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WhyBother?
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby WhyBother? » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:28 pm

I'm still at "Application Received and Processing!" I submitted over a month ago, and my list of requirements makes it look like it's all incomplete. My LSAC account shows that they requested and received the report, but should I call to check anyway? I applied RD with a 172 and a 3.4. What are my chances given how late I am going complete? Penn is my first choice and I am starting to get nervous. FWIW, I got a merit based fee waiver and have visited, met with admissions reps and the like. Thanks!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:28 pm

jay115 wrote:
GobiasIndustries wrote:Complete 10/28, Under CR since 11/2, then it changed to 12/10. My numbers are pretty bad.


ditto. we were probably dinged together, lol


::high-fives::

I guess we don't know. Penn is a huge long shot for me, so I'm not expecting much other than the thrill of the unknown.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:29 pm

texasgirl22 wrote:ohhh...i thought they reported whatever gpa they get from you when you apply? i thought they were askign for fall grades in the hopes ours would go up so they could report higher gpas if they wanted to accept us....no?


dunno -- i'm not sure how they calculate, but it would seem to make sense that before you matriculate they need a final transcript to at least verify that you graduated. i always figured they calculated off that.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:31 pm

WhyBother? wrote:I'm still at "Application Received and Processing!" I submitted over a month ago, and my list of requirements makes it look like it's all incomplete. My LSAC account shows that they requested and received the report, but should I call to check anyway? I applied RD with a 172 and a 3.4. What are my chances given how late I am going complete? Penn is my first choice and I am starting to get nervous. FWIW, I got a merit based fee waiver and have visited, met with admissions reps and the like. Thanks!


That is really strange. I submitted 11/08 and was complete 11/17. When did you submit exactly?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby kbo026 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:31 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby MC Southstar » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:32 pm

The Kim Jong illest wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:cool cool...also, do yall think if my gpa stays the same or increases .01 (which honestly i t might not even do. i'm a senior and have lots of hours obviously....), then i'm out?


If they are asking for fall grades, it doesn't necessarily mean they are looking for an improvement (naturally, it would help).


+1

They could just be looking for consistency or they might just want time to chew on it. You also have a chance to impress them further if you DO improve (wish I had that now :D)
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby WhyBother? » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:33 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
WhyBother? wrote:I'm still at "Application Received and Processing!" I submitted over a month ago, and my list of requirements makes it look like it's all incomplete. My LSAC account shows that they requested and received the report, but should I call to check anyway? I applied RD with a 172 and a 3.4. What are my chances given how late I am going complete? Penn is my first choice and I am starting to get nervous. FWIW, I got a merit based fee waiver and have visited, met with admissions reps and the like. Thanks!


That is really strange. I submitted 11/08 and was complete 11/17. When did you submit exactly?


I submitted 11/10. I guess that's just barely over a month, and there was the Thanksgiving break, but I am getting really nervous.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:33 pm

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texasgirl22
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:35 pm

no....blhoward has a 168, 3.92 and is being deferred versus bonzoo with a 168 3.85 who got in. i remember the low lsat/high gpa crowd though....

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby MC Southstar » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:36 pm

texasgirl22 wrote:no....blhoward has a 168, 3.92 and is being deferred versus bonzoo with a 168 3.85 who got in. i remember the low lsat/high gpa crowd though....


Any idea about softs?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:37 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:no....blhoward has a 168, 3.92 and is being deferred versus bonzoo with a 168 3.85 who got in. i remember the low lsat/high gpa crowd though....


Any idea about softs?


he's on active duty in the middle east or something right now. so probably awesome softs.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby The Kim Jong illest » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:39 pm

puppins wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:no....blhoward has a 168, 3.92 and is being deferred versus bonzoo with a 168 3.85 who got in. i remember the low lsat/high gpa crowd though....


Any idea about softs?


he's on active duty in the middle east or something right now. so probably awesome softs.


Military softs can't even be compared to work experience in any meaningful way. Schools cream themselves over soldier apps.

edit: even though they probably hate our troops
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texasgirl22
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:39 pm

yeah seriously. with me, i have a slight downward grade trend, but that's all i can think of. one of my LOR's might have been bland but...

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby The Kim Jong illest » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:41 pm

texasgirl22 wrote:yeah seriously. with me, i have a slight downward grade trend, but that's all i can think of. one of my LOR's might have been bland but...


At least you read your LORs. My boss is a terrible writer (and knows nothing about LORs), and I expected her to run it by me first. Didn't happen. I had a terrible fear that it was a giant list of my pros and cons in bright blue font.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:42 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:44 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby The Kim Jong illest » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:45 pm

The Kim Jong illest wrote:
puppins wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:Any idea about softs?


he's on active duty in the middle east or something right now. so probably awesome softs.


Military softs can't even be compared to work experience in any meaningful way. Schools cream themselves over soldier apps.

edit: even though they probably hate our troops



why would they hate the troops? wtf


Because they are likely to be flaming liberals. I um, wasn't serious about hating the troops. I just like pointing these things out.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby The Kim Jong illest » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:46 pm

bowie8285 wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:no....blhoward has a 168, 3.92 and is being deferred versus bonzoo with a 168 3.85 who got in. i remember the low lsat/high gpa crowd though....


Any idea about softs?



penn cares about softs? i thought they were all about gaming the rankings, YP, and stats


More or less correct except with regards to certain things (holding public office, military members, etc)

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby dback248 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:48 pm

texas, i wouldn't worry too much about the slight downward trend. mine has been upward and they're waiting on me, too. but i'm with you in hoping they don't need to see upward movement.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:49 pm

The Kim Jong illest wrote:Because they are likely to be flaming liberals. I um, wasn't serious about hating the troops. I just like pointing these things out.


I understand that you're joking, but the assumption that 'flaming liberals' hate the troops is just...annoyingly wrong. I'd consider myself a flaming liberal, but my brother is in the Navy, and I certainly do not hate him or any other troops (well, there is this one guy, but that's a personal thing, not because he's a Marine). :| Disagreeing with the war =/= hating the troops (and those crazy hippies who do hate the troops have issues).

/rant

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby frix0803 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:51 pm

so, i just called and found out that at least for me, the committee won't be meeting again until Jan. All additional supporting material has to be in by mid-Jan. So, for those of you who either got straight 'hold for further review' or that 'effective' deferral, take it for what it's worth. We have a long waiting game ahead of ourselves!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby The Kim Jong illest » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:52 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
The Kim Jong illest wrote:Because they are likely to be flaming liberals. I um, wasn't serious about hating the troops. I just like pointing these things out.


I understand that you're joking, but the assumption that 'flaming liberals' hate the troops is just...annoyingly wrong. I'd consider myself a flaming liberal, but my brother is in the Navy, and I certainly do not hate him or any other troops (well, there is this one guy, but that's a personal thing, not because he's a Marine). :| Disagreeing with the war =/= hating the troops (and those crazy hippies who do hate the troops have issues).

/rant


Great, now save that rant and copy/paste it to someone who makes that equivocation in an even remotely serious fashion.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:52 pm

Personally I find some of our troops absolutely adorable in their little uniforms.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:52 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:54 pm

puppins wrote:Personally I find some of our troops absolutely adorable in their little uniforms.


+10000000000

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