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

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:00 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
KevinP wrote:Under review!

Heck yeah! Me too! How long has it been taking from ucr to decision?

I'll let you know when they release some RD decisions haha

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

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:01 pm

an 11/22 complete here that just went under review :D

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

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:01 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
KevinP wrote:Under review!

Heck yeah! Me too! How long has it been taking from ucr to decision?


afaik, very few RD people have heard from Penn, though it is my understanding that they traditionally admit people in waves on Fridays.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Take Two wrote:an 11/22 complete here that just went under review :D

well if you just got it, that definitely means good (or neutral) things rather than them lining up the list to send WLs or something

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:03 pm

the fact that a good amount of people are having the 1st UR today leads me to believe that Penn has made their decision on those with 2 UR dates...so why waste time Penn, you can pick up the phone and call today...there is no big diff between thursday and Friday. :D

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

Postby KevinP » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:03 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
KevinP wrote:Under review!

yay Kev, we may actually get in somewhere!!!

I hope so. I'm just hoping Penn overlooks the flaws within my application (there are quite a few ;/) and likes my numbers :D. Seems as if even numbers-driven NYU is ignoring me.

cogitoergosum wrote:
KevinP wrote:Under review!

Heck yeah! Me too! How long has it been taking from ucr to decision?

I would guess around a month or so. Ever since Columbia showed me no love, I'm pretty much set on Penn.

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

Postby dakure » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Their asw is the same day as uva's asw and their preview day is the same as NU's ASW.

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:07 pm

Seems they have their committee meetings on Thursdays, then give the decisions on Fridays.
dakure wrote:Their asw is the same day as uva's asw and their preview day is the same as NU's ASW.

Well it's a damn good thing no one considering Penn would want to go to UVA or NU. :P

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

Postby mathlawcombo » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:08 pm

complete 12/2 and under review today! Penn is a huge reach for me but worth a shot!

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

Postby Samara » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:10 pm

sharktankdean wrote:the fact that a good amount of people are having the 1st UR today leads me to believe that Penn has made their decision on those with 2 UR dates...so why waste time Penn, you can pick up the phone and call today...there is no big diff between thursday and Friday. :D

Is that how it works for Penn? Does everyone get two UR dates before getting a decision?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:11 pm

Samara wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:the fact that a good amount of people are having the 1st UR today leads me to believe that Penn has made their decision on those with 2 UR dates...so why waste time Penn, you can pick up the phone and call today...there is no big diff between thursday and Friday. :D

Is that how it works for Penn? Does everyone get two UR dates before getting a decision?


No one know for sure, but they do explicitly state on the status checker that every application is reviewed twice---> 2 UR dates

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

Postby emcoast32 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:13 pm

complete 11/17 and finally UR. stresssssssss.

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

Postby Samara » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:14 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Samara wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:the fact that a good amount of people are having the 1st UR today leads me to believe that Penn has made their decision on those with 2 UR dates...so why waste time Penn, you can pick up the phone and call today...there is no big diff between thursday and Friday. :D

Is that how it works for Penn? Does everyone get two UR dates before getting a decision?


No one know for sure, but they do explicitly state on the status checker that every application is reviewed twice---> 2 UR dates

Ah, okay, thanks! I didn't catch that in the status checker. Interesting. I guess it's unlikely that I'll get a decision for a while then, huh?

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

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:16 pm

Take Two wrote:an 11/22 complete here that just went under review :D


same!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:17 pm

Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?

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

Postby acadec » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Samara wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:the fact that a good amount of people are having the 1st UR today leads me to believe that Penn has made their decision on those with 2 UR dates...so why waste time Penn, you can pick up the phone and call today...there is no big diff between thursday and Friday. :D

Is that how it works for Penn? Does everyone get two UR dates before getting a decision?

Some people have gotten in with only one, but most get two.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?


I think they tend to like GPA more

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:22 pm

Take Two wrote:an 11/22 complete here that just went under review :D


Awww, yeeeeeah... Me, too!

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

Postby wendys27 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 pm

12/7 Complete, not UR yet.

Anyone with a 12/7 complete go under review?

I think the latest I saw ITT so far was 12/1

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:29 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?


They're notoriously protective of their yield. They tend to like people with 3.8+ and between 169 and 172.

That said, in deference to their yield, they show some splitter love.

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

Postby ValerOn1820 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:50 pm

11/16 complete and UR today!

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 pm

addy11 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?


They're notoriously protective of their yield. They tend to like people with 3.8+ and between 169 and 172.

That said, in deference to their yield, they show some splitter love.


If so, that takes me out of the running. If only I had played the game during undergrad.

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:53 pm

Campagnolo wrote:
addy11 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?


They're notoriously protective of their yield. They tend to like people with 3.8+ and between 169 and 172.

That said, in deference to their yield, they show some splitter love.


If so, that takes me out of the running. If only I had played the game during undergrad.

The 3.8 barrier is not absolute though. People definitely get in with 3.7x it just gets dicier. I got in in the first round, granted with a 3.79, but still way under their GPA median.

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:55 pm

Nelson wrote:
Campagnolo wrote:
addy11 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone know if Penn tends to put more weight on the LSAT, GPA, or both?


They're notoriously protective of their yield. They tend to like people with 3.8+ and between 169 and 172.

That said, in deference to their yield, they show some splitter love.


If so, that takes me out of the running. If only I had played the game during undergrad.

The 3.8 barrier is not absolute though. People definitely get in with 3.7x it just gets dicier. I got in in the first round, granted with a 3.79, but still way under their GPA median.


Yes. It's not a floor, just a preference as I said. Penn has a really high median GPA. It might be their way of cleaning up on the admits with lower LSATs who might be less competitive at CLS/NYU because of their predilection for high LSAT scores.

And yeah, Camp. We all wish we had. In the words of the great Omar Little: "The game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple."




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