The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

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ben2587
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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby ben2587 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:18 pm

lnllnl wrote:No official rank, but I'm #2 or 3, 3.6x, TTTT, in DC, military background. #1 from my school also got waitlisted at GULC and dinged at GW.


Did you hit them with that LOCI?

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby lnllnl » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:22 pm

ben2587 wrote:
lnllnl wrote:No official rank, but I'm #2 or 3, 3.6x, TTTT, in DC, military background. #1 from my school also got waitlisted at GULC and dinged at GW.


Did you hit them with that LOCI?


Hit them with one right on June 26th, when I got my unofficial transcript sent in and I saw a shit-ton of people get dinged. I'll probably wait a couple more weeks to hit them up with another one. Hopefully it'll be around the time they look at waitlisters.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby JLima2 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:38 pm

lnllnl wrote:
ben2587 wrote:
lnllnl wrote:No official rank, but I'm #2 or 3, 3.6x, TTTT, in DC, military background. #1 from my school also got waitlisted at GULC and dinged at GW.


Did you hit them with that LOCI?


Hit them with one right on June 26th, when I got my unofficial transcript sent in and I saw a shit-ton of people get dinged. I'll probably wait a couple more weeks to hit them up with another one. Hopefully it'll be around the time they look at waitlisters.


Good luck!!! I can't imagine how stressful it must be :cry: But, being WL instead of straight dinged is decent news!!

Transfer gods watch over you! You know how random they can be, it may all turn out spectacularly!

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby mrslaw2014 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:59 pm

Anyone looking for a roommate- please pm me!

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby ran12 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:51 am

Has anyone heard back about credits and registration

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby anonymouse2828 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:06 pm

ran12 wrote:Has anyone heard back about credits and registration


According to the packet we got, I believe that will be taken care of at orientation. I recall reading somewhere that we will have 1 on 1 counseling to get registered or something.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby lnllnl » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:22 pm

JLima2 wrote:
lnllnl wrote:
ben2587 wrote:
lnllnl wrote:No official rank, but I'm #2 or 3, 3.6x, TTTT, in DC, military background. #1 from my school also got waitlisted at GULC and dinged at GW.


Did you hit them with that LOCI?


Hit them with one right on June 26th, when I got my unofficial transcript sent in and I saw a shit-ton of people get dinged. I'll probably wait a couple more weeks to hit them up with another one. Hopefully it'll be around the time they look at waitlisters.


Good luck!!! I can't imagine how stressful it must be :cry: But, being WL instead of straight dinged is decent news!!

Transfer gods watch over you! You know how random they can be, it may all turn out spectacularly!


Thanks! It sucks not knowing how many spots they even have open. I figured even with all those people who have withdrawn from GULC, there may be only 1 or 2 spots for waitlisters. Luckily, being in DC already, I don't have to pick up and move or anything.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby JLima2 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Just a heads up if anyone was wondering - I spoke with the Student Life office, and they told me that all class selections will be made during Orientation, in individual appointments.

My main concern was whether there would be spots open for any classes, but she told me that we get first pick on open spots before any current students start adding/dropping classes. But that still doesn't reassure me that the more popular classes, or prerequisites, are already full and we get the scraps. We will see.

Also, it seems that attendance for orientation is mandatory. And here I thought I never had to go to one of those stupid things again...

So, I guess I look forward to meeting you all in exactly three weeks, against my will. Hurray! :mrgreen:

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby tink1 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:53 pm

JLima2 wrote:Also, it seems that attendance for orientation is mandatory. And here I thought I never had to go to one of those stupid things again...

So, I guess I look forward to meeting you all in exactly three weeks, against my will. Hurray! :mrgreen:


Obviously all this means is that there should be a transfer student happy hour the night before or night of orientation (or both).

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby crossarmant » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:55 pm

Any clue on when we should be hearing back on interviews from the Philadelphia and NYC regionals?

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby GodFavor2010 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:33 pm

July 30th

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby ran12 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:21 pm

JLima2 wrote:Just a heads up if anyone was wondering - I spoke with the Student Life office, and they told me that all class selections will be made during Orientation, in individual appointments.

My main concern was whether there would be spots open for any classes, but she told me that we get first pick on open spots before any current students start adding/dropping classes. But that still doesn't reassure me that the more popular classes, or prerequisites, are already full and we get the scraps. We will see.

Also, it seems that attendance for orientation is mandatory. And here I thought I never had to go to one of those stupid things again...

So, I guess I look forward to meeting you all in exactly three weeks, against my will. Hurray! :mrgreen:


When's the orientation schedule supposed to be up

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby JLima2 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:33 pm

They didn't actually tell me anything specific about orientation apart from it being mandatory and the time when we get to pick our classes...I am trying to think what else could they fill an entire day with for people who already know, and were obviously at least decent at, the lawl school game.

As for Regional Interviews, on July 30th they will post your interview schedules. I was told that they select the times for all students, so we really have no say what goes where for the 10th (NYC). Not sure about Philly, but I can't imagine it being any different.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby anonymouse2828 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:14 pm

Is "orientation" going to be the whole day? or is "orientation" just the formal name for all the individual counseling sessions we have to do?

As for classes, I really hope there are a few spots open for electives I want to take. If an international LLM student whose native language is not English can take a bar prep class and pass the NY or CA bar exams after just 1yr of law school, are the bar tested classes really that necessary?

Also, is anyone here irked at the following provision?:

"The Credit/No Credit option is intended to facilitate course experimentation... Transfer students enrolling at the Law School may not register on a Credit/No Credit basis in any course regularly graded on a letter-graded basis; however, such students may take up to a total of 8 credits in courses regularly granded on a Credit/No Credit or Honors/Pass/Low Pass/No Credit basis."
Note: regular students may take up to 17 units pass/fail; limited to one course per semester.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby dudders » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:34 pm

anonymouse2828 wrote:Also, is anyone here irked at the following provision?:

"The Credit/No Credit option is intended to facilitate course experimentation... Transfer students enrolling at the Law School may not register on a Credit/No Credit basis in any course regularly graded on a letter-graded basis; however, such students may take up to a total of 8 credits in courses regularly granded on a Credit/No Credit or Honors/Pass/Low Pass/No Credit basis."
Note: regular students may take up to 17 units pass/fail; limited to one course per semester.


Those 17 units include "courses regularly graded on a Credit/No Credit or Honors/Pass/Low Pass/No Credit basis," like clinics, journal, moot court, etc. Thru-students can only take 6 credits of regularly graded courses P/NP and have them count toward graduation.

Fine Print: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/degree ... acreg.aspx

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby anonymouse2828 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:15 am

Counting towards graduation and whatnot isn't really an issue, it's the fact that I won't be able to "experiment" w/o the class affecting my GPA. Oh well.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby dudders » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:58 am

Yeah I'm just saying regular students can do it with maybe 2 classes only though. It's probably because transfers come in with no GPA and could have a post-2L gpa based on three graded courses, ungraded stuff, and a bunch of P/NP. The school presumably wants to avoid this, and I wouldn't be surprised if other schools similarly restrict transfers.

I think it sucks you can't take any but maybe I don't see why it's that big of a deal. When you said "irked" I thought you meant the division was unfair, not the no p/no thing entirely.

* edited b/c I wrote this on the bus and a bunch of stuff got weirdly auto-corrected. i sounded like a moron.
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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby DJ5 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:09 am

tink1 wrote:
JLima2 wrote:Also, it seems that attendance for orientation is mandatory. And here I thought I never had to go to one of those stupid things again...

So, I guess I look forward to meeting you all in exactly three weeks, against my will. Hurray! :mrgreen:


Obviously all this means is that there should be a transfer student happy hour the night before or night of orientation (or both).




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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:52 am

+1

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby crossarmant » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:11 am

DJ5 wrote:
tink1 wrote:
JLima2 wrote:Also, it seems that attendance for orientation is mandatory. And here I thought I never had to go to one of those stupid things again...
So, I guess I look forward to meeting you all in exactly three weeks, against my will. Hurray! :mrgreen:

Obviously all this means is that there should be a transfer student happy hour the night before or night of orientation (or both).

TITCR

Solid plan.

Where are most of you guys living this upcoming year? In the District? Arlington? Alexandria? Bethesda?

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:23 am

Northern Virginia for a few months, then moving in w/ my girlfriend on the Hill once she rolls off the campaign in November.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby DJ5 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Rosslyn

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:19 pm

Anyone have any success so far w/ mass mailing. For me - no screeners/ ~ 10 rejections. Hopefully something comes out of the 200+ apps I sent out.

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:17 pm

TNFSkier16 wrote:Anyone have any success so far w/ mass mailing. For me - no screeners/ ~ 10 rejections. Hopefully something comes out of the 200+ apps I sent out.


Few rejections, and a couple we are not ready yet. I think they go to the mass mails after OCI. Are the rejections coming via mail or email?

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Re: The George Washington University 2012 Transfer Thread

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:28 am

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