American University 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
laurencita7
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Re: American University 2014

Postby laurencita7 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:41 pm

egor2510 wrote:
IJMer wrote:I applied ED so If I am accepted I am going. American has been my #1 choice for the last year b/c of its public interest focus and programs. I went complete 11/11 and still waiting. Hope to find out soon!



I hope you got a big scholarship, because it will take you 50 years to pay off your debt if you pay sticker and do PI after grad


yeah... except that if you do PI, your loans are forgiven after 10 years. even if you don't do PI, you can do income-based repayment, never paying more than 15% of your income, and after 25 years of that, your loans get forgiven. and if you go to American and do PI, your loans for those 10 years will be fully covered by their LRAP program if you make up to 50K, sliding scale from 50K-75K.

but thanks for your "informed" opinion, egor2510! very helpful!

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:44 pm

Why the hell would you respond to a comment that was posted months ago? Enjoy Tulane Egor.

Anyway, Im not officially looking for places to live yet, but I want to throw out that Im open to living with other people. I'll have a big dog with me though. So, dog lovers are preferred.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby dink3500 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:51 am

Deposit officially in, and grad plus loan approved. I am officially a member of the class of 2014!!!!

Now onto housing, anyone looking for a roommate, I will finish my internship on July 23, so I am presumably looking for an Aug 1st move in date.

laurencita7
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Re: American University 2014

Postby laurencita7 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:17 am

dink3500 wrote:Deposit officially in, and grad plus loan approved. I am officially a member of the class of 2014!!!!

Now onto housing, anyone looking for a roommate, I will finish my internship on July 23, so I am presumably looking for an Aug 1st move in date.


I thought I read somewhere that we should wait until May 1 to apply for grad plus loan -- I guess that's not the case? Details on that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:34 am

I applied for grad plus, but it told me it couldn't verify my information. It sent my app to the school. Lets see what happens.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby abonda01 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:47 pm

Putting my deposit down tomorrow when I get paid (yea I'm a boss like that).

Does anyone have a link or info re: 2nd semester elective courses? I remember seeing the list but I can't find it anymore. Just curious!

Thanks.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby dafullwood0624 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:08 pm

laurencita7 wrote:
dink3500 wrote:Deposit officially in, and grad plus loan approved. I am officially a member of the class of 2014!!!!

Now onto housing, anyone looking for a roommate, I will finish my internship on July 23, so I am presumably looking for an Aug 1st move in date.


I thought I read somewhere that we should wait until May 1 to apply for grad plus loan -- I guess that's not the case? Details on that would be much appreciated. Thanks!


laurencita, I applied for and was approved for a grad plus loan 2 days ago. I then called the financial aid office to follow up on it and nothing they said insinuated there was a problem with me filing this early. The only thing is that I will not get a refund until the 1st day of classes (which is pretty standard). Me applying for my grad plus loan is what spurred dink3500 to go ahead with his this early in the cycle. So I'm positive it's fine. Hope this helps!

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Re: American University 2014

Postby laurencita7 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:37 pm

dafullwood0624 wrote:
laurencita7 wrote:
dink3500 wrote:Deposit officially in, and grad plus loan approved. I am officially a member of the class of 2014!!!!

Now onto housing, anyone looking for a roommate, I will finish my internship on July 23, so I am presumably looking for an Aug 1st move in date.


I thought I read somewhere that we should wait until May 1 to apply for grad plus loan -- I guess that's not the case? Details on that would be much appreciated. Thanks!


laurencita, I applied for and was approved for a grad plus loan 2 days ago. I then called the financial aid office to follow up on it and nothing they said insinuated there was a problem with me filing this early. The only thing is that I will not get a refund until the 1st day of classes (which is pretty standard). Me applying for my grad plus loan is what spurred dink3500 to go ahead with his this early in the cycle. So I'm positive it's fine. Hope this helps!


thanks so much for this info! i'll go ahead and apply then.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:50 pm

Just got a package from WCL...I was hoping it would be a shirt or something but it turned out to be a fancy folder haha...still nice though

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Re: American University 2014

Postby PDTPapaBear » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:56 pm

justhockey31 wrote:Just got a package from WCL...I was hoping it would be a shirt or something but it turned out to be a fancy folder haha...still nice though


Got that in the mail two days ago. Now they just need to keep sending me free stuff. I mean, they've got my $900 so I'd better get something out of them, right?

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:29 pm

True or false, Au has a nice supply of jewish girls?

If so, I'll be in heaven. 8)

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Re: American University 2014

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Re: American University 2014

Postby dafullwood0624 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:52 pm

Hiiiii,
I want to meet more 1Ls but no one has been writing lately. I hope you all are as excited as I am :)

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Sun May 01, 2011 7:55 pm

dafullwood0624 wrote:Hiiiii,
I want to meet more 1Ls but no one has been writing lately. I hope you all are as excited as I am :)

Im excited! Im just not looking forward to looking for housing.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby rostovru » Sun May 01, 2011 8:09 pm

IJMer wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:Does anyone have information or advice for living in DC?



I have the same question. What is a good way to apartment search? I live in Texas so I am not sure if I can take a trip.


The best way is to wait until you're there. Crash with a friend or get a hotel for a few nights.

Then, use your smartphone and hit craigslist hard. Get a standard email to send to people w/o phone numbers, and immediately call people who are listed.

Turn up 20 minutes early to your apppointment, preferably with cash or a check for the first three or four months' rent. Be presentable, and practice your story about why you're the perfect roomate.

AUWCL is somewhat surburban, but not too much. The metro is a 15 minute walk or five minute bus ride. If you get a bike, you'll be in great condition.

There are a few large apartment complexes in the area. You'll also find lots of houses - many of them will rent a room out and are listed on craigslist.

If you want to be close, look for places in Cleveland Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights.

I've moved to DC a few times and never spent more than two days finding an apartment. I've ended up with a great pad everytime at a pretty good price. You just have to hit the streets hard and make it happen.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Sun May 01, 2011 8:19 pm

rostovru wrote:
IJMer wrote:I have the same question. What is a good way to apartment search? I live in Texas so I am not sure if I can take a trip.


The best way is to wait until you're there. Crash with a friend or get a hotel for a few nights.

Then, use your smartphone and hit craigslist hard. Get a standard email to send to people w/o phone numbers, and immediately call people who are listed.

Turn up 20 minutes early to your apppointment, preferably with cash or a check for the first three or four months' rent. Be presentable, and practice your story about why you're the perfect roomate.

This doesnt work well for people that have children and/or pets.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby dafullwood0624 » Wed May 04, 2011 1:29 am

Yeah, besides the fact that I'm not going to be able to just show up with $3000 in hand. I am going to the housing conference though and my roommate will meet me there and we'll just go look for a few days.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby rostovru » Tue May 10, 2011 10:21 pm

dafullwood0624 wrote:Yeah, besides the fact that I'm not going to be able to just show up with $3000 in hand. I am going to the housing conference though and my roommate will meet me there and we'll just go look for a few days.


Just a suggestion. From experience, I can tell you my advice will get the best place at the best price - hands down.

Given your limitations, you might want to check out Tunlaw in advance. You can sometimes make a deal in advance without being in DC.

Good luck.
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Re: American University 2014

Postby rostovru » Tue May 10, 2011 10:25 pm

gdane wrote:True or false, Au has a nice supply of jewish girls?

If so, I'll be in heaven. 8)


Tons, and all with that Jersey or Long Island accent.

They`re really desperate to find men, too, as AU is called `Gay Jew` for a reason.

It`s a straight man`s dream.

dafullwood0624
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Re: American University 2014

Postby dafullwood0624 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:03 am

rostovru wrote:
dafullwood0624 wrote:Yeah, besides the fact that I'm not going to be able to just show up with $3000 in hand. I am going to the housing conference though and my roommate will meet me there and we'll just go look for a few days.


Just a suggestion. From experience, I can tell you my advice will get the best place at the best price - hands down.

Given your limitations, you might want to check out Tunlaw in advance. You can sometimes make a deal in advance without being in DC.

Good luck.


Thanks for the tip, but I already have two roommates and Tunlaw only has 2 bdrooms. :(

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Re: American University 2014

Postby Nmatthe » Tue May 24, 2011 8:44 am

How is every ones housing search going?

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Re: American University 2014

Postby gdane » Tue May 24, 2011 11:56 pm

Nmatthe wrote:How is every ones housing search going?

Not well. I'm concerned I might be homeless.

:|

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dink3500
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Re: American University 2014

Postby dink3500 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:54 am

Homelessness is something I am not looking forward to, I wish my roommate search picks up. Who all is planning on going to the housing conference?

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Re: American University 2014

Postby ZFB » Wed May 25, 2011 10:45 am

The my.wcl message board that they set up for us is how I found my roommates for next year.

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Re: American University 2014

Postby dafullwood0624 » Thu May 26, 2011 11:23 pm

That's how I found my roommates too. I posted a message and then someone got back to me, and then she posted a message and some people got back to her and we talked a bunch and chose from there. I could imagine guys would be less willing to engage in these types of things. Lol.

I'm going to the housing conference, but I'm a female with roommates already haha...so I guess the fact that I am going isn't the most helpful of information. :)

Good luck though you guys!




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