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

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:42 am

jpal13 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Looking at LSN, there seems to be a VERY strange aversion to applicants with GPA between 3.6 and 3.8.

In fact, out of the 38 admits, there are exactly ZERO with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.8. This troubles me as I fall into this range......


I'm in that range too, but FYI I believe those who are on the lower gpa side were ED. I saw those marks first appear when Penn was doing ED acceptances. Which means for RD candidates they are shooting for gpa 3.8 and up.


You can't read too much into the cycle this early. The people they've taken have been their first pass through the earliest group of apps. Look at past years and Penn takes plenty of candidates in the 3.6+/170+ range.

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

Postby jpal13 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:49 am

Nelson wrote:
jpal13 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Looking at LSN, there seems to be a VERY strange aversion to applicants with GPA between 3.6 and 3.8.

In fact, out of the 38 admits, there are exactly ZERO with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.8. This troubles me as I fall into this range......


I'm in that range too, but FYI I believe those who are on the lower gpa side were ED. I saw those marks first appear when Penn was doing ED acceptances. Which means for RD candidates they are shooting for gpa 3.8 and up.


You can't read too much into the cycle this early. The people they've taken have been their first pass through the earliest group of apps. Look at past years and Penn takes plenty of candidates in the 3.6+/170+ range.


I hope that is the case, I'm just below 3.8.

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

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:05 am

Are pretty much all the RDs under review right now or does it actually mean something at Penn?

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:46 am

Nobody wrote:Are pretty much all the RDs under review right now or does it actually mean something at Penn?


This isn't like (what appears to be) the mass update for RD people at UVA. The dates seem to be shared, but the cadences are not (i.e., a bunch of late Oct/early Nov people went UR for the first time on 12/19, but then not all those people have had updates since).

The only conjecture that seems to have any reliability is that 2 UR updates is fairly predictive (up until this point) of acceptance. There have been people who have had two UR dates who have not been accepted (yet), as well as people who have only gone UR once and have been accepted, so infer from your own dates what you will.

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

Postby acadec » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:42 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Looking at LSN, there seems to be a VERY strange aversion to applicants with GPA between 3.6 and 3.8.

In fact, out of the 38 admits, there are exactly ZERO with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.8. This troubles me as I fall into this range......

+1. Although, someone earlier in this thread said he got in with a 3.79, so maybe there's hope?

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:44 pm

acadec wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Looking at LSN, there seems to be a VERY strange aversion to applicants with GPA between 3.6 and 3.8.

In fact, out of the 38 admits, there are exactly ZERO with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.8. This troubles me as I fall into this range......

+1. Although, someone earlier in this thread said he got in with a 3.79, so maybe there's hope?


To be fair, this is likely just a LSN quirk. Keep in mind that LSN is just a limited sample of all the applicants and it is extremely early in the admissions cycle. Relax.

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:50 pm

what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:10 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?


Complete or UR?

For the latter, it seems like 2-3 weeks. A lot of people went UR for the first time toward the end of November and just heard back.

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

Postby Real Madrid » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:13 pm

addy11 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?


Complete or UR?

For the latter, it seems like 2-3 weeks. A lot of people went UR for the first time toward the end of November and just heard back.


Went UR the first time 11/29 or 11/30 (IIRC) and then again 12/15. Was hoping that was a good sign, but now it's been a week since that last UR date. I feel like most people heard back quicker after their 2nd date. :x

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

Postby dux90 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:14 pm

In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy

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

Postby quaker10 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:17 pm

Congrats!
dux90 wrote:In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:17 pm

dux90 wrote:In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy


Congrats! Are numbers are similar; I may avoid the WL after all!

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:19 pm

dux90 wrote:In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy


Awesome! :D Cheers.

Mind sharing when and how many times you went UR?

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

Postby acadec » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
addy11 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?


Complete or UR?

For the latter, it seems like 2-3 weeks. A lot of people went UR for the first time toward the end of November and just heard back.


Went UR the first time 11/29 or 11/30 (IIRC) and then again 12/15. Was hoping that was a good sign, but now it's been a week since that last UR date. I feel like most people heard back quicker after their 2nd date. :x

UR 11/21, then again 12/8, and not a word since. Has anyone else had a wait like that after the second UR?

dux90 wrote:In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy

Congrats! Do you know when you went under review?

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

Postby dux90 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:22 pm

Thanks! My current UR date is 12/20, but I'm pretty sure my app first went under review sometime in mid-November... can't remember the exact date.

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

Postby jpal13 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:24 pm

dux90 wrote:In via phone call! 3.6/170, RD, applied first week of October. Soooooooo happy


Proud of you even though I don't know you. And you have given me hope. I hope you are on LSN and can fill in that gpa gap we've been stressing over in this thread.

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

Postby crooked » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:40 pm

In RD via phone call! My stats might give some of you hope: 174, 3.3x. Submitted mid- to late-September, UR 11/28 and 12/20.

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

Postby Perdevise » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:46 pm

Just got a really nice phone call from Penn! Submitted mid Oct, UR Dec 5. I can't wait to see the school.

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

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:48 pm

Their order of giving out apps is the wackiest I've seen yet

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

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Submitted 10/27
Complete 10/31
Almost 2 months goes by....
Finally UR 12/22

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

Postby AS33 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Sh@keNb@ke wrote:Submitted 10/27
Complete 10/31
Almost 2 months goes by....
Finally UR 12/22


+1, except UR yesterday

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

Postby nids333 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:09 pm

Finally got the call! Complete 10/5 U/R 11/28 and U/R 12/20

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

Postby tamarind49 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:11 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
addy11 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?


Complete or UR?

For the latter, it seems like 2-3 weeks. A lot of people went UR for the first time toward the end of November and just heard back.


Went UR the first time 11/29 or 11/30 (IIRC) and then again 12/15. Was hoping that was a good sign, but now it's been a week since that last UR date. I feel like most people heard back quicker after their 2nd date. :x


Same. First UR 11/30, Second 12/15. I really hope we haven't been passed over...

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

Postby ralph_pootawn » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:20 pm

tamarind49 wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
addy11 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:what has been generally the time span from the first complete to a decision so far?


Complete or UR?

For the latter, it seems like 2-3 weeks. A lot of people went UR for the first time toward the end of November and just heard back.


Went UR the first time 11/29 or 11/30 (IIRC) and then again 12/15. Was hoping that was a good sign, but now it's been a week since that last UR date. I feel like most people heard back quicker after their 2nd date. :x


Same. First UR 11/30, Second 12/15. I really hope we haven't been passed over...


+1

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:08 pm

First UR was today....have been complete since 11/4.




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