Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jmls1987 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:16 pm

WhatDidIGetMyselfN2 wrote:Wait listed as well. Top 5%, T45.

Certainly not going to wait long enough to miss OCI.

Bummer.


They probably assumed that you are going to get into top 10 schools and wouldn't go there with your numbers.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Scoot Scoot » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:47 pm

jmls1987 wrote:
WhatDidIGetMyselfN2 wrote:Wait listed as well. Top 5%, T45.

Certainly not going to wait long enough to miss OCI.

Bummer.


They probably assumed that you are going to get into top 10 schools and wouldn't go there with your numbers.

100% agree.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby oliver1434 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:09 pm

Has anyone seen in previous years people being accepted off the waitlist before the end of August?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Dawkins » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:12 pm

oliver1434 wrote:Has anyone seen in previous years people being accepted off the waitlist before the end of August?


I would really like to know this too. Is anyone accepted off the waitlist before August or do they not even look at it until then?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby tivera23 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:28 am

Congrats to all of those admitted... I know the last day to start the write-on is Wednesday... anyone not doing it and banking on an acceptance from another school? I cannot get off of work, so if I did it, it would have to be in the evenings and weekends. I am at a school in the 60s, top 6%, 3.92... considering rolling the dice and not doing it and hoping I get in somewhere else. Anyone else in this situation?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby WhatDidIGetMyselfN2 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:45 am

Scoot Scoot wrote:
jmls1987 wrote:
WhatDidIGetMyselfN2 wrote:Wait listed as well. Top 5%, T45.

Certainly not going to wait long enough to miss OCI.

Bummer.


They probably assumed that you are going to get into top 10 schools and wouldn't go there with your numbers.

100% agree.


Thanks a lot for the encouragement...I hope you are right. If so, I hope they are right and that they didn't just boot me into No Man's Land.

GL to everyone still waiting.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby swimmer11 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:34 pm

If we have not received any decision yet, is it safe to say that we are either dinged or waitlisted?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jmls1987 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:49 pm

swimmer11 wrote:If we have not received any decision yet, is it safe to say that we are either dinged or waitlisted?


Considering they have already given out many acceptances, you are likely wait listed. Any news from anyone ?? How long did you guys wait to send in a LOCI ?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby DivinerH » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:43 pm

Hello folks I have a question.

I got the acceptance email today. My stat: T2(70-90) at Midwest, 13-15%, 3.64, non-US citizen (int'l). Considering that I am outside of the top 10%, I feel kind of lucky that I got admission from GULC. However, the problem is that GULC is asking me to notify whether I intend to enroll and pay a deposit by July 19 (which is about six days from now). But I am still waiting for results from other low-T14 schools including my dream school, Michigan)

So far, I got acceptance from Emory and paid a non-binding deposit of $800 (This is an insurance for me). The problem for Emory is that their OCI is early August in which I cannot participate since I am coming to the states in the mid August.

My goal is biglaw (which I have no choice since I am a non-US citizen so I am looking for a big firm that could provide a visa sponsorship). Should I pay GULC's deposit and forget about other T14s? Or should I take risks and wait for better schools?

Any (unbiased) opinions will be greatly appreciated. (I am kinda expecting that ppl in this post likely to tell me to leave GULC since it will open a slot for them lol)

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby sap » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:58 pm

DivinerH wrote:Hello folks I have a question.

I got the acceptance email today. My stat: T2(70-90) at Midwest, 13-15%, 3.64, non-US citizen (int'l). Considering that I am outside of the top 10%, I feel kind of lucky that I got admission from GULC. However, the problem is that GULC is asking me to notify whether I intend to enroll and pay a deposit by July 19 (which is about six days from now). But I am still waiting for results from other low-T14 schools including my dream school, Michigan)

So far, I got acceptance from Emory and paid a non-binding deposit of $800 (This is an insurance for me). The problem for Emory is that their OCI is early August in which I cannot participate since I am coming to the states in the mid August.

My goal is biglaw (which I have no choice since I am a non-US citizen so I am looking for a big firm that could provide a visa sponsorship). Should I pay GULC's deposit and forget about other T14s? Or should I take risks and wait for better schools?

Any (unbiased) opinions will be greatly appreciated. (I am kinda expecting that ppl in this post likely to tell me to leave GULC since it will open a slot for them lol)


I already withdrew from GULC, so I'm probably unbiased. First, don't do anything until the 19th. Most schools have most of their decisions out by then, so it's really quite likely that this'll be moot by the time your deposit deadline comes. Some schools will also try to let you know sooner rather than later if you've got a deadline coming up - I'd send out an email to Michigan on Wednesday expressing that they are your dream school and you'd really love to attend, but that you have been accepted to Georgetown and they want 1k from you by the 19th. Just use your common sense - it's not like Georgetown is gonna take away your acceptance before the deadline.

ETA: Since EIW bidding deadline is the 17th, maybe move all of those dates up two days if you have to make your deposit before making EIW bids.

That said, your stats aren't the best, and it sounds like you really need to be at a T14. Even if you can't make a big enough US firm for visa sponsorship, going to a school like Georgetown that has international prestige will mean a lot more if you have to go back to your home country and get a job there for a little while because of visa problems. If you can't get an answer from Michigan before the GULC deadline, drop the 1k and don't look back.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby DivinerH » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:09 am

sap wrote:
DivinerH wrote:Hello folks I have a question.

I got the acceptance email today. My stat: T2(70-90) at Midwest, 13-15%, 3.64, non-US citizen (int'l). Considering that I am outside of the top 10%, I feel kind of lucky that I got admission from GULC. However, the problem is that GULC is asking me to notify whether I intend to enroll and pay a deposit by July 19 (which is about six days from now). But I am still waiting for results from other low-T14 schools including my dream school, Michigan)

So far, I got acceptance from Emory and paid a non-binding deposit of $800 (This is an insurance for me). The problem for Emory is that their OCI is early August in which I cannot participate since I am coming to the states in the mid August.

My goal is biglaw (which I have no choice since I am a non-US citizen so I am looking for a big firm that could provide a visa sponsorship). Should I pay GULC's deposit and forget about other T14s? Or should I take risks and wait for better schools?

Any (unbiased) opinions will be greatly appreciated. (I am kinda expecting that ppl in this post likely to tell me to leave GULC since it will open a slot for them lol)


I already withdrew from GULC, so I'm probably unbiased. First, don't do anything until the 19th. Most schools have most of their decisions out by then, so it's really quite likely that this'll be moot by the time your deposit deadline comes. Some schools will also try to let you know sooner rather than later if you've got a deadline coming up - I'd send out an email to Michigan on Wednesday expressing that they are your dream school and you'd really love to attend, but that you have been accepted to Georgetown and they want 1k from you by the 19th. Just use your common sense - it's not like Georgetown is gonna take away your acceptance before the deadline.

ETA: Since EIW bidding deadline is the 17th, maybe move all of those dates up two days if you have to make your deposit before making EIW bids.

That said, your stats aren't the best, and it sounds like you really need to be at a T14. Even if you can't make a big enough US firm for visa sponsorship, going to a school like Georgetown that has international prestige will mean a lot more if you have to go back to your home country and get a job there for a little while because of visa problems. If you can't get an answer from Michigan before the GULC deadline, drop the 1k and don't look back.



Thank you very much for you advice!!!! I'll do as you say.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby anonymous2882 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:29 am

If I were you I would pay the GULC deposit and not demand an early answer from Michigan, potentially ruining all chances there. Take the best school you can get into. Considering the amount of money transferring usually ends up costing with apps, moving, ect the deposit isn't that much. I would not bank on visa sponsorship from a BigLaw firm. I know several T14 grads at the top of their class from better schools than Georgetown who did not get the option of working at a BigLaw firm.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby sap » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:43 am

anonymous2882 wrote:If I were you I would pay the GULC deposit and not demand an early answer from Michigan, potentially ruining all chances there.


This really doesn't seem like an actual risk. I called a couple of offices this cycle to ask about decision timelines, and they all advised that they might be able to expedite the process if they were aware of a competing offer (no guarantees). I know for sure some people got their offers in response to this type of email last year, so it's not a futile exercise. Obviously, if you sent a letter rudely demanding a decision, that would hurt your chances, but so would writing a personal statement about how you're entitled to education at HYS as a birthright. If Int'l Student OP is worried about it hurting, (s)he could always inquire by phone about whether it's an option (and maintain anonymity). Heck, OP, if you're worried and can't call because of time differences, feel free to PM me and I would be happy to do it for you.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby DivinerH » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:47 am

Hi,

I thank you for answering my first question. I have another question to ask. I have received my account/password for the admitted student website. However, I cannot find my netID on that website. Is it that they provide me a netID only if I pay a deposit?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby DivinerH » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:49 am

sap wrote:
anonymous2882 wrote:If I were you I would pay the GULC deposit and not demand an early answer from Michigan, potentially ruining all chances there.


This really doesn't seem like an actual risk. I called a couple of offices this cycle to ask about decision timelines, and they all advised that they might be able to expedite the process if they were aware of a competing offer (no guarantees). I know for sure some people got their offers in response to this type of email last year, so it's not a futile exercise. Obviously, if you sent a letter rudely demanding a decision, that would hurt your chances, but so would writing a personal statement about how you're entitled to education at HYS as a birthright. If Int'l Student OP is worried about it hurting, (s)he could always inquire by phone about whether it's an option (and maintain anonymity). Heck, OP, if you're worried and can't call because of time differences, feel free to PM me and I would be happy to do it for you.


Thank you for your offer, but I've already sent an email to Michigan to explain my situation and ask them whether they can give me an expedited decision. Interestingly, all the professors who wrote LORs for me recommended me to do the same. Thank you!

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Scoot Scoot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:39 pm

Just got this:

Dear POOR SAP ON THE WAITLIST,

I wanted to send you a quick e-mail update on the transfer wait list situation at Georgetown. Our class is currently full, but these things do sometimes have a way of changing quickly. We're monitoring the transfer class on a daily basis.

All prior responses to remain on the wait list have been duly noted on applicants' files and any e-mails and materials that have been submitted have been added to applicants' files for the Committee's
consideration. Answers to frequently asked questions have been attached to this e-mail.

If spaces do become available, the Committee will move quickly. While we hope that you can continue to stay with us on the wait list, we understand if you need to make other plans. For our part, we
promise to keep you up to date on what's going on. We promise you another update by July 23, if you haven't heard from us before then.

If you do not wish to remain in consideration, please reply to this e-mail (admis@law.georgetown.edu) to withdraw from the wait list.

As always, we thank you for all of your patience with this process.

Best,

Andy

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Kirkhor23 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:57 pm

Scoot Scoot wrote:Just got this:

Dear POOR SAP ON THE WAITLIST,

I wanted to send you a quick e-mail update on the transfer wait list situation at Georgetown. Our class is currently full, but these things do sometimes have a way of changing quickly. We're monitoring the transfer class on a daily basis.

All prior responses to remain on the wait list have been duly noted on applicants' files and any e-mails and materials that have been submitted have been added to applicants' files for the Committee's
consideration. Answers to frequently asked questions have been attached to this e-mail.

If spaces do become available, the Committee will move quickly. While we hope that you can continue to stay with us on the wait list, we understand if you need to make other plans. For our part, we
promise to keep you up to date on what's going on. We promise you another update by July 23, if you haven't heard from us before then.

If you do not wish to remain in consideration, please reply to this e-mail (admis@law.georgetown.edu) to withdraw from the wait list.

As always, we thank you for all of your patience with this process.

Best,

Andy


+1

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:03 pm

Kirkhor23 wrote:
Scoot Scoot wrote:Just got this:

Dear POOR SAP ON THE WAITLIST,


+1

+1

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Scoot Scoot wrote:Just got this:

Dear POOR SAP ON THE WAITLIST,

I wanted to send you a quick e-mail update on the transfer wait list situation at Georgetown. Our class is currently full, but these things do sometimes have a way of changing quickly. We're monitoring the transfer class on a daily basis.

All prior responses to remain on the wait list have been duly noted on applicants' files and any e-mails and materials that have been submitted have been added to applicants' files for the Committee's
consideration. Answers to frequently asked questions have been attached to this e-mail.

If spaces do become available, the Committee will move quickly. While we hope that you can continue to stay with us on the wait list, we understand if you need to make other plans. For our part, we
promise to keep you up to date on what's going on. We promise you another update by July 23, if you haven't heard from us before then.

If you do not wish to remain in consideration, please reply to this e-mail (admis@law.georgetown.edu) to withdraw from the wait list.

As always, we thank you for all of your patience with this process.

Best,

Andy


+1

- I wonder if it is really a space issue, or if they are just waiting to see if they receive more transfer applications before moving to the WL?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby dsb83 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:08 pm

So to be clear, even if we did get in, we can't do the full OCI? We would only get lottery interviews? Is this correct? I'm in at Texas and Northwestern and waiting on NYU and Columbia. Making sure Georgetown won't work before I withdraw my app.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:10 pm

dsb83 wrote:So to be clear, even if we did get in, we can't do the full OCI? We would only get lottery interviews? Is this correct? I'm in at Texas and Northwestern and waiting on NYU and Columbia. Making sure Georgetown won't work before I withdraw my app.

yeah, i dunno how that will pan out... i just want to get a job and i dont know how a GULC acceptance later in august would affect my current school OCI (assuming i get interviews) i just dont want to get interviews at current school and have to withdraw in order to get into GULC w/ potentially not being able to participate in OCI or interview with firms etc...

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:13 pm

No full OCI experience at GULC this late in the game.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Scoot Scoot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:30 pm

How does one justify 100k for no jerbzz?!

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby swimmer11 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:31 pm

biglaw99 wrote:No full OCI experience at GULC this late in the game.


why

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:33 pm

swimmer11 wrote:
biglaw99 wrote:No full OCI experience at GULC this late in the game.


why


Bids are due Wednesday.




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