Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:46 pm

acadec wrote:Congratulations to everyone who's heard today! Still haven't seen any RD admits under 3.8...damn.


I got in RD with a 3.79, but I don't think that's what you mean.

Looking at last year's LSN it looks like true splitters had to wait until the spring, even when they were UR in the fall. If you're over the 75 for LSAT I think you still have a good shot.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby arez » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Has everyone who has been accepted thus far had two UCR updates? Or have some of you only had one?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby curiousgeorgia » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:53 pm

arez wrote:Has everyone who has been accepted thus far had two UCR updates? Or have some of you only had one?


Most have had two, but I know at least one had only one (she was ED though)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:55 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:
arez wrote:Has everyone who has been accepted thus far had two UCR updates? Or have some of you only had one?


Most have had two, but I know at least one had only one (she was ED though)


A couple of people with autoadmit numbers got in with only one update on Friday (Hawkeye, AmandaPB). I think we can say that two UR dates are not required.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mickeyD » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:56 pm

addy11 wrote:Finally UR at Penn. Complete late Oct, first movement since!


+1. Really excited, Penn is one of my top choices.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:57 pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, is having already had two UR dates a generally positive, negative or neutral sign?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Real Madrid wrote:At the risk of sounding like a broken record, is having already had two UR dates a generally positive, negative or neutral sign?


Positive so far.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:03 pm

Nelson wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
arez wrote:Has everyone who has been accepted thus far had two UCR updates? Or have some of you only had one?


Most have had two, but I know at least one had only one (she was ED though)


A couple of people with autoadmit numbers got in with only one update on Friday (Hawkeye, AmandaPB). I think we can say that two UR dates are not required.


I wouldn't say that either has autoadmit numbers. Hawkeye is median GPA, > 75th LSAT, and Amanda is > 75th GPA and median LSAT. Great numbers, but not above both 75ths.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:12 pm

addy11 wrote:
Nelson wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
arez wrote:Has everyone who has been accepted thus far had two UCR updates? Or have some of you only had one?


Most have had two, but I know at least one had only one (she was ED though)


A couple of people with autoadmit numbers got in with only one update on Friday (Hawkeye, AmandaPB). I think we can say that two UR dates are not required.


I wouldn't say that either has autoadmit numbers. Hawkeye is median GPA, > 75th LSAT, and Amanda is > 75th GPA and median LSAT. Great numbers, but not above both 75ths.


I would say those are autoadmit numbers for Penn (over both 75ths at Penn is in at Harvard and Penn YPs heavily). Regardless, my point was that people have been accepted with a single UR date.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby EdwardIV » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:15 pm

Reverse splitter in via status checker (abroad at the moment)
Submitted: 9/15
Last UR: 12/14

GPA: 4.01
LSAT: 160, 161

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tjddk » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:17 pm

EdwardIV wrote:Reverse splitter in via status checker (abroad at the moment)
Submitted: 9/15
Last UR: 12/14

GPA: 4.01
LSAT: 160, 161


congrats!!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:25 pm

Nelson wrote:I would say those are autoadmit numbers for Penn (over both 75ths at Penn is in at Harvard and Penn YPs heavily). Regardless, my point was that people have been accepted with a single UR date.


I sure hope so, given that I'm around median for one number and above 75 for another. Unfortunately I could absolutely see Penn YP'ing me... people with much lower LSATs but my same GPA have a much better chance getting in historically, and no school rejects proportionately more people with better numbers for me (45% for Penn, vs. 43% for Yale and Stanford, and 6% for Harvard :roll: )

I understand your point, I just try to leave doubt where it is reasonable because people tend to freak out (e.g., "Only one update and I haven't heard anything back in 3 days! That means I'm rejected/YP'd/WL'd!")

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:26 pm

EdwardIV wrote:Reverse splitter in via status checker (abroad at the moment)
Submitted: 9/15
Last UR: 12/14

GPA: 4.01
LSAT: 160, 161


Serious congrats!!! :) This gives me hope that I might be hearing back sooner than I thought - fellow reverse splitter here.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby so_fetch » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:32 pm

EdwardIV wrote:Reverse splitter in via status checker (abroad at the moment)
Submitted: 9/15
Last UR: 12/14

GPA: 4.01
LSAT: 160, 161

Congrats!! Did you apply ED?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:37 pm

addy11 wrote:I sure hope so, given that I'm around median for one number and above 75 for another. Unfortunately I could absolutely see Penn YP'ing me... people with much lower LSATs but my same GPA have a much better chance getting in historically, and no school rejects proportionately more people with better numbers for me (45% for Penn, vs. 43% for Yale and Stanford, and 6% for Harvard :roll: )

I understand your point, I just try to leave doubt where it is reasonable because people tend to freak out (e.g., "Only one update and I haven't heard anything back in 3 days! That means I'm rejected/YP'd/WL'd!")

Agreed. Penn does seem to be fickle and wary of people who they think are shooting for HYSCCN. But I think if you sold your interest in Penn in your app you should be OK (and you're going to have a great cycle regardless). I guess I meant as "autoadmit" as it gets for Penn based on numbers alone.

It's a tricky situation for MVP since people with autoadmit numbers usually have HYS numbers. I dunno if I can blame Penn's adcomms for YPing people who they think would turn down Penn with a Levy for HYS (or the applicant who takes HYS over a Levy for that matter).

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby qwerty7676 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:40 pm

For the questions about the admissions "package"

When they call you to admit you, they're talking about the letter. I got the call Friday, received the letter the following Wednesday. It's only a page, but comes in a big envelope because they include a nice glossy viewbook profiling all of the professors at the law school (with photos, resume, description of specialties for each).

It then says in the letter that the "Penn Portfolio", the package that tells you how to register for housing, pay them, live in Philly, etc. will be mailed in January.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby acadec » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:42 pm

qwerty7676 wrote:the package that tells you how to ... live in Philly

I found this hilarious.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby EdwardIV » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:49 pm

so_fetch wrote:
EdwardIV wrote:Reverse splitter in via status checker (abroad at the moment)
Submitted: 9/15
Last UR: 12/14

GPA: 4.01
LSAT: 160, 161

Congrats!! Did you apply ED?


Thanks!
I applied RD, btw.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ti1Her0 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:04 pm

First UR status update this morning since going complete 11/4. I'm guessing I can expect a decision sometime in early January?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Ti1Her0 wrote:First UR status update this morning since going complete 11/4. I'm guessing I can expect a decision sometime in early January?


Me too, I'm guessing a mid-January response, but hopefully you're right and I get pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby birdfl » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:10 pm

I was complete 10/3, last UR was 11/30...172, 4.0.....is it a bad sign that I haven't heard yet?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:11 pm

Just got an email and link to admitted students website! It's pretty awesome, lots of info in there.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby AmandaPB » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:13 pm

Can’t go to the ASW because I’ll be traveling... boooo.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jpal13 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Nelson wrote:
acadec wrote:Congratulations to everyone who's heard today! Still haven't seen any RD admits under 3.8...damn.


I got in RD with a 3.79, but I don't think that's what you mean.

Looking at last year's LSN it looks like true splitters had to wait until the spring, even when they were UR in the fall. If you're over the 75 for LSAT I think you still have a good shot.


You are also a PA resident! What was your lsat if u don't mind my asking.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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