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

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

Postby AmoryB » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:14 pm

So did anyone else hear about named scholarships today besides thestillpoint?

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

Postby astaris » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:16 pm

Nope. Got my huge-ass file/package today, but alas, no monies...

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

Postby jlc141 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:20 pm

AmoryB wrote:So did anyone else hear about named scholarships today besides thestillpoint?


I didn't hear one way or the other. Surprised they are releasing decisions so soon considering the essays were due less than 2 weeks ago. Should I be concerned that I haven't received anything? Do they notify you if you weren't chosen?

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

Postby thestillpoint » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:24 pm

AmoryB wrote:So did anyone else hear about named scholarships today besides thestillpoint?


I don't know why this would matter, but I did go there for undergrad. Perhaps that explains the faster than expected turnaround. I'm guessing quite a few more TLS'ers will hear in the next couple days.

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

Postby AmoryB » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:27 pm

thestillpoint wrote:
AmoryB wrote:So did anyone else hear about named scholarships today besides thestillpoint?


I don't know why this would matter, but I did go there for undergrad. Perhaps that explains the faster than expected turnaround. I'm guessing quite a few more TLS'ers will hear in the next couple days.


Hmm maybe that's why. But either way, congrats on the Levy!

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

Postby jlc141 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:39 pm

thestillpoint wrote:
AmoryB wrote:So did anyone else hear about named scholarships today besides thestillpoint?


I don't know why this would matter, but I did go there for undergrad. Perhaps that explains the faster than expected turnaround. I'm guessing quite a few more TLS'ers will hear in the next couple days.



Makes sense. Congrats!!! Will you definitely be attending Penn?

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

Postby mathlawcombo » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:51 pm

I am still at first review 1/12...does this mean ding? I am only waiting on two more schools, and I am really hoping for some good news from Penn!

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:54 pm

how did you recieve your levy notification? congrats!
still waiting to hear on a wilson

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:13 pm

mathlawcombo wrote:I am still at first review 1/12...does this mean ding? I am only waiting on two more schools, and I am really hoping for some good news from Penn!


+1 I'm still at 1/12 UR too, and Penn is my last school to hear back from

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

Postby thestillpoint » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:12 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:how did you recieve your levy notification? congrats!
still waiting to hear on a wilson


I was notified by email this morning, with the contract attached.

And thanks for the congrats everyone :)
Right now it's pretty much between Penn and Harvard for me, so I'm going to visit both with an open mind. Not having to take on all that debt is very appealing though!

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

Postby meredy171 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:35 pm

kuddlykoala wrote:
mathlawcombo wrote:I am still at first review 1/12...does this mean ding? I am only waiting on two more schools, and I am really hoping for some good news from Penn!


+1 I'm still at 1/12 UR too, and Penn is my last school to hear back from


I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess

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

Postby XxMVPxX » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:11 am

meredy171 wrote:I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess


Did you consider ED'ing? Seems like your numbers are around the typical ED they accept.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:02 am

XxMVPxX wrote:
meredy171 wrote:I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess


Did you consider ED'ing? Seems like your numbers are around the typical ED they accept.


ED has a deadline. It's not like UVA. Also, no those numbers would get rejected. Need at least a 170 or a 3.8.

Edit: unless URM....also don't mean to be discouraging, but that is the trend :?

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

Postby justicefishy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:19 am

DonnaDraper wrote:
XxMVPxX wrote:
meredy171 wrote:I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess


Did you consider ED'ing? Seems like your numbers are around the typical ED they accept.


ED has a deadline. It's not like UVA. Also, no those numbers would get rejected. Need at least a 170 or a 3.8.

Edit: unless URM....also don't mean to be discouraging, but that is the trend :?


Or really lucky. I'm a white conservative-ish male. I got in with a 3.4 and a 170 :D

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

Postby EmilyL8487 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:11 am

Also part of the 1/12 club. This is the last school I have yet to hear from and I would definitely go if I got in!

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

Postby bobbydonnelly » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 am

Does anyone know when Penn releases un-named scholarship information? Also, do they typically give small amounts similar to Michigan ($10k-$15k per year), or is really close to all or nothing...thanks!

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

Postby QueMellow » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:45 am

DonnaDraper wrote:
XxMVPxX wrote:
meredy171 wrote:I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess


Did you consider ED'ing? Seems like your numbers are around the typical ED they accept.


ED has a deadline. It's not like UVA. Also, no those numbers would get rejected. Need at least a 170 or a 3.8.

Edit: unless URM....also don't mean to be discouraging, but that is the trend :?


Uh, are you an admissions officer?

My general policy is that since no one can predict the admissions process with 100% accuracy, err on the side of encouragement. There are strong trends, yes, but there are also anomalies and idiosyncrasies.

Good luck, MVP!!!

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

Postby qwerty7676 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:52 pm

QueMellow wrote:
Uh, are you an admissions officer?

My general policy is that since no one can predict the admissions process with 100% accuracy, err on the side of encouragement. There are strong trends, yes, but there are also anomalies and idiosyncrasies.

Good luck, MVP!!!



+1

Fairytales really do come true!

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

Postby meredy171 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:03 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:
XxMVPxX wrote:
meredy171 wrote:I'm stuck at 1/12 still too, do you guys mind sharing you numbers? For what it's worth I'm 169/3.7 so I'm borderline I guess


Did you consider ED'ing? Seems like your numbers are around the typical ED they accept.


ED has a deadline. It's not like UVA. Also, no those numbers would get rejected. Need at least a 170 or a 3.8.

Edit: unless URM....also don't mean to be discouraging, but that is the trend :?


I realize I'm a real long shot but I put up my numbers out of curiosity for those with the same dates as me, not to be put up for slaughter.... ouch.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:17 pm

I am really sorry about that. I mainly responded because of the other dude who was giving you bad advice/information and I really hate when people do that. I later realized I came off pretty harsh and mean to you and that I was posting in the applications thread not an advice thread. Good luck to you and everyone waiting!

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

Postby TennesseeBob » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:25 pm

i've heard that Penn isn't quite as picky with LSAT for ED as it is for RD. A friend of mine told me that some non-URMS have even gotten in with scores in the 160s (they might have had really good GPAs or softs). Is this completely false?

Also, based on LSN, wouldnt a 3.7 169 (i think those are the numbers one of the previous posters were talking about) have a strong shot ED and not "no chance"?

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

Postby EmilyL8487 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Do we think there are going to be any calls/emails this week? Or will this be another week of silence?

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

Postby QueMellow » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:24 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:I am really sorry about that. I mainly responded because of the other dude who was giving you bad advice/information and I really hate when people do that. I later realized I came off pretty harsh and mean to you and that I was posting in the applications thread not an advice thread. Good luck to you and everyone waiting!



It's all good. (You're probably not apologizing to me, but whatever.) Both my numbers are lower than Penn's medians, but I feel that I genuinely have something to offer Penn Law and the student body. I also think that those numbers can sometimes not be a true indicator of a person's ability, a fact that I think can come through in the personal statement and other parts of the application. So, I get a little testy when people dismiss people with lower numbers.

Okay, I'm off my high horse. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby gilkile » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:30 pm

just got second committe review update went from 2/17 to 2/29. Does this mean anything? How many updates till decision?

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

Postby KevinP » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:36 pm

Just to clarify: Penn is more lenient on ED applicants. However, if not a URM, you *must* be at least at or above one median in order to have a shot at Penn. Below both medians is the kiss of death for Penn, even for ED.

Below both medians:
http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... =3&type=jd

(169, 3.69 got straight up rejected, not even deferred/waitlisted)

At or above the LSAT median:
http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... =3&type=jd

At or above GPA median:
http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... =3&type=jd

meredy171: If you are willing, I'd recommend retaking the LSAT for a single point (169 --> 170), and you'll practically go from ED autoreject to ED autoadmit.




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