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

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When are you applying

September
10
11%
October
46
53%
November
22
25%
December
1
1%
January
7
8%
February
1
1%
 
Total votes: 87

da.goat
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby da.goat » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:26 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?

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

Postby wannabegenius » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:36 pm

da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?


I could get lower? I will probably take June and apply next year after if I don't get in anywhere. But I want to apply as early as possible

da.goat
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby da.goat » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 am

wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?


I could get lower? I will probably take June and apply next year after if I don't get in anywhere. But I want to apply as early as possible

No school (except maybe Y) will care if you get a lower score. My cycle, I applied in October with a *fine* score but asked all the schools to hold off reviewing my application until my December score came in. You will have a much better chance applying somewhat later with a higher score than you will now with a sub 165. Even with the Dec test, I got significant money from several T13s. You have nothing to lose by taking Dec and everything to gain

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

Postby wannabegenius » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:36 am

da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?


I could get lower? I will probably take June and apply next year after if I don't get in anywhere. But I want to apply as early as possible

No school (except maybe Y) will care if you get a lower score. My cycle, I applied in October with a *fine* score but asked all the schools to hold off reviewing my application until my December score came in. You will have a much better chance applying somewhat later with a higher score than you will now with a sub 165. Even with the Dec test, I got significant money from several T13s. You have nothing to lose by taking Dec and everything to gain


If they hold off, doesn't that mean all the spots will be filled? Maybe you went up a lot, but I am a horrible testtaker and feel as though I could still get lower rather than higher. Yes, I already know the bar isn't going to go well...

da.goat
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby da.goat » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:43 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?


I could get lower? I will probably take June and apply next year after if I don't get in anywhere. But I want to apply as early as possible

No school (except maybe Y) will care if you get a lower score. My cycle, I applied in October with a *fine* score but asked all the schools to hold off reviewing my application until my December score came in. You will have a much better chance applying somewhat later with a higher score than you will now with a sub 165. Even with the Dec test, I got significant money from several T13s. You have nothing to lose by taking Dec and everything to gain


If they hold off, doesn't that mean all the spots will be filled? Maybe you went up a lot, but I am a horrible testtaker and feel as though I could still get lower rather than higher. Yes, I already know the bar isn't going to go well...


The spots will definitely not be filled. If you're really worried you can apply now and not tell them to hold off, and just update them with your hopefully higher score later. But I would be way more worried about getting rejected with a <165 than about the spots filling up by the time you send your updated score in January

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

Postby wannabegenius » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:44 pm

da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
da.goat wrote:
wannabegenius wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in, but a major reach given their attitude toward sub-3.5 GPAs.

Would you rather have a sub 165 LSAT? maybe they'll pair us together and we both get in

I'm a little confused - why don't you just retake in December and not have a sub 165 LSAT?


I could get lower? I will probably take June and apply next year after if I don't get in anywhere. But I want to apply as early as possible

No school (except maybe Y) will care if you get a lower score. My cycle, I applied in October with a *fine* score but asked all the schools to hold off reviewing my application until my December score came in. You will have a much better chance applying somewhat later with a higher score than you will now with a sub 165. Even with the Dec test, I got significant money from several T13s. You have nothing to lose by taking Dec and everything to gain


If they hold off, doesn't that mean all the spots will be filled? Maybe you went up a lot, but I am a horrible testtaker and feel as though I could still get lower rather than higher. Yes, I already know the bar isn't going to go well...


The spots will definitely not be filled. If you're really worried you can apply now and not tell them to hold off, and just update them with your hopefully higher score later. But I would be way more worried about getting rejected with a <165 than about the spots filling up by the time you send your updated score in January


Thank you for this tip, I appreciate it. *ponders intensely and reevaluates entire life plan*

da.goat
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby da.goat » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:47 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
Thank you for this tip, I appreciate it. *ponders intensely and reevaluates entire life plan*

No prob, feel free to PM me if you're in need of any advice

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

Postby ddevich » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Hey all, checking in.

I am submitting my ED app fairly soon. Admission with my numbers would be, quite literally, like winning the lottery.

GPA 3.47 / LSAT 165 (I'm still finishing school, reportable GPA will be more along the lines of ~3.62)

Active duty Army for six years, Afghanistan combat veteran (worked with Green Berets and Navy Seals as a combat photographer), completed schooling mostly during Army career. Gratefully, GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon would cover tuition and cost of living.

It's really a shot in the dark, but I hear that Penn is looking to up their veteran admissions. It's always been in my top 3, and I have plenty of great fallback schools that I would be thrilled to attend if/WHEN I'm ultimately rejected.

I like to think it's $35 well spent.

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

Postby wannabegenius » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:42 pm

ddevich wrote:Hey all, checking in.

I am submitting my ED app fairly soon. Admission with my numbers would be, quite literally, like winning the lottery.

GPA 3.47 / LSAT 165 (I'm still finishing school, reportable GPA will be more along the lines of ~3.62)

Active duty Army for six years, Afghanistan combat veteran (worked with Green Berets and Navy Seals as a combat photographer), completed schooling mostly during Army career. Gratefully, GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon would cover tuition and cost of living.

It's really a shot in the dark, but I hear that Penn is looking to up their veteran admissions. It's always been in my top 3, and I have plenty of great fallback schools that I would be thrilled to attend if/WHEN I'm ultimately rejected.

I like to think it's $35 well spent.


You are literally me except that I don't have good softs. Good luck from a fellow ED applicant!

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

Postby ddevich » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:46 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
You are literally me except that I don't have good softs. Good luck from a fellow ED applicant!


Thanks, good luck to you as well, though I am jealous of that 3.9 GPA!

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

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Got an unsolicited fee waiver via email.. Most likely to ding me but cool I guess.

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

Postby wannabegenius » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:34 pm

Mikey wrote:Got an unsolicited fee waiver via email.. Most likely to ding me but cool I guess.


I got mine too... probably for the same reason.

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

Postby Tavorak » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Checking in but I probably misspelled my name so expecting a rejection any minute now.

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

Postby jellyjar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:59 pm

Checking in! Got a fee waiver the other day, but would have applied regardless--Penn is my top choice!

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

Postby PostNihilist » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 pm

Checking in! Submitted yesterday

ACS0612
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ACS0612 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:18 pm

Is everyone who is replying so far submitting ED?

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

Postby rowdy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:20 pm

ACS0612 wrote:Is everyone who is replying so far submitting ED?


Noooooo I can't afford that

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

Postby wannabegenius » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:58 am

ACS0612 wrote:Is everyone who is replying so far submitting ED?


I did, yes.

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

Postby #gobroncos » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:28 am

Submitted a couple days ago for RD. I really like Philly and would take a strong look at Penn with a scholarship.

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

Postby lobsicle » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:07 pm

Anyone know when they usually start reviewing apps?

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

Postby PostNihilist » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:37 am

lobsicle wrote:Anyone know when they usually start reviewing apps?

On last year's thread, looks like people that submitted in September and October went under review on 21 November

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

Postby #gobroncos » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:29 pm

Went complete today. Here comes the wait!

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

Postby etramak » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Checking in! Haven't submitted yet but just finished drafting my Why Penn essay. Hopefully will submit next week.

tmcauliffe96
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:15 pm

Checking in!! Just submitted on Monday

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

Postby etramak » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:14 pm

etramak wrote:Checking in! Haven't submitted yet but just finished drafting my Why Penn essay. Hopefully will submit next week.


Check that! Just submitted :lol:




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