Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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ameliawhaley
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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ameliawhaley » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:07 pm

senorhosh wrote:Anyone have fee waivers?
I'm non-URM, scored ~175 but didn't receive anything; no hidden waivers.
What LSAT score do you need for a waiver??


I asked for one, with a 170, and the request was granted. Just shoot them an email, and I'm sure you'll get one, if you haven't already.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Even though I know on an intellectual level that none of the multiple e-mails I get from Penn on any given day will be a response on my app, I can't help but be disappointed when I open them and see another reminder about homecoming weekend (or whatever it is).

( -_-)

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby danitt » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:53 pm

shntn wrote:Even though I know on an intellectual level that none of the multiple e-mails I get from Penn on any given day will be a response on my app, I can't help but be disappointed when I open them and see another reminder about homecoming weekend (or whatever it is).

( -_-)

I've been so focused on Cornell/UVA/GWU that I legit forgot that I applied to Penn. And Chicago!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby senorhosh » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:50 pm

ameliawhaley wrote:
senorhosh wrote:Anyone have fee waivers?
I'm non-URM, scored ~175 but didn't receive anything; no hidden waivers.
What LSAT score do you need for a waiver??


I asked for one, with a 170, and the request was granted. Just shoot them an email, and I'm sure you'll get one, if you haven't already.

Asked and rejected. Uh oh. Bad sign?

My gpa is nowhere near yours though..

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby senorhosh » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:38 pm

Any status check movement at all?

Anyone under review yet (ED?)?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Any chance we hear back in November?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:16 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Any chance we hear back in November?


RD? No. ED? You never know, but highly unlikely.

I would kick back and relax until after the new year.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:24 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Any chance we hear back in November?


RD? No. ED? You never know, but highly unlikely.

I would kick back and relax until after the new year.


Blasphemy!

ameliawhaley
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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ameliawhaley » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:40 am

senorhosh wrote:
ameliawhaley wrote:
senorhosh wrote:Anyone have fee waivers?
I'm non-URM, scored ~175 but didn't receive anything; no hidden waivers.
What LSAT score do you need for a waiver??


I asked for one, with a 170, and the request was granted. Just shoot them an email, and I'm sure you'll get one, if you haven't already.

Asked and rejected. Uh oh. Bad sign?

My gpa is nowhere near yours though..


Did they give a reason for rejecting the request? Maybe they have already given out their allotted number of fee waivers. I wouldn't worry about it too much, assuming you can actually afford the application fee.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BalanceCare » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:40 pm

ameliawhaley wrote:
senorhosh wrote:Anyone have fee waivers?
I'm non-URM, scored ~175 but didn't receive anything; no hidden waivers.
What LSAT score do you need for a waiver??


I asked for one, with a 170, and the request was granted. Just shoot them an email, and I'm sure you'll get one, if you haven't already.


I have a significantly higher LSAT and I got the "Sorry, CRS only" runaround when I emailed to request one. I am disappoint.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby TunnelVision » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:49 pm

Sorry if this has been answered, but I searched... How should I title my optional essay so it is clear which topic I have chosen? They ask for the optional essays to be titled, and by that I am guessing standard titling would apply, like "Personal Statement", "Optional Essay", etc. All my documents have headers and right now it is titled "Optional Essay" but I think it needs to be clearer. I chose the "What defines you?" prompt. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ameliawhaley » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:40 am

BalanceCare wrote:
ameliawhaley wrote:
senorhosh wrote:Anyone have fee waivers?
I'm non-URM, scored ~175 but didn't receive anything; no hidden waivers.
What LSAT score do you need for a waiver??


I asked for one, with a 170, and the request was granted. Just shoot them an email, and I'm sure you'll get one, if you haven't already.


I have a significantly higher LSAT and I got the "Sorry, CRS only" runaround when I emailed to request one. I am disappoint.


Strange. I explained that I am applying to a joint JD/PhD program, and that requires applications and application fees to both programs. Maybe that helped me get one...

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby TunnelVision » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:26 pm

TunnelVision wrote:Sorry if this has been answered, but I searched... How should I title my optional essay so it is clear which topic I have chosen? They ask for the optional essays to be titled, and by that I am guessing standard titling would apply, like "Personal Statement", "Optional Essay", etc. All my documents have headers and right now it is titled "Optional Essay" but I think it needs to be clearer. I chose the "What defines you?" prompt. Any suggestions? Thanks.


I know this is a really general question but if someone would provide me with some feedback I would really appreciate it. The essays are not numbered either.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby karich » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:10 am

My essay was about an item on dean fitt's list. the title of my essay was something like "Item on the Dean's List"

So if you were particularly interested in genuine integration with related fields you could title it something like "Focus on integration with related fields"

My guess is they threw "titled appropriately" in there to make sure you put any kind of title on it at all instead of sending in an untitled essay that could appear to be a continuation of something else in the fat 30 page packet they get for you. Let them know which topic you chose but don't write your essay in your title. You could probably even get away with "Essay topic #2" even though they aren't numbered. Calm down though. You seem like you're stressing about little things. I'm hardly an authority on admissions processes but I would be surprised if the title of an essay was regularly a key factor in an admissions decision.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby canarykb » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:58 am

I actually just put the whole text of the question in italicized bold on the top of the page. I figure they won't hold formatting against you as long as it's clear and consistent. Don't worry about it too much.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby mtrrw » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:10 pm

Does anyone know when ED applicants can expect to hear back? Is it for sure during that mid-late December window?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:12 pm

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby elyk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:51 pm

Two questions-

I have a split at 3.95 GPA but 168 LSAT. Reasonable to get in to Penn, or am I out?

Also - wrote the teamwork essay, but debating writing Fitts. Not sure if I have something great to say, but with those numbers will it make a difference?

Thanks!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:55 pm

elyk wrote:Two questions-

I have a split at 3.95 GPA but 168 LSAT. Reasonable to get in to Penn, or am I out?

Also - wrote the teamwork essay, but debating writing Fitts. Not sure if I have something great to say, but with those numbers will it make a difference?

Thanks!


You have a shot but a waitlist is more likely (unless URM)

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1112/

If you really want Penn for sure, you'd have to ED.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby helix23 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:58 pm

elyk wrote:Two questions-

I have a split at 3.95 GPA but 168 LSAT. Reasonable to get in to Penn, or am I out?

Also - wrote the teamwork essay, but debating writing Fitts. Not sure if I have something great to say, but with those numbers will it make a difference?

Thanks!


Looking at last years applicants, looks like a few WLs, a reject or two, a couple acceptances

WL: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/JonathanH
WL: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bigwave947
Reject: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/19871987
Admit:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Mamula
Admit: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/interested2

Full list of applicants from last year with your numbers starts on this page: http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1112/?sort=lsat&order=desc&p=5

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby canarykb » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:16 pm

I looked at the list there and only one person with a 176 get in, and they had a 3.3 GPA; the rest were mostly waitlisted. YP, right?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:55 pm

canarykb wrote:I looked at the list there and only one person with a 176 get in, and they had a 3.3 GPA; the rest were mostly waitlisted. YP, right?


Yes, Penn is notorious for YPing high-LSAT splitters.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 02889 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:27 pm

Just looked this up from last year's thread and thought I'd share: Penn definitely has an "under committee review" status that is distinct from the "in the queue for review" status, and last year folks (mostly ED, though some RD) started to switch to under review around November 10, though with most of the status updates happening after Thanksgiving.

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