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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:30 pm

Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."

...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:31 pm

parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:34 pm

managamy wrote:
parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.


Aww, damn :(
I was hoping I was wrong... since I've been stuck at UCR since 10/28 and don't really have comfortable numbers.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:35 pm

parker09 wrote:
managamy wrote:
parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.


Aww, damn :(
I was hoping I was wrong... since I've been stuck at UCR since 10/28 and don't really have comfortable numbers.


If you're RD like me, you won't hear for a while anyway. If you're ED, disregard my previous comment.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:40 pm

managamy wrote:If you're RD like me, you won't hear for a while anyway. If you're ED, disregard my previous comment.


RD, hah. I wish I were like you... nice numbers :)

I know RD decisions won't be out for a while, but being UCR at the same date for over 6 wks doesn't seem to bode well.

Oh well.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby dback248 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:41 pm

For those who got the email requesting fall grades, I responded asking if this meant we were deferred or if we would be evaluated for ED once they received our fall grades. I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I hear. aobrown, let's hope they can find room for us both, I have a feeling our fates will be the same. I'm pulling for all of us EDers! We're still alive.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 pm

parker09 wrote:
managamy wrote:If you're RD like me, you won't hear for a while anyway. If you're ED, disregard my previous comment.


RD, hah. I wish I were like you... nice numbers :)

I know RD decisions won't be out for a while, but being UCR at the same date for over 6 wks doesn't seem to bode well.

Oh well.


No, you don't wish that you were like me regarding this particular school. Penn is famous for YP. Before taking the LSAT, I calculated my probabilities of admission to all of the schools that use the LSAC predictor. When I scored several points higher than I had expected, I calculated again. All of the probabilities went up. Except one. Penn went down.

That said, I don't really understand why they YP when they require at least one extra essay. Surely that scares people who aren't all serious?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby dudester » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:49 pm

managamy wrote:
parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.


FWIW, my status checker has been updated twice already. I'm RD.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:52 pm

dback i messaged you

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby 1lhopefully » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:53 pm

dudester wrote:
managamy wrote:
parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.


FWIW, my status checker has been updated twice already. I'm RD.


See I don't understand that. I'm ED and mine hasn't updated since the initial UCR, which was on 10/26.

I don't know if that's an auto-admit, auto-reject, or what. You would think if it was either, they would have gave me my answer on the first day of notifications (yday).

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:57 pm

1lhopefully wrote:
dudester wrote:
managamy wrote:
parker09 wrote:Unsure if this has been brought up before, but:

At the top of the status checker, it says: "Thus, it is the policy of the Admissions Committee that every file be reviewed by at least two, often times three, members of the Committee."
...does this mean our status checkers SHOULD update "at least two, often three" times?

(I'm bored, and may have felt like fueling some more obsessive neuroticism :) Including my own)


I think that you're right; at least, other schools update every time someone new accesses the file.


FWIW, my status checker has been updated twice already. I'm RD.


See I don't understand that. I'm ED and mine hasn't updated since the initial UCR, which was on 10/26.

I don't know if that's an auto-admit, auto-reject, or what. You would think if it was either, they would have gave me my answer on the first day of notifications (yday).



numbers?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:22 pm

File Complete: 11/17/2009
Under Committee Review: 12/03/2009; 12/07/2009; 12/10/2009


Held for review today (12/10/2009). I'm so glad I wasn't rejected! :) Sorry to those who were rejected. I wish y'all the best with the rest of your applications.

PM me for #s.

EDIT: I applied ED.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby slv32 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:35 pm

What do you mean by "held" for review?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby summerteeth » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:46 pm

anyone else out there hear nothing yet? i'm worried i'll be getting a status checker rejection tonight.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:57 pm

slv32 wrote:What do you mean by "held" for review?

From Penn email:

"The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review"

I believe I have been deferred to the regular notification pool. Anyone disagree?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:03 pm

Burberry by Burberry wrote:
slv32 wrote:What do you mean by "held" for review?

From Penn email:

"The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review"

I believe I have been deferred to the regular notification pool. Anyone disagree?

As long as you don't receive a decision by 12/31, you're released from your ED contract by breach. Other than that, it essentially means nothing. Likely, it's equivalent to being deferred.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:06 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:08 pm

bowie8285 wrote:someone should ask if this frees you up from your ED contract



I wouldn't ask that, actually (except anonymously). It might be seen negatively?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby frix0803 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:10 pm

puppins wrote:
bowie8285 wrote:someone should ask if this frees you up from your ED contract



I wouldn't ask that, actually (except anonymously). It might be seen negatively?


Or, you just want to make sure that you want them to remember that you EDed and that you continue loving Penn, despite temporary heartache it is giving you?

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby frix0803 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:13 pm

bowie8285 wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:
slv32 wrote:What do you mean by "held" for review?

From Penn email:

"The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review"

I believe I have been deferred to the regular notification pool. Anyone disagree?



someone should ask if this frees you up from your ED contract


By the way, i don't think it matters, since, as far as i can remember, once you EDed at Penn, you are not allow to ED anywhere else IN THAT ADMISSIONS CYCLE. That is how i remember it anyway. let me know if you have any contrary info.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:13 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:15 pm

Penn's only considerations in the ED contract are that you'll have a decision by 12/31, no? Then, despite the email they haven't breached their contract unless it's 2010 and you don't have a decision.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:18 pm

bowie8285 wrote:
puppins wrote:
bowie8285 wrote:someone should ask if this frees you up from your ED contract

I wouldn't ask that, actually (except anonymously). It might be seen negatively?

why would it be negative? if they want to bind you with ED they would still get that benefit even if you weren't gung ho about it, it's either a contract or it's not


If the answer is yes, it frees you from your ED contract, then I think wanting that would hurt your RD chances.

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby bowie8285 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:18 pm

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Re: U Penn 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:56 pm

rickysteves wrote:Here's a question: have any RDers with stats at or above Penn's median (3.8, 170) had their UCR date updated at all? I'm RD at median stats, and I haven't had one date change.

Complete: 11/17
Under Committee Review: 12/03, 12/10
RD, LSAT > 75%, GPA < 25%




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