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UPenn class of 2023 waitlist

paranoidmom101paranoidmom101 15 replies2 threads Junior Member
I wanted to create a thread for UPenn waitlist students and parents.
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  • fbhsmomfbhsmom 189 replies1 threads Junior Member
    How many people do they put on the waitlist?
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  • avempati2019avempati2019 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Last year's Common Data Set (CDS) for Penn said they waitlisted 2,561 and only accepted 9.... that sounds off to me but we should assume that chances of getting off the waitlist are super low rip.

    http://www.upenn.edu/ir/Common Data Set/UPenn Common Data Set 2018-19.pdf?pdf=CDS 2018-19
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  • liverpoolrocksliverpoolrocks 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I am on the waitlist. The information indicated that I had to accept and send additional information by April 12th. Every other school's date is May 1. What is going on at Penn? Why do they need us to accept the waitlist offer by April 12? Any ideas?
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  • paranoidmom101paranoidmom101 15 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @liverpoolrocks, nothing is wrong by accepting the offer. My son is waitlisted to different schools. Some asked even earlier. They want to make sure students are serious about the school.
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  • fbhsmomfbhsmom 189 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited April 2019
    I think this waitlist is a cruel joke. My son is caught up in it a bit but accepted to go somewhere else a while ago. Fact is, I heard they offered 3500 spots on the waitlist. Obnoxious considering they offered the same number admission. So it shows how little chance you have of actually getting in off the waitlist. So 2500 accept their spots on the waitlist and they took 9. So if you thought your odds before were small these are virtually nonexistent. If they were serious about these students they'd only put 500 on tops... Come on. really? Why get kids' hopes up. Let them move on emotionally and get excited about the other school they've planned to attend instead of always having half a heart into it waiting for that call.

    Out of the 9 that got in how many actually get into Wharton? ANY? LOL that data isn't available.

    Be realistic about these waitlists... if they admitted 2x the number of students they want in their class, to even get to the waitlist essentially more than HALF have to choose to go elsewwhere. I seriously doublt that happens - especially for Wharton. It is the number 1 business school in the country. If you've been admitted for business why would you go elsewhere? Maybe some won't get as much financial aid as they need, but not enough to offset the already doubled number of admitted students to require them to need the waitlist. I imagine if the waitlist is used it is mostly for less competitive majors, unfortunately.
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  • lemonlime13lemonlime13 31 replies16 threads Junior Member
    I plan to write a LOCI with application updates and upload it to my portal. Penn is my top choice, and I will definitely attend if admitted. Should I email my regional rep to say this, or just include it in the LOCI? Thanks!
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  • lemonlime13lemonlime13 31 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Penn is one of my top choices, but I was waitlisted. Since there's space on the portal for waitlist updates, I definitely plan to write a LOCI with my updates and upload it there. However, I want to make it clear that I would 100% attend if admitted. Should I state this in my LOCI, or email my regional rep separately to say this and save the LOCI for just updates? Or should I say this in both the LOCI and an email to my regional rep? Thanks!!
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  • positivepowerpositivepower 18 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @lemonlime13 updates were supposed to be in by April 12th. I noticed you were still asking about it on April 13, were you able to get it in still? And yes, you should do whatever you can to show your commitment. It can't hurt to contact your rep, but it might be too late now.
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  • xygate487xygate487 15 replies6 threads Junior Member
    2 people from my school got in -- one from school of nursing, and another from school of arts. i thought they weren't supposed to be releasing it this early?
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  • CollegeAdmInfoCollegeAdmInfo 34 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @xygate487 you mean those 2 students are accepted from the waitlist? do you know when did they receive the offers? I thought the offer should come after May 1.
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  • xygate487xygate487 15 replies6 threads Junior Member
    @CollegeAdmInfo yeah they got accepted off of the waitlist. they received their notification last week (tuesday and thursday i believe). I thought that it would come after 5/1 as well... not sure why they’re releasing decisions so early.
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  • fbhsmomfbhsmom 189 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited April 2019
    @xygate487 Do you have any idea of the stats of those who just got in from your school? Also any idea if they sent an update and if so what they sent? Just curious. Surprising that they took 2 from the same school. You would think they would be trying to get more demographic and geographic diversity.
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  • xygate487xygate487 15 replies6 threads Junior Member
    @fbhsmom My thoughts exactly. The nursing student is ASB VP at my school, is involved in their church, and plays tennis (but not senior year). Other than that, there are no significant leadership roles. This person found out through email. The other student has many leadership positions around the school in various clubs relating to political action (JSA, MUN, Speech and Debate, etc.). This kid found out through physical mail.
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  • anonymous522083anonymous522083 198 replies15 threads Junior Member
    AM I SCREWED I submitted the LOCI update a few days ago.
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  • positivepowerpositivepower 18 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @anonymous522083 I wouldn't say you are "SCREWED", but I wouldn't think it sheds a good light on your ability to follow deadlines. I am surprised the link would still be open for you to update after April 12th. Is that when all LOCI were supposed to be due or was it different for each major?
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  • fbhsmomfbhsmom 189 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @xygate487 that makes it even more bizzare. Maybe each school's list is handled differently and seperately and when they have an opening in that school whoever it is that makes the decision does so by whatever method they like... It still does seem strange especially with such highly qualified motivated kids on the waitlist to take 2 from one school when there isn't a "stand out" reason so to speak. Are there several waitlisted at your school and did others already get in? Maybe it is a big feeder school to begin with?
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  • anonymous522083anonymous522083 198 replies15 threads Junior Member
    I had no idea the deadline they should have been more explicit with deadline @positivepower
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  • locustgirl777locustgirl777 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hello! I am a senior in the College graduating in 2019. I got off the waitlist four years ago on May 20th. To be honest, I had given up on Penn and had been vigorously sending updates to other schools I got waitlisted at, but ended up getting the call! My biggest advice is to take the LOCI VERY seriously, and show a huge intent on going to the school if admitted.
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  • positivepowerpositivepower 18 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @anonymous522083 I do agree with you there. It was sort of hidden in the FAQ's on the left side of the letter. It should have been clear from the actual letter.
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  • go2023go2023 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Anyone receive an email asking to re-affirm their interest? Some schools seem to do this before you get off w/l.
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