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Title: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on March 26, 2007, 01:49:47 PM
It has been 5 long months since I first let you know I was interested.  In December you told me you needed a little more time.  It's been almost four more months.  I wait for your call every day.  I check my mail only to have my heart fall each time.  It's almost April 1.  Please let me know.  I need to move on with my life.  I hope that can be a life together with you but if not, I need time to mend what will be a very broken heart.

So please, send out decisions to deferred people soon so I can get back to my life.

Always and forever yours,
Viv.


** In all seriousness, has anyone heard anything from them today? 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yeacrew on March 26, 2007, 01:52:26 PM
i called and they said the committee is reviewing my file as we speak and that i should hear the decision by the end of this week or next
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on March 26, 2007, 01:56:47 PM
i'm scared to call.  i've called them a couple times already.  ill just have to hope that i'll hear soon.

Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ImpactPlayer on March 26, 2007, 01:59:08 PM
i called and they said the committee is reviewing my file as we speak and that i should hear the decision by the end of this week or next

I might give them a call myself. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on March 26, 2007, 02:03:33 PM
hollowman, i think you'll be fine.  you had the good sense to take the LSAT again.  i listened to those in my office who said, no a 168 is a fine score you should be able to get into some great schools.

now finding out, uh not so much. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 26, 2007, 02:12:38 PM
I engage in a daily battle with myself over whether or not to call. I truly appreciate your courage in calling them. I'm going out of my mind, obsessively checking LSN and LSD for any information. I also occasionally stare at my phone hoping that I can will it to ring.

As an add-on to the "Dear Penn" theme:

Dear Penn:

It shouldn't be too hard to figure out who I am from my application and information on LSD and LSN. If for some reason, you may have misplaced my phone number, please feel free to e-mail, snail mail, PM me an acceptance, or even post it in a message on my LSN page. I'm not particular.

Oh, and these other guys in this thread are great. I think we'd all make great additions to Penn Law.

Hope to hear from you soon,

yoni
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 26, 2007, 02:25:09 PM
It's a mere coincidence, I assure you. Yet, it is one that may have been avoided if Jewish nicknames were first run through the lexicon of sexually suggestive words in other languages. Alas, my parents were not into yoga.

Of course, I do love and appreciate the Big Lebowski reference. Maude would be proud.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ImpactPlayer on March 26, 2007, 02:32:27 PM
I just emailed them.  Hopefully I'll hear something tomorrow.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on March 26, 2007, 02:36:48 PM
I'm waiting too... expected a rejection a while back.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AlphaBusey on March 26, 2007, 04:02:51 PM
Dear Penn:

Although you have already admitted me, I think Hollowman is great.  Let him in.  In fact, if you do, I'll even wrestle a bear...  to the death.  Come on.  It will be a lot of fun for everyone, except maybe PETA...  or me.  We'll see.  Anyway, let him in.  Even though he went to scUM. ;)

Kind Regards.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AlphaBusey on March 26, 2007, 04:16:41 PM
Dear Penn:

Although you have already admitted me, I think Hollowman is great.  Let him in.  In fact, if you do, I'll even wrestle a bear...  to the death.  Come on.  It will be a lot of fun for everyone, except maybe PETA...  or me.  We'll see.  Anyway, let him in.  Even though he went to scUM. ;)

Kind Regards.

I think this may put me over the top.  I will personally sound-proof your 2400 Chestnut room if it works...

Also, scUM?  If we're talking undergrad, I actually transferred FROM Penn without really telling them I was leaving for an exceedingly long time.  I probably have a giant skull and crossbones on my file.

EDIT: I just assembled the day's posts in my head and realize that you went to OSU and thought I went to Michigan as an undergrad.  My sig has to do with possibly going to UM for law school, not having gone there as an UG.  My only relationship to either school is visiting a friend at OSU a number of times and ending up at some absurd bar that had dollar bottles and dollar tequila shots.  I lost one of my shoes and ended up fully clothed in bed with two girls.

Alright, my apologies.  In that case, I will wrestle TWO bears.  One to get you in, one to cover for my egregious mistake.  But yeah, it sounds like a typical night at OSU.  It wasn't Panini's or Four Kegs, was it?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on March 26, 2007, 08:18:39 PM
Dear Penn,

I know you're tired of hearing from me, but if you let me in, I'll stop bugging you. If you waitlist me, I'll dig up some more "additional materials" to send you. If you reject me, you'll be getting a transfer app next year. Your best bet is to accept me. Seriously. Besides, if nothing else, I'm good for your yield.

Your Friend,

Captain Longshot.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AlphaBusey on March 26, 2007, 09:15:45 PM
Dear Penn:

Although you have already admitted me, I think Hollowman is great.  Let him in.  In fact, if you do, I'll even wrestle a bear...  to the death.  Come on.  It will be a lot of fun for everyone, except maybe PETA...  or me.  We'll see.  Anyway, let him in.  Even though he went to scUM. ;)

Kind Regards.

I think this may put me over the top.  I will personally sound-proof your 2400 Chestnut room if it works...

Also, scUM?  If we're talking undergrad, I actually transferred FROM Penn without really telling them I was leaving for an exceedingly long time.  I probably have a giant skull and crossbones on my file.

EDIT: I just assembled the day's posts in my head and realize that you went to OSU and thought I went to Michigan as an undergrad.  My sig has to do with possibly going to UM for law school, not having gone there as an UG.  My only relationship to either school is visiting a friend at OSU a number of times and ending up at some absurd bar that had dollar bottles and dollar tequila shots.  I lost one of my shoes and ended up fully clothed in bed with two girls.

Alright, my apologies.  In that case, I will wrestle TWO bears.  One to get you in, one to cover for my egregious mistake.  But yeah, it sounds like a typical night at OSU.  It wasn't Panini's or Four Kegs, was it?

No apologies necessary. Just wanted to put myself out of firing range as quickly as possible.

No idea what the bar was other than I have vivid (and yet somehow hazy as well) memories of dark wood and a huge outside area w/ bar that kind of felt like I should be on spring break somewhere.

Sounds like you went to Out R Inn, definitely the best value on campus, in my opinion.  Hopefully I'll find some similar haunts here soon in Philly or NY =)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: newtothis on March 27, 2007, 09:24:05 AM
It seems like they stopped calling and just sent email or packages late in last cycle. I wonder if we've reached that point yet. Has anyone been accepted without a call?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 617 on March 27, 2007, 09:26:50 AM
It seems like they stopped calling and just sent email or packages late in last cycle. I wonder if we've reached that point yet. Has anyone been accepted without a call?

Yes, it looks like it's reached that point.  The last few people who have posted on LSD that they've been accepted said they received acceptance packages without a phone call or email. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 27, 2007, 10:01:22 AM
The data on LSN does, in fact, support this theory. However, I wouldn't be too surprised if there are still going to be some phone calls coming considering their April 1 pledge.

Of course, I'll take an acceptance anyway they want to send it (yes, even carrier pigeon).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dancerina on March 27, 2007, 03:40:39 PM
"alphadrummer"...funny to call u that...go to Penn..that is all
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AlphaBusey on March 27, 2007, 05:23:41 PM
Ok, "dancerina", is that an order, or a request? ;)

And from that, can I infer that you're beginning to like Penn over UVA?  Because if I go to Penn because you told me to, and then you don't go, I'd have to call that totally lame.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on March 27, 2007, 09:10:25 PM
The sexual tension between Dancerina and Alphadrummer is pretty obvious... do the deed and get  it over with!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on March 28, 2007, 07:09:23 AM
The sexual tension between Dancerina and Alphadrummer is pretty obvious... do the deed and get  it over with!

referring to member of the opposite sex with scare quoted internet name=already had sex

didn't get the memo?

Then they obviously need to do it again.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Nomin01 on March 28, 2007, 07:55:20 AM
i was complete with them on 10/24/06, on 12/28/06 i was notified that they needed more time, yesterday 03/27/07 the wait listed me. but who needs them anyway!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Dr. Raoul Duke on March 28, 2007, 08:08:41 AM
i was complete with them on 10/24/06, on 12/28/06 i was notified that they needed more time, yesterday 03/27/07 the wait listed me. but who needs them anyway!

Bah.  Go enjoy your Columbia acceptance and stop complaining.

 ;)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on March 28, 2007, 09:01:40 PM
I feel like as soon as I send in my deposit elsewhere, Penn will show its pretty (or ugly) face.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on March 28, 2007, 09:03:37 PM
I feel like as soon as I send in my deposit elsewhere, Penn will show its pretty (or ugly) face.

Or maybe just next week...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on March 28, 2007, 09:05:46 PM
I feel like as soon as I send in my deposit elsewhere, Penn will show its pretty (or ugly) face.

Or maybe just next week...

Wow... who didn't realize that it's almost April 1st/ April 16th...
<----------------------------  :D

Lol - I just double-checked my seat deposit deadline...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 29, 2007, 11:29:57 AM
From LSN, it looks like there's been another round of WLs sent out, but no one seems to have posted how they were contacted. Past waitlists have been via e-mail. Anyone have any info on this?

(I ask, because a- I'm curious, and b- I'm at work and won't get to check my regular mail until I get home later, and I'd like to know if there could possibly be something waiting for me or if I would have gotten it in an e-mail.)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: beeker on March 29, 2007, 11:34:44 AM
I was WL'ed today too
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 29, 2007, 11:48:51 AM
Thanks, guys. While that does ease my tension about wondering if I have something waiting for me at home, I am now reverting back to the more general frantic state of wondering when I am actually going to hear something.

I actually feel kind of bad for the admission officers - LSN is showing that there are still a ton of people pending and a lot of people who were deferred EA and ED, to whom Penn promised a decision by April 1, which is right around the corner. It must be really crazy in the admissions office now. So, Dean Post and all of you at the Penn Law Office of Admissions: Take it easy. We'll pull through together. To make it easier on yourselves, just go ahead and mark my application with the big red "ACCEPT" stamp and everything will move along nicely and smoothly.

Oh, and, depending on your perspective, congratulations or sorry to hear about your waitlists, hollowman and beeker. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: beeker on March 29, 2007, 12:12:32 PM
Thanks, guys. While that does ease my tension about wondering if I have something waiting for me at home, I am now reverting back to the more general frantic state of wondering when I am actually going to hear something.

I actually feel kind of bad for the admission officers - LSN is showing that there are still a ton of people pending and a lot of people who were deferred EA and ED, to whom Penn promised a decision by April 1, which is right around the corner. It must be really crazy in the admissions office now. So, Dean Post and all of you at the Penn Law Office of Admissions: Take it easy. We'll pull through together. To make it easier on yourselves, just go ahead and mark my application with the big red "ACCEPT" stamp and everything will move along nicely and smoothly.

Oh, and, depending on your perspective, congratulations or sorry to hear about your waitlists, hollowman and beeker. 

Thanks, I'm kidn of indifferent to it...I'll be withdrawing...I don't want to wait around for any waitlists...too much stress, I'd rather just pick one of the schools that did accept me and get excited about that!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on March 29, 2007, 12:19:55 PM
when i called today the person who checked on my status told me that it might be another 2-3 weeks.   :'(

Penn, I love you.  Please don't lead me on.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on March 29, 2007, 12:21:56 PM
Dear Penn,

Don't you want to accept the 34th most-popular Law School applicant (according to LSN)??? I know I would...

Love,

The Captain


----

So far, nothing. I'm sure I'll get my skinny envelope next week.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mgs on March 29, 2007, 01:30:15 PM
Vivian, were you deferred?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mgs on March 29, 2007, 01:31:30 PM
Ooooops, sorry!  Just read your first post.  Jeeeez!!  Another 2-3 weeks for us deferred people?! 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on March 29, 2007, 01:42:39 PM
im not sure.  im praying the lady who answered the phone was mistaken at its april 1st.

i just am a) quite po' and b) would rather not spend 1K visiting and sending in a deposit to vandy, if penn is going to come through. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yeacrew on March 29, 2007, 06:27:06 PM
I was WL'ed today too

beeker how'd u get wl'sted?! they must have sent out a rejection letter to me then. that's prob why i haven't heard
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on March 30, 2007, 08:05:32 AM
Does this 4/1 promise thing apply just to deferrals?



I don't have any inside info on this, but I would imagine that this 4/1 "promise" does indeed only apply to early applicants who were deferred, since it was in the letter of deferral that the "promise" was made.

I would have thought that it would also apply to regular applicants - it just sounded like 4/1 was the goal that they had set for themselves for all decisions. It sounds like they just had too much, and I suppose it's nice to know that they're not just running through these applications but instead taking the time to really evaluate all the applicants even if it takes a little longer than they had anticipated.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: hereshopin on April 02, 2007, 11:09:48 PM
Came home to a gigantic package from penn in my mailbox, 4 months after going complete. really really unexpected. =)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 03, 2007, 06:58:39 AM
please penn?  pretty pretty please?  with cherries on top?

Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: newtothis on April 03, 2007, 07:15:32 AM
Came home to a gigantic package from penn in my mailbox, 4 months after going complete. really really unexpected. =)

Were you deferred?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: somethingwitty on April 03, 2007, 07:24:21 AM
i was deferred in december also, and i called penn yesterday.  she said they "got bogged down in applications" and that i would hear "by the end of this week...or early next week."  i would assume that this goes for all deferred applicants, but she didn't specifically say that...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 03, 2007, 07:36:18 AM
Came home to a gigantic package from penn in my mailbox, 4 months after going complete. really really unexpected. =)

congrats shopin. So where are you leaning towards?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: hereshopin on April 03, 2007, 07:48:11 AM
Came home to a gigantic package from penn in my mailbox, 4 months after going complete. really really unexpected. =)

Were you deferred?

nope, at least not officially. i thought i had sent my stuff in in time to be considered for ea, but somehow i forgot to send my ps. by the time i realized that, it was a few days past the deadline. it was 4 months from complete->now without any sort of contact.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Hendi on April 03, 2007, 11:47:22 AM
And here I was just about okay with giving up hope, damn you Penn. 

(congrats btw)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ImpactPlayer on April 03, 2007, 03:32:22 PM
Dear Penn,

Hurry the **** up.

Sincerely,

impact

Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mantis on April 03, 2007, 04:00:58 PM
Dear Penn,

I'm willing to wait... even if I have to wait until June.. for a decision in my favor.  Last night I even had a DREAM that you accepted me.  The package had been forwarded to my new address and was all runover and beat up and I was still overjoyed to receive it. 

You're invading my subconscious.  :(

- M
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 03, 2007, 04:18:00 PM
Dear Penn,

I'm getting desperate... I'll even buy basketball tickets and root for the Quakers.... COME ON PENN!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 04, 2007, 07:32:32 AM
Dear Penn,

remember who started this thread?  i love you most! 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 08:00:36 AM
Dear Penn,

You're causing me severe stress. Pull the trigger already!

Thanx!

you should tell them that if they don't respond soon (and preferably in favorable terms,) that you will send Hillary Clinton to eat their faces.

that'll scare them good
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 08:20:30 AM
Dear Penn,

You're causing me severe stress. Pull the trigger already!

Thanx!

you should tell them that if they don't respond soon (and preferably in favorable terms,) that you will send Hillary Clinton to eat their faces.

that'll scare them good

I just called them, and apparently my app hasn't even been LOOKED AT by the committee yet. No estimate on a response time.

I can't believe they really love the smell of their own farts enough to thing I'd put in a deposit at a peer school and wait for their asses until mid-May.

I'm considering withdrawing.

if i remember right, Cady was in the same situation last year....it blows.

why is LS app process so inefficient compared to UG? I had heard form all schools at this point during the UG app cycle
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 04, 2007, 09:21:28 AM
Dear Penn,

I'm getting desperate... I'll even buy basketball tickets and root for the Quakers.... COME ON PENN!


don't lie now! no self respecting wildcats fan would cheer on the Quakers!!!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 04, 2007, 10:07:09 AM
Dear Penn,

I'm getting desperate... I'll even buy basketball tickets and root for the Quakers.... COME ON PENN!


don't lie now! no self respecting wildcats fan would cheer on the Quakers!!!

Who said anything about self-respect?  :P

good point!

im awaiting my rejection as well.. im quite bored with only georgetown, penn and villanova still out there
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 10:31:26 AM
I just called...my file is in committee now....submitted on the deadline and complete in early march.  hope that helps someone.

Bouzie, if you get into Penn (you have a great shot with your new LSAT score), would you consider it over Michigan?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 04, 2007, 10:32:19 AM
we can convince him!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 04, 2007, 10:34:09 AM
I want to call, but I'm scared.  I went complete in early Feb.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 10:40:26 AM
me...penn with probably no $$ (pending a talk with the fin aid people) vs. a scholarship at UVA

how much is the $$ at Mich?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 04, 2007, 10:42:03 AM
Cornell right now, though I would take Penn over it in a heartbeat, and I'm still waiting on 6 decisions (+ sitting on WLs at Mich, UVA, and GULC)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 10:45:48 AM
me...penn with probably no $$ (pending a talk with the fin aid people) vs. a scholarship at UVA

how much is the $$ at Mich?

Congrats on Penn and on your UVA money---which way are you currently leaning?  If I were in your position Id def take Penn, only because I dont think they'd appreciate me very much in the South though ;)


wowzies! that's something to consider!!! that's much better than my 36K scholarship at UVA, but i was impressed becuase i'm right at the median and i wasn't expecting much.

its so hard for me becuase that's my big fear - they wont' accept me at UVA, but they were really nice and courteous towards me at the ASW, so i'm gonna go to the ASD tommorow at Penn and...if i fall in love with it, i'll wrangle as much $$ out of them as I can and just eat the debt load
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 04, 2007, 10:54:03 AM
Cornell right now, though I would take Penn over it in a heartbeat, and I'm still waiting on 6 decisions (+ sitting on WLs at Mich, UVA, and GULC)


OUCH!.... Im on 1 WL myself (preferred WL at GULC whatever that is)  I was also deferred at Minn and WLed at Mason of all places.  Cornell seems like an awesome place in case your others dont work out, def wouldnt be ashamed to have their name on my diploma :)

Good luck with your WL's.  Hopefully this business about schools accepting a lot more form their WLs this year holds to be true.

Yea, here's hoping.  Better than the waitlists though, here's hoping Penn lets me in  :P

I love Cornell as a school, but the location kind of puts me off, and (as much as I know I probably shouldn't be considering this seriously) I'm imagining I'll have a hell of a hard time finding me a nice hot guy in Ithaca NY
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 04, 2007, 10:56:11 AM
I just called...my file is in committee now....submitted on the deadline and complete in early march.  hope that helps someone.

Bouzie, if you get into Penn (you have a great shot with your new LSAT score), would you consider it over Michigan?


I dunno-  I'd def go visit and see how I felt--I live in boston so its not too far.  I gotta say though that I really love michigan a lot but if I get into Penn I'm going to have to take a hard look at both schools plus Michigan gave me some money so who knows...--itd be a great situation to be in.  Im just glad that I have a finite timeframe right now.  yay

where else are you guys considering?

Yay Bouzie! GL!

As a Mich ASW#1er and a Penn ASWer myself, I am leaning towards Penn. Both Mich and Penn gave me about the same amount of $. Mich ASW was the best I have been to, but I just felt more at home at Penn and I have been in collegetown for four years and just feel like Philly has more to offer. Besides the gay community at Penn is awesome, ask Towelie. However, I'm still considering a couple of other schools too (mainly NYU and Boalt).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 10:56:36 AM
me...penn with probably no $$ (pending a talk with the fin aid people) vs. a scholarship at UVA

how much is the $$ at Mich?

Congrats on Penn and on your UVA money---which way are you currently leaning?  If I were in your position Id def take Penn, only because I dont think they'd appreciate me very much in the South though ;)

Michigan offered me 54K which Im thrilled with considering how late my application ended up going re-complete bc of my retake.

wowzies! that's something to consider!!! that's much better than my 36K scholarship at UVA, but i was impressed becuase i'm right at the median and i wasn't expecting much.

its so hard for me becuase that's my big fear - they wont' accept me at UVA, but they were really nice and courteous towards me at the ASW, so i'm gonna go to the ASD tommorow at Penn and...if i fall in love with it, i'll wrangle as much $$ out of them as I can and just eat the debt load



Why dont you think they'll accept you at UVA?  Im a ridiculously liberal gay buddhist, thats my reason ;).   36K is AWESOME as well though I dont think itd be enough for me to pick UVA over Penn IF I liked Penn more---how did you feel about UVA from the ASW?  oh and let me know how you like Penn!!!

i really thought the school was beautiful, just that...i felt like the student body was so different than me.

hint. i'm a deaf chick whose parents immigrated to a rustbelt town in upstate NY, oh and i'm pretty socially liberal (for gay marriage and all that jazz)....then again, i doubt i'll be able to find many people like me anywhere....

and one more issue with uva...i don't have a car, won't get one in the next 3-4 years. (i'm big on public transportation)...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: lawgirl442 on April 04, 2007, 11:24:35 AM
Just called Penn - they said my application was under review currently with the committee.  When I asked how long it would be before I could expect a decision, she said "another few weeks".  Damn.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 04, 2007, 11:39:24 AM
Just called Penn - they said my application was under review currently with the committee.  When I asked how long it would be before I could expect a decision, she said "another few weeks".  Damn.

when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 04, 2007, 12:44:20 PM
I just called...my file is in committee now....submitted on the deadline and complete in early march.  hope that helps someone.

Bouzie, if you get into Penn (you have a great shot with your new LSAT score), would you consider it over Michigan?


I dunno-  I'd def go visit and see how I felt--I live in boston so its not too far.  I gotta say though that I really love michigan a lot but if I get into Penn I'm going to have to take a hard look at both schools plus Michigan gave me some money so who knows...--itd be a great situation to be in.  Im just glad that I have a finite timeframe right now.  yay

where else are you guys considering?

Yay Bouzie! GL!

As a Mich ASW#1er and a Penn ASWer myself, I am leaning towards Penn. Both Mich and Penn gave me about the same amount of $. Mich ASW was the best I have been to, but I just felt more at home at Penn and I have been in collegetown for four years and just feel like Philly has more to offer. Besides the gay community at Penn is awesome, ask Towelie. However, I'm still considering a couple of other schools too (mainly NYU and Boalt).


Wow 'tiki, you have some great options there.   I had a great itme at the michigan ASW as well, and really liked the laid back gay 'scene' in Ann Arbor.   I have no idea how the heck you're dealing with choosing between those four schools.  I dont think i'll be able to choose btwn mich and penn if I get in, nevermind adding nyu and boalt to the fray...


good luck!

Thanks. Honestly, I feel really blessed (would be the best word). But definitely visit Penn; it really does have a collegial, laid-back environment, as well, but with much more stuff to do surrounding it. And you should be happy too! Michigan alone is awesome let alone a possible Penn (knock on wood).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: leostrauss on April 04, 2007, 12:47:13 PM
tag

I'm on hold and have been for a long long time. I suspect I will hear from Penn in the next three weeks. They need to hurry . . .
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 04, 2007, 01:50:56 PM
Dear Penn,

I'm getting desperate... I'll even buy basketball tickets and root for the Quakers.... COME ON PENN!


don't lie now! no self respecting wildcats fan would cheer on the Quakers!!!

Uhhh, I DID say I was desperate, didn't I?

Besides, Penn >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> St. Joes
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: lawgirl442 on April 04, 2007, 02:37:53 PM
I went complete in early March (took Feb. test)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 04, 2007, 04:29:17 PM
Dear Penn,

I'm getting desperate... I'll even buy basketball tickets and root for the Quakers.... COME ON PENN!


don't lie now! no self respecting wildcats fan would cheer on the Quakers!!!

Uhhh, I DID say I was desperate, didn't I?

Besides, Penn >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> St. Joes

so true.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on April 04, 2007, 08:12:19 PM
Dear Penn,

Thank you!!!!!

-yoni

(Dear fellow LSDers: In at Penn, large envelope postmarked 3/31/07)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 04, 2007, 08:21:48 PM
Dear Penn,

Thank you!!!!!

-yoni

(Dear fellow LSDers: In at Penn, large envelope postmarked 3/31/07)

congrats!!!!!!

are you gonna visit?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on April 04, 2007, 08:51:46 PM
I've actually visited before, but I think I may go again. At this point, I'm just waiting on NYU, which is actually my first choice, but I'm absolutely thrilled about Penn and as soon as NYU gets around to rejecting me, I'll be sending my money in to Penn.

Thanks for the congratulations!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 04, 2007, 09:03:38 PM
Dear Penn,

Thank you!!!!!

-yoni

(Dear fellow LSDers: In at Penn, large envelope postmarked 3/31/07)

congrats!!!!!!

are you gonna visit?

I already visited. They should let me in.

:( Now I'm going to bed to have a nightmare about my ding-letter.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 05, 2007, 11:36:05 AM
Just called Penn. All deferred decisions not already mailed are going out tomorrow. Finally my last ding will be here.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: soontobesenior on April 05, 2007, 11:38:01 AM
Hey Yoni -- did you get a call or email before the package? thanks! (and congrats again!)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: yoni on April 05, 2007, 11:54:27 AM
Hey Yoni -- did you get a call or email before the package? thanks! (and congrats again!)

No call or e-mail. Just a package in the mail (that was too big for my mailbox, as I suspected it might be, which led me to hound my doorman every day asking if anything had come for me). It was then followed up by an e-mail invitation to an admitted students event. But no, I had no advance warning that anything would be coming for me.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Saja on April 05, 2007, 11:59:59 AM
Congrats Yoni!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 06, 2007, 02:10:30 PM
Waitlisted at Penn  :-\. And THAT completes the cycle  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: leostrauss on April 06, 2007, 02:23:04 PM
Waitlist at Penn . . . I have scholarships to accept or decline in a few days at UT . . . so I'm outie (to Penn anyway). Best of luck to the rest of you!!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 06, 2007, 02:24:29 PM
Waitlisted at Penn  :-\. And THAT completes the cycle  :D :D :D :D


Huzzah for closure!!!

Congrats, Cornellian! The bright red graduation regalia is very snazzy!  ;D

Thanks!!! Red is so my color  ;)

Are you heading to the midwest since Cornell was mean to the sis?  :'(
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 06, 2007, 02:25:01 PM
And they sent the email at 5:05pm on a Friday. So sneaky  >:(
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 06, 2007, 02:32:12 PM
Nadda here for me, I guess my ding must be in the mail  :-\
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 06, 2007, 02:35:26 PM
Nadda here for me, I guess my ding must be in the mail  :-\

Or maybeeeeeeeee it's an acceptance! You did apply late. And you do have shiny numbers. But Cornell totally wants you more.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 06, 2007, 02:36:33 PM
Nadda here for me, I guess my ding must be in the mail  :-\

Or maybeeeeeeeee it's an acceptance! You did apply late. And you do have shiny numbers. But Cornell totally wants you more.

I know right? I was complete for less than 6 days when they accepted me - BIG bonus points for that
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Slow Children At Play on April 06, 2007, 09:31:28 PM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: BelleFille on April 07, 2007, 07:45:19 AM
Waitlisted at Penn... email 5:05.  Will stay on it because Penn has always been somewhat of a dream school, but getting pumped about Virginia :)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ipso facto on April 07, 2007, 07:49:01 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 07, 2007, 11:02:24 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.

aww i'm sorry ipso, but michigan is a GREAT option!!!!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 07, 2007, 11:10:16 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.

Yup I'm still annoyed at my waitlist (i was in the FIRST batch of waitlists, bah).  But two weeks later I got into CLS so all became right with the world.  :)

Ipso, Mich is great--and if I had gotten into Penn, there's a good chance I would have still chosen Mich over them.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 07, 2007, 11:13:04 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.

Yup I'm still annoyed at my waitlist (i was in the FIRST batch of waitlists, bah).  But two weeks later I got into CLS so all became right with the world.  :)

Ipso, Mich is great--and if I had gotten into Penn, there's a good chance I would have still chosen Mich over them.

boo. even with me going to Penn? :)

well, Mich >> Penn in architecture....
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 07, 2007, 12:43:25 PM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.

Yup I'm still annoyed at my waitlist (i was in the FIRST batch of waitlists, bah).  But two weeks later I got into CLS so all became right with the world.  :)

Ipso, Mich is great--and if I had gotten into Penn, there's a good chance I would have still chosen Mich over them.

boo. even with me going to Penn? :)

well, Mich >> Penn in architecture....

Have you decided?   ;D
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: SugarJ on April 07, 2007, 12:49:23 PM
And FWIW - I never wrote the Why Penn? essay, and I never sent a LOCI. And I got WL. Better than I expected!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 07, 2007, 12:55:47 PM
Waitlisted at Penn.

I wasn't really expecting, nor was I too interested in getting an acceptance--I didn't write the whole "Why Penn" essay.  I'm just glad I don't have to even really consider them anymore.

Penn 1, SCAP 0.  Well played, indeed, UPenn!

female dog, you should have written a "Why you shouldn't waitlist ipso facto" essay. I'm still pretty pissed about my waitlist. Penn was my #1.

Yup I'm still annoyed at my waitlist (i was in the FIRST batch of waitlists, bah).  But two weeks later I got into CLS so all became right with the world.  :)

Ipso, Mich is great--and if I had gotten into Penn, there's a good chance I would have still chosen Mich over them.

boo. even with me going to Penn? :)

well, Mich >> Penn in architecture....

Have you decided?   ;D

i hope you're talking to me m1....or i'll feel silly, but the short answer is yes. It's Penn for me, i just loved the place. I actually did not want to leave, the students and professors were so personable, and i just felt like i fit in there better than I would at UVA.

decision made, but honestly, i think i knew all along I'd be going to Penn, i just had to go there and clinch it.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 07, 2007, 01:08:19 PM

i hope you're talking to me m1....or i'll feel silly, but the short answer is yes. It's Penn for me, i just loved the place. I actually did not want to leave, the students and professors were so personable, and i just felt like i fit in there better than I would at UVA.

decision made, but honestly, i think i knew all along I'd be going to Penn, i just had to go there and clinch it.

YAY! we need more people from LSD to go to Penn with us, haha
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 07, 2007, 01:22:10 PM

i hope you're talking to me m1....or i'll feel silly, but the short answer is yes. It's Penn for me, i just loved the place. I actually did not want to leave, the students and professors were so personable, and i just felt like i fit in there better than I would at UVA.

decision made, but honestly, i think i knew all along I'd be going to Penn, i just had to go there and clinch it.

YAY! we need more people from LSD to go to Penn with us, haha

well between you and me, we represent upstate NY pretty damn well.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 07, 2007, 01:34:17 PM

i hope you're talking to me m1....or i'll feel silly, but the short answer is yes. It's Penn for me, i just loved the place. I actually did not want to leave, the students and professors were so personable, and i just felt like i fit in there better than I would at UVA.

decision made, but honestly, i think i knew all along I'd be going to Penn, i just had to go there and clinch it.

YAY! we need more people from LSD to go to Penn with us, haha

well between you and me, we represent upstate NY pretty damn well.

Hell yes, UPSTATE!  I don't know if I should be proud of that or not  :P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 07, 2007, 01:38:57 PM

i hope you're talking to me m1....or i'll feel silly, but the short answer is yes. It's Penn for me, i just loved the place. I actually did not want to leave, the students and professors were so personable, and i just felt like i fit in there better than I would at UVA.

decision made, but honestly, i think i knew all along I'd be going to Penn, i just had to go there and clinch it.

YAY! we need more people from LSD to go to Penn with us, haha

well between you and me, we represent upstate NY pretty damn well.

Hell yes, UPSTATE!  I don't know if I should be proud of that or not  :P

well, we do have kickass wineries....

and your town is slightly better than mine, at least yours wasn't a superfund site for a couple of years (hell yea Onondaga Lake)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 07, 2007, 01:52:34 PM
superfunds are AWESOME!  I wish I could have cool mutated fish...oh wait, I do- we've got the hudson!  :P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 08, 2007, 07:04:34 AM
i'll come to penn with you, if they let me in.  when i called they said all deferred decisions would be handed out fri.  i don't have stellar numbers (LSAT slightly lower than median, 25% or slightly below GPA), and i dont think that all my extra materials were enough to sway them, so its likely a ding in the mail for me.  but penn was my dream school.

and maybe if everyone crosses their fingers hard enough, the ding will magically change into an acceptance package!

Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 08, 2007, 03:53:06 PM
near albany, remember mr saratoga?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 08, 2007, 04:58:20 PM
my part of upstate ny gets NO love

except from mutant fishes....mmmmmm mutant fish love.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Dr. Raoul Duke on April 08, 2007, 05:35:09 PM
my part of upstate ny gets NO love

except from mutant fishes....mmmmmm mutant fish love.

 :o  :D
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 08, 2007, 06:06:18 PM
i'll come to penn with you, if they let me in.  when i called they said all deferred decisions would be handed out fri.  i don't have stellar numbers (LSAT slightly lower than median, 25% or slightly below GPA), and i dont think that all my extra materials were enough to sway them, so its likely a ding in the mail for me.  but penn was my dream school.

and maybe if everyone crosses their fingers hard enough, the ding will magically change into an acceptance package!

When my Rejection arrives this week, I'll actually have to decide where to deposit :(

Ugh. I'll actually be sad when I get this rejection.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 08, 2007, 06:07:23 PM
near albany, remember mr saratoga?

right, right.  everybody i meet who is from near albany i hope they're from 'slingerlands.'  any luck?

rather close- about a 15 minute drive from there.  i went to a HS within a 2 mile drive of slingerlands though
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 09, 2007, 09:48:09 AM
i'll come to penn with you, if they let me in.  when i called they said all deferred decisions would be handed out fri.  i don't have stellar numbers (LSAT slightly lower than median, 25% or slightly below GPA), and i dont think that all my extra materials were enough to sway them, so its likely a ding in the mail for me.  but penn was my dream school.

and maybe if everyone crosses their fingers hard enough, the ding will magically change into an acceptance package!



Was this referring to last Friday, April 6th, or next Friday, April 13th?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 09, 2007, 10:11:06 AM
last fri.

but i called today and my decision has not yet been made.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 09, 2007, 10:21:28 AM
last fri.

but i called today and my decision has not yet been made.

Thanks. Frustrating for you I am sure, but at least you haven't been dinged or Waitlisted...I was not deferred, but my Dean's Certification/Check was lost, so I did not go complete until the very end of February. I don't really know what to make of my situation, but I am going to call later today to see what's up.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 09, 2007, 12:02:59 PM
just called Penn.. i went complete in early January... and i still have not been reviewed...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 09, 2007, 12:30:13 PM
Called today...File under review. Hope a decision is made quickly, one way or the other. Adding to my anxiety is the "Reserve" notice from Columbia, which means I have to scramble to try to salvage my final semester grades...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 09, 2007, 12:49:11 PM
What's the number? I might give it a try later... you can PM it to me if you like...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 09, 2007, 12:52:20 PM
longshot, meet google.  google, longshot.

www.google.com

penn law admissions.  it's always the first hit.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Themistocles on April 09, 2007, 12:55:54 PM
I was deferred EA and I learned today that my decision was mailed out on Friday.  Accordingly, I suspect some EA rejections are imminent.  Just a heads up.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 10, 2007, 10:22:12 AM
i'm rooting for you Bouzie!!!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 10, 2007, 10:28:38 AM
2 silly questions to anyone who would like to answer...

For how long is a file generally "in committee?"


Has Penn been WLing via email and accepting/rejecting via snail mail recently?




Gettin' a little anxious, was told that I was 'in committee' early last week and I haven't received an email yet.  Im thinking that probably means that Im either in or im out....

I was told that I was "in committee" when I called yesterday, and when I asked how long it would be before a decision was made, the lady said that it could be as long as a few weeks, so I wouldn't take too much from the fact that you haven't heard anything yet. I don't know if she had any idea what she was talking about, but that is what I was told.

I know that they have been waitlisting by e-mail. Earlier in the process they were admitting by phone call, but I think that has changed to snail mail now. I am not sure about rejection, but I would definitely guess snail mail.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 10:48:50 AM
i be in committee too!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 10, 2007, 10:53:19 AM
I called the other day, they just said no decision has been made yet, no telling me if I was in committee or not. 

Though the lady said that if I had additional materials to send in I could go ahead and send them, so I'm thinking I'm probably not.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 10:54:34 AM
i be in committee too!


DEATHMATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's not very nice.   :P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 10:59:17 AM
well, if anything i'm sure what i sent them makes them know i love them more.

plus i'm cuter.  if i were making decisions, love and cuteness would count.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 10, 2007, 10:59:31 AM
geez, i'm glad i got out of committee a while back, i think you woudl trounce my ass Bouzie.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 10, 2007, 11:04:03 AM
I called the other day, they just said no decision has been made yet, no telling me if I was in committee or not. 

Though the lady said that if I had additional materials to send in I could go ahead and send them, so I'm thinking I'm probably not.

Quail-  I think if I'm in committee, you must be as well --- I didnt go complete until early march.

In that case, better make it a 3-way cage/ladder match.

You have Michigan already, stop hogging all the best schools for yourself!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 10, 2007, 11:21:16 AM
I called the other day, they just said no decision has been made yet, no telling me if I was in committee or not. 

Though the lady said that if I had additional materials to send in I could go ahead and send them, so I'm thinking I'm probably not.

Quail-  I think if I'm in committee, you must be as well --- I didnt go complete until early march.

In that case, better make it a 3-way cage/ladder match.

You have Michigan already, stop hogging all the best schools for yourself!


Hush you have cornell.  and doesnt my northwestern ding count for anything around here???

Not particularly.  hth.









 ;)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 11:32:24 AM
i'm completely shut out of the T14 right now people.  let penn show me some love.

and fwiw- this vivian is not rich, not even close. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 11:49:53 AM
considering only penn and duke remain, im not so sure.

but c'est la vie.  better luck for me next time.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 10, 2007, 11:50:43 AM
Game on!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 12:01:04 PM
take vivian  :-*
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 01:34:23 PM
i know.  me strong.   ;D
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Penndude7 on April 10, 2007, 01:49:37 PM
I'm coming back from work. I was told that I have a letter from Penn law. This is it. With it, my cycle ends. I'll update my LSN when I get home. Good luck to the rest of you!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 10, 2007, 02:01:08 PM
the suspense!!!!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 10, 2007, 02:15:12 PM
i know.  get home already p'dude and let us know whats up!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 10, 2007, 02:43:16 PM
take vivian  :-*

Over Quail's dead body...

Indeed.  You wanna have a go Vivian?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Ersatz on April 10, 2007, 02:48:42 PM
Bouzie, I thought you were pretty set on Michigan?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Penndude7 on April 10, 2007, 03:35:51 PM
Single, white, thin envelope...with a nice REJECTION...although the kick to the cajones is met with a Temple 2010 jockstrap...so it doesn't hurt. My cycle is over and I am glad!

Letter was dated 04/06/07
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Ersatz on April 10, 2007, 03:37:37 PM
Bouzie, I thought you were pretty set on Michigan?

I love Michigan but I'm not 100%.  If I get into Penn a choice between the two of them would be ridiculously hard.

Cool. I think you had said that you visited Ann Arbor - have you visited Philly to see Penn?

If you don't mind me asking - if given the choice between the two schools, what considerations would make it difficult for you to choose between Penn and Michigan?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: S.A. on April 10, 2007, 04:03:01 PM
OK Bouzie, sorry to be stalking you into this thread, but Ersatz, to answer your question - I won't be at Penn this fall. This will probably tip the scales in Michigan's favor.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 10, 2007, 04:22:17 PM
well, if anything i'm sure what i sent them makes them know i love them more.

plus i'm cuter.  if i were making decisions, love and cuteness would count.

Damn... if you were deciding, I'd be an auto-admit...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 10, 2007, 04:25:23 PM
Damn...so Im competing against another gay guy and against another poor person...

this match up is going to be intense.



...And a straight, white dude with sub-standard numbers from a privileged, suburban background...

@#!*. I lost, didn't I?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Ersatz on April 10, 2007, 05:00:39 PM
Bouzie, I thought you were pretty set on Michigan?

I love Michigan but I'm not 100%.  If I get into Penn a choice between the two of them would be ridiculously hard.

Cool. I think you had said that you visited Ann Arbor - have you visited Philly to see Penn?

If you don't mind me asking - if given the choice between the two schools, what considerations would make it difficult for you to choose between Penn and Michigan?

I haven't yet visited Penn, and haven't really liked what I've seen of Philadelphia in the past- though I admittedly haven't really given it a chance.  A lot would depend on the finances- I've been lucky enough to get some money from Michigan- as well as the feel that I get from the school.  There's a lot about Penn I like; notably their small class size and interdisciplinary focus.  I'm sure it won't matter anyway, I'm not too confident about my chances at Penn this late in the game.

If I get in I'll but ecstatic and have a really tough choice to make

If I don't get in I'll send my deposit into Michigan the next day and never look back. 

Its a really nice no pressure situation.  Oh, and yeah, Chasing Daylight and the other admits and 1+2L's I met at Michigan definitely push me in a northerly direction.


Ersatz, will you be going to Penn for sure?

Man, how many more students will other schools lose to Chasing Daylight's irresistible allure!?

Sounds like you'll be happy going to Michigan even if you don't get into Penn, which is a good place to be. I honestly have not committed 100% yet, in part because I am still waiting to get the financial aid info from Georgetown, but Penn is high up on my list right now. There was something intangible about the school that I liked quite a bit during my brief visit there last week - and, like you, I liked the small class size as well as the options for cross-discipline studies. I also met several members of Lambda Law at Penn, all of whom were nothing but welcoming, open, and friendly.

I'm sort of weighing financial considerations right now as well. Quite frankly, if Penn were to offer me an extra $15-20k at this point, this would become a no-brainer for me. As it is, I'm still undecided.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: S.A. on April 10, 2007, 07:04:27 PM
Bouzie, I thought you were pretty set on Michigan?

I love Michigan but I'm not 100%.  If I get into Penn a choice between the two of them would be ridiculously hard.

Cool. I think you had said that you visited Ann Arbor - have you visited Philly to see Penn?

If you don't mind me asking - if given the choice between the two schools, what considerations would make it difficult for you to choose between Penn and Michigan?

I haven't yet visited Penn, and haven't really liked what I've seen of Philadelphia in the past- though I admittedly haven't really given it a chance.  A lot would depend on the finances- I've been lucky enough to get some money from Michigan- as well as the feel that I get from the school.  There's a lot about Penn I like; notably their small class size and interdisciplinary focus.  I'm sure it won't matter anyway, I'm not too confident about my chances at Penn this late in the game.

If I get in I'll but ecstatic and have a really tough choice to make

If I don't get in I'll send my deposit into Michigan the next day and never look back. 

Its a really nice no pressure situation.  Oh, and yeah, Chasing Daylight and the other admits and 1+2L's I met at Michigan definitely push me in a northerly direction.


Ersatz, will you be going to Penn for sure?

Man, how many more students will other schools lose to Chasing Daylight's irresistible allure!?

Sounds like you'll be happy going to Michigan even if you don't get into Penn, which is a good place to be. I honestly have not committed 100% yet, in part because I am still waiting to get the financial aid info from Georgetown, but Penn is high up on my list right now. There was something intangible about the school that I liked quite a bit during my brief visit there last week - and, like you, I liked the small class size as well as the options for cross-discipline studies. I also met several members of Lambda Law at Penn, all of whom were nothing but welcoming, open, and friendly.

I'm sort of weighing financial considerations right now as well. Quite frankly, if Penn were to offer me an extra $15-20k at this point, this would become a no-brainer for me. As it is, I'm still undecided.

It's a blessing and a curse.  :P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 10, 2007, 08:26:51 PM
Well, since some people don't seem to APPRECIATE their Penn acceptances... Please let me have it. I will cherish it.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Ersatz on April 10, 2007, 08:40:05 PM
Well, since some people don't seem to APPRECIATE their Penn acceptances... Please let me have it. I will cherish it.

Oh, I appreciate the hell out of it :)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 10, 2007, 08:42:12 PM
Well, since some people don't seem to APPRECIATE their Penn acceptances... Please let me have it. I will cherish it.

Oh, I appreciate the hell out of it :)

Can I have it anyway?

I'd give Penn one of my Kidneys if it got me in...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 11, 2007, 08:42:02 AM
awwwww Longshot, you're so cute, if i wasn't going to Penn myself, i'd totally give you mine.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 11, 2007, 10:33:07 AM
awwwww Longshot, you're so cute, if i wasn't going to Penn myself, i'd totally give you mine.

No rejection in the mail today... I tried to call admissions, but I got the answering machine telling me to call during business hours (btw, since when is 1:00PM not between 8AM and 4PM?).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Refused Party Program on April 11, 2007, 10:41:30 AM
Oddly enough I called today to see if they got my additional materials. I thought it might be spring break over there (Easter was sunday after all), but I wasn't motivated to check it out.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 12, 2007, 11:33:45 AM
Anyone who is "in committee" with me wanna call and see if a decision has been made?? ;)

I called on Monday, you should call today and let us know...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 12, 2007, 11:46:57 AM
REJECTED
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 12, 2007, 12:04:05 PM
REJECTED

Ouch...sorry man
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 12, 2007, 12:17:16 PM
REJECTED

Sorry.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 12, 2007, 12:18:34 PM
REJECTED

 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 12, 2007, 01:19:31 PM
REJECTED


:( :( :(

Thanks... if the adcomms think they've gotten rid of me, just wait until they see my transfer app! (maybe).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: radioface on April 12, 2007, 01:43:04 PM


I haven't yet visited Penn, and haven't really liked what I've seen of Philadelphia in the past- though I admittedly haven't really given it a chance. 

you should give it a chance. I was reluctant at first and have been very suprised at how great philly is.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 12, 2007, 01:53:06 PM


I haven't yet visited Penn, and haven't really liked what I've seen of Philadelphia in the past- though I admittedly haven't really given it a chance. 

you should give it a chance. I was reluctant at first and have been very suprised at how great philly is.

Agreed. I love Philly. I wish I could spend three more years there, but Penn said that I couldn't :(
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 12, 2007, 01:54:47 PM
REJECTED


:( :( :(

Thanks... if the adcomms think they've gotten rid of me, just wait until they see my transfer app! (maybe).

you're a better man than i am, longshot (well, that point is moot since i'm not a man, but you get my drift.)

100000 points for persistence
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 12, 2007, 04:10:20 PM
So is tomorrow another waitlist e-mail day? Any guesses?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 12, 2007, 05:17:32 PM
I think they should just give acceptances to the rest of us to make up for taking so long, yield be damned.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 12, 2007, 05:54:37 PM
So is tomorrow another waitlist e-mail day? Any guesses?


have they been coming in fridays???

Last week they went out at 5:05 PM. Set your alarm...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: lawgirl442 on April 12, 2007, 08:18:05 PM
So is tomorrow another waitlist e-mail day? Any guesses?


have they been coming in fridays???

Last week they went out at 5:05 PM. Set your alarm...


Crap, I'll still be at Cornell's ASW tomorrow at 5...maybe I could find a computer in Cornell so I can check my status with Penn...  :-P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 12, 2007, 10:45:04 PM
go to the uris library and ask for the computer lab...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Oddibemcd on April 13, 2007, 09:37:27 AM
I called today (after fighting the temptation for so long) and was told that it would still be another 7-10 days. So, all of us may not know by the end of today. My Cornell deposit is going in anyway, I have little faith in Penn.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: faith on April 13, 2007, 09:51:40 AM

I also caved in and called. I was told a decision should be made within the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 13, 2007, 12:06:37 PM

I also caved in and called. I was told a decision should be made within the next 2 weeks.

Thanks guys.  I guess I'll leave them alone today then ;)



Best of luck- maybe they'll let us ALL in!

Called them. Said I am in committee, provided no timetable. I think I might send a letter of continued interest/ mini "why penn" essay.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 13, 2007, 02:18:19 PM
No WL email here
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 13, 2007, 03:20:19 PM
Me neither--- the battle enters overtime.

Oh, it is ON

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d169/est79/Misc/IncomingBaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: hereshopin on April 14, 2007, 04:06:47 PM
Got the fin aid decision today, no $$, withdrawing. Hope that helps someone out. =)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 14, 2007, 08:11:36 PM
lalala-  still no word lalala


I'm thiiiiiiiiiis close to sending my deposit in to michigan.

SHHHH. You wait.  :P
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 14, 2007, 08:20:21 PM
lalala-  still no word lalala


I'm thiiiiiiiiiis close to sending my deposit in to michigan.

Do it!  Don't think, just drop it in the mailbox.  You know you want to.

Just kidding.




(I'm not kidding.)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 14, 2007, 08:31:52 PM
lalala-  still no word lalala


I'm thiiiiiiiiiis close to sending my deposit in to michigan.

Do it!  Don't think, just drop it in the mailbox.  You know you want to.

Just kidding.




(I'm not kidding.)


'Tiki-  Ok, just cuz you say so! ;)


;)Jim-  I'm going to if I don't hear by Friday- this is the only week I could visit Penn if I were to get in.

Okay, I'll give you an extension this once.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 14, 2007, 09:24:49 PM
Bouz, you updated them with your retake, right? If you coupled that with an "I'd come if you let me," I think you'd be in. You may not want to give them that kind of commitment, though. Anyway, Philly is wonderful, and I will give you a list of not-to-be-missed food experiences if you're down those parts.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 11:31:06 AM
you should visit anyways, even if you don't hear from Penn,

i was surpised on how cosmopolitian Philly is, hell i like it better than NYC (a bit much for a girl who grew up in a depressed industrial town)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 15, 2007, 02:20:09 PM
you should visit anyways, even if you don't hear from Penn,

i was surpised on how cosmopolitian Philly is, hell i like it better than NYC (a bit much for a girl who grew up in a depressed industrial town)


shhhhhh dont jinx me!

You should visit BECAUSE you'll get in and that way they can save $ on postage. (knock on wood)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 02:30:31 PM
you should visit anyways, even if you don't hear from Penn,

i was surpised on how cosmopolitian Philly is, hell i like it better than NYC (a bit much for a girl who grew up in a depressed industrial town)


shhhhhh dont jinx me!

You should definitely visit. I wasn't even considering Penn until I visited a couple weeks ago and now I'm almost definitely going there in the Fall.

Philly is adorable, really cute little city. In my mind all things relate to various parts of NYC and it's very similar to the village (both west village and broadway area). The school campus is just beautiful and really grand. And the people are cool as hell. The LS itself is really nice, and I like that it's separate from the campus just a little.

Go visit! With your new LSAT you're def getting in.

agreed, and since Penn YP like crazy, maybe your visit will take you over the hump, admissions wise.

and i think Philly is one of the more underrated cities and the food offerings in philly is awesome.

food in philly >> ann arbor

decision made.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 15, 2007, 02:37:28 PM
you should visit anyways, even if you don't hear from Penn,

i was surpised on how cosmopolitian Philly is, hell i like it better than NYC (a bit much for a girl who grew up in a depressed industrial town)


shhhhhh dont jinx me!

You should definitely visit. I wasn't even considering Penn until I visited a couple weeks ago and now I'm almost definitely going there in the Fall.

Philly is adorable, really cute little city. In my mind all things relate to various parts of NYC and it's very similar to the village (both west village and broadway area). The school campus is just beautiful and really grand. And the people are cool as hell. The LS itself is really nice, and I like that it's separate from the campus just a little.

Go visit! With your new LSAT you're def getting in.

agreed, and since Penn YP like crazy, maybe your visit will take you over the hump, admissions wise.
and i think Philly is one of the more underrated cities and the food offerings in philly is awesome.

food in philly >> ann arbor

decision made.

If you go Bouzie, please bring a smart and charming friend with you and have him pretend to be me.  It's only fair!

And regarding our GPA's, every median needs a lower half.  This is what I tell myself. 
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 15, 2007, 02:49:23 PM
bouzie- flights from logan to PHL are only $59 during select times of the day!  go visit, tell them you love them (you will) and come to Penn next year
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: RedWine on April 15, 2007, 03:24:43 PM
You should definitely visit. I wasn't even considering Penn until I visited a couple weeks ago and now I'm almost definitely going there in the Fall.

Philly is adorable, really cute little city. In my mind all things relate to various parts of NYC and it's very similar to the village (both west village and broadway area). The school campus is just beautiful and really grand. And the people are cool as hell. The LS itself is really nice, and I like that it's separate from the campus just a little.

Go visit! With your new LSAT you're def getting in.

This just made me laugh out loud  ;D  I mean, Philly does have its good points (after all, I did decide to stay here so I can't hate it that much) but I think you're the first person I've ever heard describe it this way.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 05:42:28 PM
well, Anthony Henry told me "we do not do matching scholarships, and we will only *consider* peer schools' scholarships in making our decisions" after i told him about my UVA scholarship, so i'm not sure. Plus, i've heard that the merit money is all gone, which sucks. However, Penn is pretty generous with need-based.

Penn is infamous for YPing, after all, they do have the prerequiste "Why Penn" essay. If it makes you feel better, i applied right at the deadline for EA (i'm not sure if that counts as late in the EA cycle) and still got in with a so-so GPA AND a so-so LSAT (thinking about it, i'm amazed and grateful that I've been accepted). They've rejected/waitlisted some people with stellar numbers (i might be controversial, but i say its a smart thing to do - if they don't show taht much interest, why waste an acceptance on them?).

I think if you show interest, it'll count for something and god knows, Penn woudl love a LSAT boost (something that I did not give them...)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 07:39:01 PM
how could anyone turn down a liberal, gay buddhist?!

i really think you have a good shot, but who knows, its a total crapshoot. But someday you should visit Phily, it's qutie cool (and historical, and I looove history).

and thanks for the affirmations!! i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 15, 2007, 07:48:43 PM
you should visit anyways, even if you don't hear from Penn,

i was surpised on how cosmopolitian Philly is, hell i like it better than NYC (a bit much for a girl who grew up in a depressed industrial town)


shhhhhh dont jinx me!

You should definitely visit. I wasn't even considering Penn until I visited a couple weeks ago and now I'm almost definitely going there in the Fall.

Philly is adorable, really cute little city. In my mind all things relate to various parts of NYC and it's very similar to the village (both west village and broadway area). The school campus is just beautiful and really grand. And the people are cool as hell. The LS itself is really nice, and I like that it's separate from the campus just a little.

Go visit! With your new LSAT you're def getting in.

Philly will put up with you being a Yankee fan, but don't try to compare the city to NYC.

Sprinkles are Jimmies
A Sub is  a Hoagie
Pats is better than Geno's
Philly is not like New York
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 08:03:40 PM
upstate new york people call soda pop?!?!

geez, where have i been and am i really from upstate new york?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 08:12:22 PM
i know wegmans is expanding, but i don't think it's in any major urban centers, only the 'burbs (ggrrrrrrr)

but! i've heard good things about trader joe's (philly has TJ's). it's like, organic and stuff...personally i enjoy my huge apples and perfect out-of-season strawberries, but i digress
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 15, 2007, 08:44:55 PM
i'm trying to sway him, work with me here  :D ;)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 08:45:34 PM
hmm, i just looked at that map and apparently i'm part of the 10-0% of my area that says soda instead of pop. What's wrong with me?!?! i feel so left out. I never noticed too...i have to pay closer attention now.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 09:00:41 PM
ooh I looked up Trader Joe's and its on 21st and Market, so i'll have to live near there. bwhahahaha deedee, i get to live near a tasty grocery store.

is there a grocery store near sansom? I remember there being one near the UG campus but that's like 5-6 blocks away...?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 15, 2007, 09:12:55 PM
I am one of those that calls all soda coke, but also gets pissed when people say Coca-cola and Pepsi are the same.

Pookie, you are looking at housing already?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 15, 2007, 09:28:55 PM
I am one of those that calls all soda coke, but also gets pissed when people say Coca-cola and Pepsi are the same.

Pookie, you are looking at housing already?

well not officially....i will start my apartment search wherever i end up (99% Penn) in June. I'll go down there for a few days and just scour for a good apartment. I've pretty much decided to live in center city.

where are you gonna end up? i need another cornellian (and one that i actually like) with me!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 15, 2007, 09:29:55 PM
I am one of those that calls all soda coke, but also gets pissed when people say Coca-cola and Pepsi are the same.

Pookie, you are looking at housing already?

well not officially....i will start my apartment search wherever i end up (99% Penn) in June. I'll go down there for a few days and just scour for a good apartment. I've pretty much decided to live in center city.

where are you gonna end up? i need another cornellian (and one that i actually like) with me!

It's between penn, boalt and nyu. I like penn the most but they are also giving me the least.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: RedWine on April 16, 2007, 07:15:43 AM
Deedeeleigh, I don't hate Philly.  But once you've lived here awhile, there are certain things that really start to get on your nerves, and you start to get jaded.  I don't know anyone IRL who has lived here a few years and doesn't have at least a bit of a love-hate relationship with the city.  I'm always uneasy at night, I've never felt safe and even though I stay on my guard, I had a bad experience in one of the "best" parts of the city when I lived there, and it was one reason (among many) that I moved back to the suburbs.  Admittedly, I'm from a very small town originally and am still not quite resigned to the crush of people and lack of green space.  Also, my first extended big-city experience was in an amazing European city to which Philly just doesn't compare.  But the arts and culture scene here is wonderful, which is basically why I'm still here, and it really is a good place to be as a student, don't get me wrong.

In short, though, the main thing I don't like about Philly is that nobody seems to care here.  The number of homeless on the streets or in the subway tunnels has increased threefold since I started working in Center City 2 1/2 years ago.  They harass and scream obscenities at transit passengers while the policeman on duty stands there reading a book and eating his donut (seriously...I watched this happen on Thursday night).  Everything about the situation is really disheartening.

When it snows, the city doesn't bother to plow - they just wait for the snow to melt off.  They also don't enforce the requirement about clearing sidewalks, so a lot of building owners just don't do it - and then you get to watch the elderly folks with canes trying to carefully pick their way around and usually slipping anyway.

Center City is filthy, and although you see people in green jackets from Center City District (an organization to maintain and promote the area) cleaning up, it just doesn't do that much good.  In the summer especially, it reeks.  And some things could easily be fixed and would help so much, but they won't do it until it causes a major problem.  Example: there are a few tunnels that run under the city (one under Broad Street and another crossing it under City Hall and going under Market toward Market East Station).  The section right under the Ritz Carleton has had a broken pipe for months.  When it rains, the water from the street above is supposed to be diverted into this pipe, but because it's broken, it causes a waterfall into the tunnel and floods a section of it.  But I guarantee they won't fix it until it shorts out the subway and causes some kind of electrical explosion, because that's how things work here.

The city wage tax is one of the highest in the nation (as a non-resident of the city who works inside city limits, I pay 3.72%, residents pay around 4%) but I fail to see where my tax dollars go.  Certainly not toward improving public facilities, or even maintaining them.  And the city government is particularly corrupt.  I'm hoping something will change with the mayoral elections coming up, but I'm not holding my breath.

I know that these things can happen in any city, but I think that Philly has such potential and it's just being squandered, which upsets me to no end.  It's hard to make people care about the city when the city proves day in and day out that it really doesn't care about its people.

Anyway, that's my rant.  I'm sorry to present all these negatives, but it's nothing you won't see once you've been in Philly for a little while.  I didn't come into it with my eyes open, so my frustration might be greater than it would have been if I'd realized it upfront.  I can't really say.  Just don't be surprised if your impression of a really cute little city changes once you're here.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 07:40:27 AM
I am one of those that calls all soda coke, but also gets pissed when people say Coca-cola and Pepsi are the same.

Pookie, you are looking at housing already?

well not officially....i will start my apartment search wherever i end up (99% Penn) in June. I'll go down there for a few days and just scour for a good apartment. I've pretty much decided to live in center city.

where are you gonna end up? i need another cornellian (and one that i actually like) with me!

It's between penn, boalt and nyu. I like penn the most but they are also giving me the least.

yeah i'm int he same boat, but i just love penn so much- i've been over my choices ad nauseum, and id ecided a bit more debt is worth it because a) i can get a kickass paying 1L summer job if i work at it (easier than from other schools) and b) happiness is priceless.

come to philly! NYC and SF should only be consumed with a lawyer's budget...NOT a student's budget. I spent a semester abroad in London and i was pertpeutally broke because of the ridicilous prices (the exchange rate just made everything worse)

hope you're enjoying the snow, personally, i'm pissed - i'm done with snow come March 30/31st.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Saja on April 16, 2007, 08:09:14 AM
ooh I looked up Trader Joe's and its on 21st and Market, so i'll have to live near there. bwhahahaha deedee, i get to live near a tasty grocery store.

is there a grocery store near sansom? I remember there being one near the UG campus but that's like 5-6 blocks away...?

There's Fresh Grocer a few blocks away, on 40th street I believe.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 08:23:21 AM
I'm not sure what Pats is

Pats and Genos form (what I call -- and this is really just me) the Cheesteak District of Philadelphia.

The delicacy that the city is known for is dominated by the two powerhouse Cheesteak vendors. Upon moving to Philadelphia, you have to choose rather quickly between them -- your choice of Pats or Genos will greatly affect your experience from that point forward, and may even affect the friends you make (CHOOSE WISELY).

Oh, and John Kerry lost the election because he asked for swiss cheese on his steak. You cannot do that -- it's either with (wit) or without. Those are the options.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: RedWine on April 16, 2007, 08:34:54 AM
Oh, and the other big choice is water ice vendor.  Myself, I'm a Pop's girl.  It's not as sugary-sweet as Rita's, and they have better flavors.  Margarita with vanilla custard is just heaven.  Unfortunately, Rita's is everywhere now and Pop's is harder to find.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dancerina on April 16, 2007, 08:35:45 AM
I'm not sure what Pats is

Pats and Genos form (what I call -- and this is really just me) the Cheesteak District of Philadelphia.

The delicacy that the city is known for is dominated by the two powerhouse Cheesteak vendors. Upon moving to Philadelphia, you have to choose rather quickly between them -- your choice of Pats or Genos will greatly affect your experience from that point forward, and may even affect the friends you make (CHOOSE WISELY).

Oh, and John Kerry lost the election because he asked for swiss cheese on his steak. You cannot do that -- it's either with (wit) or without. Those are the options.

so what do u suggest?? i need to make sure i choose the right cheesesteak vendor
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 08:42:45 AM
Oh, and the other big choice is water ice vendor.  Myself, I'm a Pop's girl.  It's not as sugary-sweet as Rita's, and they have better flavors.  Margarita with vanilla custard is just heaven.  Unfortunately, Rita's is everywhere now and Pop's is harder to find.

I'm from the Jersey Shore, I call it Italian Ice, because that's how we roll (water ice is slightly redundant, no?).

Anyway, I'll go with Ritas, but only because Weasers isn't available in Philly.


Dancerina... Choose Pats. Geno's is intolerant of immigrants, and also... eh... Choose Pats.

Oh, and if you want to be REAL lame, you can take the cop-out and pick "Jim's Steaks" or one of the other third-party vendors, but then you're just wasting your vote.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 08:43:48 AM

I once asked for a steak and cheese sub in PA and they thought I wanted a Tbone with a chunk of Muenster on it or something.  Im neer going to get used to this "cheesesteak" thing...so weiiiiiiiiiiird ;)

Actually... I think I would eat that...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 08:47:18 AM
this thread is what the Penn Class of 2010 thread is supposed to be. buggers
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 16, 2007, 09:18:56 AM
re: water ice - Sundaes right by the Berlin circle in Jerz.

If you're on your way down the J. Shore, stop by, its mucho yummy.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 16, 2007, 09:19:48 AM
re: actual purpose of this thread.  I still have not heard.  I still love penn.  I would really love a decision today so I don't have to send in other seat deposits right now.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 16, 2007, 09:35:42 AM
Pats all the way
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dancerina on April 16, 2007, 09:38:16 AM
we need to bump the penn law 2010 thread..where in the hell did it go??
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on April 16, 2007, 09:39:30 AM
we need to bump the penn law 2010 thread..where in the hell did it go??

I think it's on page 3 of the 0L board.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 16, 2007, 09:53:02 AM
Got a WL email about 10 mins ago

Michigan here I come!!!!!!!!!!! WOHOO!


BTW--- 3.7/179 for those who that will help.

179?!? is that a typo?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 16, 2007, 09:54:06 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.. between Pats and Genos it must be Pats... but the real deal is Tony Luke's down on Oregon in South Philly.

Also I'll second PhilaGirl's comments about Philly... the main problem here in this city is that it is on the verge of being a truly great city... but no one cares.. the politicians don't do anything until they have to .. and civic groups bicker about stupid crap like which rundown neighborhood to put the new casinos in (and every groups answer is "any neighborhood but our neighborhood")..

did i mention there is a suprising absence of trashcans in many neighborhoods... the official reason why is because city hall doesn't want residents using these streety trashcans for their personal home garbage.. so instead everyone just throws trash on the street..

so it goes that Philly has one of the most innovative and respective restaurant and BYOB scenes in the world the symphony is one of the 5-10 best in the world and there are too many theaters to count, but walking past 10 homeless people to get into the place kinda of detracts a little.


keep in mind though that i wouldn't live anywhere else but philly.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 09:57:10 AM
boo! well you could get pulled from the WL Bouzie!!!!

but i'm a realistic girl, have a great time in Ann Arbor!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 10:01:00 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 10:02:13 AM
boo! well you could get pulled from the WL Bouzie!!!!

but i'm a realistic girl, have a great time in Ann Arbor!


Nah, 179 wasn't a typo- I'm good at picking the right bubbles (to be fair, it was a retake)


Thanks, but I think I wouldn'e chosen Michigan over Penn anyway (Don't worry I won't do any michigan trolling here!).  I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to stay on the WL mosting for financial reasons-- Michigan offered me money and I can't fathom Penn giving me any merit money off the WL ;)

Sucks that I won't get to meet you!!!

completely understandable - that's why i'm giving up on Columbia and GULC (grr?) the $$ just ain't worth it and to be fair, Penn isn't a clear choice over Michigan. I mean, it ain't HYS.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 10:03:52 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

You're so authoritarian dash; its sexxxxxxxxy.

If you don't have authority, you got to make some up.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on April 16, 2007, 10:06:10 AM
Pat's is the best, but that mustachioed bald guy is a male private part. I guess that's their thing, but still, I'm a f-ing customer, don't give me *&^%.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ArthurKing on April 16, 2007, 10:09:07 AM
Bam!

Penn waitliw email 1145am.

173/3.72
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ArthurKing if anyone cares

Verily, Penn did take their time with this process. However, methinks I cannot complain much due to the lateness of my application.

Best luck to all.

(Post sanitized)
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 10:11:43 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

You're so authoritarian dash; its sexxxxxxxxy.

If you don't have authority, you got to make some up.


John Bolton's daughter????

No, but I know her. She has bad taste in men.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 10:16:59 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

You're so authoritarian dash; its sexxxxxxxxy.

If you don't have authority, you got to make some up.


John Bolton's daughter????

No, but I know her. She has bad taste in men.

dash, you must know the most famous people out of all of us.

i met peter jennings and talked to george bush once. i've maxed my celeb-meetings...damn, they weren't worth it.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 10:27:59 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

You're so authoritarian dash; its sexxxxxxxxy.

If you don't have authority, you got to make some up.


John Bolton's daughter????

No, but I know her. She has bad taste in men.

dash, you must know the most famous people out of all of us.

i met peter jennings and talked to george bush once. i've maxed my celeb-meetings...damn, they weren't worth it.

Hardly. To be fair, Bolton fille would have no idea who I am. I met Ed Rendell and shook Al Gore's hand. And saw Gina Gershon in Grand Central two weeks ago. Aside from a few washed-up ice-skaters and some bratty scions of the rich and famous, that's about it. I'd call it even, myself.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 16, 2007, 10:42:07 AM
Bouzie - i think that email (which i didn't get...boo) means that g'town is nervous that you won't choose them (and i think mich >> gulc).

i was seriously annoyed at that PWL crap, but honestly now i'm cool with it. i never would have chosen gulc over penn anyways (even though my boyfriend will be working in DC). I sent n a LOCI, and i just want them to accept me off the WL so i can say "bwhahahaha" to their faces

mature, right?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: _____________________ on April 16, 2007, 10:48:38 AM
waitlist email too.

i guess vandy for me?

i'm not sure I would go to GULC over vandy if i got in off the waitlist.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 11:05:00 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

Its Italian Ice! Stop this madness, you all sound ridiculous... "water ice!" HA!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 16, 2007, 11:09:13 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

Its Italian Ice! Stop this madness, you all sound ridiculous... "water ice!" HA!

agreed
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 11:09:19 AM
Pat's is the best, but that mustachioed bald guy is a male private part. I guess that's their thing, but still, I'm a f-ing customer, don't give me sh*t.

Pats is bigger than customer service. Essentially, once you've been there, they own your soul.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 11:18:25 AM
i met peter jennings and talked to george bush once. i've maxed my celeb-meetings...damn, they weren't worth it.

I'm pretty sure I'm related to Peter Jennings, but we never really spoke to that side of the family...

Other than that, I don't really know any A-listers, but if anyone has ever seen the movies Thumbsucker/The Chumscrubber/Fast Food Nation then I guess you might think I'm cool...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 16, 2007, 11:24:18 AM
Crap, no WL email here...I guess I should be expecting my ding soon  :( :'(
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 11:27:57 AM
OK, I'm going to stop myself from posting in the Penn threads...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 16, 2007, 11:28:21 AM
Crap, no WL email here...I guess I should be expecting my ding soon  :( :'(

Or your big fat acceptance!

Over numbers like yours and Arthur's?

That would seem highly unlikely :-\
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 16, 2007, 11:29:12 AM
Other than that, I don't really know any A-listers, but if anyone has ever seen the movies Thumbsucker/The Chumscrubber/Fast Food Nation then I guess you might think I'm cool...

EH?!  do we have a movie star in our midst?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 11:32:09 AM
Bouzie had one of the most monumental Feb retakes in history. Penn is bitches.

Water ice is water ice, and Geno's cuts their meat into gross flaps.

Its Italian Ice! Stop this madness, you all sound ridiculous... "water ice!" HA!

Wow, I've missed so very much in this thread...so much information I'll need to remember come Fall.

But I did have to join in the chorus of obviousness and say yes, it's Italian Ice. Because "water ice" would be water...with ice.

I regret to inform you that that would be ice-water. Furthermore, you can say Italian Ice, but you will be betraying your non-Philly roots, because, truly, everyone in Philadelphia says water ice, including my born-in-Japan, grew-up-in-Ohio-Charlottesville-Florida father.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 11:35:49 AM
Other than that, I don't really know any A-listers, but if anyone has ever seen the movies Thumbsucker/The Chumscrubber/Fast Food Nation then I guess you might think I'm cool...

EH?!  do we have a movie star in our midst?

Oh no.... Correction: We were talking about who we know, and I happen to know the star of those movies. Sadly, my only claim to fame is having written radio ads for a brewery owned by Pabst (Old Style).
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 16, 2007, 11:39:44 AM
does anyone know if they keep track of how many times you check your status?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 16, 2007, 11:45:50 AM
does anyone know if they keep track of how many times you check your status?

Penn has a status checker?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 16, 2007, 11:49:04 AM
does anyone know if they keep track of how many times you check your status?

Penn has a status checker?

If you call them, they tell you whether a decision has been made. I just did, still no decision, so I am going to fax in a letter of continuing interest right now...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: radioface on April 16, 2007, 12:03:49 PM
its "wooder ice" and its softer than italian ice.

Jim's or tony luke's

Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: ArthurKing on April 16, 2007, 01:21:53 PM
Crap, no WL email here...I guess I should be expecting my ding soon  :( :'(

Or your big fat acceptance!

Over numbers like yours and Arthur's?

That would seem highly unlikely :-\



Its late though- could be weird.

maybe arthur and I are YP (yes, it helps me sleep at night to believe this)

Ah, yes, I am very familiar with the 'how can I sleep at night' YP thinking.  :'( ;D

In my case, unfortunately, due to how late I applied in the cycle, I've had to come to terms with the additional (less sleep helping) possibility that I've been waitlisted because, honestly, they just didn't have the room and already had a bunch of good admits.

Oh well: hope springs eternal.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on April 16, 2007, 01:44:30 PM
its "wooder ice" and its softer than italian ice.

Jim's or tony luke's



you lost me with the nasty sh*t that is Jim's...
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Captain on April 16, 2007, 02:00:46 PM
its "wooder ice" and its softer than italian ice.

Jim's or tony luke's



Jim's is a cop-out answer. Also, you have to pick Pat's or Genos before you can say "...but Tony Luke's is better than both of them."
A

And "Wooder Ice" and Italian Ice are the same thing. In Central NJ we refer to Ritas as Italian Ice...

Italian Ice =/= sno-cone.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 02:34:17 PM
I still think of Italian ice as slightly harder than water-ice, more like the stuff you can buy in the freezer case, whereas we all know that Rita's has a whole home-freezer-to-microwave process for home consumption.

Sno-cones, while delicious, are very different than either.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: m1 on April 16, 2007, 02:59:57 PM
dash, you are going to have to go to Penn next year just to introduce me to all these different philly things and ensure that i don't make a total ass out of myself when ordering
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 16, 2007, 03:07:47 PM
I am always reachable by email and PM. So not to worry. I might even make you up a little user guide. That might be fun to do over the summer, actually. One for Philly and one for New Haven.

Hmmm.

Project!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 18, 2007, 03:01:02 PM
Finally got my waitlist.  Check your inboxes if you're still waiting.  Complete 2/15.

BTW, this flame post really hits the spot, fellow waitlisters:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,82265.msg2159489.html#msg2159489
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Team Pam on April 18, 2007, 03:12:50 PM
I am always reachable by email and PM. So not to worry. I might even make you up a little user guide. That might be fun to do over the summer, actually. One for Philly and one for New Haven.

Hmmm.

Project!

Ooh, awesome!  Also, I'll probably be moving August 1 -- will you still be around or will you have taken off for Cambridge by then?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 18, 2007, 03:14:13 PM
Finally got my waitlist.  Check your inboxes if you're still waiting.  Complete 2/15.

BTW, this flame post really hits the spot, fellow waitlisters:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,82265.msg2159489.html#msg2159489

E-mail I assume?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: swing9this on April 18, 2007, 03:15:42 PM
I also got my wait list today at 5:55.

I told them to take me off it at 5:57.  :D
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: jimfoolery on April 18, 2007, 03:16:20 PM
Finally got my waitlist.  Check your inboxes if you're still waiting.  Complete 2/15.

BTW, this flame post really hits the spot, fellow waitlisters:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,82265.msg2159489.html#msg2159489

E-mail I assume?

Yes, from the enigmatic "C.A."  Central admissions, maybe?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: dashrashi on April 18, 2007, 03:24:24 PM
I am always reachable by email and PM. So not to worry. I might even make you up a little user guide. That might be fun to do over the summer, actually. One for Philly and one for New Haven.

Hmmm.

Project!

Ooh, awesome!  Also, I'll probably be moving August 1 -- will you still be around or will you have taken off for Cambridge by then?

I should be around still. Yay! And my parents got off my back about being unemployed so I can just go get gelato every day!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Hey Now on April 18, 2007, 03:28:34 PM
Finally got my WL... they sure dragged their asses about it, but I'm glad they finally ended my cycle.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 18, 2007, 03:40:50 PM
Man, I don't know what the hell they are waiting for. I am waitlist caliber. I shouldn't be rejected, and judging by the qualifications of others being waitlisted, shouldn't be accepted, but I still haven't heard back. It is really irritating.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Team Pam on April 18, 2007, 03:59:04 PM
I am always reachable by email and PM. So not to worry. I might even make you up a little user guide. That might be fun to do over the summer, actually. One for Philly and one for New Haven.

Hmmm.

Project!

Ooh, awesome!  Also, I'll probably be moving August 1 -- will you still be around or will you have taken off for Cambridge by then?

I should be around still. Yay! And my parents got off my back about being unemployed so I can just go get gelato every day!

Hooray!  I won't be working that month.  And I'll probably have Paddington with me.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Dr. Raoul Duke on April 18, 2007, 04:34:02 PM
Man, I don't know what the hell they are waiting for. I am waitlist caliber. I shouldn't be rejected, and judging by the qualifications of others being waitlisted, shouldn't be accepted, but I still haven't heard back. It is really irritating.

Know how you feel man. Seems like they just put a bunch of files to the side and forget to come back to em for all eternity.  Thankfully, this particular chapter ended a while back for me. 

If you dont hear back in a few days, maybe you can call and ask. It seems like they're not afraid to divulge your status over the phone.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 18, 2007, 05:00:22 PM
Man, I don't know what the hell they are waiting for. I am waitlist caliber. I shouldn't be rejected, and judging by the qualifications of others being waitlisted, shouldn't be accepted, but I still haven't heard back. It is really irritating.

Know how you feel man. Seems like they just put a bunch of files to the side and forget to come back to em for all eternity.  Thankfully, this particular chapter ended a while back for me. 

If you dont hear back in a few days, maybe you can call and ask. It seems like they're not afraid to divulge your status over the phone.

Yea, I have called several times over the past two weeks, but I will call again on Friday if I haven't heard anything. They are actually one of the better admissions offices to deal with over the phone.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: The Pookie on April 18, 2007, 06:39:46 PM
I am always reachable by email and PM. So not to worry. I might even make you up a little user guide. That might be fun to do over the summer, actually. One for Philly and one for New Haven.

Hmmm.

Project!

Ooh, awesome!  Also, I'll probably be moving August 1 -- will you still be around or will you have taken off for Cambridge by then?

I should be around still. Yay! And my parents got off my back about being unemployed so I can just go get gelato every day!

Hooray!  I won't be working that month.  And I'll probably have Paddington with me.

sweet, i'll probably be moving to Philly August 15th! hopefully i'll see y'all then
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: mets2007 on April 23, 2007, 10:33:08 AM
Has anyone else still not heard a thing?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 23, 2007, 11:43:10 AM
Has anyone else still not heard a thing?

Nothin here either.  I also recently faxed in a Why Penn essay and have my LOCI ready in the event that I get the dreaded WL email (though it's better than the abhorred rejection letter). 

I'm on the verge of driving to Philly and groveling at the feet of the adcomm.  Are you catching this, Penn Adcomm?  I would love nothing more than to attend your law school this upcoming fall.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Groundhog on April 23, 2007, 03:07:36 PM
I just barely went complete, but hopefully hear soon.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Quail! on April 26, 2007, 10:01:46 AM
WL email this morning  :-[ :-\ :-\

That's WL #7.  I don't know how much longer it's going to be before I go insane.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: 'tiki on April 26, 2007, 10:27:33 AM
WL email this morning  :-[ :-\ :-\

That's WL #7.  I don't know how much longer it's going to be before I go insane.

Hey you'll love it at Cornell but if you get in off the waitlist we'd be happy to have you at Penn.
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: cmickey on May 01, 2007, 01:13:17 PM
Called today. Said a decision was mailed out on the 26th... they wouldn't tell me on the phone... this mean i am rejected?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: Ersatz on May 01, 2007, 02:37:59 PM
WL email this morning  :-[ :-\ :-\

That's WL #7.  I don't know how much longer it's going to be before I go insane.

Sorry to hear  :-\
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AJF on May 01, 2007, 07:14:36 PM
Called today. Said a decision was mailed out on the 26th... they wouldn't tell me on the phone... this mean i am rejected?

Same here, although mine was mailed Friday...It means we definitely weren't waitlisted, and I am certainly expecting the worst.  Best of luck to you!
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AJF on May 03, 2007, 03:22:15 PM
So, now it's Thursday and my decision did not arrive today. I know Penn mailed my decision last Friday.  Seven days seems excessive, ought I call and annoy them even more, just to varify the address??
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: WildFool on May 04, 2007, 06:32:25 AM
Did anyone get their letter from Penn yet?
Title: Re: Dear Penn
Post by: AJF on May 04, 2007, 10:55:37 AM
Now it's been a full week and still no word by mail.  Is this commonplace from penn?  On a related note, my brother received a package mailed from Philadelphia on 5/1 that arrived today.  I will be moving away from my current address tommorrow, I hope it gets here by then...