How long after you apply....

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How long after you apply....

Postby n_gal » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 am

How long after you apply is it normal to wait before hearing anything from a school? I don't mean a decision or anything, but just a confirmation that they received my application. I submitted my application to GW on 1/6 and I feel like I should have heard something by now. Thanks!

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby duckmoney » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:07 am

It varies dramatically. 2 weeks is not long enough. If they haven't confirmed receipt of your application after a month, I would call them to check. As far as complete / in review / decision goes, you'll just have to wait until they get back to you, which could be as late as April.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby champsound » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:10 am

I've heard different things about GW. Looks like they are supposed to send you an email at some point saying your application is complete (I haven't heard anything, but I only applied last week). Some other people on TLS who applied in mid-December haven't heard anything either, but when they called GW, they were told their applications were complete. I don't know, try calling I guess?

Also, no status checker

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby champsound » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:33 am

Actually, I just got the email from GW right now saying my application was complete. I applied last Wednesday.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby txadv11 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:13 pm

I had one that was a week turnaround, and several more that are going on close to four months with no decision yet.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby TommyK » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:19 pm

I don't think it's unreasonable to call in and make sure they have everything since you haven't received a confirmation email indicating the file is complete.

I did this with one of my schools yesterday and while I was on the phone, they verified everything in my file and moved me to complete and I received an automated email seconds later.

The admissions offices are use to having routine questions like this and as long as you're not obnoxious and constantly requesting updates that can be provided by the status checker, I would think it's okay to call in and ask.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby ash8309 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:22 pm

I submitted on 1/9 and hadn't heard anything. I called the admissions offce today and they said that they recieved my application and that it was complete. They do not have a status checker online. However, about 3 minutes after I hung up the phone with them I recieved an email from GW admissions saying "Your application for admission to the fall 2011 entering class of The George Washington University Law School has been received and is complete. We will be in touch as soon as we have a decision for you." Not sure if timing was a coincidence or if my call was the cause of the email.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm

txadv11 wrote:I had one that was a week turnaround, and several more that are going on close to four months with no decision yet.


Four months!?!?

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby Amir N » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:26 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
txadv11 wrote:I had one that was a week turnaround, and several more that are going on close to four months with no decision yet.


Four months!?!?


I'm over 4 months waiting on WUSTL, UW Madison, Iowa, Bloomington, and Minnesota. I've heard from everywhere else...

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby txadv11 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:12 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
txadv11 wrote:I had one that was a week turnaround, and several more that are going on close to four months with no decision yet.


Four months!?!?


Yep!

I applied to >20 schools (between Oct and Dec mostly), and have decisions at around 10...

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby n_gal » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:18 pm

Just a few hours after I started this thread I got an email letting me know I was complete :D Thanks for the input!

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txadv11
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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby txadv11 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:35 pm

n_gal wrote:Just a few hours after I started this thread I got an email letting me know I was complete :D Thanks for the input!

So the adcomms really do read TLS :shock:

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby neyaae » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:30 pm

i applied to GW mid december and haven't heard anything. I got email confirmations from the other 12 schools I applied to within two weeks of applying.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby n_gal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:32 pm

txadv11 wrote:
n_gal wrote:Just a few hours after I started this thread I got an email letting me know I was complete :D Thanks for the input!

So the adcomms really do read TLS :shock:


I don't think they read this thread, although they have been known to read these boards...I'm chalking it up to coincidence.

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Re: How long after you apply....

Postby swfangirl » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:31 pm

NYU took a couple months to let me know my application was received. The rest were pretty quick.




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