Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby aca0260 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:59 pm

Mce252 wrote:
aca0260 wrote:They waitlisted me without even seeing my official rank - based on previous years it is definitely top 10% and could be as high as top 5%. Did this happen to anyone else?



What is your current school ranked? GPA?


T2 in 60's. Top 6-10% - no official rank yet.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:48 pm

I have no official rank yet, either.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:03 am

Gahh what an annoying way to start the cycle!!

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:12 am

mileslibertatis wrote:Gahh what an annoying way to start the cycle!!


I have a feeling that you will look back and laugh at the gtown waitlist/denial. It will probably save you the $ 800 deposit as well. What other schools did you apply to?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:14 am

Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, UVA, Penn...

Georgetown was supposed to be reassuring!

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:18 am

mileslibertatis wrote:Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, UVA, Penn...

Georgetown was supposed to be reassuring!


Would you even of gone to Gtown if that was the only school you got in?!

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:19 am

Does anyone get the feeling georgetown took a smaller transfer class this year? Or maybe it was more competitive?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:22 am

I will go there if that is the only school that accepts me.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby TFR » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:26 am

IsTheFatLadySinging wrote:I was deferred EA and accepted RD. t4, top 1%

This is a general question for everyone denied and wait listed as well as some advice for next year's applicants.

After being deferred EA, how/did you boost your application?
- My EA application only had 2 LOR's from current professors. After being deferred, I went to my two other professors (tail between my legs) and requested LORs. I ended up with 4 LOR's for my RD application.
- I increased my cumulative GPA. But ranked stayed the same.
- I Booked 4 classes second semester. (For a total of 7).
- I sent a LOCI detailing the above information, with more information about how exciting my summer employment is (and what Im doing).

I assume my LOCI was the reason I was accepted and many of you (some you with the same, if not better numbers) were wait listed/rejected.

If they deferred you EA, that simply means that your application wasn't good enough. You have to make it stronger.

If you are on the wait list, and have not yet sent a LOCI, PM me and I can send you mine if you want to see an example.

I am sure some of you that were wait listed/rejected today will get T10, so don't worry.

Good luck to everyone else with this cycle, it has just begun!


FYI to other waitlists, I was an EA deferee and took a very similar approach and got in. I did not send an LOCI, but I was very ontop of things.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby aryastark » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:46 am

would you recommend trying to go in and speaking with someone in the office?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby jessuf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:14 am

IsTheFatLadySinging wrote:Does anyone get the feeling georgetown took a smaller transfer class this year? Or maybe it was more competitive?


I think maybe more EA people decided on GULC (or at least paid deposits) than usual. I saw the list of EA people who put down deposits, and it was huge. I'm not sure if it's always like this and half of the people disappear or what. I'm thinking that's why the WL'd people so early.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby spammertrollbadass » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:44 am

Jessuf wrote:
IsTheFatLadySinging wrote:Does anyone get the feeling georgetown took a smaller transfer class this year? Or maybe it was more competitive?


I think maybe more EA people decided on GULC (or at least paid deposits) than usual. I saw the list of EA people who put down deposits, and it was huge. I'm not sure if it's always like this and half of the people disappear or what. I'm thinking that's why the WL'd people so early.



How did you see a list of people who put down deposits?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:59 pm

spammertrollbadass wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
IsTheFatLadySinging wrote:Does anyone get the feeling georgetown took a smaller transfer class this year? Or maybe it was more competitive?


I think maybe more EA people decided on GULC (or at least paid deposits) than usual. I saw the list of EA people who put down deposits, and it was huge. I'm not sure if it's always like this and half of the people disappear or what. I'm thinking that's why the WL'd people so early.



How did you see a list of people who put down deposits?

+1

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby TFR » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:02 pm

EA was an insurance policy for many people who applied. Some will withdraw, as their grades weren't hit and insurance is no longer necessary.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby jessuf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:44 pm

3|ink wrote:
spammertrollbadass wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
IsTheFatLadySinging wrote:Does anyone get the feeling georgetown took a smaller transfer class this year? Or maybe it was more competitive?


I think maybe more EA people decided on GULC (or at least paid deposits) than usual. I saw the list of EA people who put down deposits, and it was huge. I'm not sure if it's always like this and half of the people disappear or what. I'm thinking that's why the WL'd people so early.



How did you see a list of people who put down deposits?

+1


Someone forgot to BCC in one of their e-mails. I won't lie and say I didn't try to locate a few of the names of facebook to see what schools they were coming from.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby Mce252 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Jessuf wrote:Someone forgot to BCC in one of their e-mails. I won't lie and say I didn't try to locate a few of the names of facebook to see what schools they were coming from.


Nice.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby lnllnl » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:56 pm

EA deferees:

How long did it take for an update to occur on the status checker after you sent in your unofficial grades?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby terpfan12 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:49 pm

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby Mce252 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:52 pm

lnllnl wrote:EA deferees:

How long did it take for an update to occur on the status checker after you sent in your unofficial grades?


Within 48 hours for me.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby Mce252 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:25 am

RD deposits were due today, right? I'm assuming all the admits are putting down the deposit. Here's to hoping some waitlisted applicants get in next week.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby lnllnl » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Nice! Got updated today. 6/28 Finally throwing my hat into the ring. Got my final grade of a B- which kinda fucked me.

-TTTT
-School neither ranks or publishes their policy on the grade distribution.
-3.6x and from the chatter, I'm probably somewhere between #2 to #5 in the class, but #1 and someone else in the top 5 also applied here, that I know of...
-PT only.

Sent in an updated transcript, a LOCI, and a PDF of the only class that published a grade distribution where the mean/median was a 2.3

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby dtl » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:52 pm

Well they denied my extension of deadline - which was today.

One spot open! Good luck folks.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:16 pm

Are you holding out for another school?

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby dtl » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:31 pm

Well - so far I am in at UCLA. Berkeley would be the only one left to strip me away.

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Re: Georgetown RD Applicants Fall 2012

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:17 pm

Did anyone not send in gtown deposit? Besides dtl




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