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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Liquox » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:40 pm

something tells me next monday is wl-day

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby moxy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:58 pm

QueMellow wrote:Anything, moxy?


Nothing yet. Waitlist action on monday maybe ...

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby QueMellow » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:01 am

Liquox wrote:something tells me next monday is wl-day



Maybe, but -- in addition to some denials -- they sent WLs to some 2/17-->3/15 people Friday. That there were more denials than waitlists makes sense, given their overall proportion in any applicant pool. This is mostly speculation, but here's what I think:

The 2/17 crowd is the last batch Penn is considering. Since the cycle is basically over, this group most likely consists of people who applied right up to the deadline (and more likely than not have strong stats), and people Penn has held until the very end, like splitters and applicants with low stats but that are for whatever reason intriguing and/or confusing to the admissions committee (URMs, Olympians, novelists, me...haha). This explains the wildly divergent stats in the 2/17 group.

Now, at first I thought we could tell what was going to happen to who based on dates. But on second thought, considering the size of this batch (it's probably huge), the dates seem irrelevant. That is, Penn seems to just be grabbing a bunch of files from this last batch and deciding who to admit, deny, or waitlist each group at a time. This explains the seemingly random way in which Penn is choosing who goes 2/17-->3/15.

Except, except, except...there seem to have been no acceptances from the 2/17 group yet. I'm sure Penn has something systematic going, as they only have a certain number of acceptances left to offer. They are probably dividing this last big batch into similarly sized groups and choosing a certain number of admissions from each. So although those of us that haven't been dinged can still get dinged or waitlisted, there have got to at least some of us getting in...right? Soooo, for example, since 2/17-->3/15 dings and waitlists went out Friday, I think moxy is getting in Monday, or whatever day we hear next about 2/17-->3/15 people.

Is that coherent?
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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby kmh504 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:47 am

We clearly have too much time on our hands LOL

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby QueMellow » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:49 am

kmh504 wrote:We clearly have too much time on our hands LOL


Haha! True. But I'm saying -- you wanna know what's going on, don't you?

I figure this can be my last little bit of constructive thinking before going out and getting THROWN...Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby moxy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:51 pm

QueMellow wrote:
Liquox wrote:something tells me next monday is wl-day



Maybe, but -- in addition to some denials -- they sent WLs to some 2/17-->3/15 people Friday. That there were more denials than waitlists makes sense, given their overall proportion in any applicant pool. This is mostly speculation, but here's what I think:

The 2/17 crowd is the last batch Penn is considering. Since the cycle is basically over, this group most likely consists of people who applied right up to the deadline (and more likely than not have strong stats), and people Penn has held until the very end, like splitters and applicants with low stats but that are for whatever reason intriguing and/or confusing to the admissions committee (URMs, Olympians, novelists, me...haha). This explains the wildly divergent stats in the 2/17 group.

Now, at first I thought we could tell what was going to happen to who based on dates. But on second thought, considering the size of this batch (it's probably huge), the dates seem irrelevant. That is, Penn seems to just be grabbing a bunch of files from this last batch and deciding who to admit, deny, or waitlist each group at a time. This explains the seemingly random way in which Penn is choosing who goes 2/17-->3/15.

Except, except, except...there seem to have been no acceptances from the 2/17 group yet. I'm sure Penn has something systematic going, as they only have a certain number of acceptances left to offer. They are probably dividing this last big batch into similarly sized groups and choosing a certain number of admissions from each. So although those of us that haven't been dinged can still get dinged or waitlisted, there have got to at least some of us getting in...right? Soooo, for example, since 2/17-->3/15 dings and waitlists went out Friday, I think moxy is getting in Monday, or whatever day we hear next about 2/17-->3/15 people.

Who me!!! Lol :) With my numbers, the only way I can get in is if I demonstrate that I can walk on water ... which I clearly cannot ... but I will take a wl. A ding might make me sad though ...

Is that coherent?

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby NJPitcher » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:13 pm

Still 2/17 - one month and counting.

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:29 pm

QueMellow wrote:
Liquox wrote:something tells me next monday is wl-day





Except, except, except...there seem to have been no acceptances from the 2/17 group yet. I'm sure Penn has something systematic going, as they only have a certain number of acceptances left to offer. They are probably dividing this last big batch into similarly sized groups and choosing a certain number of admissions from each. So although those of us that haven't been dinged can still get dinged or waitlisted, there have got to at least some of us getting in...right? Soooo, for example, since 2/17-->3/15 dings and waitlists went out Friday, I think moxy is getting in Monday, or whatever day we hear next about 2/17-->3/15 people.

Is that coherent?

the observation that no 2/17 people seem to have been accepted yet is an interesting one. it makes me feel a lot better about still being under UR 1. more speculation: i wonder how many URMs have been admitted this cycle and if Penn is waiting to let URMs (with lower numbers, at least) in until the very end? in any event, it's good to know there's still hope for the waiting 2/17ers...

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Liquox » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:18 pm

QueMellow wrote:(and more likely than not have strong stats), and people Penn has held until the very end, like splitters and applicants with low stats but that are for whatever reason intriguing and/or confusing to the admissions committee (URMs, Olympians, novelists, me...haha).



i hope you're right about that one... otherwise my softs are basically good for nothing

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby QueMellow » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:20 pm

Liquox wrote:
QueMellow wrote:(and more likely than not have strong stats), and people Penn has held until the very end, like splitters and applicants with low stats but that are for whatever reason intriguing and/or confusing to the admissions committee (URMs, Olympians, novelists, me...haha).



i hope you're right about that one... otherwise my softs are basically good for nothing



Word? What've you written? You like that poet they got up in the viewbook?

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby kmh504 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:07 pm

Geneva wrote:
QueMellow wrote:
Liquox wrote:something tells me next monday is wl-day





Except, except, except...there seem to have been no acceptances from the 2/17 group yet. I'm sure Penn has something systematic going, as they only have a certain number of acceptances left to offer. They are probably dividing this last big batch into similarly sized groups and choosing a certain number of admissions from each. So although those of us that haven't been dinged can still get dinged or waitlisted, there have got to at least some of us getting in...right? Soooo, for example, since 2/17-->3/15 dings and waitlists went out Friday, I think moxy is getting in Monday, or whatever day we hear next about 2/17-->3/15 people.

Is that coherent?

the observation that no 2/17 people seem to have been accepted yet is an interesting one. it makes me feel a lot better about still being under UR 1. more speculation: i wonder how many URMs have been admitted this cycle and if Penn is waiting to let URMs (with lower numbers, at least) in until the very end? in any event, it's good to know there's still hope for the waiting 2/17ers...


Unless they are just delaying my rejection. In which case, I'm annoyed lol

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Liquox » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:24 pm

QueMellow wrote:
Liquox wrote:
QueMellow wrote:(and more likely than not have strong stats), and people Penn has held until the very end, like splitters and applicants with low stats but that are for whatever reason intriguing and/or confusing to the admissions committee (URMs, Olympians, novelists, me...haha).



i hope you're right about that one... otherwise my softs are basically good for nothing



Word? What've you written? You like that poet they got up in the viewbook?



A couple research papers, and a 90k word manuscript. My editor's on it now but it should be released on kindle in August. (was querying until law school apps kicked in; have a couple partials out but nothing omg definite)

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Geneva » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:42 pm

kmh504 wrote:
Geneva wrote:the observation that no 2/17 people seem to have been accepted yet is an interesting one. it makes me feel a lot better about still being under UR 1. more speculation: i wonder how many URMs have been admitted this cycle and if Penn is waiting to let URMs (with lower numbers, at least) in until the very end? in any event, it's good to know there's still hope for the waiting 2/17ers...


Unless they are just delaying my rejection. In which case, I'm annoyed lol


haha agreed. the delay has made me less excited about penn/columbia, both of which used to be top choices for me.

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby loblaw016 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:02 pm

i got dinged last friday

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby QueMellow » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:42 pm

loblaw016 wrote:i got dinged last friday


Sorry to hear that. Where are you in at?

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby MyPrecious » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:00 pm

2/17 --> 3/19!

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby SDPalmTree » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:08 pm

MyPrecious wrote:2/17 --> 3/19!


+1

And thanks for the heads up!

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby moxy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Anyone who was 2/17 - 3/15 still waiting for a response. Most schools were fairly prompt with their WL/Ding emails. Come on Penn .. some closure will be nice.

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby NJPitcher » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:12 pm

SDPalmTree wrote:
MyPrecious wrote:2/17 --> 3/19!


+1

And thanks for the heads up!


+0 FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU 2/17

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Liquox » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:20 pm

NJPitcher wrote:
SDPalmTree wrote:
MyPrecious wrote:2/17 --> 3/19!


+1

And thanks for the heads up!


+0 FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU 2/17


+0... starting to think mine's the last file at the bottom of the 2/17's

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Excellent117 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:21 pm

Still sitting at 2/17 here..

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Lawbro » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:21 pm

moxy wrote:Anyone who was 2/17 - 3/15 still waiting for a response. Most schools were fairly prompt with their WL/Ding emails. Come on Penn .. some closure will be nice.


me, I was really hoping for an answer today. But I suppose the day is not yet done

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby moxy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Lawbro wrote:
moxy wrote:Anyone who was 2/17 - 3/15 still waiting for a response. Most schools were fairly prompt with their WL/Ding emails. Come on Penn .. some closure will be nice.


me, I was really hoping for an answer today. But I suppose the day is not yet done


Goodluck to you :) You have fantastic numbers for Penn! Is Penn your first choice?

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Liquox » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm

just noticed the three of us stuck at 2/17 are all splitters.

maybe you 2/17 - 3/15 people have no answer because they didn't want to wl or ding you last week? we didn't hear of any acceptances that round

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Re: UR 2/17 Penn Law???

Postby Lawbro » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm

moxy wrote:
Lawbro wrote:
moxy wrote:Anyone who was 2/17 - 3/15 still waiting for a response. Most schools were fairly prompt with their WL/Ding emails. Come on Penn .. some closure will be nice.


me, I was really hoping for an answer today. But I suppose the day is not yet done


Goodluck to you :) You have fantastic numbers for Penn! Is Penn your first choice?


Yep, would be a dream come true if I was accepted. Hopefully we both get good news soon




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