GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby snapdragon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:25 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:I'm still at 11/22. I think I'm done for.


As positive as I have been about it, I have a sneaking suspicion that the 11/22 club may be the first big non ED reject wave :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:29 pm

I really hope not.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:36 pm

kjadkins wrote:Still at 12/13. Group interview tonight... wish me luck!


I'll see you there, lol. Good luck!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:38 pm

Stizzuck at 12/13. Eff.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:42 pm

First, apologies if I haven't been following TT as closely as I should have, but second, have waves of decisions typically been all acceptances/all rejects or more random than anything?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:49 pm

Just jumped to 1/4 since the last time I checked. Interesting/now I'm scared since my interview is tonight. :?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby yellowmellow » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:51 pm

Anyone else stuck at 11/29.... it's pretty lonely here :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:28 pm

krad wrote:First, apologies if I haven't been following TT as closely as I should have, but second, have waves of decisions typically been all acceptances/all rejects or more random than anything?

Earlier in the cycle they were often all acceptances, but as the cycle has progressed there have been more mixed bag batches. If you get an update and don't receive a ding via email that day, you either were accepted or a decision has yet to be made, at least that is how it has worked so far.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:29 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
krad wrote:First, apologies if I haven't been following TT as closely as I should have, but second, have waves of decisions typically been all acceptances/all rejects or more random than anything?

Earlier in the cycle they were often all acceptances, but as the cycle has progressed there have been more mixed bag batches. If you get an update and don't receive a ding via email that day, you either were accepted or a decision has yet to be made, at least that is how it has worked so far.


thx for the info!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby casterfield » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:10 pm

12/10 - 1/5 complete. Sent in on 12/7. Hoping this is good news!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:19 pm

kjadkins wrote:Still at 12/13. Group interview tonight... wish me luck!



Good luck! I have a group interview next Friday in Miami! I really have no idea what to expect so if you could share your experience with me I'd really appreciate it! I've heard its pretty informal and that there are simply a lot of admissions related questions and hypotheticals.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:22 pm

Updated to 1/5, got a group interview request so I probably won't hear until after my interview! Hopefully the interview goes well, I really like Georgetown!!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby awilson11 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:26 pm

How many people got interview requests/have people gotten in without the interview? Some cursory Googling and browsing TLS forums seem to imply that they are for splitters/borderline candidates but I feel like everyone posting in this thread has had/is scheduled for one.

I haven't gotten an interview request, complete 11/30, 2 updates, most recent 1/5. 3.73/170 so not a splitter but I would say borderline...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby mr_toad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:28 pm

I doubt a 170 (median) with slightly above GPA (3.73, median is 3.67) should be considered borderline. Georgetown needs about 250-300 people with a 170 or higher for their class. You'll be fine if your application has no major turnoffs. [added following] if 75th is 171 and 50th is 170, there could be anywhere up to 130 or so exact 170s in their class (sure, could be fewer, but still, you're an attractive candidate, if not auto-admit).

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby awilson11 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:31 pm

mr_toad wrote:I doubt a 170 (median) with slightly above GPA (3.73, median is 3.67) should be considered borderline. Georgetown needs about 250-300 people with a 170 or higher for their class. You'll be fine if your application has no major turnoffs.


Appreciate it, I try to keep myself pessimistic after undergrad disappointment (I was blindly optimistic about getting into Stanford, before I realized that it's essentially a lotto ticket because everyone who applies there is so qualified). Still, does anyone know anything about their interview system?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby quetzal_bird » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:35 pm

I just updated: 12/1 --> 12/14 --> 1/5

I got the e-mail for the group interview and I'm going up there next week. I'm 165/3.87 (URM- MA). I think its for borderline candidates as well as for demonstrating interest from candidates who may be blanketing the T-14 as a form of YP? That's what I'm hoping.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:06 pm

Just got back from group interview. Very chill, not too intimidating besides the pressure to speak. PM or post here if you guys want any info or advice!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby quetzal_bird » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:13 pm

I'd love info and advice

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby kjadkins » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:31 pm

law4vus wrote:Just got back from group interview. Very chill, not too intimidating besides the pressure to speak. PM or post here if you guys want any info or advice!


+1, it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. I actually enjoyed myself.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:34 pm

quetzal_bird wrote:I'd love info and advice


Well generally, we just sat in a group of about 15-16 and he went through a little spiel about why we were there and such. He said 55 people made up the first year class that had participated in a group interview and about 150 people elected to participate this year.

He posed a question to us, pretending as if we were the dean of admissions, and had us discuss what we looked for in an applicant and basically how to decide who gets in and who doesn't. Then, he asked about our opinions on affirmative action and legacies playing a part in deciding between two individuals, with all other things equal. Finally, he gave us two application files (whom he later told us were both part of this year's 1L class) and asked us to decide between them.

My advice to you is to just relax. I got there pretty early and talked with some of the people beforehand, so we went in to the interview with a good feel of each other and felt at least a little bit of camaraderie at the beginning. Overall, everyone was great and discussed things well among one another. Also, make sure to talk some, but not too much (he will tell you that at the beginning). I wouldn't sweat it too much though, it's not too bad once you start talking. Good luck!

*edit* One caveat though, don't expect yours to follow this exact format. I'm sure he will change things around for the different groups of people, but this is just a general guideline.
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby quetzal_bird » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:36 pm

thanks! that's helpful

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:44 pm

quetzal_bird wrote:thanks! that's helpful


No problem! When is your interview?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby quetzal_bird » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:03 pm

next week. I only made the decision to RSVP today

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:24 pm

Has anyone from that big 12/13-->1/5 wave been able to get into the admitted students website?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby savvyradish » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:40 pm

I haven't heard of anyone yet. I predict that they're going to get back into the pattern of admitting students on Mondays, and hopefully we'll all get another update then....I'm trying to be patient and calm until then (though it's clearly not working since I'm on tls at the gym. Woops.).




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