Penn Waitlist 2012

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Indebted
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Indebted » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:46 pm

moreprejthanprob wrote:Just withdrew my spot for NYU - good luck to everyone!


Much appreciated! To clarify, did you withdraw from the waitlist or from the class?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby moreprejthanprob » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Indebted wrote:
moreprejthanprob wrote:Just withdrew my spot for NYU - good luck to everyone!


Much appreciated! To clarify, did you withdraw from the waitlist or from the class?

The class. Was looking forward to Penn, but NYU had been my top choice from day one. No scholly money, but definitely a spot for someone!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Indebted » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:10 pm

moreprejthanprob wrote:The class. Was looking forward to Penn, but NYU had been my top choice from day one. No scholly money, but definitely a spot for someone!


You just became my favorite person! Haha. Congrats on NYU! I have a lot of friends there and they all love it.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Rampage1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:50 pm

Dinged today. Best of luck to those still standing!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby bkdude44 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:00 pm

Rampage1 wrote:Dinged today. Best of luck to those still standing!


Wow, I'm sorry to hear. Just curious, did you write any LOCI's?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Rampage1 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:17 am

I did, just included the basic stuff. Really surprised at the lack of movement here, especially with Harvards big waitlist pull.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby HotSauce » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:19 am

Rampage1 wrote:I did, just included the basic stuff. Really surprised at the lack of movement here, especially with Harvards big waitlist pull.



Sorry about the Ding. I'm sitting on U of Chi NYU and U Penn waitlists and there only seems to be movement with NYU.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby whatismylife » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:37 pm

Where's our mid-to-late July update?? =(

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Chucky21 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:45 pm

whatismylife wrote:Where's our mid-to-late July update?? =(


Is there likely to be more movement? Has there been any at Penn or should we get set for the final wave of dings sprinkled some acceptances?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby HotSauce » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:09 pm

It's gonna be a bloodbath

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby hichvichwoh » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:43 pm

HotSauce wrote:It's gonna be a bloodbath


So, there's pretty much no way to interpret this long silence as a good thing right? I mean, it seems like the only explanation is that there are no seats, and they're just staying silent because they know the next email they send will cause a lot of people to withdraw.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby HotSauce » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:59 pm

I assume as much, because I didn't see anyone here post about any dings for them weeding down the list further like they did before the past two emails.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Indebted » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:06 pm

HotSauce wrote:I assume as much, because I didn't see anyone here post about any dings for them weeding down the list further like they did before the past two emails.


There was poor Rampage on July 23rd:
Rampage1 wrote:Dinged today. Best of luck to those still standing!


Maybe there were more non-TLSers as well. Regardless, I agree that the lack of updates likely does not bode well for us.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby hichvichwoh » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:10 pm

Ugh...why couldn't they just release us instead of sending out another stalling email...

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby HotSauce » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:12 pm

hichvichwoh wrote:Ugh...why couldn't they just release us instead of sending out another stalling email...


+ 1

Any guesses on how many of us they've kept on the list? I assume something like 60-80

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby hichvichwoh » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:22 pm

yup, definitely not what i'd consider "very small"

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Indebted » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:00 pm

I bet it's bigger than we'd like, but smaller than we think.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby rowingmyboat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:10 pm

Just withdrew from the waitlist. Good luck to those waiting.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:36 pm

Did anyone notice that that email didn't actually say "we are keeping you in this small remaining group" or anything to that effect?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby whatismylife » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:20 pm

So you guys gonna ask to stay on? I have to make a binding commitment to pay tuition at my T20 in less than a week aghhh might just throw in the towel

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby hichvichwoh » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Did anyone notice that that email didn't actually say "we are keeping you in this small remaining group" or anything to that effect?


Lol, don't "semantics" yourself off a waitlist before they actually kick you out!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby thelawyler » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:01 pm

Tons of people still on the WL. Kind of ridiculous.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:34 pm

whatismylife wrote:So you guys gonna ask to stay on? I have to make a binding commitment to pay tuition at my T20 in less than a week aghhh might just throw in the towel

staying on for the lulz

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby jrthor10 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:35 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
whatismylife wrote:So you guys gonna ask to stay on? I have to make a binding commitment to pay tuition at my T20 in less than a week aghhh might just throw in the towel

staying on for the lulz


JamMasterJ -- Always supported you and your difficult cycle, but why stay on if there is no chance of you attending? Especially when there are other people who would definitely attend if the spot was offered. I would think you, more than anyone, would withdrawal from wait lists you weren't really considering.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2012

Postby Mr. Carter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:13 am

jrthor10 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
whatismylife wrote:So you guys gonna ask to stay on? I have to make a binding commitment to pay tuition at my T20 in less than a week aghhh might just throw in the towel

staying on for the lulz


JamMasterJ -- Always supported you and your difficult cycle, but why stay on if there is no chance of you attending? Especially when there are other people who would definitely attend if the spot was offered. I would think you, more than anyone, would withdrawal from wait lists you weren't really considering.


School is very, very close, and many of those who gain admission this late in the cycle need to make very quick living arrangements in completely new cities. If those last few spots are first offered to potential students who are not interested in enrolling, it will further delay this process for the students who do accept those last few spots and need to make these quick arrangements.

Further, if a student is accepted this late off of a waiting list, that student's deposit(s) will be waived and he/she will be holding multiple deposits (assuming he/she has deposited at another school). If a student holds multiple deposits, any school with which that student currently holds a deposit will be notified and that student may be at risk of losing his/her scholarship/seat in the class after a short grace period. (My personal experience after being accepted off of a wait-list in July)

For these reasons it is both inconsiderate and unwise to remain on a wait list if you do not have any intention of attending that school.

I just wanted to point this out because it was brought up. I don't mean to accuse or call anyone out. Good luck to all who are waiting!




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