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

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

Postby VictoryGin » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:09 pm

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

Postby iamrobk » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:42 pm

tjtorrence wrote:Hey all, I submitted my app a few days ago. I didn't write a why Penn essay, or any optional essays for that matter. I feel my PS is strong, but I have a huge feeling of regret not having written those essays. 3.55 / 170 here, so they could've helped... we'll see how it goes. If anyone has any thoughts on if I have any shot in hell, please share :) Good luck to all!

I have very similar numbers (3.53/171) and did ED with the 5 year plan essay. Are you doing ED or RD? Good luck!

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

Postby Killingly » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:47 pm

tjtorrence wrote:Hey all, I submitted my app a few days ago. I didn't write a why Penn essay, or any optional essays for that matter. I feel my PS is strong, but I have a huge feeling of regret not having written those essays. 3.55 / 170 here, so they could've helped... we'll see how it goes. If anyone has any thoughts on if I have any shot in hell, please share :) Good luck to all!


I'm 3.5/170 and I wrote a Why Penn. I hope that both of us have a shot!

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

Postby VictoryGin » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:49 pm

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

Postby iamrobk » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:59 pm

tjtorrence wrote:
iamrobk wrote:
tjtorrence wrote:Hey all, I submitted my app a few days ago. I didn't write a why Penn essay, or any optional essays for that matter. I feel my PS is strong, but I have a huge feeling of regret not having written those essays. 3.55 / 170 here, so they could've helped... we'll see how it goes. If anyone has any thoughts on if I have any shot in hell, please share :) Good luck to all!

I have very similar numbers (3.53/171) and did ED with the 5 year plan essay. Are you doing ED or RD? Good luck!


RD here. I was hesitant and so didn't ED anywhere because I would rather not pay sticker. Plus, I'm in CA and so EDing somewhere that I've never actually seen or been to is too big a lock-in for me.

Out of curiosity, because our numbers are on he GPA 25 but LSAT around the 75, we should be competitive, yeah? Assuming LSAT is more heavily weighted.

Yeah, I feel ya. I only did ED since I'm from the Philly suburbs so I know the school/area so well and it's always been my dream to go (I actually did ED to Penn for undergrad but didn't get in... which I'm kind of glad of since I went to a state school and have no undergrad debt now).

I definitely think we're competitive though. Not sure if you'll be in in/out/waitlisted doing RD (probably come down to how many other people apply and your softs/PS), but I feel pretty good about ED after looking at all the 170-171 LSAT people on LSN.

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

Postby stherlee » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:07 pm

Does anyone know roughly how many applicants apply ED to penn and how many are admitted? Since LSN doesn't encompass all applicants, was wondering if anyone has any info from admissions officers, current students, etc. I'm sure the numbers vary by year and condition of economy, but would appreciate any approximate numbers/guesses. :)

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

Postby VictoryGin » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:22 pm

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:02 am

tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, sorry to re-hash this but I'm still feeling as though I really should have included a "Why Penn" essay.

Do you think it would be in my interests to contact Penn and ask them to add one that I send them? Or would that actually hurt me?

Thanks guys


It might make your initial application appear rushed, so I would say it depends on your faith on your PS/resume. If you feel good about those two, then I would wait and send it if you get waitlisted. If not, then ask them to update your app. I know they look favorably on people who did write the optional essays.

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:41 am

Got my status checker this morning. Sweet.

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

Postby jim-green » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:44 am

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

Postby r6_philly » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:21 am

jim-green wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, sorry to re-hash this but I'm still feeling as though I really should have included a "Why Penn" essay. Do you think it would be in my interests to contact Penn and ask them to add one that I send them? Or would that actually hurt me? Thanks guys
It might make your initial application appear rushed, so I would say it depends on your faith on your PS/resume. If you feel good about those two, then I would wait and send it if you get waitlisted. If not, then ask them to update your app. I know they look favorably on people who did write the optional essays.
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I don't agree, if you have substance in your essay, send it in. Because you could have learned more about the school and its offerings after visiting. So in that sense, if you could visit, and base your essay on the visit, that would really add weight.

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

Postby VictoryGin » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, sorry to re-hash this but I'm still feeling as though I really should have included a "Why Penn" essay. Do you think it would be in my interests to contact Penn and ask them to add one that I send them? Or would that actually hurt me? Thanks guys
It might make your initial application appear rushed, so I would say it depends on your faith on your PS/resume. If you feel good about those two, then I would wait and send it if you get waitlisted. If not, then ask them to update your app. I know they look favorably on people who did write the optional essays.


I don't agree, if you have substance in your essay, send it in. Because you could have learned more about the school and its offerings after visiting. So in that sense, if you could visit, and base your essay on the visit, that would really add weight.


Insightful advice. Thanks everyone, and good luck
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby curiousgeorgia » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:42 pm

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

Postby mickeyD » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:36 pm

tagged. good luck everyone!

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

Postby thelawyler » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:21 pm

Yeah. There's been no ED movement, has there? I'm RD but know that ED comes first. Figure won't check the status checker till I hear the ED people have started to hear.

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:24 pm

thelawyler wrote:Yeah. There's been no ED movement, has there? I'm RD but know that ED comes first. Figure won't check the status checker till I hear the ED people have started to hear.

From what I read somewhere else on here, they don't even start looking at the ED apps until the deadline, so there's no priority given to people who submit ED apps early. Not sure how accurate that is though.
Edit: I'm ED fwiw, and all i've gotten is a status checker (a few hours ago today)

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

Postby lrslayer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:36 pm

so, all my apps are showing complete or under review to the various schools i have applied to. i wonder what you all mean when you talk about status trackers changing or being stuck on a certain date. how do they changes reflect something? just wondering about this cause i have seen it on a couple of these threads. thanks

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:15 pm

UPenn's Conduct Verification Question 4: Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been convicted of a crime, or is any charge now pending against you?

Traffic violations don't count, right?

Edit: meh, I just included it.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bitterpessimist » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:42 pm

Still incomplete :/

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

Postby jim-green » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:30 pm

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

Postby roguewave19 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:19 pm

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

Postby jasonxu89 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:39 pm

Checking in. Working on my Why Penn now. I think I will submit my ED app right before the deadline. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby jim-green » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:04 pm

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:48 am

jim-green wrote:
Cornelius wrote:UPenn's Conduct Verification Question 4: Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been convicted of a crime, or is any charge now pending against you? Traffic violations don't count, right? Edit: meh, I just included it.
I think they count because in PA, you are made to plead guilty to traffic violation, unlike in MA. Traffic violations result in court summons in PA, that needs a pleading.


Traffic violation? that's a pleadin'

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

Postby Modus Ponens » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:12 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
jim-green wrote:
Cornelius wrote:UPenn's Conduct Verification Question 4: Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been convicted of a crime, or is any charge now pending against you? Traffic violations don't count, right? Edit: meh, I just included it.
I think they count because in PA, you are made to plead guilty to traffic violation, unlike in MA. Traffic violations result in court summons in PA, that needs a pleading.


Traffic violation? that's a pleadin'


Anyone know if traffic violation includes a parking ticket? I already submitted and don't really want to submit an addendum for a parking ticket three years ago...




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