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UPenn class of 2023 waitlist


Replies to: UPenn class of 2023 waitlist

  • surferboy777surferboy777 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    guys...no idea how this happened but I got into Wharton???!!!

    I received the portal update just like you all and I thought it would be a rejection too (because usually I think they call if you get in) but I opened my status update and I got in??!! i was in shock because they take like no one off their waitlist (especially not for Wharton) but I got accepted somehow.

    anyways, just crying and completely over the moon right now. Penn Wharton was my dream school but after getting waitlisted, I fell in love with the school I committed to and tried to (and did) forget about Penn. got a tough decision ahead but so so grateful. good luck to everyone!!!!!
  • skibum23skibum23 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    just got in a couple hours ago for engineering
  • Grant731Grant731 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I got put on the extended waitlist... Has anyone gotten in for the College?
  • pdkbaappdkbaap Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I got an email yesterday that they cannot offer me admission.
  • StevenToCollegeStevenToCollege Registered User Posts: 832 Member

    Congratulation! Did you both get any financial aids?
    Just wondering if UPenn exclude those who need financial aids from consideration.
  • qwertyzqwertyz Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
  • Upenngirlclass23Upenngirlclass23 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I just got accepted yesterday off the waitlist for Wharton! Will be going (: just got rejected from Georgetown the day before so this was a nice cherry on top for me.
  • StevenToCollegeStevenToCollege Registered User Posts: 832 Member

    Congratulation! Did you apply for financial aids?
    Just wondering if UPenn exclude those who need financial aids from consideration.
  • BHBHBH27BHBHBH27 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Hello everyone! I just got accepted from the waitlist and made an account to share my stats/details with you.
    First things first: All candidates here (even those who were denied) are way better than I am but here we are! So dear parent/student, don't lose hope.

    P.S I'm an international student from Pakistan.

    Decision: Accepted (after getting waitlisted)

    SAT I: Superscored: Maths=700 English=710 Essay=20/24
    ACT: Not Taken
    SAT II: English literature=720
    U.S History=560 (Never studied a word of US history, took the test based on general knowledge)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank: 1/60
    AP/IB: Not taken.
    OLevel: 9A*s 1A
    A Level: Predicted grades: Economics= A*, Law=A*, IT=A, Accounting=A*.

    Major Awards: First Position all over Pakistan in National Poetey Writing Competition, First all over Pakistan in Turkish Language assessments, TSA Writing Competition (Oxford Union) Pakistan finalist, GOI Writing Competion Japanese Embassy in Pakistan Winner.


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Coucil(Head girl 2017-19), Welfare Club (President+Founder), Publications Club (President), School magazine (Editor-in-Chief), MUNs+debating(couple of awards+ English Speaking Union certified speaker and national finalist twice), Wrote op-eds in national newspapers in Pakistan on current affairs and int'l relations.
    Job/Work Experience: Helped my father with his side business, summer volunteer at my city's only cancer research hospital (marketing department, radiology and as a play therapist for young patients.
    Volunteer/Community service: Cancer hospital, internship and project with WWF-Pakistan, volunteered at an orphanage and conducted a food drive.
    Summer Activities: I won a national scholarship to Georgetown University's summer immersion. It was fully funded by Pakistani govt and US department of state.
    Essays: Wrote my essay on the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India: A risky and controversial move but I made it clear in the essay that no amount of controversy can preclude me from writing about what I am truly passionate about.
    Teacher Recommendations: A very generous professor at Georgetown offered to write a rec for me. Haven't read it but we had a good rapport and she (thankfully) regarded my passion with admiration.

    Economics Sir wrote an exceptional rec for me. I had written a research paper with him on political economy and he mentioned my proposals to combat economic crises in Pakistan to in the letter.
    Accounting teacher wrote the last one. We were very close and she knew me well and believed that I would do well at UPenn.
    Counselor Rec: My Vice Principal was my counselor and wrote a flattering rec.

    City/Country: Lahore, Pakistan.
    School Type: Private. International but not renowned.
    Ethnicity: Asian (South Asian).
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Not sure about the parameters in US.
    Received a full ride though. (100% aid since Pakistani rupee is badly depreciated and even the well-to-do here would be considered financially weak in US).
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I speak four languages with fluency (Urdu-mother tongue- English, Turkish and Punjabi-regional), I can read and understand a bit of Arabic and Japanese and I am learning Spanish. I think being multilingual helped a bit.

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: Test scores were really poor but I justified it since I'm an international student and know nothing about US history. Couldn't take multiple attempts because SATs here are expensive.
    I think my essays were good although the Penn supplement was mediocre at best. My recs probably saved me and my American professor was too generous in her praise!
    Finally, I used to spend hours through these threads like you guys trust me we get through it. To all international students and esp Pakistani ones, you can do this. I did it on my own you don't have to pay heaps of money to get into an ivy league.
    And finally, to the US students: I see most of your parents are very much involved in the admissions process. Please cherish that and love them for it. Parents from Pakistan and I'm sure other Asian countries (mostly) are completely reliant on their kids, not well acquainted with international admissions systems and we do everything on our own (and failure isn't an option lol!). To all the parents, you're doing a great job!
  • kathcoetzer99kathcoetzer99 Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    @BHBHBH27 Congrats! I’m an international student from South Africa who’s still stuck on waitlist!😞 So good to hear of another international student getting in off the waitlist! Best of luck at Penn.
  • BHBHBH27BHBHBH27 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thank you so much! Just hang in there I'm sure you'll be very happy with wherever you end up! Sending best wishes.
  • happy9birdhappy9bird Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    yo bhbhbh27. if your scores are right, you will be depressed being there....most kids will walk over you with their scores and you will be in the bottom of the GPA curve. trust me. prepare yourself mentally if you are determined being there.
  • kathcoetzer99kathcoetzer99 Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    @happy9bird I don’t think SAT scores are an indication of how well you’re going to do in college...
  • vpa2019vpa2019 Registered User Posts: 501 Member
    @happy9bird the hardest part of going to an ivy is getting accepted @BHBHBH27 will do just fine.
  • MrMartadorMrMartador Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    edited May 30
    Waitlist decisions are out. Rejected. Wow - waited so long for the L :smiley:
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