GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

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GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby dcl4yuri » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:59 pm

I am looking for some input to help me with my decision. My current situation is that I applied late this cycle, and didn't get my applications in until mid january. I was waitlisted at a lot of schools, and only got accepted to GW (sticker) and Franklin Pierce (38k).
I am wondering if I should make a decision between these two schools, or if I should wait until next cycle and apply at the start. I was rejected from GULC and UVA, but I would like to work in the DC area. With my numbers, would waiting until next year and applying early in the cycle be worth it?

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby sfdreaming09 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:02 pm

dcl4yuri wrote:I am looking for some input to help me with my decision. My current situation is that I applied late this cycle, and didn't get my applications in until mid january. I was waitlisted at a lot of schools, and only got accepted to GW (sticker) and Franklin Pierce (38k).
I am wondering if I should make a decision between these two schools, or if I should wait until next cycle and apply at the start. I was rejected from GULC and UVA, but I would like to work in the DC area. With my numbers, would waiting until next year and applying early in the cycle be worth it?


Definitely wait. You're guaranteed at UVA if you ED.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Not knowing your numbers, it's hard to say whether what to do, but it seems like you should probably retake if you are on the edge of getting T14. If you feel you have T14 numbers, you probably shouldn't settle for GWU at sticker. It's probably in your best interest to wait another year, as long as you have a good job or can find one quickly.

Edit: just looked at your profile numbers - definitely wait for next cycle.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:05 pm

dcl4yuri wrote:I am looking for some input to help me with my decision. My current situation is that I applied late this cycle, and didn't get my applications in until mid january. I was waitlisted at a lot of schools, and only got accepted to GW (sticker) and Franklin Pierce (38k).
I am wondering if I should make a decision between these two schools, or if I should wait until next cycle and apply at the start. I was rejected from GULC and UVA, but I would like to work in the DC area. With my numbers, would waiting until next year and applying early in the cycle be worth it?

Dude, straight up rejected from GTTTown and UVA as an EE with a 176? I'd go over my app materials and make sure there's not something grievously wrong.
1) Apply early next year
2) Pick between a ton of money at a T25 school and a splitter-friendly T14
3) ???
4) Profit

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby dcl4yuri » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:16 pm

Well Gtown interviewed me but the interviewer seemed skeptical about the fact that apparently engineers don't write enough in their undergrad. :roll:
As for waiting a year, I'm currently employed so I can definitely wait a year from a financial standpoint. I was just wondering if I had a shot at T14 or at least better than GWU by waiting.

As a side note, if I do wait a year, any suggestions for what I could do over the summer to improve my softs?

Thanks for the replies guys.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:19 pm

dcl4yuri wrote:Well Gtown interviewed me but the interviewer seemed skeptical about the fact that apparently engineers don't write enough in their undergrad. :roll:
As for waiting a year, I'm currently employed so I can definitely wait a year from a financial standpoint. I was just wondering if I had a shot at T14 or at least better than GWU by waiting.

With work experience and your numbers, you're pretty close to guaranteed to get into Northwestern via ED. I'd use ED on them, UVA, and any other school that shows some splitter acceptances on LSN. If it's not going to be a burden and you're not against it, you should wait, no question. Absolutely no point in paying sticker for GW when you could pay the same price (or even a little less if you go to a school with a lower COL) for a much better school.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:54 pm

dcl4yuri wrote:As a side note, if I do wait a year, any suggestions for what I could do over the summer to improve my softs?

Thanks for the replies guys.


Since at least one T14 basically indicated the reason you didn't get in was the perception that your writing skills wouldn't be up to par, so perhaps do something that shows that you really do have what is needed in that area.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby quickquestionthanks » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:19 am

Vincent Vega wrote:
dcl4yuri wrote:As a side note, if I do wait a year, any suggestions for what I could do over the summer to improve my softs?

Thanks for the replies guys.


Since at least one T14 basically indicated the reason you didn't get in was the perception that your writing skills wouldn't be up to par, so perhaps do something that shows that you really do have what is needed in that area.



Exactly:

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby Vincent Vega » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:13 am

quickquestionthanks wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
dcl4yuri wrote:As a side note, if I do wait a year, any suggestions for what I could do over the summer to improve my softs?

Thanks for the replies guys.


Since at least one T14 basically indicated the reason you didn't get in was the perception that your writing skills wouldn't be up to par, so perhaps do something that shows that you really do have what is needed in that area.



Exactly:

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I was thinking something a little more legitimate or substantive. :roll:

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby quickquestionthanks » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:32 am

Vincent Vega wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
dcl4yuri wrote:As a side note, if I do wait a year, any suggestions for what I could do over the summer to improve my softs?

Thanks for the replies guys.


Since at least one T14 basically indicated the reason you didn't get in was the perception that your writing skills wouldn't be up to par, so perhaps do something that shows that you really do have what is needed in that area.



Exactly:

http://www.blogger.com

Tell us how you feel!


I was thinking something a little more legitimate or substantive. :roll:


I was just mocking bloggers.

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Re: GW vs. lots of waitlists vs. try again next year?

Postby quadsixm » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:39 am

Definitely try again next year

dcl4yuri wrote:I am looking for some input to help me with my decision. My current situation is that I applied late this cycle, and didn't get my applications in until mid january. I was waitlisted at a lot of schools, and only got accepted to GW (sticker) and Franklin Pierce (38k).
I am wondering if I should make a decision between these two schools, or if I should wait until next cycle and apply at the start. I was rejected from GULC and UVA, but I would like to work in the DC area. With my numbers, would waiting until next year and applying early in the cycle be worth it?




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