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

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

Postby Smumps » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:42 pm

Oh my, quite the bloodbath today. Sorry about everyone that received bad news.

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

Postby SpoonForkSpork » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:14 am

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

Postby rich_4 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:35 am

dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:11 am

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

Postby hypothalamus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:19 pm

rich_4 wrote:dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!


Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...

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

Postby Samara » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:40 pm

Waitlisted! I'll take it.

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

Postby ralph_pootawn » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:55 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
rich_4 wrote:dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!


Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...


Went back and read my rejection and noticed the same thing.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:20 pm

ralph_pootawn wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
rich_4 wrote:dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!


Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...


Went back and read my rejection and noticed the same thing.

Wow, this makes me like Penn even more... beyond classy.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:28 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Wow, this makes me like Penn even more... beyond classy.


Ya, i can't wait to get rejected now.

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

Postby emcoast32 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:34 pm

forgive me if i've missed something - i was trying to lay low during yesterday's massacre. two questions:

1.) most people get a decision shortly after the 2nd UCR, but not everyone, and some have a 3rd UCR?

2.) it seems like neither your date nor your "batch" (other apps also processed on your date) predicts acceptance/rejection?

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

Postby emcoast32 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:35 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
ralph_pootawn wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
rich_4 wrote:dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!


Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...


Went back and read my rejection and noticed the same thing.

Wow, this makes me like Penn even more... beyond classy.



lol, yes. i love it when the hot guy shoots me down, but is careful to clarify why he ALMOST liked me.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:37 pm

emcoast32 wrote:forgive me if i've missed something - i was trying to lay low during yesterday's massacre. two questions:

1.) most people get a decision shortly after the 2nd UCR, but not everyone, and some have a 3rd UCR?

2.) it seems like neither your date nor your "batch" (other apps also processed on your date) predicts acceptance/rejection?

I haven't noticed anyone getting a 3rd UCR, other than that, 1 is correct. 2 seems correct to me.

eta: although I heard that the 3rd UCR can happen. I just don't know if I've seen it ITT.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emcoast32 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:42 pm

thanks. :)

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 pm

emcoast32 wrote:lol, yes. i love it when the hot guy shoots me down, but is careful to clarify why he ALMOST liked me.

Well yeah, it still sucks, but there's something to say for an organization that takes the time to share comments (presumably positive) about you personally when they don't owe it to you and gain nothing by doing so.

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

Postby rich_4 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:54 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
ralph_pootawn wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
rich_4 wrote:dinged today via e-mail... not surprised.


the e-mail did reference specific things I mentioned in my essays, so that was better than nothing. good luck to everyone else!


Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...


Went back and read my rejection and noticed the same thing.

Wow, this makes me like Penn even more... beyond classy.



yeah it was a nice touch. Still a rejection, but the courtesy was nice.

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

Postby KevinP » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:07 am

After a lot of deliberation, I've decided I'm going to do my best to ride out the waitlist. I'll do what I can to get off and hope for the best, but I've accepted that I might have to reapply next year.

I'm happy that I've been given such chances, and I wanted to wish the best of luck to those of you still waiting.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:07 am

KevinP wrote:After a lot of deliberation, I've decided I'm going to do my best to ride out the waitlist. I'll do what I can to get off and hope for the best, but I've accepted that I might have to reapply next year.

I'm happy that I've been given such chances, and I wanted to wish the best of luck to those of you still waiting.

I think that's the right call, Kevinp. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing so. Are you planning to submit any additional materials?

Pulling for you!

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

Postby smokeylarue » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:46 pm

KevinP wrote:After a lot of deliberation, I've decided I'm going to do my best to ride out the waitlist. I'll do what I can to get off and hope for the best, but I've accepted that I might have to reapply next year.

I'm happy that I've been given such chances, and I wanted to wish the best of luck to those of you still waiting.


Where have you gotten in so far KevinP? I remember your numbers were great. Best of luck to you man.

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

Postby theduffman » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:In today...will probably be withdrawing when my cycle is complete.

To those who are on the wait list: Keep hope alive if you want Penn. They will pull from it.


really? that's good to know... Do you know how many people Penn normally accepts off the waitlist?

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

Postby QueMellow » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:17 pm

theduffman wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:In today...will probably be withdrawing when my cycle is complete.

To those who are on the wait list: Keep hope alive if you want Penn. They will pull from it.


really? that's good to know... Do you know how many people Penn normally accepts off the waitlist?



From the TLS Penn Law profile:

The law school also admits a significant number of waitlisted applicants each year: 30 to 40 out of a pool of several hundred. Waitlist review begins in May, and candidates are sometimes accepted late into the summer. The committee invites waitlisted candidates to remain in contact and even submit additional materials, including extra letters of recommendation, new grades, and updated resumes.

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

Postby theduffman » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:02 pm

QueMellow wrote:
theduffman wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:In today...will probably be withdrawing when my cycle is complete.

To those who are on the wait list: Keep hope alive if you want Penn. They will pull from it.


really? that's good to know... Do you know how many people Penn normally accepts off the waitlist?



From the TLS Penn Law profile:

The law school also admits a significant number of waitlisted applicants each year: 30 to 40 out of a pool of several hundred. Waitlist review begins in May, and candidates are sometimes accepted late into the summer. The committee invites waitlisted candidates to remain in contact and even submit additional materials, including extra letters of recommendation, new grades, and updated resumes.


that's awesome!

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

Postby icedflames » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Did anyone get the Wilson scholarship invite? It says 60k-75k, and the essay is due this Friday 2/10.

How long is your essay going to be?

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

Postby hypothalamus » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:43 am

rich_4 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
ralph_pootawn wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:Wait, really?? I've never heard of that happening...


Went back and read my rejection and noticed the same thing.

Wow, this makes me like Penn even more... beyond classy.



yeah it was a nice touch. Still a rejection, but the courtesy was nice.


So did they comment on the things they liked? I wonder if they do this to all rejections... I will almost definitely get a WL, but now I kinda want them to reject me to see what they have to say :D

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:58 am

hypothalamus wrote:
rich_4 wrote:

yeah it was a nice touch. Still a rejection, but the courtesy was nice.


So did they comment on the things they liked? I wonder if they do this to all rejections... I will almost definitely get a WL, but now I kinda want them to reject me to see what they have to say :D


haha me too! looking forward to my rejection so I can see what they gonna say!

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:01 pm

Anyone else nominated for a named merit scholarship? They mention writing a "short essay" on one of three questions... any rule of thumb on how long that would be?




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