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

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

Postby thestillpoint » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:02 pm

Elendil wrote: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?


+1, I have the same question. I'm thinking 1 - 2 pages double spaced? But I really have no idea since they don't impose any limit.

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

Postby hypothalamus » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:04 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
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!


Fingers crossed for your rejections, fingerscrossed haha :)))

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:11 pm

thestillpoint wrote:
Elendil wrote: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?


+1, I have the same question. I'm thinking 1 - 2 pages double spaced? But I really have no idea since they don't impose any limit.


Yeah, I figured that would be a safe length since that's generally what they want for a personal statement.

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

Postby maxpower430 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Elendil wrote:
thestillpoint wrote:
Elendil wrote: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?


+1, I have the same question. I'm thinking 1 - 2 pages double spaced? But I really have no idea since they don't impose any limit.


Yeah, I figured that would be a safe length since that's generally what they want for a personal statement.


I posted something about this earlier and had the same question. So the consensus is 1-2 pages double spaced? "Brief" says around a page to me but i'll probably flesh mine out to a page and a half or so, but we'll see.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:19 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
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!


Fingers crossed for your rejections, fingerscrossed haha :)))


Haha fingers crossed indeed! seems rather backwards :p

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:06 pm

I hope us 2/3 people hear on Wednesday!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:18 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:I hope us 2/3 people hear on Wednesday!

Yeah, and me and avamango (2/1)

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

Postby Corrupty » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:23 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:I hope us 2/3 people hear on Wednesday!


+1

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

Postby captainwasabi09 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:36 pm

Corrupty wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I hope us 2/3 people hear on Wednesday!


+1


And me, at 1/26.

^^WHYYYYYYYYY :P

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:09 pm

i think a page is probably sufficient for these essays. they are looking for the same writing skills as the personal statement - concise and efficient writing.

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

Postby meredy171 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:03 pm

still 1/12... starting to think they've forgotten about me....

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

Postby skaterboyroland » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:33 pm

Has anybody who replied to stay on the wait list received a confirmation email? I sent my response on Saturday and expected at least an email saying that they would keep me on the wait list today, but haven't got anything yet.

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

Postby tjddk » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:35 pm

skaterboyroland wrote:Has anybody who replied to stay on the wait list received a confirmation email? I sent my response on Saturday and expected at least an email saying that they would keep me on the wait list today, but haven't got anything yet.


I got a confirmation 5 days after sending my reply.

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

Postby hookem12 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:47 pm

Just got a call from a PA number. "Hello, this is John from Political Opinions of America..."


dsjfhksdhjgkjd. I don't even think Penn does phone calls, but I was hopeful.

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

Postby KevinP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:00 pm

cogitoergosum wrote: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!

Thanks, man. I'm going to submit all of the suggested materials. I'm also going to try to do my best to visit.

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

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:03 pm

hookem12 wrote:Just got a call from a PA number. "Hello, this is John from Political Opinions of America..."


dsjfhksdhjgkjd. I don't even think Penn does phone calls, but I was hopeful.

Penn DOES do phone calls (which makes those calls even worse!).

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

Postby justicefishy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:16 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
hookem12 wrote:Just got a call from a PA number. "Hello, this is John from Political Opinions of America..."


dsjfhksdhjgkjd. I don't even think Penn does phone calls, but I was hopeful.

Penn DOES do phone calls (which makes those calls even worse!).


I'm just glad that my school (Philly based) is 610 so I know it's them calling for money rather than Penn :D

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

Postby KevinP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:34 pm

QueMellow wrote: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.

Awesome news! Another potentially significant event that may cause some serious waitlist movement is NYU's acceptance pattern. It is possible that Penn hasn't experienced a noticeable decline in applicants in spite of the nationwide decline, but NYU's higher acceptance rate of Penn's "golden" applicants (170, 3.8+) may sway some of these applicants to choose NYU over Penn.

(2010-2011)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

(2011-2012)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:37 pm

KevinP wrote:
QueMellow wrote: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.

Awesome news! Another potentially significant event that may cause some serious waitlist movement is NYU's acceptance pattern. It is possible that Penn hasn't experienced a noticeable decline in applicants in spite of the nationwide decline, but NYU's higher acceptance rate of Penn's "golden" applicants (170, 3.8+) may sway some of these applicants to choose NYU over Penn.

(2010-2011)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

(2011-2012)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd


So this means NYU should let me in so Kev can get into Penn 8)

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:38 pm

KevinP wrote:
QueMellow wrote: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.

Awesome news! Another potentially significant event that may cause some serious waitlist movement is NYU's acceptance pattern. It is possible that Penn hasn't experienced a noticeable decline in applicants in spite of the nationwide decline, but NYU's higher acceptance rate of Penn's "golden" applicants (170, 3.8+) may sway some of these applicants to choose NYU over Penn.

(2010-2011)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

(2011-2012)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

Wow, yeah. Also, it looks like their GPA "floor" moved down a good .05 points.

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

Postby justicefishy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:50 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
KevinP wrote:
QueMellow wrote: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.

Awesome news! Another potentially significant event that may cause some serious waitlist movement is NYU's acceptance pattern. It is possible that Penn hasn't experienced a noticeable decline in applicants in spite of the nationwide decline, but NYU's higher acceptance rate of Penn's "golden" applicants (170, 3.8+) may sway some of these applicants to choose NYU over Penn.

(2010-2011)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

(2011-2012)
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

Wow, yeah. Also, it looks like their GPA "floor" moved down a good .05 points.


Lawl, I'm seeing an NYU rejection in my future :D

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

Postby KevinP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:47 pm

^
Who needs NYU when you'll get into Penn soon enough?

Mr. Somebody wrote:
So this means NYU should let me in so Kev can get into Penn 8)

This is exactly what it means!

On a side note: Because NYU's endowment is one of the lowest in the T14 and because its class size is one of the largest, it may not have the option to reduce its class size significantly. Therefore, your high LSAT will make you a commodity to NYU.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:14 am

Rescuing my favorite thread from page 2. Hoping for some good news for lots of us this week.

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

Postby aperfectmap » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:54 am

thestillpoint wrote:
Elendil wrote: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?


+1, I have the same question. I'm thinking 1 - 2 pages double spaced? But I really have no idea since they don't impose any limit.


Submitted my Levy essay last night. It wound up being two pages double spaced.

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

Postby SFLawSchooler » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:02 pm

meredy171 wrote:still 1/12... starting to think they've forgotten about me....


+1




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