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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 Synch » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:47 pm

Blood. Bath.

I guess I survived another week...

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:51 pm

ravel wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
ravel wrote:Hi guys!

I'd appreciate any feedback/advice/etc.


With a 75 percentile GPA, I would highly recommend retaking the LSAT. This would undoubtedly mean you would have to sit out this cycle since it's unlikely that Penn would wait for the Feb score. However, knock your LSAT to a 170 or a bit higher, you would be looking at good money. Study for June, get the scores in July, and have the apps all ready to go as soon as the admissions begin. As of now, however, were you to even be accepted it would mean little aid. It may sound awful right now, but imagine that by waiting out you will be making 50-60k in one year. Maybe even more.

However, to ease your tension, a lot of people who have applied since December (such as myself) are still in review.


I don't think I can do that (because of personal circumstances). Also, I don't know if I can get my score up any more. I'm fairly burnt out. Plus I think I maxed out. Thanks for the consolation though! I hope you hear lots of goods news soon (and same for myself and everyone else waiting).


I got my score up and plenty have. It just requires a bit more practice. Retaking previous preptests will help you tremendously in that regard. WRT personal circumstances, ask yourself this: do the circumstances trump 60-100k in scholarship money? Is there no way around those circumstances? I was honestly in the same place you were a few months back. I even had to fight my own family telling me not to retake. Take a bit off to relax, then you can get back into it for a month, maybe two. I may potentially change your entire cycle, like it did with me and plenty others. I know people here may sound preachy when it comes to retaking, but there is a big reason.

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:54 pm

truckstop wrote:I'm just surprised by how many people with good numbers who actually wrote Why Penn? were waitlisted. I figured I would be because I didn't write one (so I wasn't surprised to get the email), but man. Sorry everyone else!


This. They may be trying to get extra competitive to bring themselves up the ranking. I wonder if this will have any effect on scholarship money.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:59 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
truckstop wrote:I'm just surprised by how many people with good numbers who actually wrote Why Penn? were waitlisted. I figured I would be because I didn't write one (so I wasn't surprised to get the email), but man. Sorry everyone else!


This. They may be trying to get extra competitive to bring themselves up the ranking. I wonder if this will have any effect on scholarship money.


See I just don't think it's YP which is why the Why Penn's didn't make a difference. They have a fairly small class, and a 169 median, so they can afford to be more GPA-selective and not have to scoop up higher 17X LSATs.

Penn seems to be hot for high GPAs and 169/170 LSATs, along with solid UG backgrounds for the most part.

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

Postby Synch » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:01 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
truckstop wrote:I'm just surprised by how many people with good numbers who actually wrote Why Penn? were waitlisted. I figured I would be because I didn't write one (so I wasn't surprised to get the email), but man. Sorry everyone else!


This. They may be trying to get extra competitive to bring themselves up the ranking. I wonder if this will have any effect on scholarship money.


See I just don't think it's YP which is why the Why Penn's didn't make a difference. They have a fairly small class, and a 169 median, so they can afford to be more GPA-selective and not have to scoop up higher 17X LSATs.

Penn seems to be hot for high GPAs and 169/170 LSATs, along with solid UG backgrounds for the most part.


I guess my 3.6x isn't high enough to get into Penn's pants, eh?

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:04 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
truckstop wrote:I'm just surprised by how many people with good numbers who actually wrote Why Penn? were waitlisted. I figured I would be because I didn't write one (so I wasn't surprised to get the email), but man. Sorry everyone else!


This. They may be trying to get extra competitive to bring themselves up the ranking. I wonder if this will have any effect on scholarship money.


See I just don't think it's YP which is why the Why Penn's didn't make a difference. They have a fairly small class, and a 169 median, so they can afford to be more GPA-selective and not have to scoop up higher 17X LSATs.

Penn seems to be hot for high GPAs and 169/170 LSATs, along with solid UG backgrounds for the most part.


Yea, the difference between their 25% GPA and 50% GPA is fairly high.

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

Postby vivala » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:28 pm

Reading this thread last night made me so scared and sad. Condolences to those who got the WL email I'm expecting imminently. Are the 12/24 UR1s now the oldest UR1 group?

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

Postby Kimikho » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:30 pm

vivala wrote:Reading this thread last night made me so scared and sad. Condolences to those who got the WL email I'm expecting imminently. Are the 12/24 UR1s now the oldest UR1 group?


I believe so.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Submitted my LOCI earlier this week -- fingers crossed, this is gonna be a long, long road.
Condolences to the newest round of casualties (I feel you guys) and congrats to all new admits (hopefully my LOCI will help me take my place among your ranks)!! Best of luck to those still waiting

Edit: UGH GROSS. Just catching up completely -- I am so sorry LS22, Emmy, Philly et al. THIS IS UNCOOL. At least I feel like I'm in good company :/

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

Postby jk148706 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:15 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Submitted my LOCI earlier this week -- fingers crossed, this is gonna be a long, long road.
Condolences to the newest round of casualties (I feel you guys) and congrats to all new admits (hopefully my LOCI will help me take my place among your ranks)!! Best of luck to those still waiting

Edit: UGH GROSS. Just catching up completely -- I am so sorry LS22, Emmy, Philly et al. THIS IS UNCOOL. At least I feel like I'm in good company :/


Sorry to hear you are on the WL too, but we can do dis bro :D

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:35 pm

jk148706 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Submitted my LOCI earlier this week -- fingers crossed, this is gonna be a long, long road.
Condolences to the newest round of casualties (I feel you guys) and congrats to all new admits (hopefully my LOCI will help me take my place among your ranks)!! Best of luck to those still waiting

Edit: UGH GROSS. Just catching up completely -- I am so sorry LS22, Emmy, Philly et al. THIS IS UNCOOL. At least I feel like I'm in good company :/


Sorry to hear you are on the WL too, but we can do dis bro :D


Ahhhh JK how did I miss your WL...guess my subconscious wanted it to not be true. BEST OF LUCK, LET'S RIDE THIS WAITLIST!!

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

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:37 pm

Anyone out there sitting on complete?

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

Postby phillywc » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:43 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Submitted my LOCI earlier this week -- fingers crossed, this is gonna be a long, long road.
Condolences to the newest round of casualties (I feel you guys) and congrats to all new admits (hopefully my LOCI will help me take my place among your ranks)!! Best of luck to those still waiting

Edit: UGH GROSS. Just catching up completely -- I am so sorry LS22, Emmy, Philly et al. THIS IS UNCOOL. At least I feel like I'm in good company :/

Keep your head up... You and me and everyone else who wants to is gonna ride this wl all the way to the end, together.

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

Postby esrom55 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:45 pm

JustHawkin wrote:Anyone out there sitting on complete?


Yep. For 2 whole days now. The waiting has been agony!!!

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

Postby albs18 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:03 pm

So, so, so, SORRY for all the WL....What is Penn doing?

Any UR2 1/24 survive?

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

Postby jk148706 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:49 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Submitted my LOCI earlier this week -- fingers crossed, this is gonna be a long, long road.
Condolences to the newest round of casualties (I feel you guys) and congrats to all new admits (hopefully my LOCI will help me take my place among your ranks)!! Best of luck to those still waiting

Edit: UGH GROSS. Just catching up completely -- I am so sorry LS22, Emmy, Philly et al. THIS IS UNCOOL. At least I feel like I'm in good company :/


Sorry to hear you are on the WL too, but we can do dis bro :D


Ahhhh JK how did I miss your WL...guess my subconscious wanted it to not be true. BEST OF LUCK, LET'S RIDE THIS WAITLIST!!


We ride

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:31 am

In order to be less depressed, I made myself lay off status checkers until after my Feb. retake...

Just realized I'm UR 2 1/28...

And that there was a massive blood bath this week.

Best of luck to all the WL's! You GOT THIS, guyz.

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

Postby goldenboy514 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:39 am

Caught up with all this bad news. Sorry guys, really pulling for you all, especially philly because I understand that penn is def your top choice and you have Philly ties. I hope you guys all grind it out and get off this wait list so we can go have a happy hour in Philly to celebrate. Goodluck to all!

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:07 am

JustHawkin wrote:Anyone out there sitting on complete?

Yep. Seeing all the WLs lately is making me scared to go UR!

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

Postby t-14orbust » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:11 am

albs18 wrote:So, so, so, SORRY for all the WL....What is Penn doing?

Any UR2 1/24 survive?


1/23 here

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

Postby anagram » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:18 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:
ravel wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
ravel wrote:Hi guys!

I'd appreciate any feedback/advice/etc.


With a 75 percentile GPA, I would highly recommend retaking the LSAT. This would undoubtedly mean you would have to sit out this cycle since it's unlikely that Penn would wait for the Feb score. However, knock your LSAT to a 170 or a bit higher, you would be looking at good money. Study for June, get the scores in July, and have the apps all ready to go as soon as the admissions begin. As of now, however, were you to even be accepted it would mean little aid. It may sound awful right now, but imagine that by waiting out you will be making 50-60k in one year. Maybe even more.

However, to ease your tension, a lot of people who have applied since December (such as myself) are still in review.


I don't think I can do that (because of personal circumstances). Also, I don't know if I can get my score up any more. I'm fairly burnt out. Plus I think I maxed out. Thanks for the consolation though! I hope you hear lots of goods news soon (and same for myself and everyone else waiting).


I got my score up and plenty have. It just requires a bit more practice. Retaking previous preptests will help you tremendously in that regard. WRT personal circumstances, ask yourself this: do the circumstances trump 60-100k in scholarship money? Is there no way around those circumstances? I was honestly in the same place you were a few months back. I even had to fight my own family telling me not to retake. Take a bit off to relax, then you can get back into it for a month, maybe two. I may potentially change your entire cycle, like it did with me and plenty others. I know people here may sound preachy when it comes to retaking, but there is a big reason.


Sorry to everyone who got wl'ed!

I've got a question about scholarship money which is probably really noob-ish of me. Do you apply separately for scholarships (partial ones, not the full rides) or do you just get them with the acceptance letter? Are they need-based? I didn't even think I had a chance at these schools so stupidly didn't look into how to apply for scholarships and aid.

Thanks in advance!

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

Postby phillywc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:24 am

goldenboy514 wrote:Caught up with all this bad news. Sorry guys, really pulling for you all, especially philly because I understand that penn is def your top choice and you have Philly ties. I hope you guys all grind it out and get off this wait list so we can go have a happy hour in Philly to celebrate. Goodluck to all!

Thanks man. At this point, I might need happy hour no matter the outcome... :lol:

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

Postby omzster67 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:30 am

albs18 wrote:So, so, so, SORRY for all the WL....What is Penn doing?

Any UR2 1/24 survive?


I did..somehow. With stats below many of those who were WL'd

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

Postby albs18 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:55 am

omzster67 wrote:
albs18 wrote:So, so, so, SORRY for all the WL....What is Penn doing?

Any UR2 1/24 survive?


I did..somehow. With stats below many of those who were WL'd


As did I...I fear a straight out ding.




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