George Washington University Waitlist Pool

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musicfor18
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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby musicfor18 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:06 am

Just got an email from GW. It was an update about their WL. Key points:

1) There will be no movement until after May 15th
2) Waitlist is large (at least 450) and unranked
3) There may be need-based aid for admits off of the waitlist, but merit scholarships are done

hoyasaxon
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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby hoyasaxon » Tue May 04, 2010 11:27 am

450!? is this a typical pool size for a WL, or does this seem a tad exorbitant?

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby burkinafaso » Tue May 04, 2010 11:43 am

Has anyone spoken to them about FT/PT breakdown?

Do we know how many on the wait list are full-time waitlisters, and how many are part-time waitlisters?

My really rough estimate: based on current class size (1328 FT yields 443 per class; 304 PT yields 76 per class), and part-time classes being roughly 18% the size of full-time classes....it'll be something like 77 PT, 373 FT.

But these numbers may as well be pulled out of the air :)

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby gwuorbust » Tue May 04, 2010 12:01 pm

on LSN there were:

10 PT ppl WL or 8% of the total
115 FT ppl WL 92% of the total

However, it should be considered that I think that there is going to be a smaller portion of people in the PT program on LSN. I think that people applying to the PT program tend to be older, more engaged in real-world stuff and less likely to frequent places like LSN... but that is just what I think.

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby krj02004 » Tue May 04, 2010 12:16 pm

musicfor18 wrote:Just got an email from GW. It was an update about their WL. Key points:

1) There will be no movement until after May 15th
2) Waitlist is large (at least 450) and unranked
3) There may be need-based aid for admits off of the waitlist, but merit scholarships are done




Yep... got that email too. With maximum need-based being $15k. I live in Baltimore and I know how expensive the DC area is... $15k will not get you far. So, I pulled my name off the WL this morning. Good luck to the rest of you!

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby stayway » Tue May 04, 2010 1:08 pm

Yup. got the e-mail.

any of you think visiting again will do anything?

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby 174 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:36 pm

Withdrew from the waitlist today. Good luck everybody!

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quadsixm
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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby quadsixm » Wed May 05, 2010 1:44 am

No merit-based scholarship money left, only small need-based grants - that's rough.

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby stayway » Wed May 05, 2010 2:09 am

quadsixm wrote:No merit-based scholarship money left, only small need-based grants - that's rough.


Yeah. but I plan on writing in my second LOCI that because I can commute from home, I will attend regardless of any type of financial aid. 43k a year tuition = 43k total cost at Villanova.

Just wondering, do you know if students qualify for merit-based $ after their 1L?

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby quadsixm » Wed May 05, 2010 2:47 am

nooyyllib wrote:
quadsixm wrote:No merit-based scholarship money left, only small need-based grants - that's rough.


Yeah. but I plan on writing in my second LOCI that because I can commute from home, I will attend regardless of any type of financial aid. 43k a year tuition = 43k total cost at Villanova.

Just wondering, do you know if students qualify for merit-based $ after their 1L?


I've heard that it's possible at many schools (not sure about GW specifically), but it's very, very difficult. Basically, you need to be near the top of the class.

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby sk08 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:19 am

just got another e-mail regarding status of the waitlist; they will be making a "limited number" of offers by the end of the week. nothing about part time vs. full time...

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby SummerLaw » Mon May 10, 2010 10:23 am

sk08 wrote:just got another e-mail regarding status of the waitlist; they will be making a "limited number" of offers by the end of the week. nothing about part time vs. full time...

+1

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby burkinafaso » Mon May 10, 2010 10:28 am

SummerLaw wrote:
sk08 wrote:just got another e-mail regarding status of the waitlist; they will be making a "limited number" of offers by the end of the week. nothing about part time vs. full time...

+1


I received Dean Richard's email, and half expected the TLS Forum Notification email to be right behind it. It took a few minutes. Are you guys having a slow morning? :P

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby sk08 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:32 am

burkinafaso wrote:
SummerLaw wrote:
sk08 wrote:just got another e-mail regarding status of the waitlist; they will be making a "limited number" of offers by the end of the week. nothing about part time vs. full time...

+1


I received Dean Richard's email, and half expected the TLS Forum Notification email to be right behind it. It took a few minutes. Are you guys having a slow morning? :P


GW's updates are helpful but now i'll be checking my email/phone all week! not good for work productivity or my nerves...

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby xanderdellus » Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 am

Does anyone have an idea of the $$ range of the possible need-based grants?

musicfor18
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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby musicfor18 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:56 am

xanderdellus wrote:Does anyone have an idea of the $$ range of the possible need-based grants?


I think the email said $5000-15000

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby ruleser » Mon May 10, 2010 2:26 pm

Anyone know if these e-mails are going to all WLers (ie anyone on the WL not get this e-mail today?)

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby savesthedayajb » Mon May 10, 2010 2:26 pm

Withdrew from the PT program. Good luck everyone!

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby burkinafaso » Mon May 10, 2010 2:30 pm

ruleser wrote:Anyone know if these e-mails are going to all WLers (ie anyone on the WL not get this e-mail today?)


I confirm that I've received "Wait List Update" (today's and last week's) and "Admissions Office Closing Early this Friday"

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby tesoro » Mon May 10, 2010 2:39 pm

burkinafaso wrote:
ruleser wrote:Anyone know if these e-mails are going to all WLers (ie anyone on the WL not get this e-mail today?)


I confirm that I've received "Wait List Update" (today's and last week's) and "Admissions Office Closing Early this Friday"


+1

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby quadsixm » Mon May 10, 2010 2:44 pm

burkinafaso wrote:
ruleser wrote:Anyone know if these e-mails are going to all WLers (ie anyone on the WL not get this e-mail today?)


I confirm that I've received "Wait List Update" (today's and last week's) and "Admissions Office Closing Early this Friday"


+1

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby sk08 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:56 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:Withdrew from the PT program. Good luck everyone!


thank you! good luck to you

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby NU_Jet55 » Mon May 10, 2010 3:22 pm

quadsixm wrote:
burkinafaso wrote:
ruleser wrote:Anyone know if these e-mails are going to all WLers (ie anyone on the WL not get this e-mail today?)


I confirm that I've received "Wait List Update" (today's and last week's) and "Admissions Office Closing Early this Friday"


+1


+1

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby stayway » Mon May 10, 2010 3:34 pm

+1

Also sent in my second LOCI today.

FYI, I called the office today and they told me they don't have separate pools for FT or PT waitlisted applicants. They review all of them together. sigh.

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Re: George Washington University Waitlist Pool

Postby burkinafaso » Mon May 10, 2010 3:48 pm

nooyyllib wrote:+1

Also sent in my second LOCI today.

FYI, I called the office today and they told me they don't have separate pools for FT or PT waitlisted applicants. They review all of them together. sigh.


Meaning that they'd exclude PT students because of FT students? This doesn't seem to make sense; I would assume they'd want to have two balanced classes rather than one overall "class"...




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