GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby androstan » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:59 pm

URMdan wrote:My ED app went from "complete" 1/7 to complete again today...wtf?


Me too.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby WonkyPanda » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:22 pm

What kind of questions can one expect with the Alum interview?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:23 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:What kind of questions can one expect with the Alum interview?


Mine was mainly "what do you want to do with a JD" and "why Georgetown" for an hour or so.

For most people it is fairly laid back and you can often get the alum to talk as much as you do.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:31 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:What kind of questions can one expect with the Alum interview?

Mine was laid back... it was about 30-45m

It was:
Why Law?
Why Georgetown?
Then he asked if I had any questions for him.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby WonkyPanda » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:46 pm

Seems pretty reasonable and nothing to get too stressed over. Might as well give it a shot then.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:53 pm

Yeah mine was about the same. Why law, why gulc, standard interview questions... what are my strengths, weaknesses, favorite books, etc.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby onepass » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:53 pm

My interview was about one and a half hours. Talked a lot about current events and D.C. and why Georgetown is the best!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Teflon1974 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:12 am

planQ wrote:I assume LOCI is a 'letter of confirmed interest'.


Letter of CONTINUED Interest. Good luck!

WonkyPanda wrote:What kind of questions can one expect with the Alum interview?


My interview was pretty open ended at first: "tell me something interesting about you," and progressed naturally from there. She spent most of her time telling me about her Georgetown experience, and the advantages of going there. I think the feedback from just about everyone was that it was a rather relaxed affair. I would suggest making sure you follow up with a thank you email after - both for professionalism and to nudge them to submit their review back to Georgetown. When I did that, my interviewer emailed me back to thank me for thanking her, and to say that she was "highly recommending" me to GULC. Can't hurt...

PS - Now that I think about it, she did have a couple of very specific questions about my resume, and the way she phrased the questions made me think that the admissions committee wanted her to get answers for these specific items.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Tinkerz Belle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:39 am

Wait listed tonight also via email. Two wait lists in one day for me. no fun. Looks like I'll be making some visits and writing some LOCI.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby alexandra » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:15 am

iwanta170 wrote:
androstan wrote:Ack, I just checked and I'm updated 1/21.

What does it mean!? (It still just says application complete)

I'm still at Complete 1/7, and I'm in the December LSAT-takers club. I'll check again later today.


Same. Ahhh the waiting is killing me!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Peg » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:18 am

So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby URMdan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:59 am

Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


I call troll

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby edgarfigaro » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:27 pm

Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


not to go all Polly Anne-ish, but if that were true, what's the point of interviewing the marginal candidates (like myself)?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby law4vus » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:44 pm

Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


I call BS, too. Not on you, but whoever said that. PLENTY of high LSAT/low GPA people have gotten into Georgetown. In fact, they seem to favor them over reverse splitters.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ArchRoark » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:16 pm

law4vus wrote:
Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


I call BS, too. Not on you, but whoever said that. PLENTY of high LSAT/low GPA people have gotten into Georgetown. In fact, they seem to favor them over reverse splitters.


Maybe the person who let me in misread my file and thought the 2 in front my GPA was a 3 B)

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:23 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
law4vus wrote:
Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


I call BS, too. Not on you, but whoever said that. PLENTY of high LSAT/low GPA people have gotten into Georgetown. In fact, they seem to favor them over reverse splitters.


Maybe the person who let me in misread my file and thought the 2 in front my GPA was a 3 B)


I was hoping that the person who would read my file would mistake my 157 for a 175. FWIW, I only applied because they gave me a fee waiver, I knew I didn't have a shot. Unfortunately, they read my LSAT correctly and I was dinged.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby msridiculous447 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:34 pm

Peg wrote:So...I was browsing another forum, and I found this post:

Georgetown's admissions officers told me flat-out that they don't care what your story is; they want to see a high GPA.


:shock:


I mean...what does that even mean though? Of course Gtown's adcom wants to see a high GPA...they all do. And a 2 second look at LSN shows that a quarter of their class has below a 3.45.

I interviewed with Dean Cornblatt and he made a big show of emphasizing how much they DO care about your story. He brought up the issue of GPA/LSAT cutoffs and basically dismissed the idea, saying that cutoffs would unfairly (and undesirably) rule out some applicants who would be really great students.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Peg » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:04 am

Yeah, I was hoping whoever wrote that post (it's from this thread on College Confidential) talked to a GULC adcomm in 2000 on the early 90's, because they do seem very splitter friendly now, and I sent in my lame splitter application and am hoping for at least part-time.

GULC, please misread my 168 for a...186.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby LttleBlakDress » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:01 am

Dinged via email on Friday 1/21.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Peg » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:19 am

LttleBlakDress wrote:Dinged via email on Friday 1/21.


:( I'm sorry to hear that. Especially as your numbers are similar to mine. Oh well - good luck with the rest of your cycle.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby pimpsdontcry » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:24 am

Peg wrote:Yeah, I was hoping whoever wrote that post (it's from this thread on College Confidential) talked to a GULC adcomm in 2000 on the early 90's, because they do seem very splitter friendly now, and I sent in my lame splitter application and am hoping for at least part-time.

GULC, please misread my 168 for a...186.


why not go for full fledged dyslexia? 861

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby androstan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:25 am

LttleBlakDress wrote:Dinged via email on Friday 1/21.


I'm sorry :(. I hope you get into BU though. That's a great place and I think we're in somewhat similar boats application-wise so if you get in that bodes well for me! I'm a little worried BU has a hard 3.0 GPA floor though.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Emma1 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Good luck with BU
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby URMdan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:50 am

Anyone else get updated on 1/21 and hear nothing?

edit: I'm applying PT

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby androstan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:21 am

URMdan wrote:Anyone else get updated on 1/21 and hear nothing?

edit: I'm applying PT


Yes.




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