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

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

Postby a2blifeUIUC » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:21 pm

hume85 wrote:
a2blifeUIUC wrote:Checking in pretty late with a question on Penn's admissions process. I've applied to their PhD program for philosophy, and I decided last minute to throw out the Hail Mary and apply JD/PhD.

If I don't apply ED, have I totally screwed myself by waiting this long? Has there been any movement for RD applicants?


If you're numbers are accurate, and you don't have any super softs, I don't think you are competitive at Penn even with an ED. Maybe applying to the joint program helps, but I don't know. I hate to be a downer, but according to myLSN.info nobody with your numbers has gotten into Penn in a while. But best of luck.


My thoughts as well. I hadn't even considered applying to Penn until submitting my PhD app. Best case scenario: get accepted to the PhD program, wait listed at the law school. Then there would always be retaking the LSAT during my first two years in the PhD program.

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

Postby hume85 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:24 pm

a2blifeUIUC wrote:
hume85 wrote:
a2blifeUIUC wrote:Checking in pretty late with a question on Penn's admissions process. I've applied to their PhD program for philosophy, and I decided last minute to throw out the Hail Mary and apply JD/PhD.

If I don't apply ED, have I totally screwed myself by waiting this long? Has there been any movement for RD applicants?


If you're numbers are accurate, and you don't have any super softs, I don't think you are competitive at Penn even with an ED. Maybe applying to the joint program helps, but I don't know. I hate to be a downer, but according to myLSN.info nobody with your numbers has gotten into Penn in a while. But best of luck.


My thoughts as well. I hadn't even considered applying to Penn until submitting my PhD app. Best case scenario: get accepted to the PhD program, wait listed at the law school. Then there would always be retaking the LSAT during my first two years in the PhD program.


Everyone here says retake. In all seriousness, if you think you can hit 170+, you should retake. A 3.4 170+ will be competitive at Penn.

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

Postby 20141023 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:26 am

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

Postby Nickg415 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:00 am

Thanks for posting that! Do you know if anyone has posted the same summary for previous cycles?

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

Postby defdef » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:22 am

received promotional booklet in the mail today encouraging me to apply, 10 days after my RD app went complete.

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

Postby 20141023 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:49 am

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:11 pm

My admitted student website login went to spam so be on the lookout...

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

Postby banjo » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:17 pm

fyi, Penn is closed through new year's day, according to an autmated email reply.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:50 am

banjo wrote:fyi, Penn is closed through new year's day, according to an autmated email reply.


So won't hear today or tomorrow? Gr. My last UCR update was 12/17 and I'd just like an answer ;P

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

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:53 am

AHHHH UCR2 12/21.

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

Postby banjo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:14 am

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
banjo wrote:fyi, Penn is closed through new year's day, according to an autmated email reply.


So won't hear today or tomorrow? Gr. My last UCR update was 12/17 and I'd just like an answer ;P


Same UR2 date and no, doesn't look like we'll hear anything this week. I'm the YP dead zone where they generally waitlist, so I sent a letter updating them on my life / reaffirming my interest.

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

Postby hdivine » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:22 am

I couldn't find an "In at Penn" forum, so I'm posting here. I was accepted on Dec. 14 and received a packet today, which basically has information about most of the faculty. Anyway, my acceptance letter said there's a seat deposit due early March, which I think is quite early. Every other school I've been accepted to doesn't have a seat deposit until mid-to-late April. It's going to be hard to make a decision without having received financial aid info from other schools--or without some people having heard back at all from some schools (i.e. Yale).

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:25 am

acc to the status checker its not due until may 1

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

Postby hdivine » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:40 am

Interesting. I just checked my status checker. It too said May 1, but I'm looking at the letter right in front of me. It definitely says March 1. Probably some administrative error since March 1 is a Friday. May 1 sounds much more likely.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:31 am

Yeah I agree may 1 makes more sense. Congrats on penn!!

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

Postby Chaucer1343 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:35 am

Anyone available to critique my Penn Law School "What Defines You" essay? :)

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

Postby amitty1019 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:14 am

Update to UCR 2 today! UCR 1 11/20, went complete in mid-October

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:18 am

amitty1019 wrote:Update to UCR 2 today! UCR 1 11/20, went complete in mid-October


Same! Uh oh... The fear is very real. Brace yourselves friends. A bloodbath is a brewin'.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:20 am

UCR2. This is exciting

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

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:21 am

amitty1019 wrote:Update to UCR 2 today! UCR 1 11/20, went complete in mid-October

+1.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:23 am

shntn do you want to call up your peeps at Penn and tell them I'm ready for my acceptance now?

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

Postby soccer88 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:30 am

amitty1019 wrote:Update to UCR 2 today! UCR 1 11/20, went complete in mid-October


+1 on all counts. When did wait lists start rolling out last year for rd?

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

Postby moonman157 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:37 am

Still stuck at 11/20. I don't have a good feeling about this...

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

Postby curious66 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:42 am

UCR2 today. First UCR1 was on 11/20. However, Penn has an ED round 2 coming up, so, RD applicants may wait longer than we might like.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:43 am

UCR 1 11/20; UCR 2 12/17. Thoughts? Hope I hear today... anything, even if bad news!




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