flexityflex86 wrote:Penn really gave me a bad taste.
They waitlisted me from ED, then held me saying they needed more time, I sent more materials, then waited 5 months, then got waitlisted, then they scheduled a meeting with me, then I bought a train ticket and got my best suit dry cleaned, then they suddenly rejected me on my birthday 2 days before the meeting they scheduled.
I don't have sour grapes, and don't think going to another t-14 or even a t-20 with some $ will grossly influence my career one way or the other. It just seems that this particular school's judgment in this one instance was very unprofessional. I know I'm just an LSAC #, and it didn't matter it was my birthday.
I know they have 5,000 applications and can't focus on each one so they need to string some people along for 8 months (we've all had an assignment we put off for way too long). However, why schedule a meeting, why specify a specific day, suggesting that day only to reject the person under 48 hours before that meeting? This is where Penn, at least in my experience, crossed the boarder from just a standard graduate school to unprofessional. I just hope they produce attorneys who are more professional than their payroll.
Ditto. I was on my flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia for my interview, 35,000 feet over Colorado, when I got the rejection email from Penn (the assist goes to GoGo inflight internet). Then my flight landed in Cincinnati to connect, where I was then stranded for three hours and ushered into the tunnels because of a tornado warning. I'm finally in Philadelphia now for nothing at all. I will be calling admissions tomorrow to see if anything can be clarified.
Wow. That's much worse. I'm not a very sentimental person. I take my friends and family's birthdays seriously, and planned a surprise party for my girlfriend with her friends, but only because I know other people care so much about their birthdays. I don't care. What's the big deal? I'm a year older, and only moderately more successful than the year before. I'll celebrate my day after I do something real. I knew I was a #. I knew the entire time, but I don't care, because in the grand scheme of things, it makes no difference on my long term future whether or not my law school views me as a human being. The issue was spending $40 on the tickets and dry cleaning, but nichols - that is BS.
What they did to nichols is crap. I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no way that Penn knew they'd be rejecting us today. I'd throw down 10:1 odds they knew on Friday, maybe Thursday, and they should have told nichols. If it was a sudden meeting, they should have double checked the meetings they set up before sending out notifications. How long does this take? 20 minutes? We've waited months. I think Penn can wait 20 minutes to have made sure nichols didn't leave to his flight. More logically, Penn could have seen nichols was flying in, and have waited till after the meeting. Knowing you were flying in, this is just disgusting. I would be hard pressed to think of a tier 4 who could do this. For a top 10 law school, Penn's admission officers should really take some entry level management classes.