Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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When are you applying

September
18
8%
October
66
29%
November
68
30%
December
41
18%
January
29
13%
February
3
1%
 
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Bojack93
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bojack93 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 pm

missmiabuttface wrote:
Bojack93 wrote:
curvybanana63 wrote: Based on their twitter it seems like they like to do decisions on Fridays... so cautiously optimistic for another one this Friday.


While that predictability would be nice, last year their first few rounds were:

Tuesday, 12/13 (ED)
Tuesday, 12/20
Thursday, 1/12
Monday, 1/23
Friday, 1/27 (ED2)
Friday, 2/3
Wednesday, 2/8


Thanks for the info! Do you mind linking where the info came from? I can't seem to find the page.


I pulled it from their Twitter, https://twitter.com/PennLawAdmiss.

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LSATuration
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LSATuration » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:44 pm

Is "Under Committee Review" a UR2 shift or a ding signal?

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Bojack93
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bojack93 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:58 pm

LSATuration wrote:Is "Under Committee Review" a UR2 shift or a ding signal?


Everyone goes from complete to UCR, then at some point over the next couple weeks the date changes and that is UCR2.

There is, to my knowledge, nothing on any school's status tracker short of a final decision that could be interpreted as a "ding signal." People on this site are adept at talking themselves into seeing them in the tea leaves, however.

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LSATuration
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LSATuration » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:01 pm

Bojack93 wrote:
LSATuration wrote:Is "Under Committee Review" a UR2 shift or a ding signal?


Everyone goes from complete to UCR, then at some point over the next couple weeks the date changes and that is UCR2.

There is, to my knowledge, nothing on any school's status tracker short of a final decision that could be interpreted as a "ding signal." People on this site are adept at talking themselves into seeing them in the tea leaves, however.


Thought it was UCR2 because of the text at the top that said my file was being reviewed by the committee though my status stayed Complete. Totally agree with the concept of no ding signal but I am not knowledgeable about each school, so thought I'd ask.

Thanks!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:42 am

spicysalmonroll wrote:Is it a good sign if you move from complete to UR1 in just a few days? I went complete on 12/14, UR1 on 12/18.


It's pretty normal.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wmbuff » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:09 pm

Huh, went UCR already. That's a decent turnaround. I was complete 12/4.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby nyc2dc » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:26 am

Does anyone know when Penn will make scholarship decisions for admits?

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LSATuration
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LSATuration » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:36 pm

Went UCR then got my LSAT retake score putting me above the 75th. Fingers crossed the[y] refresh my report page!
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby TheMule » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Looking for serious advice - should I switch my Penn app to ED?

I'm currently a 3.3x/ 174 and went UR2 in mid Dec. I expect that I will hear back mid Jan, but I'm concerned with my chances because of the splitter unfriendliness of Penn. I have great softs and went to good undergrad but am non-URM. I would love to go to Penn, but do I need the bump of ED, or can I pass the threshold without it?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wannabegenius » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:09 pm

TheMule wrote:Looking for serious advice - should I switch my Penn app to ED?

I'm currently a 3.3x/ 174 and went UR2 in mid Dec. I expect that I will hear back mid Jan, but I'm concerned with my chances because of the splitter unfriendliness of Penn. I have great softs and went to good undergrad but am non-URM. I would love to go to Penn, but do I need the bump of ED, or can I pass the threshold without it?


You can pass the threshold without it.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AndyNewMan9240 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:55 pm

TheMule wrote:Looking for serious advice - should I switch my Penn app to ED?

I'm currently a 3.3x/ 174 and went UR2 in mid Dec. I expect that I will hear back mid Jan, but I'm concerned with my chances because of the splitter unfriendliness of Penn. I have great softs and went to good undergrad but am non-URM. I would love to go to Penn, but do I need the bump of ED, or can I pass the threshold without it?


Check out the numbers from last year. Most likely, you will be waitlisted (but if you ED, you're pretty much guaranteed to get in straight-away).

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1617

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dietcoked » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:54 pm

Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:57 pm

dietcoked wrote:Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!


Would you regret not ED-ing to Upenn if you didn't get any of them? If yes, then I say ED.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wannabegenius » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:08 pm

AndyNewMan9240 wrote:
TheMule wrote:Looking for serious advice - should I switch my Penn app to ED?

I'm currently a 3.3x/ 174 and went UR2 in mid Dec. I expect that I will hear back mid Jan, but I'm concerned with my chances because of the splitter unfriendliness of Penn. I have great softs and went to good undergrad but am non-URM. I would love to go to Penn, but do I need the bump of ED, or can I pass the threshold without it?


Check out the numbers from last year. Most likely, you will be waitlisted (but if you ED, you're pretty much guaranteed to get in straight-away).

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1617


I take back my previous statement. Looks like ED will actually help you if it's your first choice.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby vikingrunner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm

Applied just now with a CRS waiver. At the median LSAT and below 25th on GPA so probably a long shot, but what the hell.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bosshawg » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:42 pm

dietcoked wrote:Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!


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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AndyNewMan9240 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:39 pm

bosshawg wrote:
dietcoked wrote:Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!


How would you go about switching your app to ED? I'm in a similar position with the same top 3, but 170 and 3.55 stats. Got held from Columbia ED so released from the contract. Is it possible to switch my app to ED? Any other thoughts appreciated


To switch from regular decision to early decision, contact the admissions office at Penn Law and inform them. They will undoubtedly change your status to early decision, which will boost your chances significantly (navigating through the waitlist sucks).

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bosshawg » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:36 pm

AndyNewMan9240 wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
dietcoked wrote:Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!



To switch from regular decision to early decision, contact the admissions office at Penn Law and inform them. They will undoubtedly change your status to early decision, which will boost your chances significantly (navigating through the waitlist sucks).


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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby NavyNuke » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:45 pm

UR2 yesterday.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:00 pm

I'm hoping for a wave tomorrow but I'm thinking next Friday

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hotdog96 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:31 pm

UR2 1/3 as well here

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dietcoked » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:40 pm

How long did it take you guys to get a status checker?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ATXStudent » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 pm

hotdog96 wrote:UR2 1/3 as well here


+1

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sarahbelle6 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:25 pm

etramak wrote:I'm hoping for a wave tomorrow but I'm thinking next Friday


I feel like tomorrow’s unlikely with the huge snowstorm that hit Philly today

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AndyNewMan9240 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:41 pm

bosshawg wrote:
AndyNewMan9240 wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
dietcoked wrote:Same sort of question as TheMule. Penn is definitely one of my top choices and I am considering ED there because of my painful splitter status. The only two schools I would consider above Penn are Columbia and NYU because my family is in NYC and I want to practice there and I love the grime of the city. I'm a 3.3x/173 splitter. The new MyLSN calculator puts my chances at Columbia, NYU, and Penn at .22, .35, .24 respectively. But if I ED at Penn, that chance goes up to .62. The chance of getting waitlisted/rejected at all 3 are 0.39 if I just multiply the chances altogether. Of course, these aren't hard numbers, but it's kind of scary. I don't love the idea of debt, but I'm willing to take it on for my Top 3. Should I ED II Penn or just chance it?

Thanks for any advice!!


How would you go about switching your app to ED? I'm in a similar position with the same top 3, but 170 and 3.55 stats. Got held from Columbia ED so released from the contract. Is it possible to switch my app to ED? Any other thoughts appreciated


To switch from regular decision to early decision, contact the admissions office at Penn Law and inform them. They will undoubtedly change your status to early decision, which will boost your chances significantly (navigating through the waitlist sucks).


Thank you! Penn is known to have a noticeable ED bump compared to schools like CLS and NYU, correct?


Yeah, the ED bump is very significant at Penn, in part because the school does not have a huge class size.




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