GWU EA/RD Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Thread

Postby auds1008 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:39 pm

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auds1008 wrote:former gw transfer here.. good luck to all!!

can you go into detail about going from 1L to GW? what are the classes like, students, profs, OCI, employability...
also, what were your 1L stats and did you apply EA?

edit: actually, it would also be much appreciated if anyone else out there who transferred into GW that could also answer the above questions? ty ty.


I went to a T3/T4 with mediocre grades so don't give up just because you're outside of the top 15% of wherever you go to.

1L to GW
I'd say the first thing I noticed at GW was the size of the classes. I knew the classes are big but man there are so many people in one class. There's almost an undergrad feel to them. The second thing was that people seem to be more active, or maybe just appear to be more active because of the lack of study spaces. There is no cubicle at all, which is really weird.

Classes/Profs
Like I said, huge classes. One great thing about GW is that there are some of my professors are either well respected in the legal industry, judges (i.e. Rader, Essex), statute drafters, and firm partners. This is great because you get to network with them if you choose to do so. Besides that, there are obviously both good and bad professors, just like any other school. You just need to avoid the bad ones and go for the good ones.

OCI/Employment
OCI was okay for me. I didn't get my GW acceptance until the morning of the last day for bidding so I wasn't very prepared for it. That said, I still managed to pull in about 10 interviews. I'm not sure what the average is. Generally though, I'd say GW students fare pretty well, at least among the people that I spoke to. I personally am a part time student. I got a full time job AFTER I transferred here so I'm definitely not complaining.

Good luck!

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 pm

auds1008 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
auds1008 wrote:former gw transfer here.. good luck to all!!

can you go into detail about going from 1L to GW? what are the classes like, students, profs, OCI, employability...
also, what were your 1L stats and did you apply EA?

edit: actually, it would also be much appreciated if anyone else out there who transferred into GW that could also answer the above questions? ty ty.


I went to a T3/T4 with mediocre grades so don't give up just because you're outside of the top 15% of wherever you go to.

1L to GW
I'd say the first thing I noticed at GW was the size of the classes. I knew the classes are big but man there are so many people in one class. There's almost an undergrad feel to them. The second thing was that people seem to be more active, or maybe just appear to be more active because of the lack of study spaces. There is no cubicle at all, which is really weird.

Classes/Profs
Like I said, huge classes. One great thing about GW is that there are some of my professors are either well respected in the legal industry, judges (i.e. Rader, Essex), statute drafters, and firm partners. This is great because you get to network with them if you choose to do so. Besides that, there are obviously both good and bad professors, just like any other school. You just need to avoid the bad ones and go for the good ones.

OCI/Employment
OCI was okay for me. I didn't get my GW acceptance until the morning of the last day for bidding so I wasn't very prepared for it. That said, I still managed to pull in about 10 interviews. I'm not sure what the average is. Generally though, I'd say GW students fare pretty well, at least among the people that I spoke to. I personally am a part time student. I got a full time job AFTER I transferred here so I'm definitely not complaining.

Good luck!

Thanks for the post! I hope GW follows last years timing and makes their decisions next Mon/Tues... (I am hoping for this Friday) :D

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby togepi » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:03 am

Generally speaking, what grades would you need from a T50-60 school to transfer to GW? Also, do they give favor to students with an IP background?

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby auds1008 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:13 pm

togepi wrote:Generally speaking, what grades would you need from a T50-60 school to transfer to GW? Also, do they give favor to students with an IP background?



I'm pretty sure they do. I came from a T3/T4 and was not in the top 10%, though I'm in the part time program. I made sure I emphasized my desire for IP, in my PS. Also I picked the professors who can talk about my desire in IP.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Transfer2DC » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:26 pm

GW's 1L class had ~80 less than the past years. Anyone think that means they will take more transfers?

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:46 pm

Transfer2DC wrote:GW's 1L class had ~80 less than the past years. Anyone think that means they will take more transfers?

I hope so! I am also wondering why the thread has been so quiet... Last year the thread was full of people

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 pm


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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby OSUDEVIL » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:last year EA acceptances were emailed on Tuesday 4/03... Fucking nervous :shock:


Any day now... hopefully soon!

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:05 pm

Good luck little 1Ls.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:09 pm

TTRansfer wrote:Good luck little 1Ls.

Thx... Still waiting

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:27 pm

I'm betting you hear either tomorrow or on Monday

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:29 pm

TTRansfer wrote:I'm betting you hear either tomorrow or on Monday

So do they only notify acceptances via email? What about deferrals?

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby OSUDEVIL » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:54 pm

Still Quiet

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Transfer2DC » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Someone should call and ask. Not it.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:11 pm

Radio silence.
Eta: not it

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Hm87 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:34 pm

talked to admissions the other day. they said no decisions till first week of May (and that's for EA).

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm

Hm87 wrote:talked to admissions the other day. they said no decisions till first week of May (and that's for EA).

I will add to this: I just spoke w/ admissions... She said "Early may... At least that's what we are telling people."
Not sure what to make of that added part. Fingers crossed for sooner rather than later.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby OSUDEVIL » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Hm87 wrote:talked to admissions the other day. they said no decisions till first week of May (and that's for EA).

I will add to this: I just spoke w/ admissions... She said "Early may... At least that's what we are telling people."
Not sure what to make of that added part. Fingers crossed for sooner rather than later.


I may be wrong, but when looking at last year's forum, they said the same thing to some people, but still sent out acceptances early April, so hopefully its not true.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:37 pm

Fingers xx for an acceptance decision ASAP! Haha... I'm a depressed 3/28er 4/5er

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby OSUDEVIL » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:42 pm

Anyone think decisions will come next week? I'm hoping!

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:47 pm

OSUDEVIL wrote:Anyone think decisions will come next week? I'm hoping!

hopefully GW gets wind of GULC acceptances and gets their ass in gear... losing hope though... i am riding the GULC defer-train

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby blackjack13 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:16 am

so i applied to gwu but not EA, but still early on march 15, do you think it is possible i get a decision around the same time as EA? or probably closer to the may date? just curious.

also applied to georgetown and got that deferral email, any idea if they flatout rejected anyone or did all who apply and didn't get accepted get a deferral? feel like if it is the latter, that's much worse.

this waiting game is awful!

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:41 pm

I EA'ed and got in last year. If you have any questions PM me.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:09 pm

blackjack13 wrote:so i applied to gwu but not EA, but still early on march 15, do you think it is possible i get a decision around the same time as EA? or probably closer to the may date? just curious.

also applied to georgetown and got that deferral email, any idea if they flatout rejected anyone or did all who apply and didn't get accepted get a deferral? feel like if it is the latter, that's much worse.

this waiting game is awful!


If you didn't apply EA, they will want your second semester grades before you get a decision.

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Re: GWU EA xfer 2013 Waiting Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:13 pm

OSUDEVIL wrote:Anyone think decisions will come next this week? I'm hoping!

FTFM :D
anyone out there think so?




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