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

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

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:19 pm

Seems like everyone in this thread wrote an optional essay? Is it frowned upon by Penn if you don't write any of these?

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

Postby yoiav » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:29 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Seems like everyone in this thread wrote an optional essay? Is it frowned upon by Penn if you don't write any of these?

didnt write an optional one either.....

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

Postby boosk » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:18 am

didn't do an optional essay either... does anyone have any info on what the ED boost is like for Penn?

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

Postby countercouper » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:22 pm

Is there a way to check for a hidden fee waiver if your application's nowhere near complete?

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:29 pm

countercouper wrote:Is there a way to check for a hidden fee waiver if your application's nowhere near complete?


Fill in b.s. for every field, then go to checkout (don't, you have to put in credit card details, you'll be fine) but it'll say "Fee Waived due to CRS Waiver" or something. Then you erase everything you put in and complete the app knowing you're $80 richer.

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

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:04 pm

boosk wrote:didn't do an optional essay either... does anyone have any info on what the ED boost is like for Penn?

Based on last cycle's experiences, pretty much every LSN/TLS-reporting non-URM/semi-URM who met/exceeded one median and one 25th %ile got accepted.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:58 am

First time poster here. FWIW my status changed from "complete" on 9/26 to "under comittee review" on 10/20. I applied ED, curious to see what type of action others have seen on the status checker...

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

Postby oldad » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:04 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
boosk wrote:didn't do an optional essay either... does anyone have any info on what the ED boost is like for Penn?

Based on last cycle's experiences, pretty much every LSN/TLS-reporting non-URM/semi-URM who met/exceeded one median and one 25th %ile got accepted.



Any idea on a non-urm, ED short of both medians, but about both 25%ile?

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

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:23 pm

oldad wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
boosk wrote:didn't do an optional essay either... does anyone have any info on what the ED boost is like for Penn?

Based on last cycle's experiences, pretty much every LSN/TLS-reporting non-URM/semi-URM who met/exceeded one median and one 25th %ile got accepted.



Any idea on a non-urm, ED short of both medians, but about both 25%ile?

Not looking good unless you have some amazing softs.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:04 am

Any ideas on a super longshot (161, 4.11, NA, applied ED)?? This just a pipe-dream? lol

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:23 am

MiamiOxford wrote:Any ideas on a super longshot (161, 4.11, NA, applied ED)?? This just a pipe-dream? lol


URM splitter cycles are super impossible to predict.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:34 am

Yeshia90 wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Any ideas on a super longshot (161, 4.11, NA, applied ED)?? This just a pipe-dream? lol


URM splitter cycles are super impossible to predict.


So I've been told :roll: lol well anyway, hopefully ED hears back soon...

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

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:36 am

MiamiOxford wrote:Any ideas on a super longshot (161, 4.11, NA, applied ED)?? This just a pipe-dream? lol

Depending on the quality of your softs/diversity statement, I'd actually say you have a pretty good shot. RD URM applicants in your numbers range were pretty evenly split between admits and waitlists/rejections. A Hispanic "semi-URM" also got in ED with a 163/4.0.

You should hear back between the 1st/3rd week in December. Good luck!

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:44 am

HeavenWood wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Any ideas on a super longshot (161, 4.11, NA, applied ED)?? This just a pipe-dream? lol

Depending on the quality of your softs/diversity statement, I'd actually say you have a pretty good shot. RD URM applicants in your numbers range were pretty evenly split between admits and waitlists/rejections. A Hispanic "semi-URM" also got in ED with a 163/4.0.

You should hear back between the 1st/3rd week in December. Good luck!


Thanks for the hope :D . I feel pretty good about my softs and DS. Lots of public speaking and awards, etc. Here is to wishing and waiting!

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Finally transmitted, after two+ weeks.

Weird.

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:17 pm

Just got my LSAT score today (a 171), so I'm a bit late to start the whole process (well my letter's of rec and transcripts and everything are done, and my personal statement is like 75% done), but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna apply to Penn ED and hope for the best (3.53 GPA is killing me a bit). For the optional essay, do you guys think I should write about the 4th topic to explain my low GPA? I'm double majoring (accounting and history) and in my schools honors college so I'm not sure if it'd help, or if it would actually hurt me.

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

Postby bumblebeebuzz » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:20 pm

Really struggling whether to ED to Penn. I'm at the median for LSAT (170), but below the GPA median (3.66)-- thoughts?

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:06 pm

bumblebeebuzz wrote:Really struggling whether to ED to Penn. I'm at the median for LSAT (170), but below the GPA median (3.66)-- thoughts?


Do you really want to go to Penn?

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

Postby chem » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:11 pm

iamrobk wrote:Just got my LSAT score today (a 171), so I'm a bit late to start the whole process (well my letter's of rec and transcripts and everything are done, and my personal statement is like 75% done), but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna apply to Penn ED and hope for the best (3.53 GPA is killing me a bit). For the optional essay, do you guys think I should write about the 4th topic to explain my low GPA? I'm double majoring (accounting and history) and in my schools honors college so I'm not sure if it'd help, or if it would actually hurt me.


Hurt

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

Postby bumblebeebuzz » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:24 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
bumblebeebuzz wrote:Really struggling whether to ED to Penn. I'm at the median for LSAT (170), but below the GPA median (3.66)-- thoughts?


Do you really want to go to Penn?


Yes, I do. So I think I will ED.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:26 pm

bumblebeebuzz wrote:
Yeshia90 wrote:
bumblebeebuzz wrote:Really struggling whether to ED to Penn. I'm at the median for LSAT (170), but below the GPA median (3.66)-- thoughts?


Do you really want to go to Penn?


Yes, I do. So I think I will ED.


Somebody gets it. It really is that easy.

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:54 pm

chem wrote:
iamrobk wrote:Just got my LSAT score today (a 171), so I'm a bit late to start the whole process (well my letter's of rec and transcripts and everything are done, and my personal statement is like 75% done), but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna apply to Penn ED and hope for the best (3.53 GPA is killing me a bit). For the optional essay, do you guys think I should write about the 4th topic to explain my low GPA? I'm double majoring (accounting and history) and in my schools honors college so I'm not sure if it'd help, or if it would actually hurt me.


Hurt

Thought so. Think I'll write the 5 years one.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:15 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
bumblebeebuzz wrote:
Yeshia90 wrote:
bumblebeebuzz wrote:Really struggling whether to ED to Penn. I'm at the median for LSAT (170), but below the GPA median (3.66)-- thoughts?


Do you really want to go to Penn?


Yes, I do. So I think I will ED.


Somebody gets it. It really is that easy.


Well played.

Good luck bumblebeebuzz.

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

Postby boosk » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:43 am

MiamiOxford wrote:First time poster here. FWIW my status changed from "complete" on 9/26 to "under comittee review" on 10/20. I applied ED, curious to see what type of action others have seen on the status checker...


same boat... good luck, hope i c u in philly

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:39 pm

Going to throw in a prayer ED with my 170/3.3 and hope for the best. Looking at LSN, it's been done before. We'll see.




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