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jc1988
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby jc1988 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:00 pm

i am so scared, status changed to under committee review on monday, should i expect a decision soon? Isn't today the last day of the office open?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby snap44 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:33 am

Does anyone know if Penn closes up shop for the nex few weeks. And if yes, from when til when. Thanks.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:23 am

jc1988 wrote:i am so scared, status changed to under committee review on monday, should i expect a decision soon? Isn't today the last day of the office open?


I've been Under Committee Review since 12/3 and still don't have a decision.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:56 am

StrawberryRed89 wrote:
jc1988 wrote:i am so scared, status changed to under committee review on monday, should i expect a decision soon? Isn't today the last day of the office open?


I've been Under Committee Review since 12/3 and still don't have a decision.


11/10. Don't worry about it

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby wackjickham » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:47 pm

Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bluejayk » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:57 pm

Wow, that's surprising, especially considering your other admits. My condolences, but you're in at other great(er?) schools, so merry christmas.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:10 pm

wackjickham wrote:Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!


did your status ever update?

jc1988
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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby jc1988 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:49 pm

StrawberryRed89 wrote:
jc1988 wrote:i am so scared, status changed to under committee review on monday, should i expect a decision soon? Isn't today the last day of the office open?


I've been Under Committee Review since 12/3 and still don't have a decision.


man....i am starting to wonder what kind of committee looks at our application...

this one?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:57 pm

oneforship wrote:
wackjickham wrote:Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!


did your status ever update?


I believe he was one of (if not the) first RD applicant dinged via status checker, i.e. he saw this coming.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby jc1988 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:14 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
oneforship wrote:
wackjickham wrote:Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!


did your status ever update?


I believe he was one of (if not the) first RD applicant dinged via status checker, i.e. he saw this coming.


wow so Upenn actually tells u the decision via status checker? that seems unusual.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:18 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
oneforship wrote:
wackjickham wrote:Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!


did your status ever update?


I believe he was one of (if not the) first RD applicant dinged via status checker, i.e. he saw this coming.


oh yeah, totally forgot that. red dot in sea of green and all that.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby ppa840 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:20 pm

snap44 wrote:Does anyone know if Penn closes up shop for the nex few weeks. And if yes, from when til when. Thanks.



They close up shop. I called them Monday, and they told me they would open up the first week of Jan.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby wackjickham » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:30 pm

jc1988 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
oneforship wrote:
wackjickham wrote:Completely unthoughtful, barely apologetic rejection letter in the mail today. Merry Christmas Eve!


did your status ever update?


I believe he was one of (if not the) first RD applicant dinged via status checker, i.e. he saw this coming.


wow so Upenn actually tells u the decision via status checker? that seems unusual.


Right, the status says something along the lines of "Application Denied" I haven't looked at it since the first time I saw it.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby js87 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:38 pm

I've been complete (RD) since 10/26, and under review since early November. The under review date updated once and has been "Under Committee Review" since 11/20. Anyone else go complete in late October and still under review? 171 LSAT (retake from a much lower score) and 3.75 GPA. I'm getting very nervous :|

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby jc1988 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:44 pm

ppa840 wrote:
snap44 wrote:Does anyone know if Penn closes up shop for the nex few weeks. And if yes, from when til when. Thanks.



They close up shop. I called them Monday, and they told me they would open up the first week of Jan.


actually, they would still be looking at application throughout christmas

http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/

J.D. Program Insight of the Week

The Law School and the Admissions Office will be officially closed from December 25, 2009, to January 4, 2010. Although the Admissions Committee will continue to review applications during the break, no decisions will be released during this period. Best wishes during the holiday season and New Year, and safe travels.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:00 pm

js87 wrote:I've been complete (RD) since 10/26, and under review since early November. The under review date updated once and has been "Under Committee Review" since 11/20. Anyone else go complete in late October and still under review? 171 LSAT (retake from a much lower score) and 3.75 GPA. I'm getting very nervous :|


I was complete mid-October and have been under review since 11/10. Better lsat than you and equivalent GPA. No word of yet. Don't worry.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby sand87632 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:49 am

Anyone apply ED and hear back yet? I haven't.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby squelp » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:58 am

kittenmittons wrote:
js87 wrote:I've been complete (RD) since 10/26, and under review since early November. The under review date updated once and has been "Under Committee Review" since 11/20. Anyone else go complete in late October and still under review? 171 LSAT (retake from a much lower score) and 3.75 GPA. I'm getting very nervous :|


I was complete mid-October and have been under review since 11/10. Better lsat than you and equivalent GPA. No word of yet. Don't worry.


ditto

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:07 am

squelp wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
js87 wrote:I've been complete (RD) since 10/26, and under review since early November. The under review date updated once and has been "Under Committee Review" since 11/20. Anyone else go complete in late October and still under review? 171 LSAT (retake from a much lower score) and 3.75 GPA. I'm getting very nervous :|


I was complete mid-October and have been under review since 11/10. Better lsat than you and equivalent GPA. No word of yet. Don't worry.


ditto


Complete late October; Under Committee Review on 11/20 with one update (12/17). Still waiting for decision (RD).

EDIT: The status checker page advises us to expect a 12-week gap from completion to decision, which would be late January in our situations.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby dubes » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:09 pm

I got rejected today - no biggie, truthfully just applied for kicks.

HOWEVER - I retook the LSAT in December and they didn't even bother to wait to see my score, even though I definitely marked on the application that I was retaking. I thought that was pretty weird. Anyone else get something like this? I had a 163, 3.94 from UC Berkeley and some fantastic recs. (My 163 was a fluke - basically suffered a pretty severe personal tragedy two days before the test and bombed it). But according to Penn, even if I nailed the Dec LSAT with a 180, I still wouldn't cut it for them....

Anyone have any insight on this?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby oneforship » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:12 pm

managamy wrote:The status checker page advises us to expect a 12-week gap from completion to decision, which would be late January in our situations.


I am coming up on challenging that gap. Was complete 10/8, went UR 11/5, haven't moved since.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:22 pm

dubes wrote:I got rejected today - no biggie, truthfully just applied for kicks.

HOWEVER - I retook the LSAT in December and they didn't even bother to wait to see my score, even though I definitely marked on the application that I was retaking. I thought that was pretty weird. Anyone else get something like this? I had a 163, 3.94 from UC Berkeley and some fantastic recs. (My 163 was a fluke - basically suffered a pretty severe personal tragedy two days before the test and bombed it). But according to Penn, even if I nailed the Dec LSAT with a 180, I still wouldn't cut it for them....

Anyone have any insight on this?


that's weird, maybe they didn't see that you were re-taking and just glossed over the app. sorry :( maybe you could email them?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby sand87632 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:24 pm

I got rejected.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby T14forME » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:44 pm

sand87632 wrote:I got rejected.



sorry to hear. were you ED or RD?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby sand87632 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:51 pm

T14forME wrote:
sand87632 wrote:I got rejected.



sorry to hear. were you ED or RD?


ED




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