Crowing wrote:I've been looking for information regarding held EDers but I'm not seeing much from previous cycles. It seems like in the past Penn would either accept or ding almost all of the EDers. A lot were held this year... I doubt anything will come of it, but it does seem to be unusual.
Let me know if you find anything out. I was held 12/12 and still haven't heard a thing. Seems like fewer apps and having ED2 for the first time may be factors, but with the three month anniversary of my hold coming up I wish there were some stats to go on.
I think ED round 2 may have made ED round 1 a bit more competitive this year. Maybe I'm wrong since there isn't much data on this but it does seem like there were a lot more held ED people this year.
The only thing I know for sure is that held ED applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Extrapolating from how other schools treat held applicants and how Penn has treated held ED in the past cycles, my prediction would be that we aren't going to hear back until late March. Up until then, applicants with >median GPA/LSAT are going to get accepted. Even though we are considered under a rolling basis, I think their main concern is getting through all applications (twice) before April/May. Most likely, they probably have an "overview" of all applicants and won't individually consider us again until everyone else has been reviewed. There may be a last small wave of acceptances for borderline candidates at the end of march (like previous cycles). However, because this cycle is unpredictable, things may be much more different. I'm not sure if we still get a a boost for being ED (but I hope so!)
This is all speculation, based on what I read on TLS. I might be totally wrong and we might hear back this week for all I know (hopefully).
Anyway let me know what you guys think or if any of you have information for ED held people! Good luck!