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GULCHOPEFUL1
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby GULCHOPEFUL1 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:40 pm

I have similar stats as you, but at a top 50 school. I thought I was a lock for EA at Gtown. I want to be in DC so Gtown is my only real choice.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby stinger35 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:45 pm

kings84_wr wrote:
GULCHOPEFUL1 wrote:Are either of you looking at higher ranked schools or is Gtown it?


Im definitely looking at higher schools, Pre-today I thought id be a lock at Berkeley.


Im convinced you will still be fine. EA is just a different beast. The only worry that I have is that more people are finding out about transferring and more people are trying to transfer with this economy. That being said, its still a limited number of people with the numbers to actually do it, so, I still think/hope we will be okay.

To answer the original question - absolutely. CCN is a long shot for me but I will apply to all 3. My top two choices though are Northwestern and Michigan. If I could get into either I would be absolutely ecstatic.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:58 pm

How about an idea of where all the EA's are from geographically? School and maybe hometown.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby chitown825 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:59 pm

A'nold wrote:How about an idea of where all the EA's are from geographically? School and maybe hometown.


From Chicago, IL. Attend a Midwest T2.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby argentinabrends » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:23 pm

i've held off posting since my username totally gives me away but here goes anyway.

deferred 4/27 via email around 10:26 am. top 8ish% at a T50...here's to hoping I ace my finals so that I actually have a shot during RD....

status check was updated-- still "under review" but date changed.

Congrats to everyone who got in!!!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:36 pm

chitown825 wrote:
A'nold wrote:How about an idea of where all the EA's are from geographically? School and maybe hometown.


From Chicago, IL. Attend a Midwest T2.


I am way out west.

The reason I think it'd be interesting to know is there seem to be very similar applicants getting accepted or rejected for what seem to be arbitrary reasons. I'm not saying that this is for sure the reason, but if you look at applicants like newyorker69 vs. JPU, both are #1 at t4 schools but the applicant that was accepted is in the NY area and the one that was deferred is way out west. Traydeuce (although concededly slightly higher ranked) was accepted from W&L and Kings was deferred.

Granted we have only a small sample, but it seems that more local applicants are getting the go-ahead over similar numbered applicants futher away. Disclaimer: I don't think this mattered for me, I basically knew I wasn't getting in EA.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby JR00576 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:39 pm

I think the biggest factor in EA admissions is that GTown wanted to see people's ranks and some schools haven't released them yet.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:40 pm

JR00576 wrote:I think the biggest factor in EA admissions is that GTown wanted to see people's ranks and some schools haven't released them yet.


I could see that at lower ranked schools but not w/ a school like IUB where a top 5% estimate should be in anyway.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby chitown825 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:47 pm

A'nold wrote:
JR00576 wrote:I think the biggest factor in EA admissions is that GTown wanted to see people's ranks and some schools haven't released them yet.


I could see that at lower ranked schools but not w/ a school like IUB where a top 5% estimate should be in anyway.


Enough of the unfounded guesses A'Nold. I hope you're not like this in person, because we will all be attending GULC together :D


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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:48 pm

A'nold wrote:
JR00576 wrote:I think the biggest factor in EA admissions is that GTown wanted to see people's ranks and some schools haven't released them yet.


I could see that at lower ranked schools but not w/ a school like IUB where a top 5% estimate should be in anyway.


and they let in a guy from here with almost my exact gpa last year.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:53 pm

chitown825 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
JR00576 wrote:I think the biggest factor in EA admissions is that GTown wanted to see people's ranks and some schools haven't released them yet.


I could see that at lower ranked schools but not w/ a school like IUB where a top 5% estimate should be in anyway.


Enough of the unfounded guesses A'Nold. I hope you're not like this in person, because we will all be attending GULC together :D


edit: smiley came out wrong, and I need my smileys to look perfect


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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Journeybound » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:04 pm

Yeah, location probably wasn't a huge factor in decisions. I'm on the west coast, and I have never been to DC or anywhere on the east coast in my entire life. I think that grades got people to the door, but soft factors (PS, LORs, resume) were key to opening the door to EA. With transfers, schools can accept anyone they want because USNR doesn't come into play. Therefore, a school will probably look at a lot more than just the rank of the applicant's school and their GPA. At least it seems that this is how it played out this time.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby xferAlt » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:11 pm

Roll call for those of us who have not heard anything and still have the "Application under review"?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby LW2010 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:26 pm

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby navshark80 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:49 pm

#3, T4 school, Full Time deferred to RD, can't be sad, not a rejection, if it happens great, if not I will still be a lawyer and love it! Congrats to all that got in EA and good luck to the rest :D

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby chitown825 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:11 pm

navshark80 wrote:#3, T4 school, Full Time deferred to RD, can't be sad, not a rejection, if it happens great, if not I will still be a lawyer and love it! Congrats to all that got in EA and good luck to the rest :D


Great mentality

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:12 pm

...quiet on the front...

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:11 pm

patrickd139 wrote:...quiet on the front...


exams

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby LW2010 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:58 am

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby zizou » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:15 am

LW2010 wrote:Still no update on "Under Review" since 4/20...anyone else?


Same. I wonder if we will be deferred or accepted based on the number of people who return deposits from the first round of EA acceptances (although I don't know why anyone wouldn't send in a deposit unless Chicago has begun to send out decisions).

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby LW2010 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:17 am

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby chitown825 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:53 pm

I just finished my last final exam. I have never been happier in my life. I just pray that I excelled again so that it can be the last exam I ever take at this school.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby thexfactor » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:53 pm

looks like im done with the transfer game. Just bombed con law prob worse than a b prob c+ or lower. I applied a whole test wrong (lopez commerce clause).

good luck guys

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby 270910 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:53 pm

thexfactor wrote:looks like im done with the transfer game. Just bombed con law prob worse than a b prob c+ or lower. I applied a whole test wrong (lopez commerce clause).

good luck guys


...how did you apply it?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby engineer » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:43 pm

thexfactor wrote:looks like im done with the transfer game. Just bombed con law prob worse than a b prob c+ or lower. I applied a whole test wrong (lopez commerce clause).

good luck guys


Lopez should only be applied to issues of Congress regulating purely intrastate activities. Under Lopez, they can only do so if there's a "substantial relation" to interstate commerce. That said, I feel like as long as your general argument was solid, it doesn't matter how you apply it--even if you got the outcome wrong (i.e. using Lopez to justify Congress' imposition of a law regulating a purely intrastate activity with no interstate component), the prof will probably realize the confusion.

If you used Lopez to justify a standing issue, however, that's another story.




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