GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Mike12188 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:40 am

pppokerface wrote:I'm super curious about the interviews-how much of a boost it gives the applicant (if it went well). From what I read on TLS, seems like most end up being deferred or WL, better than a ding but still =/


FWIW In the personal note from Dean Corblatt, he said he heard wonderful things from my interviewer. I would think that a good interview wouldnt give you a bump, but a bad one would def. land you a rejection or waitlist.

You can pm me if you have questions about the interview

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:46 am

Arbiter213 wrote:For those wondering: According to last year's interviewee thread, there is about 7% chance of rejection, 39% preferred WL, 36% admissions for those who interview.

Dunno if that's true or not.

And the other 18% is...?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby im_blue » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:57 am

eskimo wrote:
Zindras wrote:3. Changes to the Evening and Day Divisions. As you probably know, Georgetown Law already boasts the #1 Evening Program in the Country. This week, faculty approved a proposal to make the Evening Program even stronger. Under the proposal, next year’s §7 will go from about 130 students (currently the largest of the sections) to about 80, and its small sections will also decrease in size from about 33 to 27 students per. To make the program more attractive to working students, the course load will also decrease from 24.0 credits to 20.0., and Friday classes will be eliminated for 1Es. Day sections will also be getting smaller next year, as the faculty approved a measure to add a new §5 to the current four day sections. Thus, each section will drop from about 115/120 students to around 100 students. The overall size of next year’s Day and Evening sections combined won’t change (only the distribution) and these changes won’t affect any current students. To get the full text of the proposal, click here.

The bolded confuses me...

Currently: 4 day sections x 115-120 + 130 evening = 600 per class
Proposed: 5 day sections x 100 + 80 evening = 580 per class

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:04 am

im_blue wrote:
eskimo wrote:
Zindras wrote:3. Changes to the Evening and Day Divisions. As you probably know, Georgetown Law already boasts the #1 Evening Program in the Country. This week, faculty approved a proposal to make the Evening Program even stronger. Under the proposal, next year’s §7 will go from about 130 students (currently the largest of the sections) to about 80, and its small sections will also decrease in size from about 33 to 27 students per. To make the program more attractive to working students, the course load will also decrease from 24.0 credits to 20.0., and Friday classes will be eliminated for 1Es. Day sections will also be getting smaller next year, as the faculty approved a measure to add a new §5 to the current four day sections. Thus, each section will drop from about 115/120 students to around 100 students. The overall size of next year’s Day and Evening sections combined won’t change (only the distribution) and these changes won’t affect any current students. To get the full text of the proposal, click here.

The bolded confuses me...

Currently: 4 day sections x 115-120 + 130 evening = 600 per class
Proposed: 5 day sections x 100 + 80 evening = 580 per class

That math is right, but it doesn't validate the claim. Last I checked 600 =/= 580

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby eskimogirl » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:14 am

got in via mail today!

the personal handwritten note really does add a lot,

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby neonx » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:55 am

11/29 [first complete] => 12/3 [second complete]

-- haven't received any acceptances yet;
crossing my fingers for GULC.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ironteacher » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:52 am

happyfeet wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
happyfeet wrote:just got my letter this morning (in jersey) and can't stop smiling. i had a tough cycle last year (including a GULC rejection) so this is fabulous way to start the new cycle.


congrats! I was wondering how schools treat reapplicants who have been denied previous cycle. New cycle new chance? Or do thy pull your old file/application? When I spoke with the admissions director of Cleo she stated that for the most part if a school has denied you in a past cycle you are an auto ding the next time around. Glad to hear your experience was different. Did you substantially improve your numbers? In my case I took a significant risk with my ps topic and I think it backfired with some of the more conservative schools. If my cycle turns out horribly I may just rewrite everything, secure new a recommendation and submit a whole new application package.



what i had heard was that something significantly different can definitely make the difference - in my case, i brought my LSAT score up by 8 points. last year i was below their 25%, now i'm a little over their median. everything else, my ps, my recs, are exactly the same. i did change jobs but am still doing the same line of work (public health/international development).

some schools however (upenn i know for sure) do require you to submit a new personal statement and recs regardless of whatever else might have also changed in your app.

good for you for being bold with your ps topic, most of us probably aren't and so i'm sure your grabbing their attention with it.


I'm in the same boat. Applied two cycles ago, got in nowhere. In the interim, I upped LSAT 11 points and have new work experience, new letters, new PS, new everything. Now that I actually think about it, my 2010 app is worlds different from 2008.

I wonder if schools actually compare apps for re-applicants when they judge them. For example, if they notice that "oh, the application looks just like last year's" then they might be inclined to reject again. On the other hand, they may just judge independently again, and, because the standards are the same (if not higher), the person will likely be rejected again. Which theory is correct?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby eliekedourie » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:47 am

Any other 12/2s? I had 3 updates and then a 11/19 interview request. Since the interview I've had 12/1 and 12/2 updates. Anything I can make of this?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby furrywalls » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:54 pm

Does anybody have any insight into the email Dean C. sent to LOR writers thanking them for their time? I know the initial consensus was that it probably isn't a bad sign but I was wondering if this was the first year he sent them. Couldn't find anything when I searched this topic either.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 123kl » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:54 pm

Anyone in D.C. who was 11/15-11/18-12/1 get a letter today?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby amkid100 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Any 11/16 --> 11/19 --> 11/29 --> 12/2ers able to access admitted students?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby silly101 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:29 pm

furrywalls wrote:Does anybody have any insight into the email Dean C. sent to LOR writers thanking them for their time? I know the initial consensus was that it probably isn't a bad sign but I was wondering if this was the first year he sent them. Couldn't find anything when I searched this topic either.


first ive heard of this, anyone else have information on this?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby coug11 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:43 pm

amkid100 wrote:Any 11/16 --> 11/19 --> 11/29 --> 12/2ers able to access admitted students?


No. Sounds like we are still on the same track! Hopefully next week!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby pinkzebra » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:47 pm

coug11 wrote:
amkid100 wrote:Any 11/16 --> 11/19 --> 11/29 --> 12/2ers able to access admitted students?


No. Sounds like we are still on the same track! Hopefully next week!



I'm still just at 11/16 --> 11/19 --> 11/29... Trying to decide if that's good, bad, or irrelevant... :?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby calihopeful » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:51 pm

Im part of the 11/29 group. I was able to log onto the admitted student website, but still have not received a letter. Any reason to worry??

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby amkid100 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:55 pm

calihopeful wrote:Im part of the 11/29 group. I was able to log onto the admitted student website, but still have not received a letter. Any reason to worry??


Don't think so..it's been taking people a while to get letters and there haven't been any discrepancies between application outcome and admitted students access yet.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby lmi » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:11 pm

Just an FYI. 11/10 - 11/24 - 11/29 just got my acceptance letter in the midwest. Good luck to those still waiting!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:30 pm

amkid100 wrote:
calihopeful wrote:Im part of the 11/29 group. I was able to log onto the admitted student website, but still have not received a letter. Any reason to worry??


Don't think so..it's been taking people a while to get letters and there haven't been any discrepancies between application outcome and admitted students access yet.


What's the website link? Can someone post it please?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby calihopeful » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:35 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
amkid100 wrote:
calihopeful wrote:Im part of the 11/29 group. I was able to log onto the admitted student website, but still have not received a letter. Any reason to worry??


Don't think so..it's been taking people a while to get letters and there haven't been any discrepancies between application outcome and admitted students access yet.


What's the website link? Can someone post it please?


http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/admitted/

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:40 pm

calihopeful wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
amkid100 wrote:
calihopeful wrote:Im part of the 11/29 group. I was able to log onto the admitted student website, but still have not received a letter. Any reason to worry??


Don't think so..it's been taking people a while to get letters and there haven't been any discrepancies between application outcome and admitted students access yet.


What's the website link? Can someone post it please?


http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/admitted/


Thanks!!!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Ldubs » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:50 pm

aaaaand still stuck on 11/24 :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Kaitlyn » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:05 pm

How long does it usually take after interview to reach a decision? Have most interviews been acceptances so far?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby jamiLAW » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:45 am

Ldubs wrote:aaaaand still stuck on 11/24 :(


Still at 11/22 here. I'm thinking about calling the GULC admissions office on Monday just to make sure nothing's wrong!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby halito » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:53 am

jamiLAW wrote:
Ldubs wrote:aaaaand still stuck on 11/24 :(


Still at 11/22 here. I'm thinking about calling the GULC admissions office on Monday just to make sure nothing's wrong!




Still 11/22 as well, but it was only my second update. 11/10->11/22

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby mst » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:54 am

jamiLAW wrote:
Ldubs wrote:aaaaand still stuck on 11/24 :(


Still at 11/22 here. I'm thinking about calling the GULC admissions office on Monday just to make sure nothing's wrong!


Why would you do that? Because you haven't been updated in two weeks? Give them a break. If your application says "Complete" you have nothing to worry about, just let them do their job...




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