How long does it take for schools to respond?

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niliev
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How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby niliev » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:31 pm

So I sent out GULC, Duke, UVA, and U of Chicago yesterday...any one have any idea about when I should be expecting the first responses?

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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby mcds » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:01 pm

It depends. No news, generally, is good news.

However, you'll hear early/mid October if you're an auto-admit at Georgetown probably, otherwise you'll get rejected in January.

It all depends on the strength of your application.

But January is typically the month where most people hear back that applied early, unless they ride the WL train on to April.

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extragnarls
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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby extragnarls » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:21 pm

Is that true? I had the impression that decisions came back prior to the new year, some of them as early as November. I believe there is evidence of this on LSN, but I'll go ahead and check that again now.

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akahrpaperstacks
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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby akahrpaperstacks » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:53 pm

You usually only hear back before the new year if you are an auto admit or an auto reject (or EA/ED that have decision dates before 1/1/09). And usually its only auto admits. The schools have until the start of classes to admit you, so it could take that long (i.e. August 20th-ish).

RobbyCano
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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby RobbyCano » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:51 pm

I was under the impression that GULC wasn't accepting until 9/25. Am I wrong about this, anyone?

strad83
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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby strad83 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:23 pm

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... neral.html

You're right. "In order to allow the Admissions Office sufficient time to process all applications, Applications for Fall 2009 may be submitted as early as September 25, 2008."

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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby totalidiot » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:32 pm

my buddy was a pretty borderline admit at HLS and got in before thanksgiving, fwiw

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Re: How long does it take for schools to respond?

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:02 pm

strad83 wrote:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/jd_general.html

You're right. "In order to allow the Admissions Office sufficient time to process all applications, Applications for Fall 2009 may be submitted as early as September 25, 2008."


They allowed online submissions as of the 8th.




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