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Penn Decision Notification Email

iSeraphiciSeraphic Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2013 in University of Pennsylvania
It's finally official!

Dear _________,

Thank you for applying Early Decision to the University of Pennsylvania. We will be posting admissions decisions for Early Decision applicants online on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. E.S.T.

Your decision can be viewed by going to:

Please bookmark this web address. You will not be able to log in until 6 p.m. on December 12.

The Decision website uses the same User Name and Password that you've already been using to access the MyApplicant Portal. If you need assistance with your User Name or Password, please contact the Admissions office at: eapps@admissions.upenn.edu


Penn Admissions
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Replies to: Penn Decision Notification Email

  • parukia911parukia911 Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    I didn't get mine yet... I'm sad :(
  • cassquicassqui Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone know the method they use to send it out? Is it alphabetical or regional (or maybe status....)?
  • pixelspixels Posts: 446Registered User Member
    I think the method is random.

    1) Its not alphabetical. I have friends from school who applied ED and we all got it randomly, in no alphabetical order whatsoever.

    2) Its not regional. Like I said, we're all in the same school, but we got it at different times.

    3) Its not by status, as far as I can tell. There are like 2 people from my school (who I'm not that great friends with) who I'm 99% sure won't get in (before you call me mean, they're unhooked, sub 1900 SAT, and sub 3.5 GPA...by no means bad students, but not within range for Penn) and they got the email at different times.

    By all accounts, it seems random.
  • 45 Percenter45 Percenter Posts: 4,228Registered User Senior Member
    They're sent out in waves:

    first, to the best looking applicants;
    second, to the most charming applicants;
    third, to the wittiest applicants;
    and lastly, to the most chill applicants (for obvious reasons).

    Well, at least the very first part of that is true. ;)
  • iSeraphiciSeraphic Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    ^ oh you almost got me ;c
  • bigman41bigman41 Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    just a thought; maybe they are sending them out in waves because they have different websites that display the results? you know so that their website doesn't crash from the 4000+ students viewing it at 6?
  • bigman41bigman41 Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    no but Facebook has the bandwidth to handle 4000 people. UPenn's website gets probably 500 visitors tops per day. I've heard that several college websites have crashed due to so many people checking them at once.

    But that's just my theory
  • bigman41bigman41 Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    ^ha well I stand corrected
  • upenn20121212upenn20121212 Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    So I got it at 5:24 pm EST
    I don't know why they aren't sending the email to my friend but that won't mean anything right?
    He's really nervous
  • hotpongtatohotpongtato Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    I got it at 6:28PM. I feel bad now:(
  • caughtintrafficcaughtintraffic Posts: 395Registered User Member
    Don't feel bad! Penn isn't sending them in any particular order; just because you get an email later than someone else doesn't mean he's more qualified or anything. Don't sweat it!
  • foxtailsfoxtails Posts: 195Registered User Junior Member
    I got the email at 3:46 EST and my last name is near the end of the alphabet. Maybe they did reverse-alphabetical? Doubt it means anything though....
  • deathblade127deathblade127 Posts: 448Registered User Member
    I think the reason they sent out the email today is because today is the final day in the committee.
  • kbolisetty23kbolisetty23 Posts: 455Registered User Member
    ^^Nah, I got my email at the same time and my name is near the beginning. I'm 99.9% sure it's random at this point.
  • parukia911parukia911 Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    yay! i just got mine! whew relief
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