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

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:44 pm

JustE wrote:
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jpal13 wrote:An LOCI before I even get a decision? I did a why penn just didn't include that factor

I'm going to go against what others are saying and say to save your LOCI for when you actually get waitlisted. You're not going to get dinged so that's not a factor and Penn is really slow so you don't even know if you're getting WLed yet.


Errr... I would normally agree with this... But someone who was confident they were going to be WL'd at UVA sent one in and got an acceptance shortly after... If you're really interested and have enough material to write an additional LOCI, I don't think this one could hurt.

I speak as someone who rode out the Michigan, Duke, GULC, and NU waitlists last year (obviously I didn't get in). If there's any way to keep yourself off a waitlist, do it.


It's a little different since their stats are in the target range for Penn, they wrote a Why Penn already, and there are others from that same date range still waiting.

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:44 pm

Hopeful13 wrote:New to this site. Just wondering my chances.

3.91 GPA 178 LSAT

But wasn't Penn specific in my essay- will this hurt?


:lol: You're in the wrong thread. You're looking for this: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162871

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

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:44 pm

Hopeful13 wrote:New to this site. Just wondering my chances.

3.91 GPA 178 LSAT

But wasn't Penn specific in my essay- will this hurt?


I would love your numbers. You might get waitlisted but if they did waitlist you and you wrote a letter committing to attend they would almost certainly accept you afterwards unless you're a convicted murderer or something.

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:45 pm

Nelson wrote:
JustE wrote:
Nelson wrote:
jpal13 wrote:An LOCI before I even get a decision? I did a why penn just didn't include that factor

I'm going to go against what others are saying and say to save your LOCI for when you actually get waitlisted. You're not going to get dinged so that's not a factor and Penn is really slow so you don't even know if you're getting WLed yet.


Errr... I would normally agree with this... But someone who was confident they were going to be WL'd at UVA sent one in and got an acceptance shortly after... If you're really interested and have enough material to write an additional LOCI, I don't think this one could hurt.

I speak as someone who rode out the Michigan, Duke, GULC, and NU waitlists last year (obviously I didn't get in). If there's any way to keep yourself off a waitlist, do it.


It's a little different since their stats are in the target range for Penn, they wrote a Why Penn already, and there are others from that same date range still waiting.


True. If there's others still waiting, wait a while. I'm just saying don't settle for a WL. Especially if Penn's in your top 3.

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

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:47 pm

JustE wrote:
Hopeful13 wrote:New to this site. Just wondering my chances.

3.91 GPA 178 LSAT

But wasn't Penn specific in my essay- will this hurt?


:lol: You're in the wrong thread. You're looking for this: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162871


+1 :D

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:55 pm

My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.



Thanks

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:13 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.



Thanks


I'll let you know as soon as 2nd UR RDs have heard back

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:14 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.



Thanks


I'll let you know as soon as 2nd UR RDs have heard back


So, tomorrow? :D

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:25 pm

You guys applied in Oct?

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm

Submitted 11/22ish

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

Postby Elendil » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Just realized that I changed to my second UR date yesterday afternoon.

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

Postby jmets890 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:31 pm

Elendil wrote:Just realized that I changed to my second UR date yesterday afternoon.


+1. Went UR 1st time 12/19

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

Postby Elendil » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:31 pm

jmets890 wrote:
Elendil wrote:Just realized that I changed to my second UR date yesterday afternoon.


+1. Went UR 1st time 12/19


My first date was last week... kind of surprised at the quick movement!

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:32 pm

jmets890 wrote:
Elendil wrote:Just realized that I changed to my second UR date yesterday afternoon.


+1. Went UR 1st time 12/19


Same. Similar numbers to you, jmets, though you have the edge.

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

Postby foxylaxy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:35 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:43 pm

foxylaxy wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(


Has Penn made any RD decisions? I thought we'd only seen ED to this point?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:44 pm

foxylaxy wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(


Have you tried calling them? Since it says on the status checker "up to 12 weeks", that's somewhat definitive so you may be able to get some answers from them? Most schools seem to use softer language

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:44 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(


Has Penn made any RD decisions? I thought we'd only seen ED to this point?


There was like 3 on TLS who got their RD decision last month with the EDers... but it seemed like they were kind of auto admit and applied in early september. No RD since

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(


Has Penn made any RD decisions? I thought we'd only seen ED to this point?

Batch of acceptance calls the week of 12/16. Mostly September submits. It was after the EDs, I dunno if it was auto admits, but mostly 172+, relatively high GPA people. I think I was one of the lowest stat people to get in.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:46 pm

Nelson wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:My status has now changed to "Under Committee Review". This is the first movement I have had from any of my apps going into review with the exception of Harvard and a Priority Track app to Duke. Two questions:

1.) Does anyone have an idea for the turnaround from UCR to decision?... I know the website says it could take as long as 12 weeks, but I was curious if anyone has heard back sooner.

2.) I applied around November 22nd to all of my schools and haven't heard anything back and even as far as a review from many; how many others are in a similar situation?... just wondering if there is any correlation here to success/admittance.

Thanks


I applied 9/30 and was complete 10/5. RD I think it said it would take as long as 12 weeks from Complete to a decision. 12 weeks passed about 2 weeks ago for me, but a couple of people were accepted in early/mid-December who applied later than me, so yes, there have been applicants who heard sooner. However, there are also applicants, like myself, who still haven't heard beyond the 12 week mark. :(


Has Penn made any RD decisions? I thought we'd only seen ED to this point?

Batch of acceptance calls the week of 12/16. Mostly September submits.


Thanks

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

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

Postby Cornelius » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:26 pm

iamrobk wrote:
dakure wrote:Penn is notoriously GPA stingy for ED. They use the high GPA ED's they accept to balance out splitters from their RD pool.

This really isn't true at all. Their ED formula is basically 3.3+ 170+ and you're in.

Indeed. Damn my 170/just ever so slightly below 3.3

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:26 pm

Hopeful13 wrote:New to this site. Just wondering my chances.

3.91 GPA 178 LSAT

But wasn't Penn specific in my essay- will this hurt?


Who cares? You're going to Harvard anyway :roll: .

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:40 pm

Cornelius wrote:
iamrobk wrote:
dakure wrote:Penn is notoriously GPA stingy for ED. They use the high GPA ED's they accept to balance out splitters from their RD pool.

This really isn't true at all. Their ED formula is basically 3.3+ 170+ and you're in.

Indeed. Damn my 170/just ever so slightly below 3.3

:(

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

Postby luxxe » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:47 pm

Went UCR today, submitted 11/13, complete 11/21.




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