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UPenn Class of 2023 RD

iiRoMiiiiRoMii 141 replies16 threads Junior Member
Hi all, I don't think there is a thread yet for RD applicants applying, so I just decided to make this for people to come together and help out others.

Good luck to all!
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  • akacollege23akacollege23 52 replies0 threads Junior Member
    anyone looking into the vagelos programs?
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  • hopestobehopestobe 48 replies14 threads Junior Member
    Welp. I was deferred ED so I guess that counts as RD
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  • iiRoMiiiiRoMii 141 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Oh yeah, I forgot there wasn't a deferral thread yet.
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  • iiRoMiiiiRoMii 141 replies16 threads Junior Member
    I am really hooked onto their pre med program if I can get a shot.
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  • britdarrowbritdarrow 49 replies3 threads Junior Member
    also deferred ED :/
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  • xusinsxusins 12 replies0 threads New Member
    @akacollege23 i applied vagelos!!! also just received an interview request
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  • akacollege23akacollege23 52 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @xusins congrats!! which program did you apply to? I'm trying for the one in molecular life sciences.
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  • iiRoMiiiiRoMii 141 replies16 threads Junior Member
    I'm actually applying to Wharton tomm, hope it goes well. :))
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  • akacollege23akacollege23 52 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @iiRoMii ahhh good luck!
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  • kingsley1420kingsley1420 7 replies1 threads New Member
    what do you guys think my chances are with a score of 1420 ?
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  • garamxmasalagaramxmasala 90 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2019
    @kingsley1420 you'll be looked at with a negative bias, but it won't be an auto-reject
    the process is indeed holistic, and no score guarantees an acceptance or rejection (1600s have been denied, and 1200s admitted)
    Idk your ECs and awards, but if you're an otherwise avg. applicant, your chances of "getting lucky" are slim

    also, chance me's no longer help - our job is done, and we can only hope for the best (while preparing for the worst)
    edited January 2019
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  • chocolatehuskychocolatehusky 68 replies2 threads Junior Member
    deferred ED...at least 16% of deferred applicants were accepted last year
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  • garamxmasalagaramxmasala 90 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @chocolatehusky any chance you know what percent of ED applicants were deferred this year?
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  • chocolatehuskychocolatehusky 68 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2019
    @garamxmasala all I know is that about 20% of applicants are typically deferred
    edited January 2019
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  • IWentToCollegeIWentToCollege 15 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My son has an interview in a few weeks. It's not being done on campus but by an area representative. My son has a great GPA, but I don't believe his SAT scores, while good, are Ivy League-worthy.

    That said, has anyone been through the interview process?

    Is it nerve-wracking?
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  • garamxmasalagaramxmasala 90 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @IWentToCollege the interview is mostly a get-to-know-you process, to ensure that you're human and interested in the school
    in all honesty, it has little to no effect on your decision - regardless of how well or poorly you do
    try to have fun and ask questions to determine if penn is right for you
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  • LCOLCO 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My daughter had an interview with an alumni in December. They did it via Skype. It went very well, they chatted for about 30 minutes. My daughter has applied to the nursing program. Her stats are:

    ACT: 31
    SAT: N/A
    GPA: 4.6 (weighted)
    Rank: 3 out of 310
    Rigor (APs/honors): Freshman & Sophomore years - all honors with 2 APs, Junior & Senior years 10 APs
    Extras: Some include: President of Key Club, Captain Varsity Field Hockey, National Honor Society Officer, Mock Trial, Math Club, Computer Club, lots of community service, HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth) leadership Ambassador and now volunteer, formed her own non-profit and raised money to pack 58 backpacks of school supplies for two Title-1 schools in our county, started a Best Buddy type program at her school, school representative to our County Board of Education, theater (acting and tech), has worked part-time for over three years,and competes in Equestrian shows.

    State Residency: MD

    She has been accepted to the nursing programs at Villanova, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Scranton...but University of Pennsylvania is her number one choice!!
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  • BrooklynRyeBrooklynRye 735 replies6 threads Member
    Applied to Engineering RD:

    ACT: 34
    GPA: 4.0 (weighted)
    Rank: n/a
    Rigor (AP/Honors): All available AP courses including standard tracks in Science, English, History, Econ & Gov
    ECs: Robotics team capt & head programmer; Head lighting tech for all school district productions; varsity track; Japanese Club, Film Club; volunteer drama club for special needs kids.
    Notable: Big Penn family name, just not our direct line of the family...
    State: NY
    FA: Yes

    Not looking to hijack thread, but anyone chance me on these? Thanks!
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  • kg2013kg2013 159 replies22 threads Junior Member
    Can you call admissions requesting an interview or you just wait? What is the protocol? Thank you.
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  • garamxmasalagaramxmasala 90 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @kg2013 they'll send you an email if you're getting an interview
    note: interviews at penn hold almost zilch weight and are assigned randomly; (not) getting an interview means nothing, so don't fret
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