Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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When are you applying

September
13
9%
October
59
43%
November
43
31%
December
10
7%
January
11
8%
February
2
1%
 
Total votes: 138

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wannabegenius
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wannabegenius » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:35 am

Lagentblaugrana wrote:
InterLaw wrote:I'm complete since 10/10. Do you know if do they normally interview every applicant / borderline applicants or no one at all?


+1. Is anyone UR yet?


+1

And I am not UR. Have been complete since 10/18 but I applied ED.

highLSATurm
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby highLSATurm » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:41 pm

checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive

ddevich
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ddevich » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:38 am

highLSATurm wrote:checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive


Good job! Have fun picking between all of your acceptances lol.

highLSATurm
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby highLSATurm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:09 am

ddevich wrote:
highLSATurm wrote:checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive


Good job! Have fun picking between all of your acceptances lol.


haha! Thanks. I’m no “Woe is Me”. I am grateful & proud. bbbbbut I’m a little concerned about it being 10+/- uneventful years since undergrad. Everything else about my app besides URM+numbers thing I’ve got going on will be quite unremarkable.

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Bojack93
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bojack93 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:40 am

wreed wrote:Did people submit their why penn essays under the "additional info" attachment? Or as an optional essay? I wrote a more traditional why penn as opposed to the "what defines you" prompt, so I'm weary of submitting it as an optional essay and the admissions people thinking "wow he really did not read the prompt."


I felt the same way and submitted mine under "additional info."

Hstrat
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Hstrat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Penn's listing me as "Application received and processing." Haven't seen that on any other status checkers... does that mean it's complete? It's UR? Or isn't even complete yet...?

ugatvandy
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ugatvandy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:20 pm

Hstrat wrote:Penn's listing me as "Application received and processing." Haven't seen that on any other status checkers... does that mean it's complete? It's UR? Or isn't even complete yet...?


It'll change to "File Complete"

fulbrightinmexico
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:25 pm

Any sense when we should start hearing back based on last year's timing?

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Bojack93
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bojack93 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm

fulbrightinmexico wrote:Any sense when we should start hearing back based on last year's timing?


Per LSN, their first decisions last year came out on 12/13 and 12/20, with a seemingly much bigger wave on 1/12.

fulbrightinmexico
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:28 pm

Bojack93 wrote:
fulbrightinmexico wrote:Any sense when we should start hearing back based on last year's timing?


Per LSN, their first decisions last year came out on 12/13 and 12/20, with a seemingly much bigger wave on 1/12.


Thank you!!

CAW
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby CAW » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:50 pm

Checking in!
Submitted on 11/8 - Still processing
LSAT 1: 158
LSAT 2: 169
GPA: 3.7
Strong softs, Reapplicant

pumpkinspicedchai
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pumpkinspicedchai » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 pm

Applied ED yesterday, just went complete!

ruthenium44
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ruthenium44 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:04 pm

Complete today, applied 10/29.

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Platopus
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 pm

Anyone under review yet? Looks like the first wave of acceptances usually go out in December

edit: Looks like UR 1 comes the week of Thanksgiving (next week!!) and UR2 is usually 2nd week of December, with acceptances very shortly thereafter for ED applicants

Keilz wrote:
mm2368 wrote:UPDATE AS OF 12/14:
UCR1 dates - 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
UCR2 dates - 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/9, 12/13, 12/14
First ED Notifications - 12/13 at 3:00pm (EST)


c/o 2021 applicants are going to appreciate this a lot. hello, future!


Hello from the future

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wannabegenius
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wannabegenius » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 pm

Platopus wrote:Anyone under review yet? Looks like the first wave of acceptances usually go out in December

edit: Looks like UR 1 comes the week of Thanksgiving (next week!!) and UR2 is usually 2nd week of December, with acceptances very shortly thereafter for ED applicants

Keilz wrote:
mm2368 wrote:UPDATE AS OF 12/14:
UCR1 dates - 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
UCR2 dates - 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/9, 12/13, 12/14
First ED Notifications - 12/13 at 3:00pm (EST)


c/o 2021 applicants are going to appreciate this a lot. hello, future!


Hello from the future


Well this could directly ruin my finals week. But thanks for this Platopus! Also, any ideas for a new poll? Last year's thread had some cool polls so let's continue the tradition!

MonicaYoung_LOL
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 am

Checking in!

GPA: 3.945
LSAT: 174
URM
Strong softs
Applied 10/15, went complete 10/18

I didn't write a "Why Penn?" essay but I've been thinking about sending one to the Admissions Office since I've read that they do care about that... any thoughts on whether or not that'd be a good idea?

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wannabegenius
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wannabegenius » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:37 am

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Checking in!

GPA: 3.945
LSAT: 174
URM
Strong softs
Applied 10/15, went complete 10/18

I didn't write a "Why Penn?" essay but I've been thinking about sending one to the Admissions Office since I've read that they do care about that... any thoughts on whether or not that'd be a good idea?


With your stats I would say yes just so that you don't get yield protected. You're pretty much above both 75ths so it can't hurt and I've heard that Penn likes "Why Penn" essays.

etramak
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:39 am

For whatever reason I was never really thinking about Penn but now that I've applied I really really really would like to go. Hopefully they don't consider my "your cross-disciplinary program is very good" essay too contrived :lol:
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jibrahim23
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jibrahim23 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:43 am

Applied ED to Penn, should I submit a Why Penn? I assumed since I was ED I wouldn't have to explain to them that they were my top choice.

etramak
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:55 am

jibrahim23 wrote:Applied ED to Penn, should I submit a Why Penn? I assumed since I was ED I wouldn't have to explain to them that they were my top choice.


I agree. Sounds unnecessary to me

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Platopus
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:55 am

etramak wrote:Hopefully they don't consider my "your cross-disciplinary program is very good" essay too contrived :lol:


My concerns too. My Why Penn was all about this, and im genuinely excited, so I hope it doesnt get lumped into some large pile of poor saps who wrote about their cross-disciplnary approach

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mwells56
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:17 pm

Finally submitted with a Why Penn. Not super confident here with a 3.74/168, but definitely worth it with a fee waiver.

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Platopus
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:18 pm

UR1 today! Complete 11/7

Lagentblaugrana
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lagentblaugrana » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:26 pm

Platopus wrote:UR1 today! Complete 11/7


At last! Complete 9/29.

gab
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gab » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:27 pm

Don't judge me for being dumb but for some reason in the blur of applications i thought I attached my Why Penn and didn't. I just went under review today, would it look bad to send it now or would it help??? Stats 166/3.5




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