GULC c/o 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Topher » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:00 pm

dk8 wrote:
Topher wrote:
Unitas wrote:They already have a job opening posted for us. Awesome. :)

I may apply.


Not that I want a job, but where is the job posting listed?


admitted students website



The funny thing is, guess what I had open when I asked that question, lol

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:17 pm

Kim617 wrote:Hi, everyone!! I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! I haven't had much internet access in Europe, jumping around everywhere. Right now I'm in this small town about 30 km north of Milan teaching English to little kids. It's literally the smallest town I've ever been in. From one side to the other is like a 10 minute walk. The kids are amazing, and I love it, but it's a ghost town. THERE'S NOTHING TO DO!

Meanwhile, I feel so out of the loop with what I need to be doing! Is there anything pressing coming up?


Immunization records are due July 1st (they made it a hard deadline now - it used to say in July) and the housing agreement was due yesterday. I believe you already did all the financial aid stuff (accept loans, blue sheet, 2 MPN's, might as well do financial aid test too).

We should be getting our schedules and grouping late this month and e-mails and insurance stuff next month.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Torvon » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Anyone familiar with the area care to comment on the practicality of living in Arlington and commuting without having a car? The pricing on apartments is just so much more reasonable out that way. Anyone planning on making that kind of a commute or is everyone set on living in DC?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:02 pm

Torvon wrote:Anyone familiar with the area care to comment on the practicality of living in Arlington and commuting without having a car? The pricing on apartments is just so much more reasonable out that way. Anyone planning on making that kind of a commute or is everyone set on living in DC?


If you live close to the metro it's easy.

Didn't do too much looking, but it seemed like the apartments next to the metro in Arlington were comparable to the low-mid range places in DC.

I just found a place for 800 a month within 15 minutes walk from GULC, so there's some cheapness to be found in DC.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby mb88 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:26 pm

I just got back from looking for apartments in D.C., and I have to ask: What's up with all the 300sq foot roach infested ghetto shit-holes asking for 1600+ a month?

I ended up finding a fantastic place for a reasonable price, but I had to go out on the green line metro in Columbia Heights. Maybe I just had bad luck finding something closer?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:29 pm

Unitas wrote:
Kim617 wrote:Hi, everyone!! I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! I haven't had much internet access in Europe, jumping around everywhere. Right now I'm in this small town about 30 km north of Milan teaching English to little kids. It's literally the smallest town I've ever been in. From one side to the other is like a 10 minute walk. The kids are amazing, and I love it, but it's a ghost town. THERE'S NOTHING TO DO!

Meanwhile, I feel so out of the loop with what I need to be doing! Is there anything pressing coming up?


Immunization records are due July 1st (they made it a hard deadline now - it used to say in July) and the housing agreement was due yesterday. I believe you already did all the financial aid stuff (accept loans, blue sheet, 2 MPN's, might as well do financial aid test too).

We should be getting our schedules and grouping late this month and e-mails and insurance stuff next month.

Ah thanks, I did everything but the immunization. I won't be home til July 9th, but maybe my mom can somehow get that done for me. So excited to see which group I'm in!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:31 pm

mb88 wrote:I just got back from looking for apartments in D.C., and I have to ask: What's up with all the 300sq foot roach infested ghetto shit-holes asking for 1600+ a month?

I ended up finding a fantastic place for a reasonable price, but I had to go out on the green line metro in Columbia Heights. Maybe I just had bad luck finding something closer?


At first I tried looking right next to the school. I tried emailing a bunch of the people advertising rooms at the Meridian and they never responded.

I this other place on CL pretty easily. It's got a deck and a back yard and everything. The place itself isn't huge but the rooms are a good size. Around a 15 minute walk; If I biked it I could be at school in under 10 minutes.

Maybe I just got lucky.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:40 pm

Kim617 wrote:
Unitas wrote:
Kim617 wrote:Hi, everyone!! I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! I haven't had much internet access in Europe, jumping around everywhere. Right now I'm in this small town about 30 km north of Milan teaching English to little kids. It's literally the smallest town I've ever been in. From one side to the other is like a 10 minute walk. The kids are amazing, and I love it, but it's a ghost town. THERE'S NOTHING TO DO!

Meanwhile, I feel so out of the loop with what I need to be doing! Is there anything pressing coming up?


Immunization records are due July 1st (they made it a hard deadline now - it used to say in July) and the housing agreement was due yesterday. I believe you already did all the financial aid stuff (accept loans, blue sheet, 2 MPN's, might as well do financial aid test too).

We should be getting our schedules and grouping late this month and e-mails and insurance stuff next month.

Ah thanks, I did everything but the immunization. I won't be home til July 9th, but maybe my mom can somehow get that done for me. So excited to see which group I'm in!


Oh, I forgot to say congrats on teaching to the kids. I hope it is a great experience, and you get to visit Milan. I'd e-mail the school and let them know if she can't/won't send it.


Anyone get the e-mail today about Dean's letter and final transcript?

I haven't sent my final transcript yet, because it isn't ready at my school... :( I'll go request it next week.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby shadow. » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:37 pm

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Sounds like you're not so much in Columbia Heights, but more on the Petworth side (loads of places fib about the neighborhood on Craigslist). I lived basically right there last year (in a nice place in a crappy neighborhood for $1300/mo). I had my car window smashed my second week of school. Don't walk alone after dark.

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mb88 wrote:I just got back from looking for apartments in D.C., and I have to ask: What's up with all the 300sq foot roach infested ghetto shit-holes asking for 1600+ a month?

I ended up finding a fantastic place for a reasonable price, but I had to go out on the green line metro in Columbia Heights. Maybe I just had bad luck finding something closer?


I am in a 3 BR row house in Columbia Heights (vy close to Georgia Ave metro) for a very reasonable price.

I don't think that Green Georgia Ave --> Chinatown --> Red Judiciary Square is going to be that bad.

Are we going to have a meetup at some point? Hopefully y'all won't discriminate against PT kids joining the fun. I am moving up around the 1st of August.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Torvon » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:53 pm

Any thoughts on this apartment complex or the area in general?

http://www.forttottenstation.com/

Or this area?

http://www.gables.com

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby jml8756 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:24 pm

apartmentratings.com is your friend. I've seen plenty of apartments that look great on Craigslist until I Google them and find out they're infested with roaches and mice. Honestly, I can handle the occasional mouse- they might even entertain my kitty while I'm gone, but roaches are a deal breaker.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:59 pm

MSPeast wrote:
jml8756 wrote:apartmentratings.com is your friend. I've seen plenty of apartments that look great on Craigslist until I Google them and find out they're infested with roaches and mice. Honestly, I can handle the occasional mouse- they might even entertain my kitty while I'm gone, but roaches are a deal breaker.

I can handle either of them as long as it's an unusual occurrence and they don't seem to be actually getting in to any of my food. My undergrad house had occasional roaches (which were gross and we killed them -- but they were never in our food; they lived in the walls or something and we only saw about 3-4 per year) and geckos (I actually liked it when geckos got inside - I figured they'd eat bugs and such - but they were uncommon visitors as well).

I'm more annoyed by smaller, harder to detect bugs, like millipedes, centipedes, and especially spiders. Plus these tend to be more numerous.

But yes, apartmentratings.com is usually pretty good. Sometimes you have to be a little sleuthy and filter out "ratings" that are written like advertisements, but if a place has minimal or no scathing reviews it's likely fine.


Ok, this all just creeps me out. Maybe it is because I have never lived in a city, but if I see a spider or any bug/rodent in my house I call my exterminator and they come treat my house whenever. I have a contract with them that guarantees no bugs/rodents in my house. I take it I'm going to be seeing a lot of bugs/rodents in the future? Anyone know how "infested" the dorms are? I saw someone put that bugs were part of the reason for the summer remodel, but I thought it was tongue in cheek.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:08 pm

I see rats all the time in the NYC subway. I'm pretty used to them. HATE roaches, though. Cities are cities, and the better maintained a building is, the fewer bugs there are. Large insects are actually much better than small ones - large ones are adults and are likely to have simply crawled a long way. Small ones are young, indicating a nest nearby.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:21 pm

MSPeast wrote:
Unitas wrote:
Ok, this all just creeps me out. Maybe it is because I have never lived in a city, but if I see a spider or any bug/rodent in my house I call my exterminator and they come treat my house whenever. I have a contract with them that guarantees no bugs/rodents in my house. I take it I'm going to be seeing a lot of bugs/rodents in the future? Anyone know how "infested" the dorms are? I saw someone put that bugs were part of the reason for the summer remodel, but I thought it was tongue in cheek.


I'd imagine that the dorms are better off, but I don't know the East Coast. I definitely didn't ever see any vermin of any sort (non-human, anyway) in my undergrad dorm. Usually having professional building maintenance tends to take care of such things. Not to mention being in a high-rise.
On a sort-of-related note, check this out: Looks like our Metro is basically rat-free:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/trash-talking-from-the-dc-metro/
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lol@ the not so subtle dig at NYC.

yeah, i've never seen a rat on the metro. it's pretty damn clean.

EDIT: now that i think about it. I saw a baby mouse one time in the foggy bottom station late at night. still, the trains themselves are really clean.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Muddy » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:30 pm

If the My Access page says that everything is completed, does that mean we're all set up for the loans? Doesn't Direct Loans do all the Federal loans now? For UG, we had to apply to different lenders. We don't need to do that now, do we?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby jnsjr » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:06 pm

Has anyone had much luck using orgsync to find potential roommates? The interface seems a bit clunky.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Muddy wrote:If the My Access page says that everything is completed, does that mean we're all set up for the loans? Doesn't Direct Loans do all the Federal loans now? For UG, we had to apply to different lenders. We don't need to do that now, do we?


You have to fill out the different forms at studentloans.gov; Stafford MPN and GradPlus MPN and application for GradPlus. You can choose a different lender if you choose I believe. I just went with GradPlus.

You did the blue sheet?
And also do the interview thing if you have time.

Look at step five under financial aid in the admitted students site for any clarification.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Muddy » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:51 pm

Unitas wrote:
Muddy wrote:If the My Access page says that everything is completed, does that mean we're all set up for the loans? Doesn't Direct Loans do all the Federal loans now? For UG, we had to apply to different lenders. We don't need to do that now, do we?


You have to fill out the different forms at studentloans.gov; Stafford MPN and GradPlus MPN and application for GradPlus. You can choose a different lender if you choose I believe. I just went with GradPlus.

You did the blue sheet?
And also do the interview thing if you have time.

Look at step five under financial aid in the admitted students site for any clarification.

Thank you.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby tacitus33 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:39 pm

Just curious - how's the apartment search going for everyone? I've been looking closer to campus (want to avoid a long commute, at least the first year) and not much luck so far.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:58 pm

tacitus33 wrote:Just curious - how's the apartment search going for everyone? I've been looking closer to campus (want to avoid a long commute, at least the first year) and not much luck so far.


have you been looking on CL? what search terms are you using?




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