Yeah, my e-mail made absolutely no mention of a WL. None.
Thanks for clearing up the confusion!
Is this the one you got, Wallace? I personally think I'm toast.
Thank you for your application to the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review. The admissions process at Penn Law is a deliberative process. Every file is read by numerous members of the Admissions Committee. At this date, your file has been reviewed by at least two members of the committee and we are impressed with your credentials. We are continuing our review of your file however, and thus have not yet rendered a decision.
A hallmark of Penn Law School is its small, intimate community and it is important that we maintain this environment. We anticipate receiving as many as 5,500 applications for our class of 250 students. Given these numbers - and the fact that many of our applicants are very strong - we are exercising caution in the number of admission offers that we extend at this time.
Please feel free to submit via mail to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice. Unfortunately, we are NOT able to accept electronic submissions of documents. If you are currently in undergraduate or graduate school, please submit to LSAC an updated transcript with your most recent grades as soon as it is available. Upon receipt of your transcript, LSAC will automatically send us an updated report.
Our goal is to have all decisions made by the end of April, although most applicants will hear much sooner. Please know that the time it has taken to review your file in no way indicates the final decision. Again, the review process at Penn involves multiple members of the admissions committee reviewing each of our 5,500 applications; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review. We understand the anxiety of the law school application process, and make every effort to balance that without sacrificing the process.
Thank you for your patience during this time and best wishes in the coming months.
Renée C. Post