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A'nold
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:40 am

newyorker69 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
newyorker69 wrote:i figured if you leave yourself "open" for parttime, GULC may accept all the fulltime-only applicants and figure since you're open to parttime, they can use you to fill all their openings.


That was a concern of mine but after viewing the transferapps database it just seemed like GULC has used a good faith effort in the past to place ft. students into the ft. program. Maybe they think it shows a great desire to attend. If you think about it, if a student applies to both programs AND does EA, he/she is basically telling you that you are a dream long shot school and that you REALLY want to attend. Just a thought.


very good point. i just didnt want to take the chance of them putting me in parttime especially since im uprooting my wife as well


As am I, along with a little one.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby stinger35 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:30 am

They just told me my transfer cert. form still wasn't there (my school claims they sent it on the 3rd). They basically told me I was fine if it got there in the next day or two but why would it? You guys think my school is sabotaging me? Any ideas of what to do?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby newyorker69 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:35 am

stinger35 wrote:They just told me my transfer cert. form still wasn't there (my school claims they sent it on the 3rd). They basically told me I was fine if it got there in the next day or two but why would it? You guys think my school is sabotaging me? Any ideas of what to do?


stinger35, I was in the same boat as you not too long ago. My school told me they sent it on the 2nd but it still wasnt at GULC. I had my school send it out a second time just in case and my file was complete last friday. Don't start stressing that your school is sabotaging you because it could have been lost in the mail (plus I think schools can get in trouble for doing things like that).

If I were you at this point, I would go to my registrar's office and tell them the situation and ask if you can have it overnighted. That way you'll have proof (tracking) that it got there.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:42 pm

Woooo, finally complete.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:57 pm

stinger35 wrote:They just told me my transfer cert. form still wasn't there (my school claims they sent it on the 3rd). They basically told me I was fine if it got there in the next day or two but why would it? You guys think my school is sabotaging me? Any ideas of what to do?


This happened to me but I had it sent way b/f the 3rd and just went complete last Friday. I think the forms sit in a gigantic pile in the mail room or something untill the next slough comes up to the office. I honestly don't know, just a guess as it seems to have happened to most of us.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Journeybound » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:15 pm

Just went complete. Feels good.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby stinger35 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:40 pm

A'nold wrote:
stinger35 wrote:They just told me my transfer cert. form still wasn't there (my school claims they sent it on the 3rd). They basically told me I was fine if it got there in the next day or two but why would it? You guys think my school is sabotaging me? Any ideas of what to do?


This happened to me but I had it sent way b/f the 3rd and just went complete last Friday. I think the forms sit in a gigantic pile in the mail room or something untill the next slough comes up to the office. I honestly don't know, just a guess as it seems to have happened to most of us.


So do you think I should overnight the form or just wait for them to sort it out? The lady on the phone told me the deadline was not a "hard deadline" and that they will accept my application even if it doesn't arrive until next week. However, I don't see how this wouldn't put me at some sort of disadvantage as they are beginning to decide on applications. I guess if you are right about the forms though, overnighting it wouldn't help at all anyways.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:39 pm

stinger35 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
stinger35 wrote:They just told me my transfer cert. form still wasn't there (my school claims they sent it on the 3rd). They basically told me I was fine if it got there in the next day or two but why would it? You guys think my school is sabotaging me? Any ideas of what to do?


This happened to me but I had it sent way b/f the 3rd and just went complete last Friday. I think the forms sit in a gigantic pile in the mail room or something untill the next slough comes up to the office. I honestly don't know, just a guess as it seems to have happened to most of us.


So do you think I should overnight the form or just wait for them to sort it out? The lady on the phone told me the deadline was not a "hard deadline" and that they will accept my application even if it doesn't arrive until next week. However, I don't see how this wouldn't put me at some sort of disadvantage as they are beginning to decide on applications. I guess if you are right about the forms though, overnighting it wouldn't help at all anyways.


Might as well overnight it just to make sure, I'd say.

Btw- congrats and good luck to all of those going complete!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Bankhead » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:35 pm

Complete as well.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby CALaw5 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:51 pm

Complete as well. Top 10% at a school in the 50s, one CALI Award, Ivy undergrad. What are my chances?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:21 pm

CALaw5 wrote:Complete as well. Top 10% at a school in the 50s, one CALI Award, Ivy undergrad. What are my chances?


Not as good at a top 4% t3 grad I'd expect...... :wink:

Seriously, probably decent chance, but maybe a deferal? I wouldn't think a rejection, but the transferapps group seems to be all over the place in our #'s range. Good luck!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:28 pm

CALaw5 wrote:Complete as well. Top 10% at a school in the 50s, one CALI Award, Ivy undergrad. What are my chances?


Even with the yahoo group the sample size is way to small compared to regular admissions for anyone to make a good guess. However, I think your probably in pretty good shape.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby mardimar » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:06 am

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby bkthunder » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:51 pm

Someone with some free time on their hands should go through this thread and compile everyone's stats in one post so we can look at them all together and assess chances/speculate, argue etc.

(not it) :lol:

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby JR00576 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:47 pm

Hey all. I may have asked this question before in a modified form, but does anyone know if Gtown is willing to accept multiple people from the same law school as EA transfers. Is it truly all about rank/grades or do the consider not trying to accept 5 or more people from the same place. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:15 pm

bkthunder wrote:Someone with some free time on their hands should go through this thread and compile everyone's stats in one post so we can look at them all together and assess chances/speculate, argue etc.

(not it) :lol:


That'd be awesome. Not it. So that leaves like apper and kings. Get to work one of you. 8)

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:39 am

not it before Apper, haha defintely dont have that much time right now

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:40 am

Well I applied with my 4.0 at...... a certain t30 school. Kind of an expensive insurance policy.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:49 am

traydeuce wrote:Well I applied with my 4.0 at...... a certain t30 school. Kind of an expensive insurance policy.


Do you mean insurance in case you dont do as well next semester? Cuz I think thats kind of what im dealing with as well.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:04 am

kings84_wr wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Well I applied with my 4.0 at...... a certain t30 school. Kind of an expensive insurance policy.


Do you mean insurance in case you dont do as well next semester? Cuz I think thats kind of what im dealing with as well.


Oh I definitely do mean that.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby newyorker69 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:34 am

question... im assuming we all did pretty well this past term if we're applying EA. lets say hypothetically we BOMB this semester and move from top 3% to top 40%. isnt going to GULC like a safety net to start all over (since your prior GPA isnt calculated into rank at the new school)?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:48 am

newyorker69 wrote:question... im assuming we all did pretty well this past term if we're applying EA. lets say hypothetically we BOMB this semester and move from top 3% to top 40%. isnt going to GULC like a safety net to start all over (since your prior GPA isnt calculated into rank at the new school)?


Yeah the down part is that for OCI you still have the old gpa, which probably would be pretty awful.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Bankhead » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:23 am

Not sure why if you bomb this semester you would think you could do better at a higher-ranked, more competitive school. But who knows.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:34 am

^^

Well that's simple enough, sometimes you screw up just because you do, like I might screw up just because I already know I'll get in at Georgetown. Or things come up in your life or whatever.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Bankhead » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:53 am

traydeuce wrote:^^

Well that's simple enough, sometimes you screw up just because you do, like I might screw up just because I already know I'll get in at Georgetown. Or things come up in your life or whatever.


Yeah. Or bad prof(s) or something.




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