U Penn 2010

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tintin
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby tintin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:43 am

oh wow totally didnt see that info, thanks guys!!!

Diskette15
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Diskette15 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:08 am

Denied via status checker. 169/3.6ish. Obviously I'm not happy about a rejection, but entirely expected and not too disappointed. Though, getting into Michigan today definitely took the edge off of any Penn disappointment. Congrats to all those accepted and good luck to those still waiting!

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parker09
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:45 am

Question for other waitlisted-ers:

The waitlist email requires a response... should we/I just respond with a brief yes, or sort of stick my LOCI into the email? It says, "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... by email." Does "additional two page essay" = LOCI, or can I make my waitlist-invitation-response email my LOCI, and submit an unrelated additional essay? (I have no idea what that essay would be on if it weren't "PLZ BE LETTING ME INTO PENN THX"-LOCI-type, but just in case inspiration strikes or I do discover that cure for cancer/AIDS...)

I basically equate waitlist to rejection because I'm not loving the idea of waiting around for some school who didn't want me in the first place, but Penn's the only place I'd jump through some hoops for.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby lilybeth » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:58 am

Joining the WL club ...

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saltoftheearth
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby saltoftheearth » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:20 am

what about penn's ranking leads to its YP tendency?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby x47point6 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:13 am

saltoftheearth wrote:what about penn's ranking leads to its YP tendency?


1. Higher ratio of attendances to admits (yield)
2. Better US News ranking
3. ???
4. Profit

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby lawduder » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:19 am

saltoftheearth wrote:what about penn's ranking leads to its YP tendency?

higher yield = lower acceptance rate = better selectivity ranking

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby mesomedes » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:14 am

Regarding physical acceptance letters: They've taken awhile, apparently. Got in ED last Wendesday, and just received the letter with a nice softbound faculty viewbook in DC last night (Tuesday).

I too got the CLS email withdrawing my application due to the Penn ED acceptance. I don't think it is intended to be scary, but rather efficient and informative. Schools don't want to waste any more time than necessary with applications that are dead on arrival. The somewhat surprising element of the email is that it openly acknowledges that the top schools communicate frequently and at arm's length.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby dudester » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:40 am

mesomedes wrote:Regarding physical acceptance letters: They've taken awhile, apparently. Got in ED last Wendesday, and just received the letter with a nice softbound faculty viewbook in DC last night (Tuesday).


I too got the CLS email withdrawing my application due to the Penn ED acceptance. I don't think it is intended to be scary, but rather efficient and informative. Schools don't want to waste any more time than necessary with applications that are dead on arrival. The somewhat surprising element of the email is that it openly acknowledges that the top schools communicate frequently and at arm's length.


That's no secret.

Congrats on Penn!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby lawyerlover » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:53 am

Unidentified wrote:Hello all, I just registered to post here. I just got an update. ED application. Have been UR since 11/19, just became UR 12/16 and they "decided to hold your file for further review". Sadness, I've been hoping for a call since people started getting called.


what are your stats?

cubalaw07
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby cubalaw07 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:46 am

any phone calls yet today?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:19 pm

I just noticed on the status checker that they have my cell # listed incorrectly. They have my daytime number correct (which is my cell#) but missed on two of the digits in my cell number. Should I bother emailing them or will they just figure it out if lightning strikes and they admit me?

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summerschooled
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby summerschooled » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:20 pm

cubalaw07 wrote:any phone calls yet today?

Nothing here, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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panadera
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby panadera » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:31 pm

I really wonder if all the rejections got their status updates at the same time, but they staggered in checking. This would keep me from watching my status like a hawk all day. :(

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:35 pm

kpd-m wrote:I really wonder if all the rejections got their status updates at the same time, but they staggered in checking. This would keep me from watching my status like a hawk all day. :(


I was wondering the same thing. Did anyone with a status update check it multiple times yesterday?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:36 pm

kpd-m wrote:I really wonder if all the rejections got their status updates at the same time, but they staggered in checking. This would keep me from watching my status like a hawk all day. :(


This.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby roxj » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:12 pm

kpd-m wrote:I really wonder if all the rejections got their status updates at the same time, but they staggered in checking. This would keep me from watching my status like a hawk all day. :(


+1. I'm an October UCR person, so I really hope I dodged the bullet. Unlikely though. I guess I should take this attitude over to the pessimism ship.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby hopefullaw27 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:13 pm

Just got the phone call from Dean Post. Was not expecting it. Submitted in first week of November.

Stats: 3.67/172

Good luck everyone!

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:14 pm

hopefullaw27 wrote:Just got the phone call from Dean Post. Was not expecting it. Submitted in first week of November.

Stats: 3.67/172

Good luck everyone!


Yay! I thought they might call today!!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bubbagump » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:17 pm

Just got the call as well, at 11:50 Eastern time.

RD

173/3.64, wrote the why penn essay and the piece of literature essay

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:19 pm

Does Penn give scholly info over phone or does it come later?

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roxj
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby roxj » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:24 pm

Congrats!!!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Amelie » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:24 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Does Penn give scholly info over phone or does it come later?


I didn't get any over the phone... so hoping it comes later :wink:

But I recall hearing that scholarship info comes later in the cycle.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Vanessa583 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:25 pm

Submitted about two weeks ago (early December) and still not complete, but hoping it will be soon.
I've already been accepted to UVA.
Stats: 3.4 & 3.88, 172.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bk641 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:27 pm

WL by email, 3.82/168 (international). wasn't really surprised, though. at least it wasn't a straight rejection..




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