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

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:42 pm

Cornelius wrote: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.


Hmm.. how are your softs/ PS?

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:14 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:
Cornelius wrote: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.


Hmm.. how are your softs/ PS?

Nothing outstanding, probably average for both. I have 3 years WE in the finance field, and worked throughout college in a student leadership position. The PS was mainly about that leadership position and how it led me to pursue a legal career.

I've still got to get going on my 5 year plan/Why Penn. Usually 1-2 pages, right?

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:23 pm

Cornelius wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:
Cornelius wrote: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.


Hmm.. how are your softs/ PS?

Nothing outstanding, probably average for both. I have 3 years WE in the finance field, and worked throughout college in a student leadership position. The PS was mainly about that leadership position and how it led me to pursue a legal career.

I've still got to get going on my 5 year plan/Why Penn. Usually 1-2 pages, right?


They say max 1 page on their website. Not sure how strict they are with enforcing that, though.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:54 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:
Cornelius wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:
Cornelius wrote: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.


Hmm.. how are your softs/ PS?

Nothing outstanding, probably average for both. I have 3 years WE in the finance field, and worked throughout college in a student leadership position. The PS was mainly about that leadership position and how it led me to pursue a legal career.

I've still got to get going on my 5 year plan/Why Penn. Usually 1-2 pages, right?


They say max 1 page on their website. Not sure how strict they are with enforcing that, though.

I'm going to a panel tomorrow with some UPenn AdComm, I'll ask how strict they are about the 1 page limit if I get an opportunity to and report back. Feel free to pose any other questions.

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:56 pm

^ If you can, ask them when they'll start sending acceptances. And scholarship info!

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:57 pm

One page is probably for the best anyway. I can't imagine they'd want to read two pages of information they already know about their school.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:05 pm

freestallion wrote:^ If you can, ask them when they'll start sending acceptances. And scholarship info!

Will do.

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:08 pm

Would anyone care to read my (extremely) rough Five Year Plan and provide some feedback? Let me know and I'll PM.

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

Postby yoiav » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:06 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
freestallion wrote:^ If you can, ask them when they'll start sending acceptances. And scholarship info!

Will do.


can you ask if its possible to add an optional essay once you've submitted already?

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

Postby lsatcrazy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:13 pm

With a 3.97/172 (167 before retake), is there any purpose for a Why Penn or other optionals? Do they position you better for schollies?

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

Postby baconpuffs » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:20 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:With a 3.97/172 (167 before retake), is there any purpose for a Why Penn or other optionals? Do they position you better for schollies?

Yes, and to avoid YP.

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:21 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:With a 3.97/172 (167 before retake), is there any purpose for a Why Penn or other optionals? Do they position you better for schollies?


Not sure, but it wouldn't take that long to write a decent 1-page essay. Plus, I spoke to someone in admissions who recommended that you take advantage of any opportunity to tell them about you. Seems worth it just in case.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:21 pm

yoiav wrote:can you ask if its possible to add an optional essay once you've submitted already?

So I just figured out that I'm going to be the annoying kid at the panel asking a ton of questions.

W/E... keep them coming.

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

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:14 pm

freestallion wrote:^ If you can, ask them when they'll start sending acceptances. And scholarship info!


Week before Christmas for RD. Scholarship usually in March. And 1 page for supplements. 11pt min. double spaced.

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

Postby Rawlberto » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:42 pm

Really want to ED to Penn or Virginia, but feel like Virginia might be more likely to accept me. 164, 3.33, Mexican-American. Decent ED chance? It is my top choice.

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Rawlberto wrote:Really want to ED to Penn or Virginia, but feel like Virginia might be more likely to accept me. 164, 3.33, Mexican-American. Decent ED chance? It is my top choice.


very interested in this as well!

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

Postby stherlee » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:07 pm

Transcript GPA: 3.39
LSAC GPA: 3.21
LSAT: one cancel, second take 173

Have some work experience creating my own education business and one year teaching in inner-city. 4 years out of college.

What are my chances at getting in UPenn with early decision? Am I being too optimistic? :?

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:18 pm

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:21 pm

jim-green wrote:
stherlee wrote:LSAT: one cancel, second take 173
What are my chances at getting in UPenn with early decision? Am I being too optimistic? :?
Better than mine. Apply.


So, your logic in syllogistic form is:

If your stats are better than mine, then you should apply.
Your stats are better than mine.
QED, you should apply.

Lol.

In response to stherlee: I'm not sure, check LSN to see if people with similar stats got in ED. It's really not hard to figure these things out yourself.

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

Postby stherlee » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:28 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
jim-green wrote:
stherlee wrote:LSAT: one cancel, second take 173
What are my chances at getting in UPenn with early decision? Am I being too optimistic? :?
Better than mine. Apply.


So, your logic in syllogistic form is:

If your stats are better than mine, then you should apply.
Your stats are better than mine.
QED, you should apply.

Lol.

In response to stherlee: I'm not sure, check LSN to see if people with similar stats got in ED. It's really not hard to figure these things out yourself.


I've checked LSN and LSP. I see some LSN applicants who got in with a lower lsat score than mine, but have a higher GPA. LSP says 35%, but percentage doesn't change even though I indicate ED for penn. Is 35% worth using up my ED option?

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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 iamrobk » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Almost done my app for ED, just need to put the final touches on my PS and the 5 year plan essay. Hopefully I can get it out (and most of my other apps) this weekend. I'm not even done my app and I'm excited to find out if I get in. Sigh. :mrgreen:

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:46 pm

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:39 pm

stherlee wrote:
I've checked LSN and LSP. I see some LSN applicants who got in with a lower lsat score than mine, but have a higher GPA. LSP says 35%, but percentage doesn't change even though I indicate ED for penn. Is 35% worth using up my ED option?


It's worth it if you really want to go to Penn. You won't get into any higher ranked schools.

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

Postby roguewave19 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:38 pm

I'm inclined to only include my diversity statement and not write any other optional essays.

My numbers are above 75th percentile for both GPA and LSAT. Should I worry about Penn YPing and include a Why Penn / 5 Year Plan essay to show more interest?

Edit: I meant to include.. I'm mainly asking because I see more yellow than usual on the right side of the graph on LSN.




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