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

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Held, by email just now.

Submitted early October. Wrote a strong "Why Penn?" (imho).
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:17 pm

luxxe wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Just got waitlisted. :x

What the fuck, Jam? Just hold off for your eventual CCN sweep.

Tiago Splitter got WLd as well, and he has a higher LSAT, barely lower gpa, and tons of really solid WE

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

Postby justicefishy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:19 pm

Has anyone in the past few days/week of decisions been rejected or just WL/accepted?

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

Postby freestallion » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:22 pm

Sorry guys :( I actually withdrew yesterday so hoping one of you gets my spot eventually..

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

Postby crumpledq » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:22 pm

justicefishy wrote:Has anyone in the past few days/week of decisions been rejected or just WL/accepted?


I think there were some dings last week of folks who had applied in late October & earlier. People may want to check me on this, though.

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

Postby ringo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Held by email just now. 12/21 was my second UR date, updated to 1/18 this afternoon. Did not write any optional essays so guess I'll be writing Why Penn tonight.

Stats on LSN.

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

Postby Nelson » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:24 pm

crumpledq wrote:
justicefishy wrote:Has anyone in the past few days/week of decisions been rejected or just WL/accepted?


I think there were some dings last week of folks who had applied in late October & earlier. People may want to check me on this, though.

Yeah, there were some dings last week.

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:27 pm

WLed just now.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:29 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:still on my January UR, but expecting a waitlist after looking at today's eventds....

+1

What do you guys think of the whole "I will withdraw all of my other applications upon admission to Penn" thing? I have been thinking seriously about it the past few days. Do these mean anything anyway, or are schools skeptical of an informal commitment like this?
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpledq » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Bumping this question to the new page: has everyone who was WL'ed had at least two UR dates?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:31 pm

Does anyone have any information on being held at Penn? Is it better or worse than being WLed? What are the chances for admission later in the cycle?

I read back through the past dozen or so pages, and can only find two other people who got held, so I'm guessing Penn WLs more people than they hold.

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:33 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:still on my January UR, but expecting a waitlist after looking at today's eventds....

+1

What do you guys think of the whole "I will withdraw all of my other applications upon admission to Penn" thing? I have been thinking seriously about it the past few days.

Anyone think a commitment to enroll if admitted would be appropriate/helpful? Do these mean anything anyway, or are schools skeptical of an informal commitment like this?


It'll probably have about as much weight as any other LOCI...if that even means anything.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:35 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:What do you guys think of the whole "I will withdraw all of my other applications upon admission to Penn" thing? I have been thinking seriously about it the past few days.

Not sure about Penn but I did read about someone on TLS who did this and got off of Northwestern's waitlist within a week. If you know Penn is your #1, it could give you a significant bump, imo.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:36 pm

What's the difference between held and WL? Or are you guys talking about the same thing.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:38 pm

[quote="cogitoergosum"][/quote]

I think this would be great material for a LOCI. But I would not send this before a decision. Plus, the question is going to be why didn't you ED?

What I'm wondering about is how diligent adcoms are about checking these boards and on LSN. If they see some posters express that Penn is more of a safety/backup option they may be more inclined to waitlist. I feel that might explain a lot of the Chi waitlists last week as well. It's really not hard to have some intern stalk TLS/LSN and set up files for each poster.

I know that's not related to your post but I've become increasingly paranoid about this over the past couple months... lol
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ringo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:38 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:Does anyone have any information on being held at Penn? Is it better or worse than being WLed? What are the chances for admission later in the cycle?

I read back through the past dozen or so pages, and can only find two other people who got held, so I'm guessing Penn WLs more people than they hold.


Maybe wishful thinking on my part, but I'm thinking Held > WL. If it was the other way around, why not just WL us and then forget about us?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 pm

smokeylarue wrote:What's the difference between held and WL? Or are you guys talking about the same thing.

There are definitely two different statuses. My hold email states:

The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review.

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

Postby Smumps » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:41 pm

My status changed literally two seconds ago. I now show as still UCR, but as of 1/18. Should I expect a WL/hold email in a few seconds, or does this mean I'm under second CR?

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

Postby dakure » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:41 pm

Mine just changed to 1/18. Second update. Expecting the WL.

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

Postby 83947368 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:44 pm

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

Postby snehpets » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:46 pm

dakure wrote:Mine just changed to 1/18. Second update. Expecting the WL.


Mine changed today to 1/17 (weird?). Also expecting the WL.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:47 pm

Crap I'm still stuck at first UR 12/19. Haven't been accepted, not held yet, not WL yet, no second update yet....

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

Postby Smumps » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:49 pm

dakure wrote:Mine just changed to 1/18. Second update. Expecting the WL.


Considering no phone call, looks like that is where we are headed. I'd hope it's already too late in the day to get it, but I got my U Chicago WL email at about 6:30pm CST. Sadness.

I know it fluctuates (making this question maybe impossible), but does anyone have an idea (or a guess) of what % of people get off the WL at t14 schools? I'm not sure if spending hours and hours revising LOCI's and asking for new recs is worth it. Although I do want to go there!

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

Postby crumpledq » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:50 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Crap I'm still stuck at first UR 12/19. Haven't been accepted, not held yet, not WL yet, no second update yet....


Same here. ACK. I <3 you, Penn. Please <3 me back.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 pm

Did anyone who had their first UR on 1/12 get an update?




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