Von Schlieffen wrote:Just got waitlisted with a 177, 3.36. I guess I am a major splitter.
Any suggestions on what I should do to improve my chances of getting into Penn? I am starting to get nervous that there is something about my application of LOR's that is really turning off schools, but aside from a trivial misdemeanor I can't really fathom what the problem would be.
Honestly, it's your GPA that put you on the WL. Look at LSN graphs over the past few cycles. Lots of yellow dots down where you are.
Super-splitters tend to have unpredictable cycles, so hopefully you applied to a lot of schools and put effort into your essays. If you are WL'd/rejected everywhere, then maybe your PS wasn't good enough. If your LORs are tepid that would be a big problem, but hopefully you chose wisely with your LOR writers.