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

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Those who were accepted recently, mind me asking when you applied? Thanks in advance for info!

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

Postby EMZE » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:08 pm

tjddk wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:I have a question I'm hoping you guys can help me with. I got held at Penn almost two weeks ago, and I'm planning to send them something to show I'm still interested.

The hold email says: "Please feel free to submit additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice." My resume hasn't changed and it would take me ages to get a new LOR, so all I can send is an additional essay. I see two options:

1) Send a traditional LOCI (what I've been up to; why I still love Penn). I haven't been up to much, alas, and I already explained why I love Penn in the optional essay I submitted with my application.

2) Send a second essay on one of the "optional essay" topics. I could probably write something interesting about the work of art that most influenced my decision to study the law.

Any thoughts?


I would go with Option #2. It adds more *new* things to your application, and you can always throw in a tastefully worded line about how much you love Penn. I'm going with the second option myself (waitlisted) but since I didn't submit any optional essays to begin with, I guess I'll have my pick of topics...



I sent in a 5th LOR and a why penn. The admissions office actually wrote back and acknowledged it, which was nice. Maybe since the hold pool is so small. I really hope it bodes well. Penn or Berk are the only schools other than the HYS that would pull me away from GULC.

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

Postby Langley10 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:21 am

Accepted today! Truly cannot believe it and still on cloud 9. Congrats to all others accepted!

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:24 am

cogitoergosum wrote:2nd UCR!! Man, really hoping for good news...


same here.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:42 am

Congrats to all the admits today! Seems like it was a decent sized wave.

What's the longest people have had to wait between their 2nd UCR and the final decision? Usually it's about a week at most right, I don't see much longer. People who went UCR #2 last week still in limbo, Friday must be the day right?

LOVE ME PENN. YOU ARE A TOP CHOICE. 12/19 --> 1/24 have been my dates if anyone cares.

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

Postby Kring345 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:42 am

I dont have regular/unfettered access to internet (Afghanistan). Can someone sum up what's going on with Penn? I was held a few weeks ago via email. Bunch of acceptances with handful of rejects? What are we looking at here? I dont have time to read a lot of interwebbingz.

Thanks!

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

Postby danielhay11 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:04 am

PopTorts13 wrote:Those who were accepted recently, mind me asking when you applied? Thanks in advance for info!


Mid-November. I think I went complete on 11/16 (or thereabouts).

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

Postby calitodc » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:22 am

smokeylarue wrote: What's the longest people have had to wait between their 2nd UCR and the final decision? Usually it's about a week at most right, I don't see much longer. People who went UCR #2 last week still in limbo, Friday must be the day right?


I've been sitting at second UCR 1/3 (complete 10/26) and nothing since. No hold, no waitlist, no rejection. I think I'm being YP'd but I'm not sure why -- my numbers aren't outrageously high and I wrote a Why Penn...

Edit: But I think I'm the exception, not the norm. So you'll probably hear back on Friday. GL!

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

Postby emcoast32 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:38 am

so, who else is still at 1st UCR of 1/12 or earlier?

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

Postby crumpledq » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:39 am

smokeylarue wrote:LOVE ME PENN. YOU ARE A TOP CHOICE. 12/19 --> 1/24 have been my dates if anyone cares.


Same here, dates and all.

PS--Penn, it's my birthday. I'm wishing for an acceptance call.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:17 am

emcoast32 wrote:so, who else is still at 1st UCR of 1/12 or earlier?

I was stuck at 1/12 1st ucr until yesterday afternoon, maybe the rest of the 1/12 folks will get some movement today?

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

Postby lilhmoney » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:27 am

emcoast32 wrote:so, who else is still at 1st UCR of 1/12 or earlier?


ME

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

Postby Take Two » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:28 pm

hannahmontana wrote:
emcoast32 wrote:so, who else is still at 1st UCR of 1/12 or earlier?


ME


I am as well! :?

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

Postby justicefishy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:29 pm

Take Two wrote:
hannahmontana wrote:
emcoast32 wrote:so, who else is still at 1st UCR of 1/12 or earlier?


ME


I am as well! :?


Me!

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

Postby johnkim1982 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:17 pm

For those of you with UCRs, did you notice the change in text from your first to second date?

I went UCR on 1/20, but the date changed again on 1/23. But on 1/20 the language was "Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee." On 1/23, the language changed to "Your application is currently under review with the Admissions Committee."

If you had two UCRs, was it both times "currently under review" or "currently in the queue for review"?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:19 pm

johnkim1982 wrote:For those of you with UCRs, did you notice the change in text from your first to second date?

I went UCR on 1/20, but the date changed again on 1/23. But on 1/20 the language was "Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee." On 1/23, the language changed to "Your application is currently under review with the Admissions Committee."

If you had two UCRs, was it both times "currently under review" or "currently in the queue for review"?


I have only one UCR and it says "under review"

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:20 pm

johnkim1982 wrote:For those of you with UCRs, did you notice the change in text from your first to second date?

I went UCR on 1/20, but the date changed again on 1/23. But on 1/20 the language was "Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee." On 1/23, the language changed to "Your application is currently under review with the Admissions Committee."

If you had two UCRs, was it both times "currently under review" or "currently in the queue for review"?

I don't know for sure. Mine currently says "currently under review" and I am on 2nd UCR. I want to say it said that before my 2nd UCR as well, but can't be sure.

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

Postby XCanadian91 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:22 pm

johnkim1982 wrote:For those of you with UCRs, did you notice the change in text from your first to second date?

I went UCR on 1/20, but the date changed again on 1/23. But on 1/20 the language was "Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee." On 1/23, the language changed to "Your application is currently under review with the Admissions Committee."

If you had two UCRs, was it both times "currently under review" or "currently in the queue for review"?

currently under review for me

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

Anyone think we'll get some Thursday decisions?

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

Postby Smumps » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:25 pm

Good luck everyone! Need moar classmates!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:26 pm

Smumps wrote:Good luck everyone! Need moar classmates!

Yes you do, and I need to be one of them!!!

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

Postby meredy171 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:26 pm

still on my first UR (1/12) and it says currently under review

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

Postby Unagi » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:28 pm

johnkim1982 wrote:For those of you with UCRs, did you notice the change in text from your first to second date?

I went UCR on 1/20, but the date changed again on 1/23. But on 1/20 the language was "Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee." On 1/23, the language changed to "Your application is currently under review with the Admissions Committee."

If you had two UCRs, was it both times "currently under review" or "currently in the queue for review"?


First I had one in queue for review - I don't think it counts as UCR
Then I had one under committee review and another one on 30/01. And now I'm waiting! :D

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

Postby Jewel628 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:28 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Anyone think we'll get some Thursday decisions?


I wish! But I doubt it . . . so far Penn has done only Wednesday and Friday decisions . . . I think . . . just my own research since I stalk this thread all day long . . . Nothing pathetic about that at all . . . LOL :mrgreen:

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Who here thinks they will cry if they get an admissions call tomorrow?




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