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

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:26 pm

grapefruits wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Held today. Submitted 11/05.


"Thank you for your application to the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review.

The admissions process at Penn Law is a deliberative process. Every file is read by numerous members of the Admissions Committee. As of this date, your file has been reviewed by at least two members of the Committee and we are impressed with your credentials. We are continuing our review of your file however, and thus have not yet rendered a decision."


This seems to be different from a WL. Anyone WL'ers invited to,
"submit additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice."
?

#s?


171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.

Teacher's Pet.

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

Postby grapefruits » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:31 pm

[/quote]171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.[/quote]
Teacher's Pet.[/quote]

Essentially. I impressed one professor in a grad level class, and from that point on she did everything she could to promote me.

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

Postby shntn » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:33 pm

Ugh, sorry guys. I don't know what they're doing over there at Penn. A lot of these WLs just don't make sense. But hang in there! They're bound to realize their mistake and lunge for the WL soon enough.

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

Postby yarsten » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Waitlisted!!! (assuming YP)
For the record, I never wanted you anyways, Penn. :cry:

edit: There are some nice numbers that have gotten in on LSN, maybe my app was just terrible.

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

Postby bobr » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:01 pm

Applied beginning of October. UCR 11/20 UCR2 12/21.

Still waiting. Penn's up there for me, but the wait is killing me.

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

Postby happyshapy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:08 pm

penn really seems to be going hard with YP on these wait lists today....either that or I'm screwed. Finishing my why penn today.

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

Postby karich » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Flyers suck anyway.



Uncalled for. Chris Pronger might be done :(

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

Postby danitt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:31 pm

shntn wrote:Ugh, sorry guys. I don't know what they're doing over there at Penn. A lot of these WLs just don't make sense. But hang in there! They're bound to realize their mistake and lunge for the WL soon enough.

Maybe Penn doesn't want to be tied for 7th anymore.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:40 pm

grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.

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

Postby grapefruits » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:45 pm

LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Yeah, and I didn't think I was YP high either. It is a hold though and not a wait list. I'm just worried about scholarship money now.

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

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:03 pm

yarsten wrote:Waitlisted!!! (assuming YP)
For the record, I never wanted you anyways, Penn. :cry:

edit: There are some nice numbers that have gotten in on LSN, maybe my app was just terrible.


Yeah, only a TTT like Harvard would accept you.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:11 pm

LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Virtually identical numbers here

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:14 pm

grapefruits wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Yeah, and I didn't think I was YP high either. It is a hold though and not a wait list. I'm just worried about scholarship money now.


Forgive my ignorance, but is a WL at Penn usually bad news whereas a hold is more of 'give us more stuff to look at and we'll see what happens'? Is this how it operates at all schools or usually just Penn with regards to chances from hold vs. WL?

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

Postby grapefruits » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 pm

LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Yeah, and I didn't think I was YP high either. It is a hold though and not a wait list. I'm just worried about scholarship money now.


Forgive my ignorance, but is a WL at Penn usually bad news whereas a hold is more of 'give us more stuff to look at and we'll see what happens'? Is this how it operates at all schools or usually just Penn with regards to chances from hold vs. WL?


I was hoping for the answer to this question when I posted originally

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

Postby bfigsan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:22 pm

LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Yeah, and I didn't think I was YP high either. It is a hold though and not a wait list. I'm just worried about scholarship money now.


Forgive my ignorance, but is a WL at Penn usually bad news whereas a hold is more of 'give us more stuff to look at and we'll see what happens'? Is this how it operates at all schools or usually just Penn with regards to chances from hold vs. WL?


Yes, that is correct. I posted this video in this thread before, but this should clarify: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QMcD1oq3Dg

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:22 pm

Sorry brother :c

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

Postby Audeamus » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:31 pm

grapefruits wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
grapefruits wrote:171, 3.72. But I also published in a selective professional journal as an undergrad/have presented papers/won academic awards, etc.


Man, I'd think you'd be close to an auto-admit. That's surprising.


Yeah, and I didn't think I was YP high either. It is a hold though and not a wait list. I'm just worried about scholarship money now.


Does time between UR1 and DLS and/or number of reviews (i.e. accepted after UR1 versus UR2 or UCR) typically indicate likelihood of receiving scholarship money?

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

Postby yarsten » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:40 pm

Yukos wrote:
yarsten wrote:Waitlisted!!! (assuming YP)
For the record, I never wanted you anyways, Penn. :cry:

edit: There are some nice numbers that have gotten in on LSN, maybe my app was just terrible.


Yeah, only a TTT like Harvard would accept you.


Just speculating as to whether my lack of a Why Penn or something along those lines killed me, since on the LSN graph I seem to be a speck of yellow in a sea of green. Oh well...

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

Postby fiestaoffire » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:58 pm

I got a letter today, but I really can't tell if it's a hold or a waitlist...

The title of my email wasn't "Wait List Invitation from Penn Law" (as learntolift said it was), but it also doesn't explicitly say that the committee is holding my file for further review like it did for grapefruit. It also didn't ask me to
grapefruits wrote:
"submit additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice."


Instead, it just asks me for my Fall transcript, which I ordered from my school when grades came out. I'm guessing my school hasn't bothered to send it out yet, or that it's still in transit.

So does this mean I'm borderline WL/hold right now? I have practically the same numbers as grapefruit, though my softs aren't as amazing.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:05 pm

If it didn't specify either, it sounds like you're neither held nor WL'ed and they want your transcripts which you should expedite to them or something.

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

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:36 pm

yarsten wrote:
Yukos wrote:
yarsten wrote:Waitlisted!!! (assuming YP)
For the record, I never wanted you anyways, Penn. :cry:

edit: There are some nice numbers that have gotten in on LSN, maybe my app was just terrible.


Yeah, only a TTT like Harvard would accept you.


Just speculating as to whether my lack of a Why Penn or something along those lines killed me, since on the LSN graph I seem to be a speck of yellow in a sea of green. Oh well...


I wrote Why UVA and Why UM, no Why Penn. I haven't heard from UVA or UM (presumably YP) and got into Penn. I wouldn't worry too much about this stuff, sometimes it just doesn't make any sense.

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

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:47 am

I applied in September and I havent heard anything, any idea what this means?

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

Postby Rory19 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:03 am

I thought I would contribute--waitlisted as well--is there a consensus regarding an appropriate timeframe for submitting additional materials? Should I submit it with my response which is due by 1/30 or closer to the May deadline?

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Hey, is anyone on here a candidate for the James Wilson scholarship? The instructions seem deceptively simple for the essay and I can't find too much info about it. Sitting down to do the essay:

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

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