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Title: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: UncleLSAT on December 21, 2006, 04:34:55 PM
Alright. So who else got "held"? They say they'll take supplementary materials. Time to bring out the good stuff.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 04:36:21 PM
Seriously. Send whatever you can. I was deferred and sent them stuff every few weeks updating them on my research I was doing, telling them how interested I was, and just letting them know I was there. I think sending stuff is really helpful, just make sure everything is well-written and always let them know how much you would love to attend. Good luck!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: cassise on December 21, 2006, 04:38:08 PM
Seriously. Send whatever you can. I was deferred and sent them stuff every few weeks updating them on my research I was doing, telling them how interested I was, and just letting them know I was there. I think sending stuff is really helpful, just make sure everything is well-written and always let them know how much you would love to attend. Good luck!

Towlie, do you know anything about the process for getting Levy scholarships.  Do you apply like the Darrow or are they awarded with admission?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 04:42:06 PM
Seriously. Send whatever you can. I was deferred and sent them stuff every few weeks updating them on my research I was doing, telling them how interested I was, and just letting them know I was there. I think sending stuff is really helpful, just make sure everything is well-written and always let them know how much you would love to attend. Good luck!

Towlie, do you know anything about the process for getting Levy scholarships.  Do you apply like the Darrow or are they awarded with admission?

I don't know much about it because I didn't have numbers even close to consideration for it. I have a few friends who are Levy scholars, I could ask them, but I think you'd be better calling the school tomorrow and asking (expressing interest in it could never be a bad thing and with your numbers you have a great shot). I know the people who get Levy Scholarships get even more access to professors with special guidance. It's a cool program, from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on December 21, 2006, 04:49:10 PM
i'm on the deferred boat as well.

towelie, can you tell more about what it was that you sent them?  i want to send alot of stuff too (i'm thinking extra essays / writing samples) but i'm afraid i'm going to go overboard
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on December 21, 2006, 05:23:45 PM
I'm rejected. It isn't official yet, but its going to happen.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 05:25:03 PM
i'm on the deferred boat as well.

towelie, can you tell more about what it was that you sent them?  i want to send alot of stuff too (i'm thinking extra essays / writing samples) but i'm afraid i'm going to go overboard

I'd wait until I heard from NU, if I were you. I bet you'll get in.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: somethingwitty on December 21, 2006, 05:26:50 PM
i'm on the deferred boat as well.

towelie, can you tell more about what it was that you sent them?  i want to send alot of stuff too (i'm thinking extra essays / writing samples) but i'm afraid i'm going to go overboard

i'm curious about this too.  how much is too much to send them?  thanks!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 05:32:04 PM
i'm on the deferred boat as well.

towelie, can you tell more about what it was that you sent them?  i want to send alot of stuff too (i'm thinking extra essays / writing samples) but i'm afraid i'm going to go overboard

i'm curious about this too.  how much is too much to send them?  thanks!

I mean, I don't know the correct answer to this, just that whatever I did was enough to go from deferred to accepted. In fact, I don't even know if that's why I got in - I might have gone from deferred to accepted without doing anything, who knows. Make sure they know they are your top choice school, if it is true, and make sure everything you submit is written flawlessly.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on December 21, 2006, 05:58:51 PM
thanks for the advice and encouragement towelie!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: mgs on December 21, 2006, 06:39:17 PM
I was deferred, too.  I was only going to send them one of each of the "acceptable documents" but if you got in by giving them more, I'll give it all I got.  By the way, what is the proper way of saying "if you let me in, I'll be there"?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: lsatnerd on December 21, 2006, 06:42:03 PM
I got a deferral notice today as well.

Is Penn one of those deals where everyone who applies EA who is not accepted is deferred and most deferrals are just rejected outright come regular admission time? Or does deferral indicate you're a competitive applicant?

I've also been deferred at these schools:

Georgetown
Texas
Cornell

Same question applies for the three above: is deferral at these four schools indicative of competitiveness and a decent shot at regular admission? Or, since I was early action at all four of them, are they all schools that "gently" reject EA applicants via a deferral and am I more or less rejected?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 07:13:35 PM
I got a deferral notice today as well.

Is Penn one of those deals where everyone who applies EA who is not accepted is deferred and most deferrals are just rejected outright come regular admission time? Or does deferral indicate you're a competitive applicant?

I've also been deferred at these schools:

Georgetown
Texas
Cornell

Same question applies for the three above: is deferral at these four schools indicative of competitiveness and a decent shot at regular admission? Or, since I was early action at all four of them, are they all schools that "gently" reject EA applicants via a deferral and am I more or less rejected?

Thanks.

Penn does admit deferrals. You're talking to one.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: yoni on December 21, 2006, 07:22:39 PM
Deferred here too.

I spent all day at work staring at my phone and wondering, and, all the while, the defer letter was sitting in my mailbox. Snail mail is really not good for people who work until 10:00 PM (and that's an early night).

Anyway, let's get some good brainstorming about good ideas as to how to get ourselves in.

Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 21, 2006, 07:25:06 PM
Deferred here too.

I spent all day at work staring at my phone and wondering, and, all the while, the defer letter was sitting in my mailbox. Snail mail is really not good for people who work until 10:00 PM (and that's an early night).

Anyway, let's get some good brainstorming about good ideas as to how to get ourselves in.

Good luck, everyone!

Sorry to hear that. I got deferred at Penn and NYU the same week too. You'll be okay, I promise.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 21, 2006, 09:31:12 PM
Deferred as well.

Question: In the letter it says you need to send them an updated transcript with Fall Grades. Not only that but they want it sent through LSDAS. Sadly, my GPA went down slightly this past semester and I don't want to send an update to LSDAS which would cause all schools, including those making a decision on me to see it.

Am I screwed here?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 22, 2006, 09:21:00 AM
I was deferred.  Its ok.  I wasn't expecting an acceptance with 167.  My file is already pretty fat PS, DS, LSAT addendum, Why Penn, and 3 LORs.

I could get another LOR that would correspond with my PS and I could submit a paper (should I do an academic paper or something I've written for work?).  I'm also expecting a promotion at work but that won't happen until late Jan at the earliest. I just don't want to send too much... any thoughts on what might be best?

This is what I hate about this process.  In the real world I could call and say "So I was deferred, if there is something in my application that is giving you cause for concern please let me know so I can try to clear it up."  Somehow in law school admissions this does not appear to be an option.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: yeacrew on December 22, 2006, 09:24:34 AM
haven't gotten my deferral yet, but i'm expecting it this afternoon---what kind of stuff is the office looking for? i have a 50 page thesis if they REALLY want it....
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Penndude7 on December 22, 2006, 10:18:27 AM
Also on the deferred wagon. Question: Do I submit my extra letter of recommendation through LSDAS? Is that even possible without resubmitting the whole package? Or do i just go back to my career services? What about extra material...do I just mail it?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: HaHa1942 on December 22, 2006, 11:08:57 AM
Deferred at Penn.
Expected because of unpolished essays, rushed in to meet the EA deadline.
If that NYU decision, should arrive soon, is anything other than acceptance, I'll get ready to write a Why Penn essay. >:(
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Towelie on December 22, 2006, 12:04:36 PM
Deferred as well.

Question: In the letter it says you need to send them an updated transcript with Fall Grades. Not only that but they want it sent through LSDAS. Sadly, my GPA went down slightly this past semester and I don't want to send an update to LSDAS which would cause all schools, including those making a decision on me to see it.

Am I screwed here?

Same exact thing happened to me.

I chose NOT to send LSAC my fall grades because I was afraid it would hurt me at the schools I was waiting on. I would NOT reccomend this strategy, although it worked for me. There's a new dean of admissions now and I can't say whether or not she'd let that slide, like Dean Meeker did last year for me. It really is a bad strategy, but I thought I'd share because I feel your pain. I really do.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 22, 2006, 12:18:01 PM
Deferred as well.

Question: In the letter it says you need to send them an updated transcript with Fall Grades. Not only that but they want it sent through LSDAS. Sadly, my GPA went down slightly this past semester and I don't want to send an update to LSDAS which would cause all schools, including those making a decision on me to see it.

Am I screwed here?

Same exact thing happened to me.

I chose NOT to send LSAC my fall grades because I was afraid it would hurt me at the schools I was waiting on. I would NOT reccomend this strategy, although it worked for me. There's a new dean of admissions now and I can't say whether or not she'd let that slide, like Dean Meeker did last year for me. It really is a bad strategy, but I thought I'd share because I feel your pain. I really do.

Interesting. Ok, well I'm not going to send an update then as long as they don't say anything else about it. Did you send them a transcript though, or nothing?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on December 22, 2006, 01:41:49 PM
Deferred! First negative news of the cycle.

I did experience something that makes me question how much I want to go to Penn. Here's the dialogue:

Me: I got deferred at Penn, first bad news from a law school.

Dad: Oh, I remember when you were little you loved the Lions football team.

Me: But that was Penn State.

Dad: Aren't they the same.

Me: No. UPenn is an ivy league, Penn State is a pretty good law school.

Luckilly he did not say anything about Joe Paterno.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: nixon plays checkers on December 22, 2006, 01:53:23 PM
Magic, I had the same conversation with my friend yesterday after I told her I got in.  Unless I get a call from Columbia, it looks like I'll be spending the next 3 years running a PR campaign to enlighten people about the difference between UPenn and Penn State.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: yeacrew on December 22, 2006, 01:54:17 PM
hehe that's like my mom

"oh i hope you get into penn state, then i can tell everyone at work"
"upenn"
"oh whatever, i'll get it right if you get in. and i'll make sure everyone else gets it right too"
"thanks mom."
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: IamtheLSAT on December 22, 2006, 02:01:03 PM
Towelie,

did you submit your extra documents via LSDAS (i dont even know if you can do this?) or via snail mail? who did you address your letters do. Dear so and so? thanks for all your help!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: chilyonily on December 22, 2006, 03:26:17 PM
got my deferral today. i expected a rejection, so i'm happy not to have gotten one. i didn't submit a why penn the first time, so i'm going to try my darndest to write a good one now. also maybe get my supervisor to write me an LOR explaining my commitment to public interest. does this sound like a decent plan? would it be smart to send another writing sample, like a paper from college? or should i focus my efforts on penning a perfect why penn essay and just send that?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Reach on December 23, 2006, 04:08:59 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 23, 2006, 04:10:26 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.

I'm pretty shocked they'd defer someone with your numbers and an URM. Perhaps they're yield protecting?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: ThatGuy84 on December 23, 2006, 04:11:37 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.

It could be that everyone knows you will get into Yale.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Reach on December 23, 2006, 04:17:26 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.

I'm pretty shocked they'd defer someone with your numbers and an URM. Perhaps they're yield protecting?

Although my pride would like to think so, I honestly don't think I have the numbers or the life achievements to be yield protected by one of the nation's best law schools.  I must simply be deficient in some area they value...I know some claim that they emphasize elite undergraduate institutions, and I recently graduated from about as far from that as can be (although I am extremely happy with my experience and the faculty there).  So no, I don't think I was yield protected.

Quote from: ThatGuyS4
It could be that everyone knows you will get into Yale.

Haha, thanks...that's a nice thought too.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 23, 2006, 04:19:31 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.

I'm pretty shocked they'd defer someone with your numbers and an URM. Perhaps they're yield protecting?

Although my pride would like to think so, I honestly don't think I have the numbers or the life achievements to be yield protected by one of the nation's best law schools.  I must simply be deficient in some area they value...I know some claim that they emphasize elite undergraduate institutions, and I recently graduated from about as far from that as can be (although I am extremely happy with my experience and the faculty there).  So no, I don't think I was yield protected.

Quote from: ThatGuyS4
It could be that everyone knows you will get into Yale.

Haha, thanks...that's a nice thought too.

I don't know man, a 4.0 degree and a 171 should be enough to get you in, I was deferred with less. Plus being an URM means another 3-5 points to your LSAT score, so I'm thinking they're thinking you're headed somewhere else higher. It's weird. You should write them a LOCI expressing that Penn is your #1 choice and that you'd go if let in (unless you feel differently now).
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Reach on December 23, 2006, 04:30:18 PM
I just opened my hold letter so I guess I'm joining the group here.  I wrote a "Why Penn" (a decent one I thought) but I guess there's something about me they aren't too sure about.  I went into this cycle with Penn as my #1 choice, and although things changed a bit as I learned more about Michigan and Virginia, it's still part of the Big Three for me.  We'll see what happens.

I'm pretty shocked they'd defer someone with your numbers and an URM. Perhaps they're yield protecting?

Although my pride would like to think so, I honestly don't think I have the numbers or the life achievements to be yield protected by one of the nation's best law schools.  I must simply be deficient in some area they value...I know some claim that they emphasize elite undergraduate institutions, and I recently graduated from about as far from that as can be (although I am extremely happy with my experience and the faculty there).  So no, I don't think I was yield protected.

Quote from: ThatGuyS4
It could be that everyone knows you will get into Yale.

Haha, thanks...that's a nice thought too.

I don't know man, a 4.0 degree and a 171 should be enough to get you in, I was deferred with less. Plus being an URM means another 3-5 points to your LSAT score, so I'm thinking they're thinking you're headed somewhere else higher. It's weird. You should write them a LOCI expressing that Penn is your #1 choice and that you'd go if let in (unless you feel differently now).

Some things have changed, but Penn is still a top pick and somewhere I'd visit before making a final decision.  It sucks too, because I let them know about my final transcript the same day they wrote that hold letter.  Ah well...we'll see how it goes.  But thanks for the ego boost.

Is Penn your #1 pick?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Chaptzem on December 23, 2006, 04:31:46 PM
Deferred!

Has anyone been outright rejected?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 23, 2006, 04:33:24 PM
Is Penn your #1 pick?

It will be if they let me in!  :D
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: spacecadette on December 23, 2006, 04:35:04 PM
i'm guessing theres a hold letter waiting for me back at school, but i wont know about that until the 15th of january (oh god).  any idea what a deferral at upenn can mean in terms of admissions to nyu??? thats the one im really concerned about...thanks!!
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 23, 2006, 04:36:13 PM
Deferred!

Has anyone been outright rejected?

supposedly there are some that have been rejected on lsn...

Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Chaptzem on December 23, 2006, 04:37:31 PM
How does a deferral affect my ED status? Must I still committ to them if accepted?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: mflanner on December 23, 2006, 04:49:42 PM
Also deferred at Penn. Not my first choice, but let's be honest - it still stings a little. Here's hoping that everyone who has Penn #1 gets in.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Chaptzem on December 23, 2006, 05:01:00 PM
SO may deferred people I'm begining to wonder if there's even a chance of me getting in.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 23, 2006, 05:57:52 PM
I'm pretty shocked they'd defer someone with your numbers and an URM. Perhaps they're yield protecting?

Yeah, seeing as how Reach is a Darrow recipient at Michigan, I'd say it looks like Penn's at it again w/ its notorious YP.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: ThatGuy84 on December 23, 2006, 07:34:54 PM
Does the title of this thread seem strange to anyone else?  It catches my eye every time I'm looking at the board.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: ThatGuy84 on December 23, 2006, 09:25:12 PM
Deferred at Penn. Which was my #1. I am a little shocked considering my numbers and my Why Penn

Penn is...strange
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on December 23, 2006, 09:31:37 PM
Deferred at Penn. Which was my #1. I am a little shocked considering my numbers and my Why Penn

Penn is...strange

Indeed.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Rockie on December 23, 2006, 09:43:50 PM
Deferred at Penn. Which was my #1. I am a little shocked considering my numbers and my Why Penn

Schools are weird, Im surpised you were deferred at Cornell too. These schools must seriously have a narrow range of numbers they believe will truly enroll and just YP everyone else.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: lyquidmyrrrh on December 23, 2006, 10:04:46 PM
Clearly something more is going on than just yield protection though.  The process has to be more complicated than just some range of numbers... There are applicants with GPAs that are 3.9+ and LSATs that are 170+ who get into Penn.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: ThatGuy84 on December 23, 2006, 10:08:47 PM
Clearly something more is going on than just yield protection though.  The process has to be more complicated than just some range of numbers... There are applicants with GPAs that are 3.9+ and LSATs that are 170+ who get into Penn.

I agree, but then again I don't have anything that really separates me from the pack.  That's why I'm so confused.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Reach on December 23, 2006, 10:58:37 PM
I know this doesn't make getting deferred any better of an outcome, but at least we are all among well qualified applicants.  This means we shouldn't assume any glaring faults since other strong candidates were also binned in the hold file.  It's apparently just how Penn does it, and I suppose that shouldn't be too much of a surprise given that they have a modestly sized entering class.  Most of us even wrote a "Why Penn" essay, so it's not like we have reason to kick ourselves.  I guess it's just how it goes sometimes. 

I'll have to decide what I want to send in to them.  My transcript is already on its way there, and now I'll just have to supplement it with something.  I'm thinking, perhaps, a statement of purpose so that they know what I'm about and whether my objectives fit their institution.

As a final note, isn't it cruel that they plan to have their deferrals decided by or on April 1?  How would you like to get a nod on April Fools Day and have to wonder if it were merely the product of a dissatisfied and malicious worker?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: daydreamer on December 24, 2006, 07:04:28 AM
just out of curiousity, is it possible to get in (after being deferred) without sending in additional materials?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: apollok on December 24, 2006, 12:29:31 PM
penn's your #1? you have excellent numbers and I don't think you should let this deferral bring you down. i think you stand an excellent chances at other schools, like columbia or even harvard.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on December 26, 2006, 04:15:16 PM
Did anyone get rejected at Penn who applied ED?  Just curious.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Jets on December 26, 2006, 04:21:44 PM
Did anyone get rejected at Penn who applied ED?  Just curious.

See me in a few hours...
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on December 26, 2006, 05:56:13 PM
Did anyone get rejected at Penn who applied ED?  Just curious.

See me in a few hours...

I'm getting the feeling that nobody got rejected yet. Sort of cruel, when you think about it.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Jets on December 26, 2006, 06:02:15 PM
Did anyone get rejected at Penn who applied ED?  Just curious.

See me in a few hours...

I'm getting the feeling that nobody got rejected yet. Sort of cruel, when you think about it.

If LSN is to be believed:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gtee3

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=lj

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=LAWSCHOOLNY07

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=NYarch

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=lawskooyeah

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=Kyle

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=sakib
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: EastTex on December 27, 2006, 08:25:03 AM
I got deferred, or I should say that the lady I spoke to told me they were "holding my materials for further consideration".
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on December 27, 2006, 11:17:15 AM
Deferred at Penn. Which was my #1. I am a little shocked considering my numbers and my Why Penn

Penn is...strange

Thank God for that, btw, because if they were normal, I would be rejected in the harshest possible fashion.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Jets on December 27, 2006, 11:19:50 AM
I got deferred, or I should say that the lady I spoke to told me they were "holding my materials for further consideration".

How did you find this out? I still haven't received anything, and if they're closed now there is no way I'll receive anything before the EA response deadline. Should I call in?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Jets on December 27, 2006, 11:28:37 AM
Okay, well I called and a machine answered stating the office is closed until Jan 2nd. I guess that means I'm not going to hear before the response deadline, and that can't possibly be good. I guess hearing Jan 5th is the most realistic timeframe...kinda late considering they claimed decisions would be sent by the 31st.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on December 31, 2006, 12:21:08 AM
Deferred. Was away since the 21st on vacation but assumed as much (with a possible rejection) when I didn't get a voicemail. On review of my "Why Penn" I found a grammatical error. Was pretty obvious - though myself and 2 others missed it on the proofread.

I don't think Penn is petty enough to defer you because of ONE grammatical error.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: UncleLSAT on December 31, 2006, 06:27:17 AM
So I just mailed them 1) a writing sample and 2) a description of the course I'm teaching at Harvard. I'm thinking of getting an additional recommendation letter. I'm wondering if they will actually read any of this stuff.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: yeacrew on January 02, 2007, 09:52:37 AM
anyone email/call penn about deferrals yet? where should we send, or how should we send, rather, updated materials? email? fax? post?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: poiuyt on January 02, 2007, 04:53:28 PM
Does Penn have a status checker for apps?
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: jeff2486 on January 02, 2007, 05:32:56 PM
anyone email/call penn about deferrals yet? where should we send, or how should we send, rather, updated materials? email? fax? post?

I e-mailed them notifying them of my fall grades and an additional letter coming from LSAC.  At the end of the e-mail I asked what the preferred method of delivery would be for essays/writing samples, hopefully they will respond this week,  I'll let you know if/when they do.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: Captain on January 02, 2007, 05:42:17 PM
Does Penn have a status checker for apps?

No.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: 617 on January 03, 2007, 09:34:34 PM
Seriously this time. Are these letters being sent to people's current or permanent addresses?

Current
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: cassise on January 04, 2007, 12:09:47 PM
mine was sent to school.
Title: Re: Deferred at Penn!!!
Post by: jeff2486 on January 04, 2007, 12:11:23 PM
anyone email/call penn about deferrals yet? where should we send, or how should we send, rather, updated materials? email? fax? post?

Dear Jeff:

Thank you for your continued interest in Penn Law.

All supplementary documents should be sent in the mail in hard copy to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

With wishes for a happy New Year,

Penn Law Admissions