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

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

Postby icedflames » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:23 pm

Is the final status update "File Complete" or is there an under review status?

My file has been stuck at complete since 10/04 so I was wondering if there was any movement

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

Postby foxylaxy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:49 pm

icedflames wrote:Is the final status update "File Complete" or is there an under review status?

My file has been stuck at complete since 10/04 so I was wondering if there was any movement


My file went complete at 10/05. It also came with this note (eventually, if not right away):

""Your application is currently in the queue for review by the Admissions Committee. If you are applying Early Decision, you will receive a decision of admit, deny, or hold by December 31, 2011. Otherwise, the review process may take up to twelve weeks from the date of completion before a decision is rendered."

This note is in blue font at the top of the page, just under the school name.

Status is still "complete."

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:54 pm

Mine went under review on 10/26, ED applicant

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:34 pm

Did you guys restrict your Why Penn/5 year to 1 page? Would it be bad if it was longer?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:48 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:Did you guys restrict your Why Penn/5 year to 1 page? Would it be bad if it was longer?

I can't imagine someone writing 2+ pages without at least some of that being unnecessary, or worse. You shouldn't list a large number of reasons why you want to attend the school - it seems contrived. Stick to your three or four best reasons, at most. If you can't present the three or four best reasons in a page, then I think chances are high you're being verbose. That said, if you are someone who happens to have unusually complicated reasons, or an usuallly complicated five year plan - and none of the previous points apply - I don't think they'd mind two pages.

Mine was barely a page with three good reasons (imho).

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:01 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
DonnaDraper wrote:Did you guys restrict your Why Penn/5 year to 1 page? Would it be bad if it was longer?

I can't imagine someone writing 2+ pages without at least some of that being unnecessary, or worse. You shouldn't list a large number of reasons why you want to attend the school - it seems contrived. Stick to your three or four best reasons, at most. If you can't present the three or four best reasons in a page, then I think chances are high you're being verbose. That said, if you are someone who happens to have unusually complicated reasons, or an usuallly complicated five year plan - and none of the previous points apply - I don't think they'd mind two pages.

Mine was barely a page with three good reasons (imho).


Thanks for the advice, I will stick to my main reasons.

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

Postby tdicks » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:30 pm

so, i was going to apply last night but didn't have enough money in my american checking account. thought i was going to wait until i could wire some money home, but woke up this morning to a fee waiver! sign from god?

submitted and received my status checker today! anyone know when RD applicants typically start hearing back? i saw that thing about it taking up to 12 weeks... that seems so long!

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:57 pm

Just sent in my app. Wrote my Why Penn essay, and in the process of writing the school definitely jumped up a few places and made it onto my short list of schools I'm excited about.

Does this ever happen to you? You feel just Okay about a school until you write the Why X, then you're crazy in love with the school?

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:30 pm

Just went under review for ED. Awesome. Penn is my dream schools, so I REALLY hope i get in...

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:32 pm

Campagnolo wrote:Just sent in my app. Wrote my Why Penn essay, and in the process of writing the school definitely jumped up a few places and made it onto my short list of schools I'm excited about.

Does this ever happen to you? You feel just Okay about a school until you write the Why X, then you're crazy in love with the school?


+1 you start learning things about the school that you had no idea even existed.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:21 pm

How much truth is there to the old legend that ED candidates basically get no scholarships? I understand the reasoning and everything, but just curious if that is really true. My first choice, so I ED'd, but gotta say that sticker is scary at that place.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:51 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:How much truth is there to the old legend that ED candidates basically get no scholarships? I understand the reasoning and everything, but just curious if that is really true. My first choice, so I ED'd, but gotta say that sticker is scary at that place.

I was at an information session when someone asked about this and Dean Post said to only ED if finances are not a big concern... take that for what it's worth.

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:11 pm

I have submitted my app, so I'm tagging myself in this post. :D

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

Postby oldad » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:23 pm

I submitted my ED app 10/24, went complete on 10/25, and my status changed to "Under Committee Review" on 11/10/11.

However, if they let me in, it may go down as the most generous thing they've ever done lol

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

Postby Cornelius » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:52 pm

oldad wrote:I submitted my ED app 10/24, went complete on 10/25, and my status changed to "Under Committee Review" on 11/10/11.

However, if they let me in, it may go down as the most generous thing they've ever done lol

I changed to under committee review on the 10th as well. If letting you in would be the most generous thing they've ever done, I may be a close second.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:55 pm

Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:58 pm

Cornelius wrote:
oldad wrote:I submitted my ED app 10/24, went complete on 10/25, and my status changed to "Under Committee Review" on 11/10/11.

However, if they let me in, it may go down as the most generous thing they've ever done lol

I changed to under committee review on the 10th as well. If letting you in would be the most generous thing they've ever done, I may be a close second.


From what you have on LSN, I think you have a great chance!

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:00 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

Agreed. It seems like for ED, they put acceptances before December 15th. Rejects were around that time but as late as the 22nd or so.

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:14 pm

top30man wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

Agreed. It seems like for ED, they put acceptances before December 15th. Rejects were around that time but as late as the 22nd or so.


Wow, heartless. Rejects on Dec 22nd? EEEESH

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:40 pm

JoeMo wrote:
top30man wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

Agreed. It seems like for ED, they put acceptances before December 15th. Rejects were around that time but as late as the 22nd or so.


Wow, heartless. Rejects on Dec 22nd? EEEESH

Merry Christmas, you're rejected.

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

Postby oldad » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:42 pm

top30man wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
top30man wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

Agreed. It seems like for ED, they put acceptances before December 15th. Rejects were around that time but as late as the 22nd or so.


Wow, heartless. Rejects on Dec 22nd? EEEESH

Merry Christmas, you're rejected.

lawls

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

Postby Cornelius » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Cornelius wrote:
oldad wrote:I submitted my ED app 10/24, went complete on 10/25, and my status changed to "Under Committee Review" on 11/10/11.

However, if they let me in, it may go down as the most generous thing they've ever done lol

I changed to under committee review on the 10th as well. If letting you in would be the most generous thing they've ever done, I may be a close second.


From what you have on LSN, I think you have a great chance!

Thanks for the encouragement, I'm keep my fingers crossed.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:16 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:Hopefully we hear back a little earlier than the cycle last year...

As far as I'm concerned, they can take until March if that's what it takes to get me an acceptance. Penn is a reach for me as well.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:18 pm

Under Review! Yay! Hopefully we'll hear back before Thanksgiving. Any history of this?

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

Postby freestallion » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:12 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Under Review! Yay! Hopefully we'll hear back before Thanksgiving. Any history of this?

Are you ED? Mine is still at complete, but I'm RD, so I wasn't expecting something until Christmas at the earliest.




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