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GW part time

Postby sk08 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:37 pm

any activity on GW Part time applicants? I'm very interested, but worried it will be much more selective because of the class size reduction...

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Re: GW part time

Postby sk08 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:51 pm

bump... started seeing some PT movement on the GW thread. hopefully PT can consolidate here

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Re: GW part time

Postby savesthedayajb » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:52 pm

Got the complete email 12/28. Still waiting.

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Re: GW part time

Postby Jackie O » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Applied 11/12, complete 11/25 - no word yet

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Re: GW part time

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:46 am

Applied 11/24, complete 12/04. GW PT is definitely in my top 3.

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Re: GW part time

Postby sk08 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:06 pm

bump...there were some rejections today. trying to figure out if being currently employed in DC has any bearing b/c they are certainly being more selective, so if you got a decision please indicate if you work in DC.

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Re: GW part time

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:51 pm

Dinged, and I do not work in DC.

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Re: GW part time

Postby superflush » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:49 am

sk08 wrote:any activity on GW Part time applicants? I'm very interested, but worried it will be much more selective because of the class size reduction...


They should be more selective this year to "correct" the drop in the USNWR rankings.

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Re: GW part time

Postby HooCavalier » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:48 am

superflush wrote:
sk08 wrote:any activity on GW Part time applicants? I'm very interested, but worried it will be much more selective because of the class size reduction...


They should be more selective this year to "correct" the drop in the USNWR rankings.


GW's total numbers and ranking should rise back this year with their changes.

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Re: GW part time

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:47 am

RD PT. I got dinged yesterday with 3.3/165 and work in IL, not in DC.
As a side note, there are fifty PT slots at GW this year.

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Re: GW part time

Postby Jackie O » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:38 pm

I posted this in the GW thread - but I was accepted today

RD (PT of course) applied mid-November, complete 11/25, dated 1/15

171/3.65 no $$ with the acceptance

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Re: GW part time

Postby jmhendri » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:45 pm

I was ED FT 162/3.12 (3.83) and way overly optimistic. So after they deffered me to the reg decision pool I asked to be considered for part time.

In retrospect that was a gigantic mistake, as PT is more competitive this year than ever. I should have just stayed RD FT and tried my damnedest to amass good karma. There's no way I'm getting in now.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tesoro » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:48 pm

165/3.52, PT, employed in DC by federal gov't. I went complete ages ago, either end of oct. or beginning of nov.

no decision yet.

very nervous.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tesoro » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:00 pm

jmhendri wrote:I was ED FT 162/3.12 (3.83) and way overly optimistic. So after they deffered me to the reg decision pool I asked to be considered for part time.

In retrospect that was a gigantic mistake, as PT is more competitive this year than ever. I should have just stayed RD FT and tried my damnedest to amass good karma. There's no way I'm getting in now.


No offense, but you're below both 25th percentiles. Why were you so optimistic? Also, for you to not have been outright rejected - you must have some crazy softs. Either that, or are you a URM? Just curious, please share if you're comfortable.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tram988 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:07 pm

I was accepted to the part-time program a few weeks ago! LSN in profile.

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Re: GW part time

Postby jmhendri » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:10 pm

tesoro wrote:
jmhendri wrote:I was ED FT 162/3.12 (3.83) and way overly optimistic. So after they deffered me to the reg decision pool I asked to be considered for part time.

In retrospect that was a gigantic mistake, as PT is more competitive this year than ever. I should have just stayed RD FT and tried my damnedest to amass good karma. There's no way I'm getting in now.


No offense, but you're below both 25th percentiles. Why were you so optimistic? Also, for you to not have been outright rejected - you must have some crazy softs. Either that, or are you a URM? Just curious, please share if you're comfortable.




I wasn't aware of the importance of the cumulative GPA for the whole USNW rankings and I thought that graduating 3.83 magna cum laude from a good school would bump me up a ton. my 162 was higher than a bunch of my minority friends who got into better schools had AND I was in the 86th percentile which, for some dumb reason, made me think I was only competing with 14% of LSAT takers. Dummy.

I'm not really a URM, although my Dad is half black and I wrote an addendum about the significance of my diverse background.

Also, I had great LORs and a steady work history. I was just totally naive. I had no idea I was competing with super humans.



Anyhow, I just didn't know enough about this process before I started it. If I had it to do again I'd take the stupid test again or at least not spend more time at the bars than I did studying for it.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tesoro » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:19 pm

jmhendri wrote:
tesoro wrote:
jmhendri wrote:I was ED FT 162/3.12 (3.83) and way overly optimistic. So after they deffered me to the reg decision pool I asked to be considered for part time.

In retrospect that was a gigantic mistake, as PT is more competitive this year than ever. I should have just stayed RD FT and tried my damnedest to amass good karma. There's no way I'm getting in now.


No offense, but you're below both 25th percentiles. Why were you so optimistic? Also, for you to not have been outright rejected - you must have some crazy softs. Either that, or are you a URM? Just curious, please share if you're comfortable.




I wasn't aware of the importance of the cumulative GPA for the whole USNW rankings and I thought that graduating 3.83 magna cum laude from a good school would bump me up a ton. my 162 was higher than a bunch of my minority friends who got into better schools had AND I was in the 86th percentile which, for some dumb reason, made me think I was only competing with 14% of LSAT takers. Dummy.

I'm not really a URM, although my Dad is half black and I wrote an addendum about the significance of my diverse background.

Also, I had great LORs and a steady work history. I was just totally naive. I had no idea I was competing with super humans.



Anyhow, I just didn't know enough about this process before I started it. If I had it to do again I'd take the stupid test again or at least not spend more time at the bars than I did studying for it.


Ha- I hear ya. It's pretty crazy that we're made to be ashamed of outdoing ~90% of our peer testtakers, all of whom are college graduates. I might have not spent a week skiing 2 weeks before the exam had i realized that being in the "score band" (i.e., simply being between 25% and 75% marks) is not sufficient.

But such is life... we learn as we go! Good luck. I think being half-black is a huge boost for you, and with the DS you'll certainly be counted as URM.

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Re: GW part time

Postby jmhendri » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:30 pm

tesoro wrote:
Ha- I hear ya. It's pretty crazy that we're made to be ashamed of outdoing ~90% of our peer testtakers, all of whom are college graduates. I might have not spent a week skiing 2 weeks before the exam had i realized that being in the "score band" (i.e., simply being between 25% and 75% marks) is not sufficient.

But such is life... we learn as we go! Good luck. I think being half-black is a huge boost for you, and with the DS you'll certainly be counted as URM.


Tell me about it. My ego was so giant and inflated from all my teachers and my parents and my friends always filling me with garbage about how smart and special and unique I am and then I enter this process and learn that on paper I'm a complete undesirable.

It's heart wrenching. But probably a good life lesson

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Re: GW part time

Postby HooCavalier » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:50 pm

It's amazing that you guys didn't get in with those scores, I figured GW would be strong this year with the changes they made, but it seems crazy. My best friend got in there FT last year with a $104k scholly and only had a 168 / 3.45.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tesoro » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:56 pm

HooCavalier wrote:It's amazing that you guys didn't get in with those scores, I figured GW would be strong this year with the changes they made, but it seems crazy. My best friend got in there FT last year with a $104k scholly and only had a 168 / 3.45.


Well let's not get ahead of ourselves. We haven't been rejected yet... LSN isn't particularly encouraging though. That's a sweet scholly for your friend!

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Re: GW part time

Postby HooCavalier » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:59 pm

tesoro wrote:
HooCavalier wrote:It's amazing that you guys didn't get in with those scores, I figured GW would be strong this year with the changes they made, but it seems crazy. My best friend got in there FT last year with a $104k scholly and only had a 168 / 3.45.


Well let's not get ahead of ourselves. We haven't been rejected yet... LSN isn't particularly encouraging though. That's a sweet scholly for your friend!


True. Best of luck!

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Re: GW part time

Postby afische3 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:41 am

In PT, 3.2/169, already work in DC. Not sure how much they consider whether you are already working in DC but Im sure it may be a factor for some people.

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Re: GW part time

Postby sk08 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:28 am

afische3 wrote:In PT, 3.2/169, already work in DC. Not sure how much they consider whether you are already working in DC but Im sure it may be a factor for some people.



This is complete speculation, but I think having a job in DC is important for this year. If you look at some of the surprising rejections, they were in undergrad or did not work in DC. With the class size being dropped to 50 students, they may need assurance that those 50 will stay in the part time program, unlike past years when people did part time and then transferred to full time. Again, this is [hopeful] speculation; I haven't talked to admissions about this.

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Re: GW part time

Postby tram988 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:29 am

sk08 wrote:
afische3 wrote:In PT, 3.2/169, already work in DC. Not sure how much they consider whether you are already working in DC but Im sure it may be a factor for some people.



This is complete speculation, but I think having a job in DC is important for this year. If you look at some of the surprising rejections, they were in undergrad or did not work in DC. With the class size being dropped to 50 students, they may need assurance that those 50 will stay in the part time program, unlike past years when people did part time and then transferred to full time. Again, this is [hopeful] speculation; I haven't talked to admissions about this.


Wow interesting. I was accepted with a 163/3.96 and do not have a job in D.C. Is the class really only 50 students?

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Re: GW part time

Postby sk08 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:41 am

tram988 wrote:
sk08 wrote:
afische3 wrote:In PT, 3.2/169, already work in DC. Not sure how much they consider whether you are already working in DC but Im sure it may be a factor for some people.



This is complete speculation, but I think having a job in DC is important for this year. If you look at some of the surprising rejections, they were in undergrad or did not work in DC. With the class size being dropped to 50 students, they may need assurance that those 50 will stay in the part time program, unlike past years when people did part time and then transferred to full time. Again, this is [hopeful] speculation; I haven't talked to admissions about this.


Wow interesting. I was accepted with a 163/3.96 and do not have a job in D.C. Is the class really only 50 students?



Yes, someone spoke to admissions about the class size. I think traditionally it is 125-150 students. Job in DC may be important but not neccessary for admissions; they also are trying to raise their numbers b/c of the ranking decline last year which your GPA would certainly do for them :) So maybe it's a combination of getting genuine PT students and raising numbers? At this point, who knows, but its certainly nervewracking...




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