GW Class of 2013

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jk11287
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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jk11287 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:33 am

I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby dreamweaver87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:35 pm

Just got in yesterday...the only school so far that has not offered me money and it had to be the one that costs $70,000. Seriously...$70,000? How is that even possible?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby stayway » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:42 pm

jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


did you talk to her over the phone? she doesn't respond to e-mails right?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby td6624 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 pm

dreamweaver87 wrote:Just got in yesterday...the only school so far that has not offered me money and it had to be the one that costs $70,000. Seriously...$70,000? How is that even possible?


You can bring that number down drastically in a variety of ways. Get a roommate or two, live outside the city, cook cheap food for yourself regularly, etc.

At least that's what I think. And what's been said here before. But I could be wrong. I'd look into it.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby dreamweaver87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:09 pm

td6624 wrote:
dreamweaver87 wrote:Just got in yesterday...the only school so far that has not offered me money and it had to be the one that costs $70,000. Seriously...$70,000? How is that even possible?


You can bring that number down drastically in a variety of ways. Get a roommate or two, live outside the city, cook cheap food for yourself regularly, etc.

At least that's what I think. And what's been said here before. But I could be wrong. I'd look into it.



Yeah, I'll look into it...just a pretty crazy number to wrap your mind around.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jk11287 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:14 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


did you talk to her over the phone? she doesn't respond to e-mails right?

Yeah, I called the financial aid office and spoke to someone unguardedly for about 20 minutes before she actually identified herself as Anne Richards haha. But she was honestly as nice as could be. I know that when it comes to law schools and stuff, numbers and rankings are really important but I think there has to be a gut feeling, too. I hated the way I was treated/spoken to at GULC and Fordham and so far have had great experiences with GW staff.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby umichgrad » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:18 pm

jk11287 wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


did you talk to her over the phone? she doesn't respond to e-mails right?

Yeah, I called the financial aid office and spoke to someone unguardedly for about 20 minutes before she actually identified herself as Anne Richards haha. But she was honestly as nice as could be. I know that when it comes to law schools and stuff, numbers and rankings are really important but I think there has to be a gut feeling, too. I hated the way I was treated/spoken to at GULC and Fordham and so far have had great experiences with GW staff.



ME THREE.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby stayway » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:34 pm

umichgrad wrote:
jk11287 wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


did you talk to her over the phone? she doesn't respond to e-mails right?

Yeah, I called the financial aid office and spoke to someone unguardedly for about 20 minutes before she actually identified herself as Anne Richards haha. But she was honestly as nice as could be. I know that when it comes to law schools and stuff, numbers and rankings are really important but I think there has to be a gut feeling, too. I hated the way I was treated/spoken to at GULC and Fordham and so far have had great experiences with GW staff.



ME THREE.


I hope I get to talk to her on april 2nd-ish when I call her regarding the waitlist. I also wish she would understand my great interest in GW and my willingness to pay sticker to attend.

I'm tempted to e-mail her again but scared that it might annoy her. She just didn't respond to my e-mail (maybe its because they are busy.)...

GW FTW!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby MSW8510 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:59 pm

I just got my acceptance packet in the mail. GW is the only school I've heard back from so far, but the merit scholarship of $105k will make my school decision very tough if the T14 doesn't offer me $$. I guess the choice will be easy if nobody else accepts me though.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby td6624 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:19 pm

I got a very friendly e-mail from a 2L.

But it was all about IP stuff. Not really relevant to me personally, but I suppose I appreciate the gesture!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Jackie O » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:25 pm

jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


have any second round scholarships gone out, or just the initial offers with the acceptance packets?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jk11287 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:19 am

tulip baroo wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I spoke to Dean Anne Richards two days ago, who said that at this point the chances of getting a second-round scholarship offer are extremely slim. Which is not to say it won't happen for any of you, just that I wouldn't count on it.

I, for one, am withdrawing my Cardozo app/scholarship and am putting down my deposit at GW paying sticker. Yes, I know. I feel semi-sort of-better knowing that I can at least get federal loans/rates to cover everythign I'm taking out.

WOOOO


have any second round scholarships gone out, or just the initial offers with the acceptance packets?

i can't say for sure, but it sounded like there was a second round under consideration that hadn't been extended yet; I think its sort of an ongoing thing that could happen at any time.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby dee0910 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:33 pm

Hi guys. Long time listener, first time caller, here. Got my acceptance packet in the mail about a month ago. I figured I'd jump in on GW 2013 and meet some of my potential peers. I flew up to DC a few weeks back, and got a real good feel for the school and even more so for the city. Good luck to all! :D

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jk11287 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:03 am

Not to be a loser, but I'm getting pretty pumped for preview day. Has anyone booked a hotel yet? I'm not sure where to stay...

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby muggie » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:13 pm

Just sent in the deposit! I'm now totally psyched for the fall to come around :mrgreen:

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Veritas » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:31 pm

anyone get a financial aid packet yet?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby vapourgypsy » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:04 pm

Has anyone here attended the accepted students reception in their town? I'm going to one tonight and was wondering what to expect.

Thanks!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Chowder » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:56 pm

Hellllooo, colleagues! Show of hands, preview event attendees? I'm staying at the Melrose; it's close to campus and very close to the Aston.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby lawschoolftw » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:37 am

Well it's official, Dinged at Duke and Penn this weekend. Not that it would have mattered much, I'm in love with GW and so psyched that this cycle's over. I'll be sending in my deposit this week and also be attending admitted students day!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby umichgrad » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:11 pm

I'll be at preview day!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby td6624 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:56 am

I'll be there. It's the last thing that will be informing my decision (I'll be at Vandy for an informal visit the previous weekend).

It's probably going to feel a little stressful. gah.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby gwgirl » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:57 pm

This thread is only 3 pages long? Really???

Anyway, I've finally chosen GW (as I knew I would all along!) over UVA, UCLA, USC, Georgetown, etc. etc. Can't wait to meet you all and more of our future classmates at the admitted students day April 9th!!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby td6624 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:24 pm

Veritas wrote:anyone get a financial aid packet yet?


yeah, this.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Chowder » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:58 pm

I haven't either, so we're still all in the same boat. I'll start rocking it eventually if still nothing.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby umichgrad » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:09 pm

sent in seat deposit today. yeah!




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