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

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

Postby stacy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:42 pm

jychun412 wrote:
stacy wrote:
Teflon_Don wrote:To the people who have been accepted, did scholly offers come with the call?

+1 I was accepted and am wondering the same thing.


No. But I got a scholarship invite email a few days after the call.

Thank you! Is merit scholarship by invite only?

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

Postby 02889 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:18 pm

stacy wrote:Thank you! Is merit scholarship by invite only?

No, both merit and need-based scholarships go out in March or early April through a standard review process. Only the handful of named scholarships they give out have a separate process that requires being invited to apply, the submission of an essay, an interview, and finally the award.

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

Postby stacy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:03 pm

02889 wrote:
stacy wrote:Thank you! Is merit scholarship by invite only?

No, both merit and need-based scholarships go out in March or early April through a standard review process. Only the handful of named scholarships they give out have a separate process that requires being invited to apply, the submission of an essay, an interview, and finally the award.
Thank you so much! I'm very new to this.

So do I apply for the scholarships that go out in March? Or do they automatically review everyone for merit scholarship?

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

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 am

feralinfant wrote:
bobr wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:As another 12/21 UCR2..........I feel your pain

Samesies.


Same


while knowing it can't really mean anything I am really happy to have you guys keeping me company. [fantasizes about Penn mistakenly looking at one of your gpas while reviewing my app]

Are we all 172+ and then a mix of GPAs?

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 am

feralinfant wrote:
bobr wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Same


while knowing it can't really mean anything I am really happy to have you guys keeping me company. [fantasizes about Penn mistakenly looking at one of your gpas while reviewing my app]

Are we all 172+ and then a mix of GPAs?


Looks like it, though I'm 12/17.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:07 am

Makes me think WL (YP for those with good GPAs, soft rejection for those without).

Don't let me rain on any parades though.

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:09 am

held at Penn. Got a note that said very impressed with your credentials but not ready to make a decision. :( Sounds different than a waitlist. No timeframe given for review.
Anyone have any insight?

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:20 am

curious66 wrote:held at Penn. Got a note that said very impressed with your credentials but not ready to make a decision. :( Sounds different than a waitlist. No timeframe given for review.
Anyone have any insight?


This is the email I got too, but I was ED 1. I guessed it was a deferral email, but now I'm concerned that I was waitlisted.

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

Postby CMC88 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:22 am

comeonletsgo wrote:
curious66 wrote:held at Penn. Got a note that said very impressed with your credentials but not ready to make a decision. :( Sounds different than a waitlist. No timeframe given for review.
Anyone have any insight?


This is the email I got too, but I was ED 1. I guessed it was a deferral email, but now I'm concerned that I was waitlisted.


When were your UCR dates and initial submission date?

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:25 am

CMC88 wrote:
comeonletsgo wrote:
curious66 wrote:held at Penn. Got a note that said very impressed with your credentials but not ready to make a decision. :( Sounds different than a waitlist. No timeframe given for review.
Anyone have any insight?


This is the email I got too, but I was ED 1. I guessed it was a deferral email, but now I'm concerned that I was waitlisted.


When were your UCR dates and initial submission date?


Submitted end of October, complete 11/02. UCR was 11/20 I think and there was UCR 2 sometime in December maybe? Idk my posts have been scattered throughout this thread so you'll find the UCR dates around.

I'm going to go with my application was held since they said they weren't ready to make a decision and encouraged me to submit supplementary information. Hopefully that's the case.

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

Postby venus » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:26 am

That's what I got round Christmas. I don't think it's WL. I think they are trying to get back to us within 12 weeks s promised but they really aren't ready for a decision. So I think it's better than WL.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:27 am

comeonletsgo wrote:
CMC88 wrote:
comeonletsgo wrote:
curious66 wrote:held at Penn. Got a note that said very impressed with your credentials but not ready to make a decision. :( Sounds different than a waitlist. No timeframe given for review.
Anyone have any insight?


This is the email I got too, but I was ED 1. I guessed it was a deferral email, but now I'm concerned that I was waitlisted.


When were your UCR dates and initial submission date?


Submitted end of October, complete 11/02. UCR was 11/20 I think and there was UCR 2 sometime in December maybe? Idk my posts have been scattered throughout this thread so you'll find the UCR dates around.

I'm going to go with my application was held since they said they weren't ready to make a decision and encouraged me to submit supplementary information. Hopefully that's the case.


Did you receive that email today? And definitely submit more information!

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:29 am

venus wrote:That's what I got round Christmas. I don't think it's WL. I think they are trying to get back to us within 12 weeks s promised but they really aren't ready for a decision. So I think it's better than WL.


I received the email late yesterday. Held seems different than WL. Confusing though.
Went UCR2 on Jan 2nd. Submitted end of October, UCR1 11/20 thereabouts.

Wondering if I should call them and ask. Will be sending in more info though.

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:30 am

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
Did you receive that email today? And definitely submit more information!



No, third week of December. Yeah, I'm going to send in an essay tomorrow/this weekend! Ahh, I want Penn so badly!

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:31 am

curious66 wrote:
venus wrote:That's what I got round Christmas. I don't think it's WL. I think they are trying to get back to us within 12 weeks s promised but they really aren't ready for a decision. So I think it's better than WL.


I received the email late yesterday. Held seems different than WL. Confusing though.
Went UCR2 on Jan 2nd. Submitted end of October, UCR1 11/20 thereabouts.

Wondering if I should call them and ask. Will be sending in more info though.



If you end up calling and asking, would you mind updating the thread or PMing me? I'd really appreciate it!

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:32 am

Well this thread got cheery

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 am

I think a held is better than a waitlist, as long as the school doesn't say something like "we will review your file again in April" and then really doesn't look your file until April, well after most class seats have been filled. In that case I'd say held is at least as bad as a waitlist, if not worse.

In the case of Penn, seeing as "held" is open ended, seems better than a WL in that they will continuously review your file, same as the rest of the applicant pool. Also its a way of notifying you that haven't forgotten about you/trying to stick with the 12 week deadline in light of a crazy admissions cycle.

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:54 pm

Just got the call! In! :) 170/3.84 (just updated to 3.86) submitted 11/01, UCR1 12/1, UCR2 12/10. YAY!!!!!!! Penn is near my top choice because I have spent so much time in Philly and love the place.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:56 pm

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Just got the call! In! :) 170/3.84 (just updated to 3.86) submitted 11/01, UCR1 12/1, UCR2 12/10. YAY!!!!!!! Penn is near my top choice because I have spent so much time in Philly and love the place.


Congrats man! Did they mention if they were calling WhiteyCakes after you?

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:02 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Just got the call! In! :) 170/3.84 (just updated to 3.86) submitted 11/01, UCR1 12/1, UCR2 12/10. YAY!!!!!!! Penn is near my top choice because I have spent so much time in Philly and love the place.


Congrats man! Did they mention if they were calling WhiteyCakes after you?


Heheheh, I'm cracking up now

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:02 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Just got the call! In! :) 170/3.84 (just updated to 3.86) submitted 11/01, UCR1 12/1, UCR2 12/10. YAY!!!!!!! Penn is near my top choice because I have spent so much time in Philly and love the place.


Congrats man! Did they mention if they were calling WhiteyCakes after you?

Thanks! :) I can give 'em a call back and throw in a good word :P Good luck!

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

Postby Mr. Frodo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:03 pm

Congrats to all the new admits.

When should we expect decisions for ED2 applicants? Deadline is 1/31 but should we expect decisions considerably earlier than that?

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

Postby feralinfant » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:09 pm

Mr. Frodo wrote:Congrats to all the new admits.

When should we expect decisions for ED2 applicants? Deadline is 1/31 but should we expect decisions considerably earlier than that?


yeah im wondering about this too. I just switched my app to ED on monday but i've be ur2 since 12/21. No idea what this might mean for my app. in terms of response time. I think what it most likely means is me cowering before my gmail inbox for weeks to come.

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

Postby wetalkinboutpractice » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Mr. Frodo wrote:Congrats to all the new admits.

When should we expect decisions for ED2 applicants? Deadline is 1/31 but should we expect decisions considerably earlier than that?


I think that depends on if the ED2 acceptances come out in batches or trickle out gradually. They'll likely want to evaluate the entire ED2 pool before offering acceptances, and some applicants didn't complete their application until the January 7th deadline (like me!), which might slow things down considerably.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:07 pm

Looks like another tease day from Penn. Stand down, 12/21 UCR 2 compadres




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