GW Transfer Student Taking Question

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thelawguy
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GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby thelawguy » Tue May 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Hey guys I just finished my 2l year at GW as a transfer student. For those of you considering the school feel free to ask away.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby specialblend35 » Tue May 17, 2011 4:53 pm

stats? where else did you apply/get in?

how did you fare at oci?

thelawguy
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby thelawguy » Tue May 17, 2011 5:22 pm

I transferred from a school that was ranked 55-65. After my 1L year I was ranked right around top 25%.
I applied right before the deadline and heard back with 2-3 days.
At OCI I 15+ screening interviews and three callbacks (IP background) but struck out. I am now working in the biotech industry.
My grades so far this year have been much improved, GW only does percentage ranges but I know that I just missed the cut-off for top15%.
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Big Shrimpin
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue May 17, 2011 6:29 pm

GW xfer as well- I'll answer questions via PM.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby specialblend35 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:59 pm

im super concerned about COL, if I end up in DC. how are you finding the housing situation for students there? have you needed to rely on any private lending or have you found the COL limits provided by the school adequate?

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby maf70 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:12 pm

specialblend35 wrote:im super concerned about COL, if I end up in DC. how are you finding the housing situation for students there? have you needed to rely on any private lending or have you found the COL limits provided by the school adequate?


This.

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Big Shrimpin
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue May 17, 2011 9:23 pm

specialblend35 wrote:im super concerned about COL, if I end up in DC. how are you finding the housing situation for students there? have you needed to rely on any private lending or have you found the COL limits provided by the school adequate?


As a transfer, you're taking the full debt-load. It's likely that you'll end up paying around $120k over two years. For some, the added advantage of snagging a biglaw gig is worth the extra cost, especially for those paying at or near full price at their transferor school. Ultimately, transferring to a non-T6 must be a carefully-calculated decision. By no means should deciding to transfer to a school like GW be easy. Look through my poast history for explanations about the factors that go into transferring. HTH.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby hurldes » Tue May 17, 2011 9:46 pm

what was your undergrad in?

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby maf70 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:50 pm

When did they start giving out acceptances...what kind of deposits were due and how soon after acceptance? Thanks for doing this.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue May 17, 2011 11:40 pm

hurldes wrote:what was your undergrad in?


PM me for this.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue May 17, 2011 11:43 pm

maf70 wrote:When did they start giving out acceptances...what kind of deposits were due and how soon after acceptance? Thanks for doing this.


IIRC, acceptances start at least as early as the first week of July. I can't remember the deposit amount, but it wasn't insignificant (duh).

thelawguy
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby thelawguy » Wed May 18, 2011 9:31 am

hurldes wrote:what was your undergrad in?


BioChem

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SpencerPratt
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed May 18, 2011 10:05 am

Know anyone who transferred into the PT program? Does PT have less openings?

thelawguy
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby thelawguy » Wed May 18, 2011 1:37 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:Know anyone who transferred into the PT program? Does PT have less openings?


Not specifically I dont, but GW makes it very easy to transfer between programs.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed May 18, 2011 2:57 pm

I meant transferring from one PT program into GW's. I'm ~Top 25% in the PT program at a school in the 40's-50's and was wondering how competitive transferring into GW's PT program would be.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby taxnstuff » Thu May 19, 2011 12:00 pm

My cousin is a graduate of GW and a partner at a DC firm. Would this give a transfer app a bump?

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Headybrah » Sat May 21, 2011 8:15 pm

any idea how other transfer students faired at OCI?

were you happy with amount of opportunities you got from GW?

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Corwin
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby Corwin » Sat May 21, 2011 9:51 pm

Did you try to write on to the law review? Not sure if they do that at GW.

thelawguy
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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby thelawguy » Tue May 24, 2011 10:59 am

I did not (long story) but I have two friends who were successful writing on.

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Re: GW Transfer Student Taking Question

Postby aca0260 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:53 pm

Any other GW students want to chime in on OCI? bloodbath?




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