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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:39 am

chneyo wrote:All's quiet on the eastern front. Rest up, gents. The action starts at sunrise. In the words of Mort, ¡Tomorrow!


Be careful, he doesn't like it when other people use his phrases :lol: :D

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby graphia » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:39 am

Got the following e-mail:
"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..."

Guessing this is a waitlist? Status checker still says under committee review, but with a date change to 1/16.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:40 am

gta wrote:Wow... not much to say about what's going on here. Maybe a new admissions strategy to get higher yield... WL everyone and then accept those that make an effort (send a LOCI)?


Yeah, if it is they are doing almost the opposite of UVA. It seemed like it wasn't what they were going to do a couple of days ago with applicants at/above both 75th percentiles getting in.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:41 am

graphia wrote:Got the following e-mail:
"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..."

Guessing this is a waitlist? Status checker still says under committee review, but with a date change to 1/16.


Yep, that's a waitlist. Welcome - there have been many of you tonight, on this the day of the VP Bloodbath.

What are your stats? People will ask you that.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jaesonko » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:42 am

Did the waitlist notification come via email or is it just on status checker?! Because of some stupid mistake I made earlier I dont have my username/pw :oops:

edit: nvm, looks like it comes with an email

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby berndie90 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:04 am

Incredible some of the waitlists and denials posted tonight. I'm still stuck at UR1 12/3 with a bunch of others...I'm not really sure what I'm hoping for at this point. Maybe I can just stay UR forever...haha

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mulhollanddrive » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:09 am

I have a 171 LSAT and 3.6X GPA (closer to 3.7). I submitted around mid december and file just went 'complete'and is 'on queue for review' by the adcomm. Any idea how long the wait might be?

Also, I wrote the 'why penn/core strengths' essay indicating that it was my first choice - softs/ps are rather negligible, but numbers-wise do you guys think am I looking good to get in? With their 169 median I am hoping that my 171 looks good to them??

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby berndie90 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:11 am

Several people with stats almost exactly like yours got W/L or denied this afternoon. So there's really no telling.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Blackjack45 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:23 am

graphia wrote:Got the following e-mail:
"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..."

Guessing this is a waitlist? Status checker still says under committee review, but with a date change to 1/16.


Mine says

"Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application and would like to offer you a position on our wait list.

The Admissions Committee carefully considers the qualifications and merits of each applicant. Though your application is impressive, we are not in a position to offer you a seat in our entering class at this time. We anticipate reviewing as many as 5,000 applications for our incoming class of approximately 250 students. A hallmark of Penn Law is its small, intimate community and it is important that we maintain this environment; thus, we are exercising caution in the number of admission offers we extend at this time.

We will begin the review of wait listed candidates in mid-May. It may well be that we will make admission offers to wait listed candidates over the course of the summer; however, we cannot predict the number of positions that may become available. We appreciate that a position on the wait list puts you in a difficult situation and that you will want to know more about your probability for admissions. Be assured that we will contact you as soon as we are in a position to provide further information and/or make a final decision.

Please consider our invitation to stay on the wait list. You should notify us of your interest by replying directly to this message. We request that you respond no later than 02/06/2014. If we do not hear from you by that date, we will conclude that you no longer wish to be considered and will withdraw your application."

And my status checker says "Wait list". What does it all mean?

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Ambi-Turner » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:25 am

Blackjack45 wrote:
graphia wrote:Got the following e-mail:
"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..."

Guessing this is a waitlist? Status checker still says under committee review, but with a date change to 1/16.


Mine says

"Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application and would like to offer you a position on our wait list.

The Admissions Committee carefully considers the qualifications and merits of each applicant. Though your application is impressive, we are not in a position to offer you a seat in our entering class at this time. We anticipate reviewing as many as 5,000 applications for our incoming class of approximately 250 students. A hallmark of Penn Law is its small, intimate community and it is important that we maintain this environment; thus, we are exercising caution in the number of admission offers we extend at this time.

We will begin the review of wait listed candidates in mid-May. It may well be that we will make admission offers to wait listed candidates over the course of the summer; however, we cannot predict the number of positions that may become available. We appreciate that a position on the wait list puts you in a difficult situation and that you will want to know more about your probability for admissions. Be assured that we will contact you as soon as we are in a position to provide further information and/or make a final decision.

Please consider our invitation to stay on the wait list. You should notify us of your interest by replying directly to this message. We request that you respond no later than 02/06/2014. If we do not hear from you by that date, we will conclude that you no longer wish to be considered and will withdraw your application."

And my status checker says "Wait list". What does it all mean?

Weird! Graphia, were you ED? Do they hold non-ED apps?

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby neprep » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:22 am

I think the only reason why I survived the bloodbath today that is that my app went complete in the second half of November.

Really hoping to get good news from other places before my eventual WL at VP next month.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jingosaur » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:44 am

Sorry everyone about the Wait Listing. I've been on the WL for about a month now (JD/MBA applicant) and it's not too terrible. Best of luck with the rest of your cycles!

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:03 am

Another member of Team WL.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mulhollanddrive » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:09 am

With a high 3.6X and 171, am I even considered to be in YP territory? Or will they see me as a normal applicant?

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pcthenls » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:23 am

Wow... Just got caught up to speed. This is madness. Us 12/3 folks still confused and waiting while people with amazing stats are getting WLed. What's the theory on 12/3?

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kkdk » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:37 am

pcthenls wrote:Wow... Just got caught up to speed. This is madness. Us 12/3 folks still confused and waiting while people with amazing stats are getting WLed. What's the theory on 12/3?


My theory, although I'm open to it being slightly inaccurate, is that 12/3 UR1 people are stuck in an endless limbo of an alternate reality like Mary Jane in the 90s animated Spider-Man (who's old enough to get this reference...?).

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pcthenls » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:49 am

Ok. I'll go with that theory. Tell me more...what happens to Mary Jane?

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby graphia » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 am

Ambi-Turner wrote:Weird! Graphia, were you ED? Do they hold non-ED apps?


I wasn't ED. I applied in mid-September. Numbers are 174-176 and 3.9x. I have some unique factors in my application though, PM me if you want more info.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:08 am

Just to clarify, being held and being waitlisted are different categories for penn.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby demersal » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:25 am

neprep wrote:I think the only reason why I survived the bloodbath today that is that my app went complete in the second half of November.

Really hoping to get good news from other places before my eventual WL at VP next month.


+1

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:42 am

mulhollanddrive wrote:With a high 3.6X and 171, am I even considered to be in YP territory? Or will they see me as a normal applicant?


If I got wl I don't think I would necessarily be considered a yp with 3.6 175...

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby patfeeney » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:42 am

mulhollanddrive wrote:With a high 3.6X and 171, am I even considered to be in YP territory? Or will they see me as a normal applicant?


Your LSAT is just about their 75% (barely), and your GPA is right in their middle range.

I'd say you're safe.

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Re: Penn c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:44 am

I. Am. Ready.




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