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

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

Postby Nelson » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:25 pm

Geneva wrote:
Geneva wrote:How about sending a LOCI/resume updates while still UR? My app went under first review about a month ago...but I do have updates that may be helpful!

bump. also, would an lsat retake in june be helpful? i have a 170 and 3.7, URM. Feel like I could get the LSAT up a few points with additional practice

If you have significant changes to your app/resume, definitely send them. What is the content of the LOCI? Did you write a Why Penn already? If not, definitely send one. If it's just reiterating your interest, I don't think it will have much effect one way or the other (won't hurt but probably won't help either). Penn has been slow this cycle. 170 3.7 you should have a good shot, esp. URM.

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

Postby qwerty7676 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:07 pm

tadlbb wrote:
Just going off LSN for the past few cycles, almost no one has gotten in with a 168 and a submedian GPA. Most were straight dings and the few waitlists I found were not picked up. You're considerably below both medians. I would send a LOCI and ride the WL, but I wouldn't expect much.



The above is true for the past couple of years, but if you go back to 2006 (a cycle, that in my opinion looks more like what we've seen this year) there were a couple non-URM's who got in with your number or lower.

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0607/

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

Postby Geneva » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Nelson wrote:
Geneva wrote:
Geneva wrote:How about sending a LOCI/resume updates while still UR? My app went under first review about a month ago...but I do have updates that may be helpful!

bump. also, would an lsat retake in june be helpful? i have a 170 and 3.7, URM. Feel like I could get the LSAT up a few points with additional practice

If you have significant changes to your app/resume, definitely send them. What is the content of the LOCI? Did you write a Why Penn already? If not, definitely send one. If it's just reiterating your interest, I don't think it will have much effect one way or the other (won't hurt but probably won't help either). Penn has been slow this cycle. 170 3.7 you should have a good shot, esp. URM.


I didn't have room on my resume to include activities and didn't include a "Why Penn" statement because it wasn't listed as an optional essay. I'm thinking of sending in an additional statement to explain how my activities qualify me for specific programs at Penn. Would it be overkill to send in 2 additional statements/should I just merge the 2? Don't want to annoy the ad comm or appear too pushy

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

Postby Nelson » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:20 pm

Geneva wrote:I didn't have room on my resume to include activities and didn't include a "Why Penn" statement because it wasn't listed as an optional essay. I'm thinking of sending in an additional statement to explain how my activities qualify me for specific programs at Penn. Would it be overkill to send in 2 additional statements/should I just merge the 2? Don't want to annoy the ad comm or appear too pushy

If you didn't address Why Penn in one of the optional essays, I think you should focus your LOCI on that. Anecdotal evidence from this cycle and last suggests that showing interest in Penn specifically has helped. I would hold off on sending too much though. Penn has invited waitlisted candidates this year to send an additional essay so I would save some material for that in case you do get WLed.

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

Postby tadlbb » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:26 pm

qwerty7676 wrote:
tadlbb wrote:
Nelson wrote:
tadlbb wrote:3.7/168 WL today. I read back about 10 pages and didn't see anything about how optimistic I should be. Do they generally take lots off of the WL?

Hate to dash your hopes but unless you're URM your chances are pretty much nil.


Nah I definitely appreciate the honesty. Where did you find this? I'd love to read more. I was pretty excited about the waitlist.



Nelson doesn't cite sources. He just uses his vast stores of pretentiousness to tell other people they're not good enough.

Ignore him. You have a shot! This year has been unusual, with so many fewer applicants. They'll get to May and look at how many people they have, and I predict that they will pull quite a few from the waitlist. Send a LOCI and keep checking back. If this is something you really want, you have nothing to lose! Don 't let anyone else tell you otherwise!


Thank you, that makes me feel a lot better. I mean, they waitlisted me for a reason, right? If I had absolutely no shot, why not just reject me? Ill definitely stay on top of it and thanks to everyone else for the feedback. I don't think a retake is really in the cards, but ill just do my best to let them know I'm interested and ride it out!

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

Postby Geneva » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:19 pm

Nelson wrote:
Geneva wrote:I didn't have room on my resume to include activities and didn't include a "Why Penn" statement because it wasn't listed as an optional essay. I'm thinking of sending in an additional statement to explain how my activities qualify me for specific programs at Penn. Would it be overkill to send in 2 additional statements/should I just merge the 2? Don't want to annoy the ad comm or appear too pushy

If you didn't address Why Penn in one of the optional essays, I think you should focus your LOCI on that. Anecdotal evidence from this cycle and last suggests that showing interest in Penn specifically has helped. I would hold off on sending too much though. Penn has invited waitlisted candidates this year to send an additional essay so I would save some material for that in case you do get WLed.


Ohh, good to know. Would anyone on here mind reading my LOCI? If so, please PM me. I would be happy to look at yours in return! Thanks so much in advance:)

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:33 pm

"Nelson doesn't cite sources. He just uses his vast stores of pretentiousness to tell other people they're not good enough."

LOL
so on point.
ppl on here love to act like they know what's up as if they worked on a freakin admission committee themselves.

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

Postby qwerty7676 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 am

kuddlykoala wrote:
LOL
so on point.
ppl on here love to act like they know what's up as if they worked on a freakin admission committee themselves.



Yeah, I'm sorry if that came out a bit harsh. I was really offended by something he said in another thread where he told someone with almost the exact same stats as me that they had no chance. I've already been admitted, and I'm not a URM, so if I can get in there's hope for others below either median.

What I'm trying to say is if you're close, and you really want it, try it. There's no such thing as having "zero chance" . And we should all be supportive of others who are going through what we all know is an incredibly stressful time.

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

Postby QueMellow » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:32 pm

Hey Penn Law,

Let me in.


Thanks,
QueMellow

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

Postby mr_unemployed » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:15 pm

QueMellow wrote:Hey Penn Law,

Let me in.


Thanks,
QueMellow


Hey Penn Law,

Let QueMellow in. And if you want to throw an acceptance letter my way, I wouldn't say no.

mr_unemployed

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

Postby wendys27 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:46 am

Updated to my 2nd UCR today

1/27 was my first

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:28 pm

wendys27 wrote:Updated to my 2nd UCR today

1/27 was my first

I'm glad to know that, in the city known as the birthplace of America, on President's Day, the admissions committee of UPenn is laboring away with our applications instead of taking the weekend off like most other people in the country. That being said, I'm still UCR 1/27 :/

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

Postby martorem » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:13 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
wendys27 wrote:Updated to my 2nd UCR today

1/27 was my first

I'm glad to know that, in the city known as the birthplace of America, on President's Day, the admissions committee of UPenn is laboring away with our applications instead of taking the weekend off like most other people in the country. That being said, I'm still UCR 1/27 :/



Me too :(

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:50 pm

martorem wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
wendys27 wrote:Updated to my 2nd UCR today

1/27 was my first

I'm glad to know that, in the city known as the birthplace of America, on President's Day, the admissions committee of UPenn is laboring away with our applications instead of taking the weekend off like most other people in the country. That being said, I'm still UCR 1/27 :/



Me too :(


If it makes any of you feel any better, I am still at UCR 1/17...

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

Postby EmilyL8487 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Still UCR 1/12.

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

Postby ucbkenn » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:04 pm

wendys27 wrote:Updated to my 2nd UCR today

1/27 was my first


+1

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

Postby Moriarty » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:21 pm

Just went UCR on 2/17. [insert game face]

ETA: The correct date. That was indeed a multi-tasking fail. :)
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ru1ess » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Checking in.. Under 1st CR 2/17.. Submitted 1/17, Complete 2/3.. Keeping the faith

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

Postby cgomez » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:53 pm

2nd UCR today.

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 pm

ru1ess wrote:Checking in.. Under 1st CR 2/17.. Submitted 1/17, Complete 2/3.. Keeping the faith

cgomez wrote:2nd UCR today.

This is how your status updates are making me feel about Penn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTbreNhSgVs

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

Postby Aqua » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:00 pm

Went under review on 2/17! 165/3.8/half AA female, freaking out right about now. I used my diversity statement for my optional essay. Should I send in a Why Penn now despite that "Why Penn" isn't listed as an optional essay topic? Alternatively, I could write about how another aspect of my background (work experience) fits with Penn Law. Any/all feedback would be greatly appreciated! I'm thinking of writing the essay tonight and emailing it first thing tomorrow

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

Postby steelers2012 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:06 pm

Curse you January 27th... The day that never ends

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

Postby zylaxice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:09 pm

steelers2012 wrote:Curse you January 27th... The day that never ends



+1

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:16 pm

zylaxice wrote:
steelers2012 wrote:Curse you January 27th... The day that never ends



+1

I have half a mind to walk into my classes this week without having done any of the assignments because, in my universe, it's still January 27th and nothing is due yet. Think it'll work?

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

Postby Aqua » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Aqua wrote:Went under review on 2/17! 165/3.8/half AA female, freaking out right about now. I used my diversity statement for my optional essay. Should I send in a Why Penn now despite that "Why Penn" isn't listed as an optional essay topic? Alternatively, I could write about how another aspect of my background (work experience) fits with Penn Law. Any/all feedback would be greatly appreciated! I'm thinking of writing the essay tonight and emailing it first thing tomorrow


Anyone? Thanks in advance:)




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