GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:52 pm

dpk711 wrote:
c_dubya_s wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Received around $28,000/year of need-based grants from Georgetown via email right now -- no word of a merit-scholarship though.

FYI--merit is not in addition to need. A merit-based scholarship notification tells you that the award "includes all need-based grants." So basically, in order for that number to go up, you'd have to get more than $28,000/yr in merit-based aid (probably not going to happen, given that GULC doesn't give out a ton of merit aid).


gotcha, thanks for the heads-up, $28,000 is still substantial though, right?


I would say yes. Although maybe we should continue this discussion in the "In at GULC" thread...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby roxydoxy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:47 am

rocon7383 wrote:any 3/21 updaters waiting on a ding (pause)?


3/21, was waiting for a ding/wl but just checked to see another update today, 3/24.
this is driving me craaaaaaaaaaaaazzzyyy.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby splitmuch » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:50 am

Well cool, still at 2/3

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby afLSAT » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:58 am

just generated an asw password after updating 3/23 again . . .

they sent an email to my inbox, but the password doesn't work! Is there a lagtime usually? Or could they just be having IT issues?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ashleyre » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:03 am

Interviewed 3/14 and still no update...is this normal?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby gonediving128 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:05 am

ashleyre wrote:Interviewed 3/14 and still no update...is this normal?


I interviewed 3/7 - didn't update until 3/17 and now again today. Things haven't moved as quickly after the interview as I'd hoped

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby beachviolet11 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:12 pm

splitmuch wrote:Well cool, still at 2/3

Me too

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby protein » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:39 pm

gonediving128 wrote:
ashleyre wrote:Interviewed 3/14 and still no update...is this normal?


I interviewed 3/7 - didn't update until 3/17 and now again today. Things haven't moved as quickly after the interview as I'd hoped


This approximately matches my process. Except I didn't update today.

:(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby speedyj88 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:18 pm

afLSAT wrote:just generated an asw password after updating 3/23 again . . .

they sent an email to my inbox, but the password doesn't work! Is there a lagtime usually? Or could they just be having IT issues?

just checked and i updated to 3/23 as well but i still can't generate a password. this is driving me nuts.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ktg808 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Still at 2/28 :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:28 pm

Just received a 35K/year merit scholly via email, I'm not sure why since my numbers are only 172/3.5
also received around 28K/year for need based, does anyone know if these two are combined or does the 35K merit-scholly cover the need based aid?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby jplwine » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:56 pm

beachviolet11 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Well cool, still at 2/3

Me too


+1

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby SirWilliam1022 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 pm

"Congratulations! I am delighted to contact you with good news. Because of your outstanding academic achievements in combination with your financial need, you have been selected from the entering class of 2011 to receive a Law Center Scholarship award. This scholarship is in combination with any need-based grants you may receive or have received from Georgetown, and is for $45000.00 total for each of three years of study here at the Law Center. "

DID I READ THIS RIGHT? THIS SAYS $45,000 EACH YEAR (TOTAL OF $135,000)... RIGHT?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:"Congratulations! I am delighted to contact you with good news. Because of your outstanding academic achievements in combination with your financial need, you have been selected from the entering class of 2011 to receive a Law Center Scholarship award. This scholarship is in combination with any need-based grants you may receive or have received from Georgetown, and is for $45000.00 total for each of three years of study here at the Law Center. "

DID I READ THIS RIGHT? THIS SAYS $45,000 EACH YEAR (TOTAL OF $135,000)... RIGHT?


I'd say so but that is some damn ambiguous language.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby swc65 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:27 pm

dpk711 wrote:Just received a 35K/year merit scholly via email, I'm not sure why since my numbers are only 172/3.5
also received around 28K/year for need based, does anyone know if these two are combined or does the 35K merit-scholly cover the need based aid?



That would be nice because you'd be getting more than tuition! A stipend to go to GULC, that would be awesome.


I am curious about what the ultimate outcome of these somewhat ambiguously worded award letters will be.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:50 pm

swc65 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Just received a 35K/year merit scholly via email, I'm not sure why since my numbers are only 172/3.5
also received around 28K/year for need based, does anyone know if these two are combined or does the 35K merit-scholly cover the need based aid?



That would be nice because you'd be getting more than tuition! A stipend to go to GULC, that would be awesome.


I am curious about what the ultimate outcome of these somewhat ambiguously worded award letters will be.


Yeah most definitely, I'm actually going to call GULC tomorrow and find out for all of us.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby swc65 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:29 am

dpk711 wrote:
swc65 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Just received a 35K/year merit scholly via email, I'm not sure why since my numbers are only 172/3.5
also received around 28K/year for need based, does anyone know if these two are combined or does the 35K merit-scholly cover the need based aid?



That would be nice because you'd be getting more than tuition! A stipend to go to GULC, that would be awesome.


I am curious about what the ultimate outcome of these somewhat ambiguously worded award letters will be.


Yeah most definitely, I'm actually going to call GULC tomorrow and find out for all of us.



Update?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dpk711 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:57 pm

So I called the fin-aid office today to inquire about my need-based and merit-scholly.

1) Bad news is that they won't combine it, my 28,000/year need-based award will merely be included within the $35,000 merit scholly

2) Good news is that they confirmed that it was $35,000 guaranteed per year -- this means that I will receive $105,000 for my three years in GULC

Regardless of the "bad news" I'm very excited since everyone on TLS convinced me that GULC was stingy with $$$ especially with mediocre numbers like me (3.5/172). I was expecting (if I were to attend GULC) that I would go for near sticker price. This is one of the very few instances where I advise you to distance yourself from conventional TLS wisdom.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bdubs » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:04 pm

dpk711 wrote:Regardless of the "bad news" I'm very excited since everyone on TLS convinced me that GULC was stingy with $$$ especially with mediocre numbers like me (3.5/172). I was expecting (if I were to attend GULC) that I would go for near sticker price. This is one of the very few instances where I advise you to distance yourself from conventional TLS wisdom.


Just because your result didn't follow convention doesn't mean that people should ignore the conventional wisdom. I have the same numbers as you do and got absolutely no money from GULC.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby suspicious android » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:09 pm

bdubs wrote:Just because your result didn't follow convention doesn't mean that people should ignore the conventional wisdom. I have the same numbers as you do and got absolutely no money from GULC.


Similar numbers (173/3.35 with a 177 from Feb) and no money either. Wonder what they liked about dpk's app, or how much if at all financial need played a role in the merit aid.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Flips88 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:11 pm

dpk711 wrote:So I called the fin-aid office today to inquire about my need-based and merit-scholly.

1) Bad news is that they won't combine it, my 28,000/year need-based award will merely be included within the $35,000 merit scholly

2) Good news is that they confirmed that it was $35,000 guaranteed per year -- this means that I will receive $105,000 for my three years in GULC

Regardless of the "bad news" I'm very excited since everyone on TLS convinced me that GULC was stingy with $$$ especially with mediocre numbers like me (3.5/172). I was expecting (if I were to attend GULC) that I would go for near sticker price. This is one of the very few instances where I advise you to distance yourself from conventional TLS wisdom.

Retake? :wink:

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dpk711 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:13 pm

suspicious android wrote:
bdubs wrote:Just because your result didn't follow convention doesn't mean that people should ignore the conventional wisdom. I have the same numbers as you do and got absolutely no money from GULC.


Similar numbers (173/3.35 with a 177 from Feb) and no money either. Wonder what they liked about dpk's app, or how much if at all financial need played a role in the merit aid.


I'm thinking i might have, but from the phone call it seemed like the office that issued financial need awards was completely separate and independent of the office that gave out merit-awards and they had no idea what each other was doing... the lady at the finaid office had no clue that I received a $35,000/year award even though she checked her database... but who knows?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dpk711 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:13 pm

Flips88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:So I called the fin-aid office today to inquire about my need-based and merit-scholly.

1) Bad news is that they won't combine it, my 28,000/year need-based award will merely be included within the $35,000 merit scholly

2) Good news is that they confirmed that it was $35,000 guaranteed per year -- this means that I will receive $105,000 for my three years in GULC

Regardless of the "bad news" I'm very excited since everyone on TLS convinced me that GULC was stingy with $$$ especially with mediocre numbers like me (3.5/172). I was expecting (if I were to attend GULC) that I would go for near sticker price. This is one of the very few instances where I advise you to distance yourself from conventional TLS wisdom.

Retake? :wink:

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby nakiko2003 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:17 pm

Questions:

I was interviewed on 3/11 and have updates on 3/17 and 3/24.... Does that mean bad news? I sorta developed a theory that multiple updates mean at best WL////////

Also, does any of those admitted people have interviews as well? I dont think my interview with a local alumnus would help my poor lsat ....:///////

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Flips88 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:21 pm

nakiko2003 wrote:Questions:

I was interviewed on 3/11 and have updates on 3/17 and 3/24.... Does that mean bad news? I sorta developed a theory that multiple updates mean at best WL////////

Also, does any of those admitted people have interviews as well? I dont think my interview with a local alumnus would help my poor lsat ....:///////

I updated 3 or 4 times I think. updated once then got request for alumnus interview, then updated after interview, then final update=special preferred wait list. We're at the point in the cycle where everything is unpredictable. Seat deposit deadlines are approaching so seats will be freed up over the next 5 weeks.




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