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

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

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:20 am

roguewave19 wrote: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.


Yes. Write the essays show you want to put some effort into it. But you problem won't come anyway, so maybe they would be right.

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:25 am

Did anyone else have trouble with Penn's undergraduate employment section on the app? Only 100 characters...

Would they be really mad if I just wrote "see resume?" It's not a required section and I really can't fit everything.

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:30 am

Killingly wrote:Did anyone else have trouble with Penn's undergraduate employment section on the app? Only 100 characters...

Would they be really mad if I just wrote "see resume?" It's not a required section and I really can't fit everything.

Maybe list your most important stuff and then add something like that at the end?

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

Postby oldad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:28 pm

Does anybody know if it hurts to send an additional optional essay after you've already submitted the ED application?

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

Postby cubbiesyear » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Anyone know: does scholarship info come with the initial decision or does it come out in the spring?

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

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:43 pm

Submitted 10/25, Complete 10/26, Ready for review.

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

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:30 am

cubbiesyear wrote:Anyone know: does scholarship info come with the initial decision or does it come out in the spring?

Almost never comes with the admissions decision. Schollys started to come out in March last year, if I'm not mistaken.

P.S. I'm also a Penn 1L (I've seen a couple other Penn 1Ls in this thread), and I'm happy to answer questions if anyone has them.

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

Postby pineappledazzler » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:32 pm

I just realized that on my Penn application I skipped question 8 (which area of law you're interested in studying) as it immediately followed the info for joint degree applications (which I skipped because I wasn't one). I wrote about this in my 5 Year Plan essay, is this a mistake I need to e-mail them to correct or would that be shooting myself in the foot?

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:38 pm

Ooh, I want Penn. Not sure if Penn wants me though.

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

Postby annyong » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:39 pm

pineappledazzler wrote:I just realized that on my Penn application I skipped question 8 (which area of law you're interested in studying) as it immediately followed the info for joint degree applications (which I skipped because I wasn't one). I wrote about this in my 5 Year Plan essay, is this a mistake I need to e-mail them to correct or would that be shooting myself in the foot?

I can not see that mattering at all.

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

Postby iamrobk » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:48 am

Finally finished my 5 Year Plan essay and about to submit my ED app. Really, really hope I get in. I did ED to Penn undergrad and ended up getting deferred and rejected, so I hope I can make it this time. :|

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

Postby mrmojojak » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:37 pm

So I was finishing my Penn app on Friday, and I decided to take a break before I gave it one more look through. I got a fee waiver in that ten minute break! This school was a big reach for me (166 3.85) but that was a pleasant surprise. Now I'm just worried they sent me a waiver so they could send my application directly to the waitlist.

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

Postby lrslayer » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:42 pm

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

Postby jim-green » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:49 pm

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

Postby lrslayer » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:50 pm

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

Postby jim-green » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:35 pm

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

Postby mrmojojak » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:04 pm

lrslayer wrote:maybe they did (probably they didn't), either way, whats 16 bucks in the grand scheme of things? put in the best app you can and forget about it until you get that acceptance call/letter :)


That's what I figured. It's my last app of this cycle. Now I can just relax until the spring.

It tells you normally Jim, but sometimes you have to enter a code that the school sends you. I received an email letting me know I received one.

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

Postby tonton » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:17 pm

*sigh

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

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:22 pm

lrslayer wrote:
mrmojojak wrote:So I was finishing my Penn app on Friday, and I decided to take a break before I gave it one more look through. I got a fee waiver in that ten minute break! This school was a big reach for me (166 3.85) but that was a pleasant surprise. Now I'm just worried they sent me a waiver so they could send my application directly to the waitlist.

maybe they did (probably they didn't), either way, whats 16 bucks in the grand scheme of things? put in the best app you can and forget about it until you get that acceptance call/letter :)


If you guys end up on the WL, and you really want to come, stay on it. Good amount of people get off WL, and with numbers below the common wisdom of TLS. People get called all the way up to orientation.

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

Postby law2015 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:49 pm

How important do you guys think the optional essay is?

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

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:55 pm

law2015 wrote:How important do you guys think the optional essay is?


It obviously not as important as your PS, but if you don't write at least one good one, I think the potential to hurt your app is there. For YP purposes it probably doesn't look very good if you don't spend much effort on it.

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

Postby law2015 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:03 pm

Is it safe to assume that with a 173 and gpa at their 25th percentile I dont have to worry about YP?

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:38 pm

law2015 wrote:Is it safe to assume that with a 173 and gpa at their 25th percentile I dont have to worry about YP?


I'd say that's not a safe assumption.

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

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

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:57 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
law2015 wrote:Is it safe to assume that with a 173 and gpa at their 25th percentile I dont have to worry about YP?


I'd say that's not a safe assumption.

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/


We have a small class, so I think they may be a bit selective in giving out acceptances in any given number combination. Your LSAT opens doors elsewhere, you probably would have to work a little harder to get an acceptance on the first pass than at similar schools with larger classes.

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

Postby jim-green » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:49 am

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