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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby newyorker69 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:39 pm

how does this admitted students website thing work? if you went to DR, should we try it?

EDIT: just google'd the site and i have to request a user/pass. isnt it weird to be requesting this if no one even said im in?? lol
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby bigred87 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:41 pm

Top 4% at a #60 school...still UR.

I think that the speculation and guessing games in this thread is ridiculous and laughable. Seriously, people, stop being so down on yourselves. We were told, were we not, the DR status is there for about a week, and that means the application is being reviewed and going to decision. Which means, that, those applications that do not say DR...have not gone to decision. Which means you still have just as much of a shot as anyone else....

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:50 pm

bigred87 wrote:Top 4% at a #60 school...still UR.

I think that the speculation and guessing games in this thread is ridiculous and laughable. Seriously, people, stop being so down on yourselves. We were told, were we not, the DR status is there for about a week, and that means the application is being reviewed and going to decision. Which means, that, those applications that do not say DR...have not gone to decision. Which means you still have just as much of a shot as anyone else....


half the fun is the waiting and speculation. I mean what else are we supposed to be doing? Studying? pshhhhh

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:59 pm

bigred87 wrote:Top 4% at a #60 school...still UR.

I think that the speculation and guessing games in this thread is ridiculous and laughable. Seriously, people, stop being so down on yourselves. We were told, were we not, the DR status is there for about a week, and that means the application is being reviewed and going to decision. Which means, that, those applications that do not say DR...have not gone to decision. Which means you still have just as much of a shot as anyone else....


It's not really a guess though, at least for those that went DR today. GULC has always (at least in recent history) put those that made it into EA in DR first. The first wave was today; they are in.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Yes I am not requesting a password to an admitted students site when all they've done is say they've reached a decision on me. We'll get our letters soon. And look - everyone with a DR has good numbers, right? Like clearly none of these decisions are rejections.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Agreed, I find this speculation to be pretty hilarious, though I in no way disparage it....unfounded and rank speculation is pretty much what TLS is all about. Today's highlights have been:

1. the theory that the decisions rendered were based on your last name/were being released alphabetically,

and

2. the guy who is already at a t14 but was monitoring this thread just for drama and entertainment's sake.

This thread's been giving me laughs all day. Even though it's ridiculous, I love TLS for it. You start with a group of already neurotic people (law students) and filter it down to only those neurotic enough to post obsessively and make far reaching inferences based on a series of tiny inconsequential clues...always entertaining.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby apper123 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:04 pm

shmoo597 wrote:Agreed, I find this speculation to be pretty hilarious, though I in no way disparage it....unfounded and rank speculation is pretty much what TLS is all about. Today's highlights have been:

1. the theory that the decisions rendered were based on your last name/were being released alphabetically,

and

2. the guy who is already at a t14 but was monitoring this thread just for drama and entertainment's sake.

This thread's been giving me laughs all day. Even though it's ridiculous, I love TLS for it. You start with a group of already neurotic people (law students) and filter it down to only those neurotic enough to post obsessively and make far reaching inferences based on a series of tiny inconsequential clues...always entertaining.


haha A+ post

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:11 pm

Alright well assuming that we are in, does anyone know how much I'll have to pay these people while I wait to hear this summer from the other schools? Does anyone think that it would be a non-insane move for me to pull out if I get my second semester grades and they're about what last semester's were, on the theory that I'll definitely make it to a t6-10 school if I stay in the top 5% with a a 3.9something? Oh and congrats to everyone.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby newyorker69 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:15 pm

i dont care if my rank stays the same after this semster... if im in @ GULC, im not giving up my spot for anything until i know for sure!!!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:17 pm

shmoo597 wrote:Agreed, I find this speculation to be pretty hilarious, though I in no way disparage it....unfounded and rank speculation is pretty much what TLS is all about. Today's highlights have been:

1. the theory that the decisions rendered were based on your last name/were being released alphabetically,

and

2. the guy who is already at a t14 but was monitoring this thread just for drama and entertainment's sake.

This thread's been giving me laughs all day. Even though it's ridiculous, I love TLS for it. You start with a group of already neurotic people (law students) and filter it down to only those neurotic enough to post obsessively and make far reaching inferences based on a series of tiny inconsequential clues...always entertaining.


Sorry but this is NOT TCR. There really wasn't much in the way of wild speculation, in fact, the whole "first batch = admits" thing seems extremely rational with tons of evidence, most of which was pre-today, to back it up.

I really didn't see anyone panicking or creating drama either, just some guys/girls having fun that have been posting on a thread for months in anticipation.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Right well you're at a T4 so it would be a bit more risky... but yeah, I agree that that would be a little too ballsy on my part and that I should just pay the deposits until I hear from other schools. I would love to know how much I'll be spending on Georgetown this summer though.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:18 pm

traydeuce wrote:Alright well assuming that we are in, does anyone know how much I'll have to pay these people while I wait to hear this summer from the other schools? Does anyone think that it would be a non-insane move for me to pull out if I get my second semester grades and they're about what last semester's were, on the theory that I'll definitely make it to a t6-10 school if I stay in the top 5% with a a 3.9something? Oh and congrats to everyone.


I don't know, if I was ranked where you are at the school you are attending I'd probably be inclined to withdraw if I had a repeat performance of my first semester. Being one of the top like 3 students at your school will be tremendous and set you up for your career. I would likely be looking at, what, Chicago on up?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby apper123 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:21 pm

A'nold wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Alright well assuming that we are in, does anyone know how much I'll have to pay these people while I wait to hear this summer from the other schools? Does anyone think that it would be a non-insane move for me to pull out if I get my second semester grades and they're about what last semester's were, on the theory that I'll definitely make it to a t6-10 school if I stay in the top 5% with a a 3.9something? Oh and congrats to everyone.


I don't know, if I was ranked where you are at the school you are attending I'd probably be inclined to withdraw if I had a repeat performance of my first semester. Being one of the top like 3 students at your school will be tremendous and set you up for your career. I would likely be looking at, what, Chicago on up?


HYS more likely

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:26 pm

Yeah but the thing is, our rankings are a black box. Obviously I'm #1 now but once I get an A- or two (and I'm pretty sure I got one on Property), who knows if I'm top 3 or just one of the top 6 or 7? All we do is percentiles - top 5, top 10, etc.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:40 pm

apper123 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Alright well assuming that we are in, does anyone know how much I'll have to pay these people while I wait to hear this summer from the other schools? Does anyone think that it would be a non-insane move for me to pull out if I get my second semester grades and they're about what last semester's were, on the theory that I'll definitely make it to a t6-10 school if I stay in the top 5% with a a 3.9something? Oh and congrats to everyone.


I don't know, if I was ranked where you are at the school you are attending I'd probably be inclined to withdraw if I had a repeat performance of my first semester. Being one of the top like 3 students at your school will be tremendous and set you up for your career. I would likely be looking at, what, Chicago on up?


HYS more likely


Yeah, I meant Chicago "on up" to mean C and C as a floor and then more likely HYS.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby apper123 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:43 pm

traydeuce wrote:Yeah but the thing is, our rankings are a black box. Obviously I'm #1 now but once I get an A- or two (and I'm pretty sure I got one on Property), who knows if I'm top 3 or just one of the top 6 or 7? All we do is percentiles - top 5, top 10, etc.

People were pretty open here about ranks and GPA.

So I've discovered in a class of 150:

Top 5 ranges from a 4.0 to a 3.87. None of the top 5 have the same GPA according to the info I have. #11 has a 3.74ish. After #12 or so, the GPAs fall off a cliff big time. So movement within the top 12-15 is going to be very easy, but movement outside of it will be difficult.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:43 pm

traydeuce wrote:Yeah but the thing is, our rankings are a black box. Obviously I'm #1 now but once I get an A- or two (and I'm pretty sure I got one on Property), who knows if I'm top 3 or just one of the top 6 or 7? All we do is percentiles - top 5, top 10, etc.


I see your point but wouldn't you rather be top 5% at W&L than a transfer at GULC?

I mean, usually I think it'd be crazy for someone not to deposit at GULC EA just for the backup insurance, but your case seems unique in that you are like 95% likely to land multiple higher ranked t14's AND your prospects are likely better as top 5% at W&L than as a transfer to GULC. But this is all IMO.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby RonSantoRules » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:47 pm

traydeuce wrote:Alright well assuming that we are in, does anyone know how much I'll have to pay these people while I wait to hear this summer from the other schools? Does anyone think that it would be a non-insane move for me to pull out if I get my second semester grades and they're about what last semester's were, on the theory that I'll definitely make it to a t6-10 school if I stay in the top 5% with a a 3.9something? Oh and congrats to everyone.


IIRC, $500 initial deposit to hold until June 1. $350 more June 1. I ended up paying the first one, had one grade back by the time the June 1 deadline came around and sent in my withdrawal. It's not cheap to stick around and wait it out.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:50 pm

A'nold wrote:
traydeuce wrote:Yeah but the thing is, our rankings are a black box. Obviously I'm #1 now but once I get an A- or two (and I'm pretty sure I got one on Property), who knows if I'm top 3 or just one of the top 6 or 7? All we do is percentiles - top 5, top 10, etc.


I see your point but wouldn't you rather be top 5% at W&L than a transfer at GULC?

I mean, usually I think it'd be crazy for someone not to deposit at GULC EA just for the backup insurance, but your case seems unique in that you are like 95% likely to land multiple higher ranked t14's AND your prospects are likely better as top 5% at W&L than as a transfer to GULC. But this is all IMO.


Perhaps I would. However, I applied so, I mean, I guess I already kind of made that call. W&L is a bit of a sinking ship, you know, we've dropped from 18 to 34 in three years, their third year program is something I'd flee from at any/all costs, the only classes one can even take are corporate, etc. etc. Anyway, my conclusion is that I should obviously pay this deposit because who knows how these exams get graded (Property was a weird policy mess, expecting similar issues in Civ Pro), but if my grades are good perhaps I don't pay again on 6/1.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby trickydicky » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:10 am

saw all the activity here and decided to check my status

Decision Rendered. I applied late, did not go complete until 12 days after the deadline.

4.0 bunch of cali's.

Goodluck to everyone.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby bkthunder » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:45 am

Hypothesis: If you had anything lower than an A- on your transcript, you were not an auto-admit.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:54 am

bkthunder wrote:Hypothesis: If you had anything lower than an A- on your transcript, you were not an auto-admit.


Incorrect.

All A-'s and an A. fml. still not even top 10%.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:55 am

bkthunder wrote:Hypothesis: If you had anything lower than an A- on your transcript, you were not an auto-admit.


Caveat: I only had A+'s, not an auto-admit

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:55 am

bkthunder wrote:Hypothesis: If you had anything lower than an A- on your transcript, you were not an auto-admit.


That would mean that my crazy prof. with the tightest curve you've ever seen coupled with being the lowest grader at the school screwed me over. Thanks prof!
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby A'nold » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:56 am

megaTTTron wrote:
bkthunder wrote:Hypothesis: If you had anything lower than an A- on your transcript, you were not an auto-admit.


Incorrect.

All A-'s and an A. fml. still not even top 10%.


:shock: Does your school give A+'s?




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