:05 pm
by mrmangs
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Wow, grats! :) I guess opting out of ED doesn't necessarily kill one's chances.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:07 pm
by ilovemulch
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congrats Absolut, so happy for you!! Great news.

Also, cruelest, thanks so much! It does make the waiting game for NYU a liiiiil easier haha. Also, what do you guys think about withdrawing all my apps from where i've gotten in/still waiting to hear that I'd def pass up for Penn now? I feel like it's the right thing to do...

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:08 pm
by Knock
mrmangs wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Wow, grats! :) I guess opting out of ED doesn't necessarily kill one's chances.


I'm not sure about Penn, but I know someone who switched from RD to ED at a peer school, and they told them they had a whole different group of readers review their app, people who didn't know he switched from RD to ED. Oh and the best part is they sent the request to change from RD to ED on the same day they got a rejection email :lol:, but they re-reviewed his app with fresh readers and he got in ED :lol:.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:09 pm
by Knock
ilovemulch wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congrats Absolut, so happy for you!! Great news.

Also, cruelest, thanks so much! It does make the waiting game for NYU a liiiiil easier haha. Also, what do you guys think about withdrawing all my apps from where i've gotten in/still waiting to hear that I'd def pass up for Penn now? I feel like it's the right thing to do...


Don't withdraw yet, you might get some scholarship money which you could use for leverage purposes.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:12 pm
by ilovemulch
Knock wrote:
ilovemulch wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:INNNNNNNN!

Just got the call 5 minutes ago! Applied ED at first but switched to RD in mid-November but still got in!!! So excited I'm shaking and sounded like a total idiot on the phone just saying thank you thank you over and over again :D

Was UCR 11/9. LSAT above 75%, GPA between 25 and 75. Wrote the 5 year plan.

:D :D :D


Congrats Absolut, so happy for you!! Great news.

Also, cruelest, thanks so much! It does make the waiting game for NYU a liiiiil easier haha. Also, what do you guys think about withdrawing all my apps from where i've gotten in/still waiting to hear that I'd def pass up for Penn now? I feel like it's the right thing to do...


Don't withdraw yet, you might get some scholarship money which you could use for leverage purposes.


true true...i just don't see Penn giving someone like me money, feel like i got in by the skin of my teeth!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:13 pm
by absolutazn87
Thanks guys!! I got my fingers crossed for those of you still waiting. FWIW, Dean Post sounded like she had a lot more calls to make that day; the call was really short.

Penn's def one of my top choices so hope to see a lot of you guys at ASW!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:27 pm
by sgtgrumbles
A question for those with strong numbers (YP-worthy) who have been admitted: How many of the additional essays did you write? I only wrote the five year one, which I treated as a Why Penn?, but I'm worried that only writing the one will hurt my chances.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:32 pm
by TLSNYC
I noticed that some people said today could be the last calls before the new year...why? Isn't the office open till Thursday at least?

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:48 pm
by Older Chest
TLSNYC wrote:I noticed that some people said today could be the last calls before the new year...why? Isn't the office open till Thursday at least?


I believe speculation was based on last year's calling pattern. This year seems to be different though, so it's definitely possible they will make calls tomorrow and/or Thursday.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:52 pm
by hellojd
It would seem odd to me if those of us under review don't hear something before the break... you'd think they would want to close all the files (even if via WL) before they pack up for the holidays.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:52 pm
by TLSNYC
Long Live Jacox wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:I noticed that some people said today could be the last calls before the new year...why? Isn't the office open till Thursday at least?


I believe speculation was based on last year's calling pattern. This year seems to be different though, so it's definitely possible they will make calls tomorrow and/or Thursday.


Oh okay! Thanks for the quick answer!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:56 pm
by alive
r6_philly wrote:
alive wrote:In via phone call at around 12:45 est! So excited. Who normally calls for acceptances?

GPA above 75 and LSAT just below 75.


I got Dean Post.


Thanks...and congratulations to all! I am quite excited by the prospect of moving back to Philly...if anyone has any questions about the Philly area I'm happy to take them via PM. Though I know we have our resident expert r6 here...
:D

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

For what it's worth, I wrote 5-yr plan and went UCR 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/20, at least.