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Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:40 am

mesadurvadc wrote:From previous threads, it looks like Penn does use their waitlist, but the amount of use varies significantly from year to year.

Penn Waitlist 2013: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=207411

Penn Waitlist 2012: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=180069

Penn Waitlist 2011: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=145779

Penn Waitlist 2010: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=102604

There are useful breakdowns of the numbers from the last few years of LSN WL>Acceptances in the 2012 thread as well as discussion:

cogitoergosum wrote:Penn has years where they take LOTS off the waitlist, and other years where they take almost nobody. As I'm seeing it, I think our shot at Penn will largely depend on what kind of year this is. In my terrible neurosis, I've compiled some LSN data trying to find some statistical basis for a prediction about what this year's WL movement will look like. I can't say there's anything compelling here, but maybe one of you will see something I'm not.

Hoping this is a good WL year!

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2005/2006

Accepted: 212
Accepted -> Attending: 37
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 105
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 49.5%
Waitlisted: 140
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 50

WL -> Accepted: 14


2006/2007

Accepted: 204
Accepted -> Attending: 32
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 118
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 57.8%
Waitlisted: 270
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 106

WL -> Accepted: 26


2007/2008

Accepted: 219
Accepted -> Attending: 30
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 111
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 50.7
Waitlisted: 229
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 106

WL -> Accepted: 17


2008/2009

Accepted: 162
Accepted -> Attending: 31
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 79
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 48.8
Waitlisted: 246
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 112

WL -> Accepted: 3


2009/2010

Accepted: 192
Accepted -> Attending: 36
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 82
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 42.7
Waitlisted: 221
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 118

WL -> Accepted: 8


2010/2011

Accepted: 165
Accepted -> Attending: 30
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 71
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 43.0
Waitlisted: 152
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 84

WL -> Accepted: 2


2011/2012 (as of April 26, 9:00am)

Accepted: 184
Accepted -> Attending: 27
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 70
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 38.0%
Waitlisted: 221
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 107

WL -> Accepted: ?????

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The only thing that I think might be taken to mean something positive for us is that we're still five days pre-deadline, and the % Accepted -> Withdrawn number is already creeping up close to the last two years' numbers.

(usual caveats regarding LSN imperfections etc. apply)


I'm just hoping that someone can help me get to mid-May and the rest of the way through the summer...


I just submitted an optional essay and plan to be riding the WL into Philly.

Anyone else on board?


Also: don't have the full numbers, but at least nine people reported a Waitlist--->admit on LSN from last cycle. http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1213

From Penn's Waitlist email:

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.


And:

You are welcome to submit additional materials, such as an updated resume, an additional two page essay on a topic of your choice, or one additional letter of recommendation. This additional letter of recommendation must be submitted through LSAC if you have not yet submitted the maximum of four letters to us through LSAC. You may submit the other materials, including a fifth letter of recommendation, by email to contactadmissions@law.upenn.edu (preferred method) or by fax to (215) 898-9606. If you are currently in undergraduate or graduate school, please submit to LSAC an updated transcript with your most recent grades as soon as it is available. Please do not send updated transcripts or semester grade reports directly to our office.
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:43 am

what's up friends?!

cheers to waiting it out, everyone!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:44 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:what's up friends?!

cheers to waiting it out, everyone!


What's up toast?

We can do this :D

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:50 am

Howdy. Just finishing my LOCI here and plan to submit an additional LOR shortly.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:59 am

AAJD2B wrote:Howdy. Just finishing my LOCI here and plan to submit an additional LOR shortly.


Yeah, I should have saved a LOR

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby phillywc » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Hello.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:43 pm

phillywc wrote:Hello.


Hi Philly

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby phillywc » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:46 pm

jk148706 wrote:
phillywc wrote:Hello.


Hi Philly

How are you?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:56 pm

phillywc wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
phillywc wrote:Hello.


Hi Philly

How are you?


Good, u?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:58 pm

<3 <3 <3 <3

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby phillywc » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:06 pm

jk148706 wrote:
phillywc wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
phillywc wrote:Hello.


Hi Philly

How are you?


Good, u?

Pretty good. Just got to work, hoping it will be slow.

andapieceoftoast wrote:<3 <3 <3 <3

<3

Don't tell the other WLs i'm on but... this group of WL'd people is by far the coolest :D

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:18 pm

Definitely the best WL imo

Also wondering -- when u guys responded to the waitlist email did Penn send anything back to confirm or no ?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:19 pm

jk148706 wrote:Definitely the best WL imo

Also wondering -- when u guys responded to the waitlist email did Penn send anything back to confirm or no ?


Yes they did but it took them a little while

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:20 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Definitely the best WL imo

Also wondering -- when u guys responded to the waitlist email did Penn send anything back to confirm or no ?


Yes they did but it took them a little while


Hmmm I have not heard back yet
:|

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby phillywc » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:36 pm

jk148706 wrote:Hmmm I have not heard back yet
:|

Like Toast, it took me a bit to hear back, so if you didn't respond right away, I wouldn't worry about it yet. The deadline isn't for a bit, but if you haven't heard by the end of the week, I might give them a call.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby ConLawNerd91 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:59 pm

Checking in! Good luck everyone!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby capt_slow » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:28 pm

Checking in... I still need to reply to my waitlist email... Will be doing so shortly.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:32 pm

kimkardashian wrote:I'm on the waitlist too.

You are welcome to submit additional materials, such as an updated resume, an additional two page essay on a topic of your choice, or one additional letter of recommendation.


Does this mean we can't do an additional essay AND an additional letter of recommendation AND an updated resume? So we can only choose one out of the three?


I'm sure you can submit more than just one

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm going to be so happy when someone gets off the WL

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:16 am

Any movement ??? :D :D

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby koval » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:23 am

How long ago did people apply here? Submitted right after December scores came out and haven't heard anything. Did all of you guys apply last year some time?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:28 am

jk148706 wrote:Any movement ??? :D :D


Got confirmation that they received my LOCI. Now I'm kicking up my heels and waiting.

Freaking love this thread and the ppl on it.

dcruss wrote:How long ago did people apply here? Submitted right after December scores came out and haven't heard anything. Did all of you guys apply last year some time?


Submitted early Oct. Didn't hear anything until a couple of weeks ago when I got WLed

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:30 am

dcruss wrote:How long ago did people apply here? Submitted right after December scores came out and haven't heard anything. Did all of you guys apply last year some time?


Submitted 11/1 .. No movement for a long time then WL

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2014

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:56 pm

We may have even more ppl join us soon, guys.




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